NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Soham are comeback kings again as Gillies and Hall help them to third straight victory

PUBLISHED: 11:18 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:18 06 December 2017

Soham came back from a goal down to beat Witham Town 2-1 last night - their third straight league win. Photo: Andy Burford

Soham came back from a goal down to beat Witham Town 2-1 last night - their third straight league win. Photo: Andy Burford

Archant

Soham Town Rangers have been the comeback kings of the Bostik North this week.

Robbie Mason’s men stormed back from a goal down to beat Tilbury 2-1 at Julius Martin Lane on Saturday, before doing the same on their trip to Witham Town on Tuesday evening.

Those two victories, coupled with Soham’s win at AFC Sudbury last week, have fired the Greens into 12th in the league standings and just three points away from seventh-placed Maldon & Tiptree.

But Soham’s winning week could have been ended before it started on Saturday after a torrid first half display in their meeting with Tilbury.

Will Gardner was shown a straight red for handling a shot on the line and Tilbury took full advantage of Soham’s reduced personnel by taking the lead from the spot.

But, in heroic style, Rangers responded in the second half and levelled just four minutes after the restart through Lewis Clayton, who slammed home a Craig Gillies flick-on.

And it was Gillies who would go on to be Soham’s match-winner, netting from close range just one minute later.

The King’s Lynn Town loanee continued his excellent form on Tuesday, netting the equaliser one minute after the restart after Witham had taken the lead after 16 minutes.

But this time it was Marcus Hall’s turn to be the hero for Soham and the striker notched the winner with 18 minutes to play.

Assistant boss, Erkan Okay, said: “We started the game really well but they scored a sloppy goal against the run of play and we were poor for the rest of the half.

“We asked them to go back to playing with a good tempo and a purpose with our forward play and we scored a goal straight away which gave us the belief to go and win the game and a class finish from Hally sealed it.

“I have to say our determination and togetherness and a desire to help each other out was a big factor to us winning and as a squad everyone is playing their part. It was a fantastic result that we deserved.”

Soham – who are now on their best run of the season – will look to add a fourth straight win on their trip to Cheshunt on Saturday (3pm).

The Ambers have won just once in their last nine matches and were hammered 4-0 by Bowers & Pitsea in their last outing.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 14:18

A fraudulent trader operating in Peterborough who imported and sold thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit designer merchandise has been jailed for three years.

Yesterday, 10:56

A woman who died when her car left the road in Ramsey last night has been named as Madeleine Parnwell, 68, from Warboys.

Yesterday, 09:35

A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after members of the public chased away a man who tried to steal two women’s handbags.

Yesterday, 15:52

Street dance sensation Flawless put students through their paces during a masterclass at King’s Ely.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter