NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Soham Town Rangers looking for more home comforts in their survival fight

Soham Town Rangers assistant manager Erkan Okay.

Soham Town Rangers assistant manager Erkan Okay. - Credit: Archant

Assistant boss Erkan Okay hopes Soham Town Rangers can continue their home winning streak this Saturday.

Assistant boss Erkan Okay hopes Soham Town Rangers can continue their home winning streak this Saturday.

The Greens entertain Great Wakering in another important Bostik North Division date at Julius Martin Lane, 3pm.

Soham climbed off the bottom of the standings by beating fellow strugglers Witham Town in front of their own fans a fortnight ago. They followed up that victory with a Cambs Invitiation Cup quarter-final success against Cambridge City three days a few days later.

But Soham remain four points from safety and Okay insists it is vital they close that gap.

He said: “We need to build on the last two results at home – and also the performances that earned them.

“The fans were brilliant in both of those games and hopefully they will turn out in force to get behind the boys again.

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“We’re working hard and doing all we can to get out of the position we find ourselves in. It’s essential we keep putting points on the board.

“Great Wakering will come to our place full of confidence after a great result against a much-fancied Heybridge side last weekend, but we have to focus on ourselves.”

Soham were beaten 2-1 at Barking last Saturday in a match which featured a familiar theme.

Okay felt they played well, but left themselves with too much to do after conceding twice in the first half.

Sam Mulready did halve their arrears late on, but Rangers were unable to rescue a point.

“We gifted Barking a two-goal start and we can’t afford to do that,” added Okay.. “I felt we deserved something out of the game based on our performance in the second half, but not for the first time this season we didn’t get it due to leaving ourselves too much to do.”

Soham may be without wideman Prince Mutswunguma after he was recalled by higher-level St Neots Town to play for them in midweek.

Mutswunguma has made four Rangers appearances since arriving on a dual registration deal at the beginning of November.

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