Blunt Soham punished by Nuneaton

PUBLISHED: 10:31 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

Micheal Simpson (in green)

Micheal Simpson (in green)

SOHAM Town battled gallantly but were undone by superior finishing as they lost 2-0 away at Nuneaton Town. In front of a bumper crowd at Liberty Way, Soham matched top-three side Nuneaton for most of the game but lacked the cutting edge that saw the home

SOHAM Town battled gallantly but were undone by superior finishing as they lost 2-0 away at Nuneaton Town.

In front of a bumper crowd at Liberty Way, Soham matched top-three side Nuneaton for most of the game but lacked the cutting edge that saw the home side triumph.

The game started particularly brightly for The Greens as, with Micheal Simpson back in the side, the team's passing game was able to thrive and patient play allowed the visitors to build some decent attacks.

Soham's decent attacking play was almost rewarded on a number of occasions in the first-half with only some fine saves from Nuneaton 'keeper Darren Acton keeping the scores level, at the opposite end meanwhile, Lea Jordan remained decidedly untroubled.

Nuneaton though, reminded Ian Benjamin's side exactly why they are in the top three this season as, with just three minutes to go before half-time, Rob Foster cut in from wide right and fired home from no more than 12 yards, putting Nuneaton ahead with a somewhat smash-and-grab goal.

Soham came out for the second-half determined to play their football and they continued in a similar vein to the opening 45 minutes. The Green's midfield battled hard in the minutes after play resumed and did well to keep themselves in with a chance of getting back on terms.

Nuneaton's Justin Marsden had other ideas however, and once more Soham were punished as the striker found space just outside the box to rifle home a fearsome strike, giving the home side some breathing space.

Benjamin's Soham fought hard for the remainder of the game and acquitted themselves well with a performance that, on another day, against another team would have see them pick up all three points. It was not to be on the day though, and Soham are now two games without a win.

The Greens are at home to Leighton Town next Saturday who currently sit fourth in the BGB Division One Midlands League.

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