Furnell fires Rangers to easy success

PUBLISHED: 15:49 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 12:05 04 May 2010

SEE YOU LATER: Soham midfielder Paul Jones eludes a Norwich defender.
Photo: FRASER BADCOCK

SEE YOU LATER: Soham midfielder Paul Jones eludes a Norwich defender. Photo: FRASER BADCOCK

RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION Soham Town Rangers 3 Norwich United 0 ANDY Furnell moved up to joint top scorer in the Ridgeons League, Premier Division, with two goals in a game that Soham could have easily scored six. Soham went into Saturday s match

RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION

Soham Town Rangers 3 Norwich United 0

ANDY Furnell moved up to joint top scorer in the Ridgeons League, Premier Division, with two goals in a game that Soham could have easily scored six.

Soham went into Saturday's match boosted by the news that winger Keke St Hilaire had pulled out of a move to join AFC Sudbury.

Norwich, who are second bottom of the table, came out fighting, but Soham, with far more quality in their side, soon took control.

Furnell set up the first goal in the 25th minute by playing a perfectly weighted pass over the top for midfielder Michael Simpson, who lifted the ball over the goalkeeper, before finishing from six yards out.

Furnell doubled Soham's lead 10 minutes later when he got his head to a superb Jake Goodship cross.

Furnell made the game safe, three minutes into the second half, when Paul Hill played a good pass and the striker showed great composure to finish confidently. This was Furnell's eighth league goal in 11 games.

Soham continued to dominate, with Simpson superb in the midfield.

Rangers had several opportunities to increase their lead but the bumpy pitch made life difficult for the forwards and chances were squandered.

Soham manager Ian Benjamin said: "It was a very comfortable win and we could have scored a lot more. It's great to see Andy (Furnell) in such good form and special praise should also be given to Michael Simpson who was excellent, as he has been all season.

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