GOAL-DEN RUN: Soham Town Rangers and Ely City go goal-crazy

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 December 2012

Soham Town Rangers beat Heybridge 8-2. Pictures: ANDY BURFORD

Soham Town Rangers beat Heybridge 8-2. Pictures: ANDY BURFORD


SHARP-SHOOTING East Cambridgeshire rivals Ely City and Soham Town Rangers have gone goal-crazy.

The Greens have plundered 19 goals in their last four games - eight of which came in Saturday’s drubbing of high-flying Heybridge Swifts.

But the Robins have gone one better, returning 20 goals in their last four fixtures.

Ely boss Alan Alsop said: “We both seem to be scoring a lot of goals at the moment and there is a bit of rivalry there.

“Players have gone back and forwards between Ely and Soham over the years - and we’ve taught plenty of their players how to score goals!

“I’m glad they’re doing well, I just wish they were in our league.”

Ely stretched their winning run to five games on Saturday as they spanked Wivenhoe Town 6-0.

Andrew Claydon rose to the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division scoring charts with a hat-trick, while Josh Curry, Adam Murray and Ben Lawrence were also on target.

Alsop said: “The pitch was awful and I thought we would struggle to play football on it. We decided to get the ball in behind them and they just couldn’t handle us.

“They had no answer from set pieces. We were just too strong for them.

“We got six but it could have been double figures. I’m not joking here, if we put our chances away it could have been 14 or 15.”

Greens boss Steve Fallon said his team carved out more than 20 chances during Saturday’s 8-2 win at Heybridge.

He said: “We scored the second from a corner and after that everything just seemed to go in.

“Our strength is going forward and we will play to that. If we continue to play as we are then we will make the play-offs - but things can change quickly in football.”

Soham, whose cup clash with Wroxham was postponed on Tuesday, travel to Brentwood Town in the league on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ely travel to Bethnal Green United in the FA Vase.

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