Greens need to get back to basics'

PUBLISHED: 13:15 16 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:17 04 May 2010

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Soham Town Rangers 0 Bury Town 2 IAN Benjamin belives his side needs to go back to basics to rediscover their winning formula. The Greens boss saw his side fall to defeat against title-chasing Bury Town on Tuesday night and Ben

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION

Soham Town Rangers 0 Bury Town 2

IAN Benjamin belives his side needs to go "back to basics" to rediscover their winning formula.

The Greens boss saw his side fall to defeat against title-chasing Bury Town on Tuesday night and Benjamin said afterwards that his players needed to find their belief again.

Midfielder Michael Simpson was sent off 10 minutes from time for a second bookable offence to cap a miserable night for Soham, which was not helped by the whistle-happy performance of the referee.

Bury opened their account after 20 minutes and scored again just after half-time to wrap up the win.

"They need to get their heads up and go back to basics. Bury was a tough game for us and we battled hard, but they always looked that little bit more threatening," said Benjamin.

"The players just have to keep believing they can turn the corner and it's a challenge for me to help them do that. I enjoy being manager at this club and it's a good test of my character to help turn things around."

Soham's injury list, which currently includes Peter Hinde (groin) and Martin Bromwich (back), was worsened by the thigh strain suffered by Aron Rutter, although Paul Hill and Scott Johnson were both available again after suspension.

"The slump has coincided with us having three or four players unavailable," said Benjamin, whose side have taken just one point from the last four league games.

"I'm trying to bring young players in because we won't win the league but we want to finish as high up as we can. The young lads won't get any experience by sitting on the bench.

"All I ask from my lads is that they work hard and enjoy their football. We worked hard on Tuesday night but our performance wasn't good enough."

Soham entertain Woodbridge Town on Saturday.

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