Gritty Soham Recover To Take Win Against Swifts
PUBLISHED: 09:52 14 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010
A GRITTY Soham Town Rangers side recovered from a goal down to record a 2-1 victory over Stourport Swifts at the weekend. Despite falling behind early as the home side took advantage of a lapse in concentration, goals from Scott Carter and new-signing Ric
A GRITTY Soham Town Rangers side recovered from a goal down to record a 2-1 victory over Stourport Swifts at the weekend.
Despite falling behind early as the home side took advantage of a lapse in concentration, goals from Scott Carter and new-signing Richard Gammon, saw the Greens recover to secure their second win in succession.
The win sees Ian Benjamin's side move up into 15th place in the Midlands Division One ahead of the visit of Leighton Town on Saturday (Dec 19).
Contrary to their recent run, Soham started the game brightly and could have moved ahead on 15 minutes through Tom Liberatore, whose header from six yards was heading for the far corner only for a well-placed defender to clear off the line.
For all their possession, Soham were unable to find the breakthrough and were punished after 20 minutes as Swifts' striker Chris Duggan, fired home from close range.
The Greens responded admirably to the setback and continued to play some sinuous attacking football in the following minutes. Their efforts were finally rewarded 10 minutes from half-time as midfielder Carter finished off a superb attacking move.
With the break beckoning, Benjamin's men moved into the lead as lively front-man Gammon continued to raise his stock with an alert finish form close range as confusion spread in the Swifts' area.
With just a goal between the sides, the second-half's play was dominated by cautious defending and fleeting attacks with Will Seymore's drilled effort after an alert save from the Swifts' goalkeeper, the best effort of the half.
The introduction of young defender Declan Bellchamber and midfielder Sean Lines for their respective debuts added some energy to the side late on as Stourport looked for a way back into the game, and their combined efforts ensured the Greens secured their second win in succession.