Rangers Desperate For a Home Win
PUBLISHED: 17:21 16 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 04 May 2010
SOHAM TOWN RANGERS THE Greens entertain British Gas Midland Division leaders Leamington on Saturday, with the visitors boasting a 100% record at this early stage of the season. Soham have yet to score a home goal, whilst Leamington are the division s lead
SOHAM TOWN RANGERS
THE Greens entertain British Gas Midland Division leaders Leamington on Saturday, with the visitors boasting a 100% record at this early stage of the season.
Soham have yet to score a home goal, whilst Leamington are the division's leading scorers with 16 goals in five outings.
"I went to watch them on Saturday," said Rangers boss Ian Benjamin, "and it will be a very tough game for us."
Benjamin believes that he has got a few pointers from the Evesham manager however, who he knows quite well.
"They'll try to hit us with early goals," said the Soham boss, "so we've got to make sure we're ready for them.
"We haven't played to the level we can so far," Benjamin continued, "but we haven't relaxed and settled down yet." A victory against the league leaders would undoubtedly help in that respect.
"It could kick-start our season at home," suggested the Rangers manager. "We haven't passed the ball well, but I'm convinced we will do better."
Soham's build-up to the game has been far from ideal. They have not played since the FA Cup defeat by Needham Market, and only the friendly clash with Ely City (on Tuesday evening) has given them any semblance of competitive action.
Saturday's proposed friendly with Thetford Town had to be postponed because there was no official available.
Teenage midfielder Peter Smith has been signed as cover from Kettering Town, but Soham hope that Scott Carter will be available for Saturday's match after coming through 45 minutes with the Reserves at the weekend.
Nick Reeson however, has re-joined Wisbech Town on loan after playing only 23 games because of injury since joining from Holbeach Town in November 2006.
Defender Martin Bromwich - sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the Needham Market game - received a one-match ban, so he misses the home clash with Leamington.
In the FA Youth Cup, Soham Town Rangers U-18s earned a First Qualifying Round tie at home to Dereham Town (Monday, September 22) after captain Jake Fuller scored the only goal of the game at home to Leiston