Rangers draw a rare blank in shock defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:20 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION Soham Town Rangers 0 King s Lynn Reserves 1 FOR the first time in 10 league games Soham failed to find the net on Saturday when they suffered a shock defeat against 18th-placed King s Lynn Reserves. Andy Furnell and Ch

RIDGEONS LEAGUE,

PREMIER DIVISION

Soham Town Rangers 0

King's Lynn Reserves 1

FOR the first time in 10 league games Soham failed to find the net on Saturday when they suffered a shock defeat against 18th-placed King's Lynn Reserves.

Andy Furnell and Charles Libam have formed a deadly partnership which has reaped 24 goals this season. With five wins in the last six matches, a comfortable victory was expected.

King's Lynn took the lead mid-way through the first period with a shot from just inside the penalty area that went in off the post.

Libam, Keke St Hilaire, Michael Simpson and Aaron Rutter all squandered chances as Soham did everything but score before the break.

King's Lynn defended in numbers in the second half and the heavy pitch made it extremely difficult for Soham to attack from wide areas, where they are usually so effective. As the frustration increased they resorted to playing ineffective long balls and their most potent threat came from left-back Scott Johnson.

Furnell had the crowd on their feet late in the game but his shot was adjudged to have not crossed the line.

Soham manager Ian Benjamin said: "We need to be more patient when things aren't going our way and mix up our style of play. I can't knock the players for their effort or attitude but we just lacked a bit of quality at times."

n Soham's next match is away to Wisbech Town in the league on Saturday.

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