Seven-sent opportunity

PUBLISHED: 09:43 06 December 2007 | UPDATED: 13:07 04 May 2010

DAVE Pinkowski and Tony Lyes reign as Mildenhall Town managers got off to a dream start. The pair led Ely City to the Jewson Division One title in 1997 and have taken over at Town after a short spell managing Kershaw Senior A side Lakenheath. The first h

DAVE Pinkowski and Tony Lyes' reign as Mildenhall Town managers got off to a dream start.

The pair led Ely City to the Jewson Division One title in 1997 and have taken over at Town after a short spell managing Kershaw Senior A side Lakenheath.

The first half saw few chances but Mildenhall went into the break 1-0 up through centre-back Andy Eady's header.

The Mildenhall players seemed inspired in the second half and played slick passing football.

Eady grabbed his second five minutes after the re-start when the visiting goalkeeper failed to cope with Lewis Blois's in-swinging free-kick.

Another Blois free-kick saw Matt Robinson glance the ball home for 3-0 and, shortly after, Blois left the goalkeeper with no chance when he fired a 25-yard free-kick into the back of the net.

Andrew Claydon's quickfire brace took it to 6-0 and Dave Werthmen completed the rout with a close-range finish.

Harwich and Parkeston 0

Soham Town Rangers 6

SOHAM striker Darren Jimson inspired his team to an emphatic win in a new central midfield role.

Jimson slotted in alongside Peter Hinde to replace suspended Rangers skipper Michael Simpson and was instrumental in seeing Soham bounce back from last week's 3-2 defeat to Kirkley and Pakefield - their first defeat in 13 league games.

Charles Libam's overhead kick gave Soham an eighth-minute lead after a Jimson long throw.

Twenty minutes later, Paul Jones converted Aaron Turner's cross to double the advantage.

Andy Furnell and Libam both struck a post before centre-back Martin McNeil scored his first Soham goal - a glancing header from close range on the stroke of half-time.

Jimson then charged through the centre before winning a challenge with the goalkeeper and rolling the ball into an empty net for 4-0 just after the hour-mark.

Five minutes later, Jimson's well-delivered cross found Furnell in the box and the striker scored with a fine finish on the turn.

Jones completed the scoring 15 minutes from time with a first-class finish from just inside the box.

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