Sides fall at the first hurdle in cup

PUBLISHED: 10:38 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

CAMBS INVITATION CUP FIRST ROUND SOHAM Town Rangers and Ely City both departed from the competition at the first hurdle. Midfielder Liam Eley made his debut for Rangers in the tie at Histon Reserves, but his side gifted the home side s Jamie Barker two

CAMBS INVITATION CUP FIRST ROUND

SOHAM Town Rangers and Ely City both departed from the competition at the first hurdle.

Midfielder Liam Eley made his debut for Rangers in the tie at Histon Reserves, but his side gifted the home side's Jamie Barker two goals in the opening eight minutes.

Neil Kennedy's downward header made it 3-0 in the 49th minute, and Adam Dalby's wind-assisted effort from the left wing clinched a 4-1 win after former Histon player Charles Libam had pulled one back for Soham with 16 minutes remaining.

A healthy crowd of 237 saw Ely City edged out 2-1 by mighty visitors Cambridge City on the same evening.

Josh Simpson and Tom Youngs gave Cambridge a two-goal lead in the opening half-an-hour, but Ely got back in the tie when a Jamie Alsop corner somehow found its way past the keeper and into the net.

Dean Blackman's 54th minute glancing header against the foot of the post was the nearest that Ely came to equalising however.

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