Soham Stop The Rot At Malvern
PUBLISHED: 09:49 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010
SOHAM Town put a string of bad results behind them as they ran out 2-1 winners away at Malvern. Aaron Turner and Paul Jones were on target for The Greens with only an heroic display from the Malvern keeper preventing Soham from running in four or five g
SOHAM Town put a string of bad results behind them as they ran out 2-1 winners away at Malvern.
Aaron Turner and Paul Jones were on target for The Greens with only an heroic display from the Malvern 'keeper preventing Soham from running in four or five goals in a vastly improved performance.
Soham came into the game on the back of four loses in their last five games and were perched ominously on the lower rungs of the league. Their start though, belied their recent bad form with Aaron Turner's early cross-cum-shot giving the Green's a deserved early lead.
The goal from the in-form Turner opened the game up instantly and chances flowed for both sides with Craig Humphries in the Malvern goal in fine fettle. Malvern had chances of their own however, with striker Lee Mussell firing wide on a couple of occasions after balls were thread through the Soham lines.
It was service resumed after the half-time interval with Soham beginning to turn the screw. Their endeavour was rewarded after 62 minutes when the Malvern left-back was adjudged to have handled in the box gifting Soham a chance to double their lead.
Paul Jones duly obliged and slotted home low and wide proving too good even for the in-form Humphries. With much to do to get back into the game, Malvern launched some attacks of their own with a good deal of pressure finally bearing fruit two minutes from time when captain Jamie Hyde slotted home to make for a tense finish.
There was a frantic final five with Soham having to protect their now slender lead but they defended manfully to secure the much needed win, moving them onto 20 points for the season. Malvern meanwhile, remain rooted to the foot of the table.