Soham Strike Early To Break Bones
PUBLISHED: 14:45 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010
AN early Scott Johnson goal earned Soham their first win in five games against lowly Rothwell Town. Johnson fired home from six yards to secure the win for the Greens after some sterling work from Darren Jimson in the area. Soham were quick out the traps
AN early Scott Johnson goal earned Soham their first win in five games against lowly Rothwell Town.
Johnson fired home from six yards to secure the win for the Greens after some sterling work from Darren Jimson in the area.
Soham were quick out the traps against Rothwell and only a fine save from Bones' 'keeper Shaun Allen kept Scott Carter from giving Soham a lead within five minutes.
Ian Benjamin's side continued to apply pressure in the early stages and the increasingly inevitable breakthrough eventually came after 14 minutes when a low freekick was collected by Darren Jimson.
The big number 10 managed to hold off his encroaching marker and was composed enough to slide the ball back to Greens' captain Johnson who smashed home.
The game after the goal lacked the verve that the opening period had provided in abundance and chances of note were seldom for either side thereafter.
The visitors did endeavour to get themselves back on terms in the second-half and could have done so after 70 minutes, were it not for a superb save from Lea Jordan from a fierce freekick.
In the latter stages Rothwell were forced into committing numbers forward but they were kept at bay largely thanks to the efforts of Martin Bromwich, who secured his first clean sheet with new centre-back partner Glen Fuff.
The win sees Ian Benjamin's side move onto 28 points and into 14th place, with a sizeable gap starting to emerge between themselves and the League's lower reaches.