Football: Soham Town Rangers seek more rewards

PUBLISHED: 09:30 02 January 2019

Josh Pope of Soham Town Rangers. Picture: SOHAM TOWN RANGERS

Josh Pope of Soham Town Rangers. Picture: SOHAM TOWN RANGERS

Archant

Soham Town Rangers will look to begin 2019 the same way they ended 2018 - with a win over one of their Bostik North relegation rivals.

Romford are the visitors to Julius Martin Lane on Saturday, after Robbie Mason’s men saw off Dereham Town by a single goal last weekend.

Beaten 3-0 at home by Bury Town on Boxing Day, in front of a bumper 300 strong crowd, the Greens travelled to Aldiss Park for a real ‘six-pointer’ to face a Dereham side who had taken only two points from their last seven matches.

And after a goalless first half, they claimed the only goal of the day within a minute of the restart through Callum Russell’s second goal of the season.

Captain Joshua Pope, elder brother of Burnley and England goalkeeper Nick, preserved his clean sheet as Rangers secured a third win in six outings to climb to 17th in the table.

And they will hope for more success against a struggling Romford side who had lost 10 of their last 11 league matches before hosting Grays Athletic on New Year’s Day, before facing high-flying Coggeshall Town a week later.

Assistant manager Erkan Okay said: “Seeing that performance and that togetherness makes me proud as anything.

“Absolute joy to watch and could’ve won by more. Clean sheet and an away win. Keep the faith.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists