Valiant greens go down at Bedfont

PUBLISHED: 10:13 20 September 2010

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SOHAM Town Rangers remained rooted to the bottom of the league after losing to fellow strugglers Bedfont Town on Saturday.

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SOHAM Town Rangers remained rooted to the bottom of the league after losing to fellow strugglers Bedfont Town on Saturday.

Ian Benjamin’s men were forced to play the majority of the match with 10 men after Joe Stroud was dismissed early on and the hosts were quick to capitalise, moving into a lead that even a heroic late effort from the Greens proved unable to overturn.

The loss leaves the Greens languishing at the foot of the Zameretto Division One Central, with just three points accrued from their eight games.

Despite an assured start from Soham it was the hosts who would strike the first blow as, after just 15 minutes, they were awarded a penalty as a result of Stroud’s foul on debutant Leon Jarnie for which the defender was swiftly given his marching orders.

The subsequent penalty was duly dispatched by Jarnie and Benjamin was forced into a hasty reshuffle.

The game settled down after the opener with both sides enjoying spells in possession but Soham suffered a grievous blow in first half injury time as Jarnie struck once more after good work in midfield from the home side.

A fairly even second half saw both teams create chances but it wasn’t until the 78th minute that Soham eventually managed to pull a goal back as substitute Deakan Napier collected a long ball from keeper Dan Bircham to slot home.

Despite some nervous moments for the home side in the final 10 minutes, they managed to hold off several waves of Soham attacks to earn a vital three points.

The Greens will go in search of their maiden win this term as they play host to Rugby Town on Saturday.

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