GALLERY and VIDEO: Greens ride their luck to record Waltham win

SOHAM capitalised on the profligacy of their opponents to come from behind and snatch an unlikely 2-1 win on Saturday.

SOHAM capitalised on the profligacy of their opponents to come from behind and snatch an unlikely 2-1 win on Saturday.

Forest peppered the home goal for much of the match but were unable to put the game to bed due to a combination of poor finishing and superb goalkeeping from Soham’s Dan Bircham.

Having ridden their luck for much of the match, the Greens kicked on in the final 20 minutes, scoring twice through Matt Robinson and Michael Simpson to take the win and punish the visitors.

The Greens moved up into 10th place with the win and stretched their fledgling unbeaten run into its fourth game.


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Waltham’s Joel Palmer set the tone for the match in only the third minute as he headed wastefully wide when well-placed at the back post.

The visitors had a goal ruled out for offside in the eighth minute before Palmer again nodded wide.

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James McCabe shot wide in a rare Soham attack but it was only a footnote in a raft of chances for the visitors.

Adrian Clifton’s half-volley drew a superb stop from Bircham after 35 minutes and the big custodian was called on again just five minutes later to deny Palmer’s vollied effort from the edge of the box.

The inevitable goal finally came on the stroke of half-time as Corey Whitley finished from close range after the Green’s defence was caught flat-footed.

Waltham continued to boss proceedings after the break, with Palmer and Whitley both spurning good shooting opportunities before, in the 70th minute, Soham drew level.

Waltham failed to clear a Buster Harradine corner and the ball bounced into the path of Robinson, who made no mistake from five yards.

Robinson headed wide from another super cross minutes later before, in the 81st minute, a long throw into the Waltham box caused panic among the home side, Simpson capitalising to nod home from close range.

Waltham had a chance to level it late on when Tunde Adewumni collected the loose ball after Adrian Clifton had been denied, only for Bircham to produce another superb save to deny the former.

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