Give It Time Says Benjamin

SOHAM Town Rangers boss Ian Benjamin reckons it is only a matter of time before his side hand out a heavy beating.

SOHAM Town Rangers boss Ian Benjamin reckons it is only a matter of time before his side hand out a heavy beating.

Benjamin was speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 reverse at Marlow in the Zamaretto Division One Central – their second single-goal loss on the road in the space of four days.

The decisive goal arrived on 74 minutes when the hosts’ Aaron Couch drove the ball home at the far post, after Soham had failed to clear a left-sided ball across the box.

But Benjamin said the result doesn’t reflect the complete picture and watched in frustration as his side missed a catalogue of chances in the second half.


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He told the Ely Standard: “I can take a lot of positives from it and it’s certainly no exaggeration to say that we could have scored six in the second half, because we really opened them up.

“We created loads of chances, but just couldn’t hit the target and that’s been our problem so far.

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“We’re great to watch at the moment and somebody is going to get a good hiding soon, at some point those chances we are creating have to go in.

“The lads who have been missing chances can all finish and I know it’s only a matter of time before start going in for us.

“We could easily be sitting top of the league with nine points after three games, but instead we’ve only taken one which is obviously very frustrating.

“At the moment I haven’t seen a team in this league that makes me think it’s going to be particularly difficult for us this year.”

The result, which followed on from their 1-0 defeat at Barton Rovers four days earlier, leaves Soham third bottom in the embryonic league table.

Rangers now switch their attention towards Saturday’s FA Cup preliminary round tie at United Counties League Premier Division outfit Stewarts & Lloyds Corby.

Then it’s back to Julius Martin Lane on Bank Holiday Monday for the league visit of promotion hopefuls Hitchin Town. Both games kick-off at 3pm.

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