Greens go down at Enfield

Enfield 3 Soham Town Rangers 0

SOHAM are facing a must-win match against Maldon on Saturday after defeat at high-flyers Enfield saw them tumble towards the bottom of the league.

Andy Furnell’s men have now gone five games without a win and find themselves in 18th place in the Ryman League Division One North, just six points clear of the bottom three.

On Saturday, they welcome fellow strugglers Maldon and Tiptree to Julius Martin Lane, a fixture that the Greens cannot afford to lose as the visitors sit third from bottom.

Hosts Enfield needed just 15 minutes to open the scoring at the weekend as they welcomed Soham to their new home ground, the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Liam Hope collected the ball on the edge of the box before working a yard of space and curling past Dan Bircham in the Soham goal.

The hosts came close to doubling their lead shortly after only for midfielder Rogan McGeorge to clear a goal bound effort off the line.

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To Soham’s credit they adjusted well to going behind and a tactical change allowed them to enjoy more of the ball in the midfield.

Half chances for Dubi Ogbonna and David Cobb inspired more confidence in Furnell’s men and Dan Cotton was unlucky to see his curling free-kick denied by an excellent save.

The half-time whistle appeared to check Soham’s momentum and, early in the second half, they fell 2-0 behind as Hope converted from the penalty spot after a foul by Martin Bromwich.

Leon Osei sealed the points midway through the half with a finish from close range.