In-form Lindsay strikes again to set Greens on a roll
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Soham Town Rangers 2 Brentwood Town 0
Chris Lindsay scored again as Soham secured a third win in a row and a first clean sheet in nine games against lowly Brentwood.
A goal from top scorer Luke Stanley and a third in two games for Lindsay gave Rangers all three points.
It was the first time the side had won three games on the trot this season and continues their rise up the table.
Rangers dominated the first half in front of a sparse crowd as the icy weather and international football saw supporters staying at home.
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Those who did turn up were treated to an attacking first half with the Greens creating most, if not all, of the chances.
Both James McCabe and Stanley missed chances before the former opened the scoring in the 23rd minute.
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Stanley sent wing-back, Connor Wood, down the left before running into the box to collect the return cross, dispatching his shot beyond the keeper.
Although Brentwood began to gain some confidence at the end of the half, Soham should have already finished the game off. They were almost made to pay for their profligacy when Brentwood came out on the attack in the early part of the second half.
Soham keeper Enol Ordonez made an outstanding save to stop Brentwood’s Scott Williams at point-blank range before Williams’ second attempt hit the woodwork and rolled into the grateful keeper’s arms.
Soham’s second half jitters were relieved when they scored the important second from a set-piece.
All of the Brentwood defenders failed to connect to Buster Harradine’s free-kick and the ball fell kindly to the Lindsay, who tapped in at the back post.
Soham manager, Steve Fallon, said that positioning at set pieces was something the side had worked on so maybe there was more to it than right place at the right time.
However, Fallon admitted that he was surprised by Lindsay’s recent run saying: “He usually scores one in a year, now he has three in two.”
Overall Fallon was pleased with his sides display but felt he should have finished the game off in the first half.
Missing against Brentwood due to a virus, creative midfielder Joey Abbs should be back on Saturday but captain, Michael Simpson, may miss out after being substituted with a sprained ankle.
The Greens came into the match on the back of a 4-1 win over Waltham Abbey, also at Julius Martin Lane, on Saturday. Lindsay scored twice to go with goals for George Darling and Michael Simpson.