Rangers go ton up

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Soham Town Rangers 2 Harwich and Parkeston 1 SCOTT Johnson notched Soham s 101st league goal of the season to ensure they finished on a high. But the hosts, who ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday, could easil

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Soham Town Rangers 2 Harwich and Parkeston 1

SCOTT Johnson notched Soham's 101st league goal of the season to ensure they finished on a high.

But the hosts, who ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday, could easily have trebled their tally.


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Soham manager Ian Benjamin said: "We should have been four or five up at half-time and it could have been a ridiculous draw because Lea Jordan had to make a couple of good saves at the end."

Rangers went behind after six minutes when Rob Thorne beat the offside trap and raced on to a long ball to score.

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Soham burst into life and Paul Jones latched on to a superb, long Paul Hill pass and finished well.

The Harwich goalkeeper pulled off a stunning double save to deny Scott Carter and Charles Libam.

Simpson looked odds on to score after half an hour when he rounded the goalkeeper but got the ball caught in his feet, allowing the keeper time to recover and save his shot.

But five minutes before the interval Johnson span and volleyed in from close range after a Matt Robinson flick on.

Jones almost got his second before the break when he had a low shot parried behind.

Furnell dictated play in the second half and hit the woodwork twice and shot narrowly wide in a four-minute period.

Jordan rescued his team-mates with a smart save in the closing minutes, before Furnell was denied again, this time by a good save.

Benjamin said: "It was typical of our season, with us failing to put so many chances away, but considering the injuries we've had I'm not too disappointed with an eighth-place finish. If we can have better luck with injuries and bring in three or four hungry players, we can have a real go at the title next season.

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