Search for first win goes on for Fallon

Brentwood Town 2 Soham Town Rangers 1


STEVE Fallon is still searching for his first win at the Soham helm after his side slipped to a narrow loss at Brentwood.

The Greens paid for a lack of concentration in the opening stages of both halves, while, at the other end, an own goal was scant consolation for their efforts.

The loss sees the Greens remain seven points above the Ryman League Division One North relegation zone with five games remaining.

Following their unfortunate 2-1 reverse against Romford last weekend, Fallon made a number of changes to his side, with Paul Jones and Matt Robinson called into the starting line-up.

The home side needed less than five minutes to move into the lead as the visitors struggled to organise early on, captain Darren Blewitt nodding home a corner.

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After weathering the early storm, the Greens grew into the game but largely failed to exert pressure on home goal until the dying minutes of the half, when Dubi Ogbonna’s speculative cross was haplessly guided into his own net by Ted Llywellyn.

Soham’s parity didn’t last long however, as the home side had moved back into the lead less than two minutes after the restart, Steve Butterworth finishing superbly after being played through from midfield.

Michael Simpson had a chance to level it late on, but could only direct his header into the arms of the grateful goalkeeper.