Soham loose out against Hitchin

SOHAM Town Rangers wait for a maiden league win this season was stretched to its fourth game on Bank Holiday Monday after they were beaten 3-2 by Hitchin.

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SOHAM Town Rangers wait for a maiden league win this season was stretched to its fourth game on Bank Holiday Monday after they were beaten 3-2 by Hitchin.

Despite going in to the break 2-0 down, Soham fought back admirably in the second half and might even have snatched a point late on but for some excellent work from the Hitchin keeper.

The loss sees Ian Benjamin’s men slip into the relegation zone of the Zameretto League Division One Central, with just a single point to their name so far this term.


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The early stages of the game saw Hitchin dominate with the pace of Tom Mustapha proving key and it wad the front man who would grab the lead for the visitors after 18 minutes with a rasping shot which eluded Daniel Bircham in the Soham goal.

Soham’s Dubi Ogbonna was the home side’s brightest outlet in the first half and he was unlucky not to equalise for the Greens midway through the half with an excellent run and shot.

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Hitchin went close on a number of occasions prior to the break before Mustapha netted with a volley minutes short of half-time.

Soham rallied after the break and Deakan Napier pulled a goal back after 57 minutes as he capitalised on poor defending to slot home. Hitchin netted again after 72 minutes to put Soham up against it but Ogbonna was on hand to set up a grandstand finish when he smashed home in the 90th minute.

Shawn Richards quickly gathered from the restart and was well placed in the dying seconds to slot home only for the Canaries keeper to produce a solid stop to deny the midfielder at the death.

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