Ten in two for Rangers
RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION Stanway Rovers 1 Soham Town Rangers 5 SOHAM have now scored 10 goals in two games thanks to this stunning win against newly-promoted Stanway on Saturday. Rangers manager Ian Benjamin kept faith with the side that hamme
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SOHAM have now scored 10 goals in two games thanks to this stunning win against newly-promoted Stanway on Saturday.
Rangers' manager Ian Benjamin kept faith with the side that hammered Whitton 5-0 in the FA Vase last weekend, and took an early lead when Charles Libam came in from the left and smashed the ball from long-range into the top corner of the net.
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The visitors were 2-0 up after 18 minutes when Michael Simpson tapped in from close range after a knockdown from Stuart Williams, from a Jake Goodship corner.
Stanway scored in the 42nd minute when Brett Claydon's attempted clearance was headed back into the danger area for Ray Turner to score. The home side almost nicked an equaliser on the stroke of half-time when Burch fired his shot wide.
Soham went on to dominate the second half with the superb Simpson instrumental in midfield. The visitors created several chances, but could not convert, and at 2-1 the game remained in the balance.
Three goals came in the final quarter of an hour. Paul Hill scored a stunning volley from just inside the penalty area with his weaker left foot after Goodship knocked in a corner. Libam then scored his second goal of the match, racing on to a Hill pass and going round the goalkeeper and finishing off. This was the former Ivory Coast under-21 international's fourth goal in two games for Soham. Substitute Aaron Rutter then drilled in a shot from the edge of the box to make it 5-1.
- Soham's next match is away to Ipswich Wanderers in the FA Vase on Saturday.