Town’s flying start

SOHAM Town Rangers fledgling FA Cup run attracted the attention of the BBC s Look East cameras this week. Rangers produced an excellent second-half performance to beat St Neots Town 5-2 at home and book their place in the preliminary round. The Look East

SOHAM Town Rangers' fledgling FA Cup run attracted the attention of the BBC's Look East cameras this week.

Rangers produced an excellent second-half performance to beat St Neots Town 5-2 at home and book their place in the preliminary round.

The Look East team were there to capture a spirited comeback from Rangers, who were 2-0 down after half-an-hour.

Paul Jones' goal on the stroke of half-time turned the game and Soham went on to win thanks to a brace from Charles Libam, another from Jones and Andy Furnell's penalty.


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And the week got better for Rangers and manager Ian Benjamin when a superb Michael Simpson goal earned them a 1-0 win at Wisbech Town on Tuesday evening.

Goals have been aplenty for Soham and their unbeaten start has put them second in the Ridgeons Premier table.

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However, Benjamin still believes there is room for improvement. He said: "We need to show more in the first half of games.

"We have gone behind and then chased games and we can't rely on being able to do that every time.

"If we can display the same urgency in the first half then games will become much more comfortable."

Simpson, the match-winner on Tuesday, was also the inspiration for Soham's FA Cup comeback against St Neots.

Benjamin said: "Michael drove us on after we conceded two goals from nothing and missed a penalty.

"Our goal just before half-time was absolutely crucial and it spurred us on in the second half."

Soham will now travel to face UCL Premier side Yaxley in the preliminary round on September 1.

Benjamin said: "We have to be aware of Yaxley striker Mark Paul because he is a threat but I am confident that we can get a result."

n Turn to Page 42 for more football news from Mildenhall Town and Ely City.

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