Under-18s Bag Late Draw To Stay Unbeaten
SOHAM Town Under-18s scored a dramatic late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw away at Newmarket Town. Kieran Wingfield was the hero on the night for Soham popping up with just five minutes remaining to secure a draw which stretches the Greens unbeaten run to
SOHAM Town Under-18s scored a dramatic late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw away at Newmarket Town.
Kieran Wingfield was the hero on the night for Soham popping up with just five minutes remaining to secure a draw which stretches the Greens' unbeaten run to six games.
Despite salvaging a point though, manager Gavin Stevenson was far from happy: "It was a bit disappointing in the end to be honest, I thought we bossed the game in the first half and should never have let them score what was a silly goal.
"Fair play to Newmarket though, they adapted far better to the frosty conditions in the second-half and were good value for their lead. We nicked a goal back at the end and I suppose to have got the draw was a good thing."
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The game started well for Soham as they set about taking the game to their opponents with some typically attacking play. The breakthrough came after 35 minutes when Gareth Suttle netted to hand Stevenson's side a justifiable lead.
Instead of forging ahead for a second however, Soham sat back awaiting the safety of half-time and were punished just shy of the whistle when Newmarket scrabbled home a corner to restore parity.
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With a harsh frost in the air conditions worsened on the pitch as the second-half got underway with Soham failing to adapt to what were tricky playing conditions. Newmarket seized upon this and forced the visitors back throughout the second-half resulting in them taking the lead for the first time mid-way through the half.
Soham were roused from their slumber with the Newmarket goal and the pressing need for an equaliser was soon apparent as the home goal was bombarded with Soham attacks. Their endeavour was finally rewarded when Wingfield smashed home to seal the secure the point and move the Greens onto 11 points.