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Soham 2 v 0 Peckers

Report by Rob Binns

Woodbridge Town fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Soham Town Rangers to bring their recent unbeaten run to an end.

An early goal from Joe Carden put Rangers in front before a second-half own goal from Sam Allen confirmed the points would be staying in Cambridgeshire.

The home side went in front in the third minute when a long ball out from the back played Carden in behind who checked onto his right and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

Soham had an opportunity to double their lead in the 21st minute when Jordan Chipps teased a ball across the box for Charlie Royle who could only flick it wide.

They had another chance shortly after when Chipps and Royle combined again, this on the edge of the box with the latter trying a low effort which was comfortably saved.

The first chance of the second half came for the home side after 52 minutes when substitute Cameron Watson rose highest to meet Chipps’ corner but couldn’t find the target.

Rangers doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Carden stole the ball high up the pitch and drove down the right before sending in a dangerous ball into the box which was inadvertently turned into his own net by Allen.

The Peckers had a chance in the 72nd minute when Evan Bolt lined up a free kick from around 25 yards but the keeper was on hand to make the save.

That proved to be as good as it got for the Peckers in front of goal. Despite seeing the majority of the ball they found it difficult to break down the Soham backline which ultimately led to the defeat.

Woodbridge will be hoping to bounce back when they make the long journey to north Norfolk to take on Sheringham next weekend.

Soham: F. Iron, Nicholls, J. Iron, Brown, Gent, Chaffey (C. Watson 45), Cristica (Auger 67), Jackaman, Carden (Mulready 75), Chipps (E. Watson 75), Royle (Sharman 58)

Woodbridge: Stronge, Rea (Panich 58), Mallett, Southgate, Allen, Leggett (Bak 77), Harvey, Bolt, Schaar (Blackburn 67), Crowe, Keeble Unused: Curran, Clark

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