‘Bexfield is still a Soham Town player’, says boss Theobald

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Soham Town Rangers joint-manager David Theobald has confirmed captain Pat Bexfield is still part of The Greens, despite dual-registering with another team last week, writes Alex Moss.

The 27-year-old midfielder joined up with former Soham boss Steve Fallon at higher league Histon ahead of last weekend, and played in their 0-0 Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division draw with St Neots Town on Saturday.

As part of the swap for the weekend, Soham signed on Histon’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Brendan Brown, to deputise during their 4-1 Ryman League Division One North victory over Redbridge.

Rangers (15th) are now unbeaten in their last three outings, but all the talk ahead of their trip to 13th place Aveley on Saturday (3pm) revolves around where the two players will be playing this weekend.

“Pat signed on a dual-registration for Histon as they were short in the midfield area,” Theobald said.

“We were struggling for a goalkeeper so Steve Fallon lent us Brendan to play in goal for us.

“Pat wants to play a bit higher and we will not stop any of our players doing that.

“We’ve had a brief chat with Pat this week and as far as we’re concerned he’s still a Soham Town player.”

George Lawton is expected to return in goal for Soham in place of Brown on Saturday, while Craig Hammond (ankle) and Marcus Hall (thigh) are both major doubts for the trip to the Mill Field.