Rangers must cut out individual errors to progress up the table

DRAW SPECIALISTS: Steve Fallon's Soham surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Heybridge Swifts at the weekend, their third stalemate in a row
DRAW SPECIALISTS: Steve Fallon's Soham surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Heybridge Swifts at the weekend, their third stalemate in a row
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Soham Town Rangers boss Steve Fallon is hoping his side can turn draws into wins when they host Brightlingsea Regent on Saturday (3pm).

The Greens (11th) — who travel to AFC Sudbury on Tuesday (7.45pm) — picked up their third consecutive draw at the weekend, after letting a 3-1 lead slip against Heybridge Swifts.

But Fallon is hopeful his side can start firing on all cylinders, and rise up the Ryman League Division One North table.

“There’s two or three teams that are getting away, who have all hit a run of consistency,” said the Soham manager. “But we haven’t done that yet.

“We’ve drawn our last three, and have been ahead in two of them.

“We need to turn the draws into wins if we are to climb the table.”

After going 1-0 down to Nikki Beale’s 14th-minute header on Saturday, Rangers responded with three goals in the space of eight first-half minutes.

Deakin Napier, Ryan Sharman and Luke Stanley were all on target to put Soham 3-1 up after 32 minutes.

However, the visitors fought back in the second-half, with Joe Pearman and Chris Bryan rescuing a point.

“We’re defending better than we were, but still conceding goals,” said Fallon. “We’re making individual mistakes which are being punished.”

David Prada and Alex Luque are both doubts this weekend, while Andres Gutierrez and Martin Bromwich could return, after both completed 90 minutes for the reserves on Saturday.

n In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, Newmarket Town (third) travel to league leaders Norwich United on Saturday (3pm).

Kevin Grainger’s side were held to a 0-0 draw at home to struggling Wivenhoe Town at the weekend, ahead of their trip to Plantation Park, where the hosts hold a perfect home league record of seven wins from seven.

n Ely City (19th) look to end a run of three straight defeats, when they host Kirkley and Pakefield on Saturday (3pm).

The Robins were beaten 5-0 at Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday, which left them nine points adrift of safety.