Soham twice come from behind to snatch a share of the spoils

CELEBRATION TIME: Soham Town Rangers players mob Marcus Hall after his strike helped earn a point against Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday
CELEBRATION TIME: Soham Town Rangers players mob Marcus Hall after his strike helped earn a point against Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday

RYMAN LEAGUE 
DIVISION ONE NORTH

Soham Town Rangers 2

Great Wakering Rovers 2

Soham Town Rangers came from behind twice to snatch a hard-fought share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday.

This was the second meeting between the two sides this season with Rovers winning 2-0 on the opening day of the season, although both sides were changed from that meeting with both changing management teams in that time.

The visitors started the game brightly, and after creating a number of early attacks opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Hepburn’s throw was flicked on towards the back post for Tom Ranger to score with his head.

Moments later the visitors had a great opportunity to double the lead however Lawton came off his line well to take the ball in front of the advancing Worrell.

The hosts started to come back into the game and after Gent volleyed narrowly wide, they equalised in the 31st minute when from 25 yards Marcus Hall dipped a shot over Seal and under the bar for his second goal in as many games.

The Greens were denied the chance to go in at the break ahead when Seal came out to deny Swinton with a point blank save five minutes before the interval.

Soham continued attacking in the opening stages of the second half as Sawyer and Darling both put over, before Rovers restored their advantage in the 51st minute with their first attack of the half.

A long freekick into the area was laid off into the path of halftime sub Billy Radley, who fired high into the net.

The lead was only to last for eight minutes though with the hosts being awarded a penalty just before the hour when Sawyer was fouled just inside the area by Hepburn as he attempted to collect Swinton’s pass.

Ryan Sharman made no mistake with his spot kick, placing it low into the bottom corner, despite Seal guessing correctly.

Both sides continued to push forward late on as Sawyer shot wide with an angled shot while Swinton was again denied by Seal, with Ranger and Sawyer also off target in the final moments as the sides settled for a point a piece.

n The result leaves Soham in 19th position in the league table on 15 points, four above the bottom three, ahead of a trip to Heybridge Swifts on Saturday (3pm).

n Another side who fought back from a two-goal deficit was Exning United who sealed a point in a 2-2 draw away at Red Lodge in the Newmarket Motor Company County League Division One B.

Exning scored after five minutes before doubling their advantage shortly after. However, Exning fought back as Stephen Bugg reduced the deficit before Alex Winward grabbed the equaliser.