Late Darling goal halts Soham’s winless form

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Soham Town Rangers bounced back from their recent Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup exit at the hands of Wisbech Town with a 2-1 victory over Haringey Borough at Julius Martin Lane on Saturday, writes Liam Apicella.

The defeat to the Fenmen extended Soham’s winless run in all competitions to five outings, but substitute George Darling’s 88th-minute winner arrested that form and secured all three Ryman League Division One North points for the Greens.

Anthony McDonald put the visitors in front shortly after the restart, but Soham hit back in the 73rd minute when Salim Relizani fired in his first goal for the club from the edge of the area.

It seemed that the spoils were going to be shared as the final whistle approached, only for Darling to keep his composure with a low finish two minutes from time.

On Saturday 18th-placed Soham travel to Romford, who sit above Robbie Nightingale and Dave Theobald’s men by virtue of goal difference.

n Newmarket Town were without a fixture last weekend, but Kevin Grainger’s side were due to take on Ipswich Wanderers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division at Humber Doucy Lane last night. The Jockeys will also be on the road again this weekend when they visit league leaders Norwich United (3pm).

n In the First Division, a waterlogged pitch forced Ely City to postpone their home encounter against Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday.

The Robins are on a run of form that has seen them win none of their last three away league and cup matches, which is a sequence Brady Stone’s team will look to halt when they face Cornard United at Blackhouse Lane this Saturday (3pm).