Play-offs still in Soham’s sights despite loss at rivals Sudbury

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Soham Town Rangers manager Steve Fallon remains confident his side can challenge for a Ryman League Division One North play-off spot despite seeing their promotion aspirations dented at AFC Sudbury on Tuesday night.

Rangers’ impressive run of four straight wins was brought to an end in a 3-1 defeat at the Wardale Williams Stadium, which saw them slip to ninth, four points adrift of Aveley in the fifth and final play-off berth.

Despite the disappointment of losing ground in the play-off chase, Fallon is hopeful of getting back on another run of winning form, starting with a trip to Waltham Abbey on Saturday (3pm).

“We are still very much in the play-off hunt,” said Fallon, whose side also host Over Sports in the Cambridge Invitation Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm). “There are three teams who look to have run away with it, but the rest of us will battle it out and it will come down to who can put a good run together when it matters.

“We have a lot of young players with this being the highest level they’ve played at and I thought that showed at Sudbury.

“Games are coming thick and fast so hopefully we can go to Waltham and get back to winning ways — we are still confident we can get into the play-offs and I think we have as good a chance as anyone.

“There is no reason why we can’t go on another good run and if we can do that then we can keep pushing.”