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FA Cup tie gives Soham Town Rangers chance to continue positive run of form

Manager Robbie Mason is pleased with the positive vibes and momentum that his Soham Town Rangers side will be taking into the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.

The Greens will host lower-league Whitton United on Saturday (3pm) looking to reach the second round qualifying of the world’s oldest cup competition for the first time since 2007/08.

And they will take some good form with them into the tie, with the 2-0 win over Biggleswade United in the previous round being followed by back-to-back league victories over Dereham Town (2-1) and Felixstowe & Walton United (3-0).

Football Soham Town Rangers v Histon Robbie Mason Picture by Mark Westley. (16209946)
Football Soham Town Rangers v Histon Robbie Mason Picture by Mark Westley. (16209946)

Mason said: “We do not want to get overly excited and there is nothing wrong with being a bit cautious, but it has been a very good week or so.

“What has been particularly pleasing is the way we have approached the last three games. It is a young squad, but they have been mature, they have listened and they have taken everything on board.

“We know on Saturday we are there to be shot at because everything is in our favour. We are in good form, we are in a higher league and we have home advantage.

“It is the sort of game we should be winning but we will only do that if we continue with the same approach as the last three games.

“If we can get through Saturday obviously it is worth £4,500 in prize money, but it also enhances that belief and that transfers between league and cup and vice versa.

“We will need to keep our eye on Whitton, they are going to be a decent side, but if we keep a level head and do not take things for granted hopefully that gets us through.”

Of the seven goals that Soham have scored in their trio of wins, all of them have been scored by either the Andrews twins – Jake and Toby – or Sam Mulready.

It is an attacking triumvirate that has really impressed Mason of late.

“Jake and Toby have adjusted to the level really well and while they still have a bit to go things are going well for them,” he added.

“Muzza has been fantastic as usual and it is looking like he is enjoying playing with the twins.

“The way Jake and Toby play allows Muzza a bit more space and he also creates space for them – it is working well at the moment.”

Soham were also due in action last night in the first group game of the Velocity Trophy at Cambridge City.

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