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Greens remain bottom

By Sports Newmarket

The reaction Soham Town Rangers manager Robbie Mason had called for was not forthcoming on Saturday as his side slipped to a 4-1 defeat away at Brentwood Town.

MNJP-18-08-2018-053 sp Soham goalscorer Sam Mulready. (4694107)
MNJP-18-08-2018-053 sp Soham goalscorer Sam Mulready. (4694107)

Speaking to the Journal after the previous week’s defeat to neighbours Mildenhall Town, Mason asked for his players to start taking more responsibility after they slipped to the bottom of the Bostik League North Division table.

But, while they created a number of good chances in Essex, they slipped to a seventh defeat of the campaign.

Soham’s Ally Conway had a goal ruled out for offside in the sixth minute, while visiting striker Sam Mulready planted a header at Rob Budd in the home goal.

To rub further salt into the Soham wound, they then fell behind in the 28th minute.

Kojo Apenteng crashed a shot against the crossbar, but Albert Levett was on hand to fire in the rebound.

Connor Martin made it 2-0 to the hosts four minutes later, before Mulready reduced the arrears on the stroke of half-time.

Brentwood regained control of proceedings 10 minutes into the second half when Apenteng added his name to the scoresheet, with Alfie Hilton completing the scoring seven minutes from time.

The defeat has left Soham as one of three teams on four points, with their goal difference of minus 11 enough for them to be propping up the rest of the division.

Mason’s men will now switch their focus to FA Trophy matters on Saturday when they welcome AFC Mansfield to Julius Martin Lane (3pm).

Mansfield are 12th in the Evo-Stik East Division standings after recording three league wins so far this season.

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