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Run of good form in the Bostik League North Division lifts confidence levels at Soham Town Rangers

Confidence is high at Soham Town Rangers following their improved run of recent form.

That is the assessment of player-manager Robbie Mason, who has seen his side rack up four wins from their last five outings in all competitions.

Prior to the upturn in results, the Greens had been rooted to the bottom of the Bostik League North Division, but they have now moved out of the bottom two relegation places and have also advanced through to the semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup.

MNJP-18-08-2018-045 sp Soham player manager Robbie Mason. (5788708)
MNJP-18-08-2018-045 sp Soham player manager Robbie Mason. (5788708)

In terms of performance, Mason does not believe much has changed. Instead, he believes Soham are now getting the rub of the green – something that had previously deserted them.

“It was a mystery how we lost some games earlier in the season,” said Mason, who oversaw Saturday’s 1-0 win at Canvey Island courtesy of a goal from midfielder Ryan Auger, while goalkeeper Josh Pope saved a penalty.

“We were poor in a couple of games but, on the whole, performances were good.

“It was a case of waiting for our luck to turn and now it seems to have done that. We deserve it because we have earned it.

“There is a real feeling of confidence around the place now and it seems to be growing.

“We were not getting the results, mainly because of some bad luck, but that is turning and now it is time to kick on.”

Mason’s men have not put three straight league wins on the board since December 2017, but they have the chance to put that right on Saturday when AFC Sudbury will be the visitors to Julius Martin Lane (3pm).

The Yellows will make the trip smarting from losing to bottom-of-the-table Witham Town last time out, with Mason admitting Soham will need to be on the front foot to pick up a positive result.

“They are a good young side that like to play football,” he added.

“We will need to be aggressive, not in terms of kicking them up in the air, but by pressing high, defending from the front and pushing players forward.

“Confidence is high within the squad so we have a good chance of getting another good result.”

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