06:59 Monday 13 January 2014

Soham marching on in Ryman League with 4-1 win over Waltham Forest

Written byMICHAEL VAUGHTON

Luke Stanley Luke Stanley

Luke Stanley put the seal on it in the closing stages as Soham continued their promotion push in Ryman League, Division One North with a 4-1 home win over Waltham Forest.

The second-placed Greens made the perfect start to the afternoon at Julius Martin Lane as they built up a 3-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

Ben Sawyer got the ball rolling with the opener, before Jordan Gent found the net from a corner with a neat side-footed volley.

And things got even better for Steve Fallon’s men when Chris Lindsay showed good composure inside the penalty area, latching onto the ball and finishing well after everybody else had missed it from a free kick.

Soham’s play was not as sharp in the second half and the visitors managed to pull a goal back, but Stanley had the final word in the closing stages to secure the three points.

“It was a game of two halves, really,” said manager Fallon, whose side are now only one point behind leaders VCD Athletic but have played five games more.

“We played really well in the first half an hour, going 3-0 up, but then it almost seemed too easy and we took the wrong options or made the wrong pass.

“After half time they came out and scored quite early on, and we made it difficult for ourselves. They started to a play a little bit, although I always felt we were comfortable and we scored have scored a few more after Luke got the fourth.”

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