Ryman North: Hornchurch pay price for missed chances at Soham Town Rangers

16:00 16 October 2016

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Jimmy McFarlane’s men defeated at Julius Martin Lane Stadium after conceding only goal of the game early in the second half

Hornchurch’s inconsistent form continued as they lost 1-0 at Soham Town Rangers yesterday in the Ryman North.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men created chances throughout, but a goal 10 minutes after half time settled the match.

Urchins began brightly at the Julius Martin Lane Stadium with Dave Collis picking out Elliot Styles from a free kick, but the Hornchurch skipper headed over.

Soham responded with a couple of dangerous corners in the 13th minute, which Hornchurch managed to defend well.

Jed Chouman, after finding the net during the 3-2 FA Trophy defeat to Ashford Town last weekend, had two efforts off target six minutes later.

McFarlane’s men then created a good opportunity when Collis had a free kick headed across goal by David Knight to Leon McKenzie, but the strikers volley was saved.

Soham demonstrated they weren’t going to be any pushovers by breaking fast minutes later and forcing Mott into an impressive stop.

McKenzie had another opportunity in the 26th minute, but headed wide and it remained goalless at half time in Cambridgeshire.

After plenty of pressure in the first period, Hornchurch fell behind in the 55th minute when Salim Relizani volleyed into the net.

Urchins introduced Alex Bentley in place of Ayrton Coley 10 minutes later, but it was Soham that nearly went two up when they hit the post.

McFarlane’s men rallied, however, and Knight forced George Lawton into a fine save in the 70th minute as they upped the pressure.

Kenzer Lee did well six minutes later and found McKenzie in the box, but the forward headed well off target.

JJ Da Cruz was brought on for Dagenham & Redbridge youngster Jakub Berkowicz with 10 minutes remaining.

But despite four additional minutes, Soham held on to hand Hornchurch a fourth league loss of the campaign.

Urchins drop to 11th with 19 points from their 13 games so far this season and plenty of injury problems to contend with.


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