Thamesmead Town shocked by Soham Town Rangers comeback

PUBLISHED: 10:33 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:33 11 March 2013

Thamesmead Town threw away a two goal lead at Soham Town Rangers as they suffered a second defeat in three games on Saturday (9).

The 4-2 defeat is a crushing blow to Mead’s promotion hopes having been 2-0 ahead with a little more than 20 minutes on the clock.

Rob Carter gave the visitors the lead after a quarter of an hour and things became even better six minutes later when Chris Edwards curled in a free-kick.

But that is as good as it got as Soham were level by half-time. James McCabe scored with a volley after a poor punch by Mead goalkeeper Rob Budd.

McCabe then crossed for Robbie Mason to equalise just before the interval.

In the second half Thamesmead were frustrated by unsuccessful penalty claims for tackles on Stuart Zanone and Carter but it was the home side who took the lead with just four minutes remaining.

Luke Stanley volleyed past Budd and as Thamesmead pushed for an equaliser, Mason broke away to clinch the victory.

After the defeat the visitors stay third in the table, unable to capitalise on the postponement of Grays Athletic’s match at the weekend.

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