Soham Town Rangers

Club Profile

First Played: 1984-5

Win Rate: 100% (from 1 games)

Last Updated: 03 July 2022

To have a 100 per cent record from one game or, well, 100 is one and the same. And we mean that in numerical terms alone, you understand? It’s not up for debate on that basis. Morally, of course, you can go to town on the very idea that beating Team A once and never again is somehow better than lording it over Team B every week since records began (1951? Ed.). Soham Town Rangers are a side – not unlike some others – that we ‘boast’ one of those iffy perfect records against. The question is how and why we came to even meet in the first place…

Apart from one 1984-5 FA Cup clash, our paths haven’t again crossed with this lot. Who knows if they will again? Until 2008, it was hard to see how; the Greens being a member of the Eastern Counties League made it very hard unless a miracle happened on their part. Maybe that was at the back of their mind when they opted to join the Southern League (2008), the Isthmian League (2011), and the Northern Premier League (2021). Not that much more progress has been forthcoming so far. And how many others have played in all Conference North/South feeder competitions?


Soham Town Rangers: The Facts

Julius Martin Lane
Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5EQ

01353 720732


Who are Soham Town Rangers?

Greens, Rangers or Town; no matter which nickname you wish to refer to ’em as, the Cambridgeshire side have been around since 1947. The formation of Soham Town Rangers was the result of the merger between, wait for it, Soham Town and Soham Rangers. Neither club had made it to their 20th birthday, nor had they featured outside county competition. It’s no shock that it was in the Cambridgeshire League that this new club took the first steps forward. In 1956, however, they made the switch to the Peterborough & District League.

After an unsuccessful application in 1959, Soham Town Rangers were let into the Eastern Counties League in 1963. If you were looking to place one of your Colossus Bets between 1963 and 1989, you’d put it on Rangers to finish in the bottom half of the table. That’s because it’s where they finished almost every season. In three seasons during this time did they concede more than 100 goals; the 1988-9 Eastern Counties Premier League campaign was the biggie, with 125 goals hitting the back of their net en route to rock bottom of the table.

Soham Town Rangers: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 100%
Home 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 100%
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Cup 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 n/a 100%

* league points only

Soham Town Rangers: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 15 September 1984

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How to get to Soham Town Rangers – Travel Information – Distance: 50 miles

By Road

The best means of getting to this one is to go up the A505 from Baldock; continuing on until you join the A11. When you get as far as Newmarket, come off the A11 at Junction 37. This will take you onto the A142, and you want to turn left as if you were going to Ely.

After around six miles, turn left onto Qua Fen Common and then continue onto Bushel Lane. Next, turn right for Hall Street. Take the third left onto Julius Martin Lane; the entrance to the ground is just before the end.

Tools: AA Route Planner | Highways Agency


The car park at the ground should be more than enough for any visit we make in the future. You’ll be told otherwise, we’re sure.

By Rail

Soham doesn’t have a station these days. The train, therefore, isn’t a viable option for this one. Well, that’s what we think at least.

Tools: National Rail | TfL Journey Planner