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Soham Town Rangers lose goalkeeper Josh Pope after sideways league move



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Popular goalkeeper Josh Pope has opted to leave Soham Town Rangers.

Pope, who is the older brother of England and Burnley 'keeper Nick, joined the Greens from neighbouring Mildenhall Town ahead of the 2017/18 season.

He went on to make 128 appearances for the Julius Martin Lane-based outfit, winning numerous club awards along the way and taking on the captain's armband.

Josh Pope made almost 130 appearances in four seasons at Soham
Josh Pope made almost 130 appearances in four seasons at Soham

However, with Soham having been moved into a different league as part of the recent restructure of non-league football – increasing their travel time by more than 500 miles – he has decided to move on.

Chairman Mark Goldsack told the Soham website: "We at the club hold Josh as one of our own and thank him wholeheartedly for his service and leadership and wish him every happiness and success moving forward.

"We are a team, and a club, and despite the loss of Josh we look forward to moving on, in an upwards direction, and rising to the challenge the new league and season brings us."

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