Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ely City 1 Mildenhall Town 3
While I was away Ely only registered one win out of four and so I went to this game with not much optimism of the Robins getting a decent result. There doesn't seem to be that many changes in the playing squad and the biggest change seems to be a diversion from the traditional all red kit to an all maroon one. It does however look like it is going to be a long hard season though.
Bearing all that in mind, it didn't really come as a great shock when Mildenhall opened the scoring from a scrambled in corner on 12 minutes. However, Ely showed a lot of resilience to come back and equalise on 19 minutes from a terrific volleyed effort by Adam Claydon. After this the possession seemed to equal out, but it was Mildenhall who again took the lead on 90 minutes from a diving header at the far post. Ely did have the chance to go in at half time on level terms, but Mildenhall managed to scramble the ball off the line in stoppage time after a flurry of chances in the box. It was the visitors though who finished the half with the advantage.
Not a great deal happened in the opening encounters of the second half with both teams having chances, but Mildenhall having the upper hand. The best chance came on 77 minutes when Adam Murray's shot was cleared off the line, but it would probably have been rough on the Hall if the Robins had drawn level. Mildenhall then proved their superiority by going up the other end and scoring to make it 3-1. They had a chance to make it 4-1 on 85, but didn't manage to convert, but did manage to comfortably win against a sorry looking Ely team.