Yesterday Ely had a good chance to get their first home points of the season. Wivenhoe are struggling even more than the Robins and after a decent draw away to Newmarket and beating Mildenhall in the league cup it looked like a decent chance for the home team to turn their season around. It didn't work out like that though.
The first half was a scrappy affair and Ely seemed to be labouring a bit, they definitely had more of the ball, but Wivenhoe looked a bit more convincing on the odd occasion when they did threaten the Robins. The teams went in at 0-0 at the break in what was a fairly uneventful half.
Ely started the second half off a lot stronger and soon had Wivenhoe pinned in their own half. Stuart Walker had the ball in the Wivenhoe net on 50 minutes, but it was ruled offside. This set the tone for most of the half with Ely pressuring, but not having much luck with the decisions. The Robins were given the chance to take the lead on 59 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after a foul on Claydon in the box. MacDonald stepped up to take the penalty, if it had been rugby he would have got 3 points, but you don't get anything in football for blasting it over the bar.
The Robins continued to be determined and Wivenhoe didn't have a chance until 80th minute when they too were awarded a penalty. They managed to put it away though and went back to Essex with the points.