Ely's disastrous start to the season continued on Tuesday night when the Robins went down at home in the league against Newmarket Town. Like in the game at Mildenhall there were some encouraging signs, but again the Robins were unable to gain any points from the match.
Ely went behind early on when James Seymour conceded a penalty on 8 minutes and Lee Clift put the Jockeys ahead from the spot. Ely soon settled though and the game was pretty evenly matched with both sides playing some good gritty football. However, neither side were able to find a goal in the first half and Newmarket went in at the break with the lead.
The Robins started the second half off as the stronger side and James Seymour made amends for his earlier misdemeanour when he headed home on 67 minutes. At this point the Robins needed to keep their heads. That lasted all of a minute though and Scott Paterson found the back of the net with another header. The Jockeys remain unbeaten in the league and the Robins remain on zero points. There were several positives from the game and Newmarket had to work hard to get their win. Ely could really do with an out and out striker though if they are to take more of their chances.