Ely played the only team with a worse record than them on yesterday, when they took on Diss Town. Most people were looking forward to 'the battle of the losers'. as it was seen as the chance where Ely might finally get at least a point on the board.
The first half was characterised by 2 teams making errors. Diss probably had the better chances, probably because they kept it simple. Somebody ought to tell the Ely players that when you aren't good enough for the Eastern Counties, you shouldn't really be trying to play like Messi.
Surprisingly Ely took the lead in the second half when Luke Fretwell scored a bullet header, but it wasn't to last. A defender whose name it's probably better not to mention upended a Diss player in the box in one of the clumsiest challenges ever seen and it was 1-1, as Diss made sure from the spot. There was still time for the circus defenders to mess it up completely and truly embarrass themselves with yet more schoolgirl defending. Diss got another one. they move off the foot of the table and the black comedy that is Ely City and the players who have convinced themselves that they deserve a chance at this level are still on zero points.