Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ely City 1 Godmanchester Rovers 0

Last night bottom placed Ely took on second placed Godmanchester. After getting only their second home win against Felixstowe last time, and the only one I had seen this season, we were not that hopeful. Ely had given a good account of themselves at Godmanchester the week before drawing 0-0, but on paper they had a much stronger side, which included ex-Ely players Tom Meecham, Austin Diaper and Lewis McDonald.

It was clear from the start that Ely were hoping for a 0-0 as they stuck 10 players behind the ball and relied on some super saves from Craig Gailbraith in between the posts. It seemed inevitable that they would eventually get something and when Austin Diaper was fouled in the box    just before half time and Tom Meecham stepped up to take the penalty, it looked like Goddy were going to take the lead with a very Ely flavour. It wasn't to be though as Gailbraith guessed right and saved a penalty for the second game in a row.

The second half started in the same way as the first half had with Ely defending with some real spirit and Goddy over playing it a bit as they got more and more desperate for a goal. Their desperation finally was their own undoing though, as around the hour mark, Ed Richardson, who had been recruited from the reserves converted a corner with a header to give the Robins a surprise lead.

Godmanchester continued to press, but Ely dug in to get the points and frustrate the visitors.

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