Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ely City 3 Downham Town 0

Friday night saw a bumper crowd at the Unwin as Ely took on local rivals Downham Town to try and get off the mark in the league.

It was a nervy start for early and Downham looked the most likely to score in the 25 minutes. The first real chance fell to Ely though when Alex Theobold seemed to have put the home side ahead on the half hour mark. Theobold seemed to have headed the ball over the line, but the officials didn't agree and the game stayed at 0-0. A few minutes later Ely seemed to have been wrongly done by the officials again when Jack Saunders was fouled in the box. However, a free kick was awarded and Ely failed to convert. Some justice was done in the last minute of the half though when Theobold scored from a header to put the Robins in the lead.

At 1-0 Ely still looked vulnerable and Downham took the game by the throat. They were unable to find a breakthrough though and Craig Neal scored another to put Ely 2-0 up, a bit against the run of play. Ely settled though and when Theobold was fouled in the box he got up to convert the penalty to give Ely what was in the end a comfortable 3-0 victory.

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