Friday, September 25, 2015

Ely City 1 Haverhill Borough 0

Last Saturday the groundhoppers descended on the Unwin Ground for Ely's game against Haverhill Borough and hopefully they enjoyed what they saw.

Several of Ely's regulars were missing, but it was good to see Lewis Hook and Paul Summerskills given a chance as well as young Jake Alsop from the under 18s given a chance in goal.

It was a very competent display from the team and Jack Saunders also caused a lot of problems for the visitors who seemed to kick him up in the air every time he got near the ball. The referee seemed to have forgotten his cards though, so they continued to get away with it.

Several chances were given to Theobold and Knowles up front, but it wasn't until the 65th minute that Knowles was able to  slot home to give the Robins the win in one of the most one sided 1-0 wins you are ever likely to see.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ely City Reserves 3 Fulbourn Institute Reserves 6

Last Saturday there wasn't time to do much else than get down the Unwin to see the reserves take on Fulbourn's. It was a poor game for Ely who were 5-0 down by half time.

The Robins came back a bit in the second half and one of the highlights was an increasingly rare Gammo goal. Ely pulled another one back in the last few minutes, before Fulbourn got a decisive 6th in stoppage time and Ely added another with basically the last kick of the game.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ely City 2 Diss Town 1

On Saturday Ely were back at home and faced Diss who were one of the other relegated teams from the Premier last year. Both teams will be hoping for better this season after disastrous records last time out.

The first half hour was a scrappy affair and the official seemed a little whistle happy, which interfered with the flow of the game. Ely looked quit competent going forward, but at the same time looked vulnerable to set pieces. However, on the half hour mark James Seymour, who had been moved into midfield from defence latched on to a through ball and put the Robins in the lead. It was to remain this way until half time with few further chances to be had for either side.

At the start of the second half Diss looked the more determined team and after just five minutes had an equaliser when a long throw caused confusion in the box. The equaliser seemed to awaken the Robins though and after Jack Saunders had come close he found Alex Theobold to stab home what was to be the winner after Ely managed to hang on to the win after keeping possession for most of the remainder of the game.