Defensive Frailties Cost Robins At Stanway
ELY City s recent run of good form was brought to an end on Saturday as they lost 4-1 at Stanway Rovers. The Robins have been in superlative form in cup competition this season but have struggled to get going in the league and slipped to their seventh los
ELY City's recent run of good form was brought to an end on Saturday as they lost 4-1 at Stanway Rovers.
The Robins have been in superlative form in cup competition this season but have struggled to get going in the league and slipped to their seventh loss this term despite a spirited performance.
True to their determined attacking style that they have adopted this season, Ely started the game strongly and dominated the early play.
Despite creating several good chances, Ely were unable to forge a clear-cut opening and eventually fell behind as Stanway's Sam Newson broke free to net. The Robins might have restored parity within minutes but for a stunning save from the home keeper who denied Simon Warren from close range.
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Buoyed by their late rally, Ely emerged for the second-half in search of a quick goal, and they found just that a mere three minutes into the half as Warren this time found the net.
The lead wouldn't last though, as a further three minutes later Stanway regained their lead following a powerful header.
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Ely rallied after the setback and piled the pressure on the home goal as they went desperately in search of an equaliser, committing numbers to the attack.
The tactic ultimately back-fired however, as Stanway seized on the Robins defensive fragility and netted a further two goals to seal the win