Ely City 0 - 5 Norwich United - Stone pleased with side’s attitude against runaway league leaders
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Ely City’s three game unbeaten streak came to an end at the hands of runaway Thurlow Nunn Premier League leaders Norwich United last night.
The game was goal less for 30 minutes but the visitors’ class then told as they ran out 5-0 winners.
Despite the loss, Stone was pleased with his side’s attitude and application.
He said: “It’s not really a setback because no one expected us to win. You can see why Norwich are top of the league. They are by a million miles the best team we’ve played this season.
“For 30 minutes we matched them but they scored a couple before half time and three more in the second half.
“The attitude of the lads was fantastic. They worked hard and frustrated them, but there’s only so long you can contain a team as good as Norwich.
“We must take the positives from the game and learn from it so we can be like Norwich next season.”
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Ely came from behind to draw 2-2 at Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday.
Playing against a side who thumped them 7-0 earlier this season, the Robins fell behind in the first half ... but they took the setback in their stride.
Second half goals from Richard Gammon and a 30 yard screamer from Dovy Kairys saw them pick up a well deserved point.
Stone said: “We played them in November and lost 7-0 so to go there and draw is a fantastic result. It shows how much we have come on in the past few months.
“At half time we were 1-0 down and I said to the players we were in the game but we needed to believe and be more solid at the back. “Our movement and workrate in the second half were fantastic. I’m really proud of our performance. It was a really good team effort.”