Ely City Come From Behind To Beat Norwich
ELY City came from behind to secure a stylish 4-2 win over Norwich United at the weekend.The Robins have been steadily improving in recent weeks and their rise showed no signs of abating against a spirited Norwich side as they ran in three second-half go
ELY City came from behind to secure a stylish 4-2 win over Norwich United at the weekend.
The Robins have been steadily improving in recent weeks and their rise showed no signs of abating against a spirited Norwich side as they ran in three second-half goals to record the win.
The three points sees Denis Lightning's men move up into 18th place ahead of next week's crucial FA Vase tie against St Ives.
The Robins began brightly in the match itself, with front man Richard Chadwick causing problems for the visiting defence. It was Chadwick who would eventually break the deadlock after seven minutes when he latched on to a half-cleared ball to rifle home.
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Despite several strong chances in the ensuing minutes, Ely were unable to stretch their lead and were punished twice in a frenzied 10 minute period prior to half-time as the visitors capitalised on some slack defending.
The Robins galvanised during the half-time break and emerged with vigour renewed as they went in search of an equaliser.
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Their efforts were rewarded just eleven minutes into the second period as Grant Robins fired home from the penalty spot after a United defender was adjudged to have handled in the area.
With parity restored, the game opened up as both teams sought to strike a decisive blow. The visitors came close after 60 minutes but a dangerous run was halted yards from goal by a superb saving tackle.
United were denied twice more by alert defending in the ensuing minutes as two set-pieces were scrambled off of the line.
After absorbing a veritable wave of pressure, Ely managed to steal ahead as Robins reacted quickest to a flick-on at the near post to slot home and double his tally for the day.
The points were sealed in the 87th minute as returning defender Ben Lawrence marked his first game back in Ely red with a superb headed goal from a corner.