Ely's Winning Runs End At Hands Of Felixstowe
Ely City 1 Felixstowe and Walton United 2 ELY City s winning run was brought to an end on Tuesday night as they lost out to promotion chasers Felixstowe and Walton. Though the Robins matched their lofty opponents for much of a closely fought match, a mome
Ely City 1
Felixstowe and Walton United 2
ELY City's winning run was brought to an end on Tuesday night as they lost out to promotion chasers Felixstowe and Walton.
Though the Robins matched their lofty opponents for much of a closely fought match, a momentary lapse late on allowed the visitors to steal into the lead and ultimately secure the three points.
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The loss brings an end to a commendable three match winning streak for the Robins who remain in 12th place in the Ridgeons Premier Division.
Much of the early running was played out in midfield between the teams, with some organised defending making noteworthy chances a rare occurrence.
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The visitors had a golden opportunity to take the lead with 15 minutes gone after a well-timed run allowed a striker to race clear of the defence. Some alert work from Lee Pacey in goal however, ensured that the scoreline remained goalless.
There was no mistake from Felixstowe after 30 minutes though, as Ben Cranfield followed up a blocked shot to smash home from 10 yards.
Not to be outdone, Ely soon re-grouped and a period of sustained pressure in the 10 minutes before half-time saw a host of chances come their way.
Richard Chadwick in particular had two good chances to restore parity before Jamie Allsop curled home a delightful freekick after 42 minutes to bring the scores level.
Though the momentum was with the Robins for much of the early stages of the second-half neither side were able to take control of the game.
Front man Scott Fielding had a good chance early on for the Robins but he was unable to get on the end of a measured cross from Allsop.
Despite looking comfortable in defence for much of the game, a brief lapse late on from Ely afforded time and space enough for United's Paul Berry to net and steal the three points for the visitors.
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