Battling Ely Hold High-Flyers Leiston

PUBLISHED: 11:11 23 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 04 May 2010

Ely boss Denis Lightning

Ely boss Denis Lightning

A STURDY display from Ely City saw them battle their way to 0-0 draw at promotion chasers Leiston. After the setback at Wisbech in midweek, Ely had a point to prove and they did just that with a resurgent performance against some time league favourites Le

A STURDY display from Ely City saw them battle their way to 0-0 draw at promotion chasers Leiston.

After the setback at Wisbech in midweek, Ely had a point to prove and they did just that with a resurgent performance against some time league favourites Leiston.

Boss Denis Lightning, said: "The draw was a good result for us bearing in mind Leiston were heavily fancied for the league this year. We might even have won it in the last five as both Archer and Impey had good chances.

"I think that, after all the talk about Wisbech last week, we have proved in this game that with a full squad out we can match anyone."

The game itself was largely an even affair with both midfields working relentlessly to try and take control of the game in the opening 45.

Though honours were justifiably even in the first half, Lightning's men had the better of the second and might justifiably have taken all three points late on as both Dale Archer and Nick Impey missed good chances.

The Robins were also boosted by the return of favoured son Robbie Mason who managed 70 minutes on his return from an ankle injury picked up last month.

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