Ely Boss Relieved After Shelford Victory

PUBLISHED: 17:12 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

ELY boss Denis Lightning expressed his relief in the wake of his side s 2-0 Cambs Cup victory over Great Shelford. A Robbie Mason double in extra-time clinched the victory for Ely, who were facing Shelford for a third time after two previous ties were ord

ELY boss Denis Lightning expressed his relief in the wake of his side's 2-0 Cambs Cup victory over Great Shelford.

A Robbie Mason double in extra-time clinched the victory for Ely, who were facing Shelford for a third time after two previous ties were ordered to be replayed.

Lightning said: "We are very relieved that we managed to pick up the win and we are all pretty sure that there won't be any more complications this time.

"We had a lot of injuries and ineligible players out for the game and to have won through with a lot of our big players out is pleasing."

Robbie Mason broke the deadlock for Ely 10 minutes into extra-time after a gruelling 90 minutes drew a blank. Mason seized upon a misplaced back-pass from the Shelford defence to put Ely into the lead.

Mason doubled his tally and sealed the game not long after as an over-committed Shelford defence was left gaping.

The win sets up a mouth-watering quarter-final tie with Soham Town Rangers scheduled to be played on February 17.

Lightning said, "Im sure it will be a great game and I think there will be a big noisy crowd there to support both teams, especially with our band.

"It will be the first time I have been back to Soham competitively since I left there around 12 years ago so we are all really looking forward to it, they know our game and we know their's so it's going to be interesting.

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