Ian's galden debut

PUBLISHED: 10:57 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION Whittn United 1 Ely City 1 IAN Edge ndded hme Mark Paul s 45th-minute crss fr a gal n his debut, but City had t settle fr a share f the spils. Whittn dminated the pening half, but Ely held firm and led against

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Whittn United 1 Ely City 1

IAN Edge ndded hme Mark Paul's 45th-minute crss fr a gal n his debut, but City had t settle fr a share f the spils.

Whittn dminated the pening half, but Ely held firm and led against the run f play.

"We had t defend really well," said City manager Dennis Lightning.

"The back fur and galkeeper were superb fr us."

Ely had the slpe in their favur after the break and shuld have scred a decisive secnd when Brady Stne delivered a galbund header.

Team-mate Andy Pettit tried t make sure with a final tuch, but nly succeeded in smehw scping the ball against the inside f a pst.

"I wn't tell yu what Brady said t him afterwards!" said the Ely bss.

With five minutes remaining , Ely's defence hesitated fr the nly time in the match, allwing Whittn t equalise and salvage a pint.

Ely entertain Thetfrd Twn n Saturday, having n Tuesday entertained Huntingdn Twn in the First Rund f the Hunts Premier Cup (weather permitting).

"We've gt t win at Thetfrd t maintain the gap between urselves and the chasing sides," said Lightning, "because we've gt a difficult March cming up."

The First Divisin Knck-Out Cup semi-final at Whittn had t be pstpned due t fg last week.

In the ther semi-final, Halstead Twn upheld the frm bk with a 4-0 demlitin f Stwmarket Twn.

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