Whittn United 1 Ely City 1

PUBLISHED: 12:53 19 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 agains

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 afterwards, adding: "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 n t the inside f the pst.

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

Then 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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