Goal-happy Minors prove a major force

FOUR wins out of four and 28 goals saw Ely Green Minors extend their lead at the top of the second division to nine points. The club started their first tournament of the year with a comfortable 13-0 victory over the league s newest team, Cottenham. Ely

FOUR wins out of four and 28 goals saw Ely Green Minors extend their lead at the top of the second division to nine points.

The club started their first tournament of the year with a comfortable 13-0 victory over the league's newest team, Cottenham.

Ely attacked superbly, with several well-executed training ground moves.

Goals came from Callum Thoday (6), Max Dunand (3), James Cox (3) and Sam Arnold.


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A tighter second game saw Ely against the second-placed Eastern Counties Select team. Ely went in at half-time 3-2 down, but produced a stunning comeback to win 7-4.

Kasia Parfitt produced an excellent goalkeeping performance to keep EC at bay and Ely's goals came from Arnold (2), Cox (2), Aiden Cooper, Steph Collier and Thoday.

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The best game of the day saw Ely take on King's Lynn.

A very tight match, with fine counter-attacking play from both sides, ensured a real ding-dong battle, which had the crowd on their edge of their seats.

Cox and Dunand both found the net for Ely in the first half, and the score was 2-2 at the break. More stylish play followed, but Arnold's strike gave Ely a 3-2 win.

The final match saw Ely take on the very defensive Colchester side, but goals from Thoday (2), Dunand (2) and Arnold helped them to a 5-0 victory.

Thoday and Dunand were joint players of the day for Ely.

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