Ian’s galden debut
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.
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"We had t defend really well," said City manager Dennis Lightning.
"The back fur and galkeeper were superb fr us."
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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.