It’s lking gr-eight fr the Rbins

RIDGEONS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Ely City 2 Thetfrd Twn 0 SECOND-placed Ely City remain eight pints clear f the chasing pack after a wrkman-like victry against Thetfrd Twn. It was a tugh game, said Rbins bss Dennis Lightning. They are a better s

RIDGEONS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Ely City 2 Thetfrd Twn 0

SECOND-placed Ely City remain eight pints clear f the chasing pack after a wrkman-like victry against Thetfrd Twn.

"It was a tugh game," said Rbins bss Dennis Lightning.


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"They are a better side than their league psitin wuld suggest."

Andy Pettit pened the scring after 13 minutes, ndding hme a first-time crss frm Mark Jhnstn.

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City created ther chances in the first half, but the visitrs had their mments. "It was ne f thse games when yu always thught ne gal might nt be enugh," said Lightning.

His fears were laid t rest, hwever, when Pettit latched n t Dave Smith's 77th-minute thrugh ball t seal the pints.

Ely's prmtin prspects culd well be decided next mnth when they take n fur f the tughest teams in the divisin - Diss Twn (away n Saturday), leaders Tiptree the fllwing week and then Debenham and Grlestn.

"We've gt a hrrendus run f games nw," said the City manager, "and I'd be happy with a pint n Saturday."

Eight pints frm thse fur games might well be enugh fr Ely.

"If we can just get thrugh that mnth unscathed..." said Lightning.

In the first rund f the Hunts Premier Cup - a tie that Lightning described as "a distractin" - Mark Kirby's 55th-minute strike failed t save Ely frm a 2-1 defeat against visiting Huntingdn Twn.

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