Narrow defeat for Ely

ELY City’s search for a league win stretched into its eighth game after they were narrowly edged out by mid-table Haverhill Rovers on Tuesday night.

Ely City 0

Haverhill Rovers 1

ELY City’s search for a league win stretched into its eight game after they were narrowly edged out by mid-table Haverhill Rovers on Tuesday night.

A breakaway goal less than 10 minutes into the second half was enough for all three points for Rovers despite a determined late surge from Alan Alsop’s men.


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The loss sees Ely slip to 17th place in the Ridgeons Premier League ahead of their crunch clash with fellow strugglers Histon on Saturday.

Adam Dalby went closest to scoring for Ely just five minutes into the second half as his freekick cannoned off the bar. Just two minutes later however, the Robins fell behind as Rovers launched a raid down the right-wing, crossing into an empty area for a striker to nod home.

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The Robins were soundly beaten by mid-table Woodbridge Town on Saturday.

Alan Alsop’s men were seldom at the races against their ruthless opponents who consigned them to their heaviest defeat this season with only an Adam Murray consolation to show for their efforts.

The loss sees the Robins slip down into 17th place ahead of their Tuesday night clash with Haverhill Rovers at the Unwin Ground.

Sam Banya headed the visitors into the lead after less than 10 minutes after he rose highest from a corner. Robbie Mason’s freekick sailed narrowly over the bar less than five minutes later as Ely regained a foothold but their comeback was short-lived as Liam Scopes doubled the visitors’ lead.

Woodbridge all but sealed the points shortly after the half-time break after a strike from James Hubbard arrowed into the top corner. Murray fired home from close range with five minutes remaining but it was Town who would have the final say in the dying minutes as they added a fourth.

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