Robins come from behind to beat Histon

ELY City’s superb start to the season continued unabated on Tuesday night as they came from behind to beat Histon Reserves 4-2.

ELY City’s superb start to the season continued unabated on Tuesday night as they came from behind to beat Histon Reserves 4-2.

In a buoyant mood after their 2-0 win at Felixstowe on Saturday, Dennis Lightning’s men wasted no time in putting their stamp on the match and shrugged off some determined play from Histon to make it two wins from two games.

Boss Lightning, said: “We made a lot of changes from the side that beat Felixstowe but the lads who came in did a good job and I am really pleased with the victory.

“We dominated the opening 15 or 20 minutes and could have been 3-0 up but it was important that we kept our heads after going behind and in the end we came through.”


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Despite starting at a frantic pace, Ely fell behind after 15 minutes as Jake Twinn was sent clear to net on the counter attack for the visitors. Undeterred, Ely were soon back on terms through Tony Brown, who tapped home after the ball was knocked down from a corner.

Captain Simon Warren added to his tally for the season by making it 2-1 with 35 minutes played but some sloppy defending from the Robins afforded Histon parity with less than two minutes left in the half as Issy Smith netted.

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Just five minutes into the second half and Ely regained the lead courtesy of an excellent strike from Andy Pettit and it was Pettit who was on hand again to wrap up the points late on as he smashed home from the spot after David Johnson was brought down in the box.

The win sees the Robins go joint top of the Ridgeons Premier League, level on points with big spenders Norwich United. The Robins take a break from league action on Saturday as they entertain Raunds Town in the FA Cup.

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