Robins March Into Top Half With Debenham Win
ELY City climbed into the top-half of the Ridgeons Premier League on Tuesday night after a 2-0 win over Debenham. Confidence was high coming into the game thanks to four wins in Ely s last five matches and a goal in either half for Ben Lawrence and Jamie
ELY City climbed into the top-half of the Ridgeons Premier League on Tuesday night after a 2-0 win over Debenham.
Confidence was high coming into the game thanks to four wins in Ely's last five matches and a goal in either half for Ben Lawrence and Jamie Allsop ensured that the Robins eased to an ultimately comfortable win over mid-table Debenham.
Boss Denis Lightning said: "It wasn't the best football match to be honest, Debenham are a very direct side but we managed to cope with that threat and ultimately secured the win.
"Confidence is high in the team at the moment and we are enjoying playing our football, there is even a chance that we could pick up the team of the month award which would be a tremendous boost for the club."
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Ely might have gone behind just five minutes into the match after captain Simon Warren felled a Debenham striker. Fortunately for the Robins however, the resulting penalty was scuffed wide.
The miss served to boost the home side and Ben Lawrence was on hand to put the Robins ahead after 15 minutes as he nodded home from a freekick.
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There were chances for either side as the game progressed but the points were ultimately sealed with just five minutes to go as Allsop smashed home another of his now trademark freekicks.
Meanwhile, Robins defender Ben Lawrence will be showing his commitment to the Ely cause by turning out for the first team less than 24 hours after his wedding.
Lawrence, who rejoined City midway through the season after a brief stint at Haverhill, is due to be married next Friday (Apr 2) but has still made himself available for selection for Ely's long trip to Felixstowe the following day.
The newly-weds will then head off on honeymoon to south-east Asia on the Sunday.