Robins pray for rain
ELY City need a win from the last game of the season to guarantee promotion, and manager Dennis Lightning has vowed to do a rain dance before the match. The Robins were looking to secure a passage to the Ridgeons Premier Division in front of their home fa
ELY City need a win from the last game of the season to guarantee promotion, and manager Dennis Lightning has vowed to do a rain dance before the match.
The Robins were looking to secure a passage to the Ridgeons Premier Division in front of their home fans, but mid-table Hadleigh spoiled the party, winning 3-1.
The match saw Ely right-back Dean Blackman score a 25-yard screamer and then get sent off for smashing his elbow into an opponent's face.
Lightning said: "A few players let themselves down, but this result has been coming because, despite winning the last four games, we've not played well.
"The pitch didn't help; we like to get the ball down and play and we are suited to softer grounds, so I will personally be doing a rain dance before Saturday's match."
Walsham-le-Willows have won the First Division title and Ely are second, one point ahead of Haverhill and Swaffham.
- 1 Man caught red-handed after series of drug raids
- 2 Post office and village shop moves into old Baptist chapel
- 3 Man in 50s dies after medical incident in field
- 4 Baby murder trial jury told dad was angry at social services involvement
- 5 'She had her whole life ahead of her': Charity skydive in memory of fatal crash victim
- 6 Eco-home will be icing on the cake for 'Good Life' couple
- 7 Aspiring photographer, 10, captures Ely's winter sunrise on camera
- 8 Murder suspects continue to be quizzed as detectives seek CCTV
- 9 'Shocking' abuse left partner 'vulnerable and afraid'
- 10 Sewage upgrade to continue in village with two-way traffic lights
City face fourth-bottom Long Melford away on Saturday, Haverhill are at home to bottom club March Town United and Swaffham visit eighth-placed Whitton United.