Robins regain Unwin cup with telling win

ELY City regained the Doug Unwin Cup with a resounding 4-1 win over rivals Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday night.

ELY City regained the Doug Unwin Cup with a resounding 4-1 win over rivals Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday night.

Playing in front of a bumper home crowd, the Robins dominated large swathes of the game with Soham restricted to a lone consolation goal in the dying moments of the match.

Delighted Ely boss Denis Lighting, said: “We played really well and I think if im honest, we dominated from start to finish. They had probably two shots in the entire 90 minutes.

“Everything seemed to come together on the night and I think that was the best thing about it for me. It certainly gives myself and Alan a real selection headache for Saturday’s game at Felixstowe.”


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The Robins opened the scoring after just three minutes as captain Simon Warren rose highest to nod home and the home side extended their lead after 25 minutes as the returning Richard Chadwick netted a header of his own.

Both sides made wholesale changes at the break but there was no improvement for the Greens as Ely stretched their lead to three through Robbie Mason.

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Though the game settled down in the middle stages of the second half, Ely managed to sneak one more goal through veteran Andy Pettit who smashed home after 75 minutes.

Soham continued to battle until the dying stages and were eventually handed a consolation after the referee awarded them a penalty with just two minutes left on the clock. Striker Dubi Ogbonna missed the initial spot kick but was alert to net the follow up.

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