Robins Settle For Draw At Harwich
A LUCKLESS Ely City were denied all three points at Harwich & Parkeston thanks to an equaliser in the dying minutes. Having been in control of the match for much of the 90 minutes Ely looked home and dry with some eight minutes left as Simon Warren slotte
A LUCKLESS Ely City were denied all three points at Harwich & Parkeston thanks to an equaliser in the dying minutes.
Having been in control of the match for much of the 90 minutes Ely looked home and dry with some eight minutes left as Simon Warren slotted home from a corner. Harwich threw caution to the wind however, and got back on terms with mere moments to go, forcing a share of the spoils.
The draw moves the Robins on to 42 points with just four games to go this season, including a highly anticipated clash with boss Trevor Munn's old team Mildenhall Town tonight (Monday)
Ely got off to a flying start at the Main Road ground and soon found themselves on top as Harwich struggled to provide an attacking threat. Robbie Mason had the pick of the chances in the first half as his shot was well saved by the home keeper.
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The Robins continued to push forward in the second half and were rewarded with a little under 10 minutes to go when Warren got on the end of a deep corner to poke home.
Teams are often at their most vulnerable in the moments after scoring, and so it proved on this occasion as the Robins' defence was caught out by Bobby Bethall who found his namesake Darren with space and time enough in the area to nudge home the equaliser.
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Ely might have stolen all three points with the last kick of the game when the ball was forced goal wards from a set-piece, but they were denied by the alert actions of defender Matt Stace who scrambled clear mere inches from the goal.