“We’re not panicking” - Ely City’s director of football insists wins will come

Ely City's Sam Turner

Ely City's Sam Turner - Credit: Archant

Football Sam Turner insists nobody is pressing the panic button at Ely City, despite the club slipping to its 10th league defeat in a row at the weekend.

The Robins went down 3-0 at Kirkley and Pakefield on Saturday but director of football, Turner, says he is confident the team’s first win is just around the corner.

Ely remain second from bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, some nine points adrift of the third-bottom side Walsham-le-Willows.

Turner said: “It’s difficult for the team at the moment, we have been conceding early goals and every time that happens, there is a feeling of ‘here we go again’ and that damages our confidence.

“But we aren’t pressing the panic button here, our effort and our commitment are outstanding and everybody recognises that. We are going to keep plugging away and we will get that first win. We are training hard and preparing well.

“If people look over our results, they can see that, apart from a couple of games, we have acquitted ourselves well and probably should have taken points from more than a couple of the games.”

A hat-trick from Kyle Baker did for Ely at Kirkley as the hosts made the most of their chances to record a comfortable win.

Most Read

Ely face the long trip to Felixstowe and Walton on Saturday before they welcome fellow strugglers and rock-bottom side Diss Town to the Unwin Ground on October 11, a game Turner says is a “must win”.

He said: “We had nine players unavailable for Kirkley which is massive for any side but everyone is back and available for Felixstowe so we will be going there and pushing for the win.

“On October 11 we are playing Diss and looking at some of their results we know it is a must-win for us. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 1-0, a win is all that’s important.”