Melbourn thrash Ely

MELBOURN returned to winning ways on Saturday with a thumping win over Ely City ‘A’.

MELBOURN returned to winning ways on Saturday with a thumping win over Ely City ‘A’.

Melbourn dominated the first half and were out of sight by half-tim. The first goal arrived through Andrew Morris who intercepted a poor clearance from the City ‘keeper to slot home.

The second followed moments later as Tom Staley netted his first of three goals by nodding in on the line after a looped Morris volley had caused the ‘keeper to misjudge.

A Dom Holt effort rattled the post before a corner fell to captain Jason Gray whose saved volley fell kindly to Staley to score from close range. Half-hour in and Melbourn had the fourth. A long clearance from home ‘keeper Mark Ferrari caused havoc in the City defence before Melbourn right-back Jon Patman raced through to hit a stunning half-volley from just inside the box.

However, Melbourn then began to relax instead of going for the kill and Ely got back into the game when a harmless free-kick hit a flailing arm in the wall before the ref awarded a soft looking penalty, which was dispatched by the away striker.

Despite the half-time score line Melbourn were disgruntled and not happy with their performance.

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Melbourn then set about the second half in efficient style and a long ball caused defender and ‘keeper to collide and leave the ball at the feet of the hard-working Watters who gratefully placed the ball home. Staley completed his hat-trick with a diving header after a superb Chadwick cross.