Win of the season for Ely development
Ely Dominate and win against top of the table renegades.
A superb team performance saw Ely beat top of the table Renegades on their own turf.
From the first whistle Ely applied pressure and setup camp in their 22 where they were to stay for most the match.
However it was Cottenham who scored first with a simple penalty. It was however 2 Ely mistakes that allowed them into that position.
From the restart the same pattern continued of constant Ely pressure. Some big hits went in from Kaz & Benzie on the few occasions they had possesion. However for all the ball Ely had they still went in trailing at half time.
The second half resumed and so did the game tempo and Ely again held Renegades in their own 22.
Ely had the luxury of 5 subs and all were used in the 2nd half in an attempt to breakdown Cottenhams strong defence.
Time was ticking and Ely put real pressure on, but Cottenham showed why they were top and Ely could not get the try they needed and deserved.
Another scrum was given to Ely just meters from the try line and the ref indicated it was the last play, and with that Ely went all out and the pressure eventually showed as Jimmy crossed the line and scored under the posts for a simple conversion for Matt.
With that the final whistle sounded and Ely celebrated a very hard fought and tense victory.
Well done to the whole squad!!