Credit to both sides who on a difficult pitch gave everything. In the end, it was Ellistown who picked up the 3pts in a close 1-0 victory.
Played on a pitch that did not allow passing football, it was was no surprise that the 1st half was a tight affair with both sides struggling to create clear cut chances.
Of those clear cut chances only Joshua Rock knows how he managed to put the ball over from 5 yards out, while Julian Waho had to be alert to stop a couple of crosses and long range shots.
At half time both sides walked off the pitch knowing the game was up for grabs.
KMR 0-0 EFC HT
The 2nd half opened up as Ellistown managed to start playing to the conditions and Kirby were content to hit town on the break.
Rio Landers, Ibraham Jollah and Mahir Mohammed all had chances to score before the key moment of the game came on the 72nd minute.
From a Kirby attack, Ellistown's Mccauley Kenney broke with speed down the left and powered into the Kirby box and with a cool head crossed for Nial George to slot home a debut goal.
KMR 0-1 EFC 72 mins
The goal sent town fans into mass celebration and settled down town who were now content to soak up Kirby pressure and hit them on the break.
This approach worked well, as Kirby never threaten and town should have added to the one goal.
With away fans counting down the seconds and shouting for town to keep it in the corner, the ref blew for full time and town walked off the pitch knowing they had been in a game and deserved the victory.
KMR 0-1 EFC FT
A vital win for Ellistown who are now 10 points clear of relegation and well played lads who put a shift in.