Sat 24
Rugby Borough
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A Windram (78')
Rugby Borough v Ellistown FC

Rugby Borough v Ellistown FC

By Andrew Grout
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Result a good marker where both teams are

This result showed the difference between how far Rugby are ahead in there footballing journey and Ellistown who are in effect just starting out on a development plan to get the club up through the leagues. No-one said it will be easy but Ellistown will get there.

As the result suggests, the game was one-sided but it took Rugby 22 minutes to score the opening goal through Ollie Chater. At the time, this was hard on Ellistown as we had defended well and one small lapse cost us.

Further 1st half goals from Joshua Turton (29) and Sam Beasley (34) made the game safe for Rugby by half-time.


It would have been easy for our Manager Lee Windram to go into damage limitation mode for the 2nd half, but we are learning the easy option is not the way forward, so we went toe to toe with Rugby and while Borough had that extra quality, you could not fault Ellistown's efforts to play football.

An early 4th goal via the penalty spot by Jamie Paye on 53 mins who then made it 5-0 on 69 minutes did not derail Town who were pinging the ball around with confidence but little mistakes were proving expensive. All part of the learning curve.

Our reward came on 78 minutes when we scored goal of the game when a fantastic fast paced one touch passing movement swept the ball forward and a great cross allowed Arron Windram to tip in from close range.

Goal proved we are not that far away from matching quality teams.

RB 5-1 EFC 77 mins

Rugby scored two late goals on 83 and 89 mins to make the final score.

RB 7-1 EFC


Ellistown will look back on this result in 5 years and say look how far we have come.

Many thanks to Rugby Borough who looked after us and were open to sharing ideas about how to grow a football club. We wish them well on their journey.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 24, Nov 2018






Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

Rugby Borough
Ellistown FC
Isaac Lakin

Star Player

Isaac Lakin