Ellistown rocked up at Westray park knowing they had a point to prove after last week's no-show v Asfordby and boy did they prove a point as they gave Championship chasing Cottesmore a real fright.
At a windy Westray Park, Ellistown went straight for Cottesmore who struggled to break us down. Cottesmore are a good side, therefore for Ellistown to look comfortable at the back, win the midfield and only a missing cutting edge up front letting us down is credit to the lads who wore the shirt today.
Full-back George Wesley who deserved his man of the match award spent 90 mins flying up and down the flanks and put in some great attacking crosses.
Clear cut chances were at a premium therefore you knew this was going to a tight game with the 1st half more of a sparing game with both sides cancelling each other out. This again was credit to the Ellistown lads whose energy levels were impressive, and they never gave Cottesmore a second on the ball.
Half-time went with the score at 0-0 and 2 different team talks.
We knew Cottesmore would come out firing and so that proved as on the 48th min when some sleepy defending let in Andre Fontora to stab the ball past Warwick Miller.
CAFC 1-0 EFC 48 mins
The goal knocked the stuffing out of the lads but gradually our heads went up and we went for the equalizer as Cottesmore parked the bus for the 3 points. Again, credit to the lads, we had a top team on the ropes playing for a 1-0.
It was frustrating we could not break down a well drilled Cottesmore defense but as everyone knows, it's a fine line between success and failure. If only, we could have created the clear-cut chances our approach play and effort deserved.
Our link-up play between the returning Kai Smalley, Callum York, Aaron Windram was excellent and Naim Hussain run himself into the ground. With these guys under the wing of Captain, Leader, Legend Chris Nettle.
Adam Poxon, Kyle Whittaker and Ben Worrall were excellent at the back and Owen Parker as the lone front man deserved great praise.
Harry Hayden and Blaijan Kisola provided fresh legs at the end when Cottesmore were grateful for the final whistle.
That whistle came with the final score.
CAFC 1-0 EFC
Everyone associated with Ellistown FC can be proud of the side today. They gave a very good side an almighty scare and the challenge now is to keep this level up for every game. If they can, then there is no reason why we can't make the top six.