Ridgeons Football League
Published 31st March 2012
...would mean ‘everything’ to everyone at the club.
The Robins regained top spot in the division last Saturday, taking advantage of closest rivals Wroxham’s shock 1-0 defeat away to Cambridge Regional College, coming from behind to secure a 3-1 victory away to Stanway Rovers.
A first half equaliser from Josh Bridgeman cancelled out Lee Townrow’s early opener, before Austen Diaper and Richard Gammon added further goals after the interval to complete the comeback and leave Ely two points clear of Wroxham, having played a game more.
Alsop was left delighted with the victory and after climbing back to the top of the division, the manager has set his sights on lifting the title.
“We deserved the result and I was delighted to take all three points,” he said.
“No one expected us to be top at this stage of the season but here we are, two points clear.
“It would mean everything to us as a club to win this league because we have never won it before.
“In my honest opinion if we win all six games that we have left then we will win the league.”
If that is to be achieved Ely will have to first overcome a tricky trip away to tenth-placed Woodbridge Town today and although Alsop acknowledged it won’t be a guaranteed victory, he reiterated his desire to be crowned champions come the end of the season.
“We know we have a tough run in starting with Woodbridge on Saturday which is a very hard place to go.
“All we can do is keep trying to win games and put pressure on Wroxham.
“No one expected us to be where we are, but we are, so why can’t Ely win the league? There is no reason why we can’t.”