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    Match Date: 24 Nov, 2007
    Team Against: Ely Rangers
    Home/Away: Home
    Result: Lost 6-1
    Scorers: Ben Roach

    Man of the Match: Declan Court. Deputised in goal after Layth got injured. Totally assured performance between the sticks including an absolutely outstanding point-blank save that deserved to be on Match of the Day!
    Players: Layth Saadi
    Steffan Evans
    Declan Court
    Dani Vangel
    Ben Roach
    Samuel Haines
    Rhodri Parry
    Will Gray
    Rhys Hawkins
    Alex Mladenovic
    Jake Cowan

    Liam Beckett
    Connor Shorey
    Steffan Boyd
    Barni Gubb
    Jake Horton

    Sub not used:
    Stef Dakovic
    Notes: Celts did the double over Ely Rangers last season, but Ely got their revenge as they beat Celts for the 3rd time this season. Too many players were below par in the first half as Ely ripped into a; 4-nil lead. The greens were handed a lesson in movement, communication and ball retention, whilst the Ely defence was rarely troubled.
    After the break, Celts ball retention improved and they started to take the game to the opposition more, but Ely still managed to increase their lead. As the game wore on Celts looked more and more likely to get a consolation goal. Three free-kicks whizzed narrowly wide of the Ely goal while at the other end, replacement keeper Declan Court pulled off a miracle stop which lifted the Greens. Celts solitary goal came from Ben Roach as he stooped to head home.
    Overall a disappointing game for Celts and they will have better days than this!
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