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Joint-manager Luke McAvoy says his first game in charge of Ely City is a 'massive' game in their season.

After narrowly losing 3-2 to Whitton United in their first game in charge, new Ely City joint-managers Luke McAvoy and Ben Farmer will be in the dugouts for the first time at The Demcom Stadium on Saturday against Godmanchester Rovers (3pm), writes Callum Crabtree.

McAvoy has stressed the importance of this game and hopes it can be the start of a rise up the league.

"It's a massive game. We've got two teams in the top half after this (Stowmarket & Woodbridge) so we need to turn a corner and and win games sooner rather than later," he said.

Football - Ely City v Hadleigh United Ely celebrate first goal Picture by Mark Westley. (26332426)
Football - Ely City v Hadleigh United Ely celebrate first goal Picture by Mark Westley. (26332426)

The managerial team found positives despite defeat in his first game at the helm.

"In the second half we introduced some younger lads into the game who added more intensity and pace which was good to see," he added.

Second-from-bottom Ely are currently flirting with relegation and despite their being a two-point gap between them bottom-placed Hadleigh United, Christian Appleford's men have two games in hand on the Robins.

McAvoy admits his side must start producing results as soon as possible.

"We need to find a win from somewhere and build on that," he said. "We're looking to add one or two more players to help us and I believe with the intensity and pace our squad can bring we can start winning more."

"But it has to happen soon, we can't avoid to leave it late."

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