Ilkeston Town v Bedford Town updates.
It’s a new look Ilkeston team today with all six new signings on the team sheet.
Ilkeston Town
1 Hiddleston, 2 Wilson, 3 Wilder, 4 Thomas, 5 Delap, 6 Fenton, 7 Campbell, 8 Dixon, 9 Lita, 10 Hilton, 11 Woakes.
Bench : 12 Patterson, 14 Hallam, 15 Errat-Thompson, 18 O’Malley, 19 Woodward.
Bedford Town
1 Palmer, 2 Keeble, 3 Warburton, 4 Richardson, 5 Sanders, 6 Alban-Jones, 7 Tomlinson, 8 Butterworth, 9 Howe, 10 Gyamfi,15 Phelan,
Bench : 11 Halliday, 12 Theabolds, 14 Thorne, 16 Jozwiak, 17 Sheriff.
Away we go – Ilkeston attacking the car park end.
GOAL for Bedford. They score after 48 seconds with their first attack. Butterworth the scorer. Not the best start for new keeper Callum Hiddleston. 0-1.
Tom Hilton and Remaye Campbell go close as Ilkeston try to respond.
GOAL for Bedford. Mistake by Joe Wilson presents a chance to Connor Tomlinson who scores with ease. Horrible start by Ilkeston.
0-2. 13 mins.
[Latest: Fulham 1 N Forest 0; Wycombe 1 Derby 0.]
Good save by Palmer as Ilkeston go forward. Then Tomlinson breaks and nearly scores at the other end after a brilliant run.
Remaye Campbell’s header beats Palmer but hits the post.
Mitchell Woakes shoots just wide and then the visitors break again.
Ilkeston are doing their best to get back in the game but they have a lot to do after giving Bedford a two-goal start. A goal before half-time would be big help.
Leroy Lita heads wide from Tom Wilson’s cross.
Five minutes to half time and Ilkeston still trail two-nil. They’re on top but can’t score.
Plenty of Ilkeston crosses are going into the Bedford box but so far they are dealing with them.
Half time: Ilkeston 0 Bedford 2.
[HT: Fulham 1 N Forest 0, Wycombe 1 Derby 0]
We’re underway again at the NMG.
Ilkeston go straight on the attack and Lita gets his head to Wilder’s cross but it’s off target.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Henri Wilder heads past Palmer. 53 mins. 1-2.
GOAL for Ilkeston. We’re level. A Leroy Lita volley brings the NMG to life. 2-2. 55 mins.
Declan Errat-Thompson replaces Jack Thomas on 57 mins.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Joe Wilson makes amends for his mistake that allowed Bedford to score. He races into the penalty area and slams the ball past Palmer on the half-volley. 62 mins. 3-2.
Today’s gate: 715.
Bedford are not finished. Hiddleston makes a super save. Then Bedford have a goal disallowed for offside. Rene Howe the denied scorer.
{Latest: Wycombe 2 Derby 1]
Bedford are revitalised. Looking dangerous. Butterworth just wide and a header just over. Ilkeston are being forced to defend.
It’s getting physical. Kieran Fenton gets a yellow card, to Bedford’s annoyance – they wanted red.
Bedford have not given up. Hiddleston makes a great save to deny them an equaliser, tipping Theobald’s shot to safety.
Then Campbell somehow scoops the ball over the bar for Ilkeston in a breakaway. That would have made the game safe for Ilkeston.
It’s full time.
Ilkeston 3 Bedford 2.


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