Stratford Town v Ilkeston Town match updates.
Teams –
Stratford Town:
1 Liam O’Brien, 2 Askum White, 3 Taylor Morrison, 4 Joshua Hawker, 5 Paul McCone, 6 Jack Turner, 7 Jamie Molyneux, 8 Jesse Akubuine, 9 Callum Eubanks, 10 William Grocoyy, 11 Andre Wright.
Bench : 13 Louis Beresford, 14 Michael Taylor, 15 Hamilton Bunga, 16 Jaylon Wildbore, 17 Adulal Sambu
Ilkeston Town:
1 Rhys Davies, 2 Joe Wilson, 3 Henri Wilder, 4 Jack Thomas, 5 Finn Delap, 6 Kieran Fenton, 7 Thabang Dube, 8 Daniel Bradley, 9 Leroy Lita, 10 Lee Tomlin, 11 Dempsey Arlott-John.
Bench : 12 Silvio Bello, 14 Tom Hilton, 19 Harvey Woodward.
Today we visit third from bottom Stratford where we will try to stop losing in the last minute.
It’s cold and dull. and rain is a possibility. Ilkeston have a good following as usual. Kick-off is five minutes away.
We’re underway.
Both teams striving to go forward.
Tomlin and Arlott-John combining well for Ilkeston and forcing a corner.
Stratford’s Askum White makes a good break at the other end.
Ilkeston are not at their best yet. Nevertheless they’ve just won three corners, the latest resulting in a header by Kieran Fenton just wide.
Stratford put together the best move of the game so far. Fortunately for Ilkeston it doesn’t produce a goal.
Ilkeston have the edge but they haven’t troubled Liam O’Brien yet.
Stratford hit the bar! A let off for Ilkeston with half an hour gone.
At last a good spell from Ilkeston as we near half-time. Lee Tomlin and Leroy Lita go close with good efforts, then a shot by Kieran Fenton is cleared off the line.
Arlott-John’s shot is turned round the post by O’Brien.
It’s a strong finish to the half by Ilkeston.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Their fans jump for joy as Jack Thomas fires a great shot past O’Brien right on 45 mins. It may have taken a deflection but the blast from some distance just flew into the net.
Half time: Statford 0 Ilkeston 1.
[HT: Derby 1 Morecambe 0; Torquay 1 Notts County 1.]
[Latest: Derby 3 Morecambe 0: McGoldrick hat-trick]
Underway again at Stratford and Ilkeston try to build on their good finish to the first half.
Good effort by Stratford’s Jesse Akubuine in first minute but its over the bar.
Lita finds the net for Ilkeston but the linesman’s offside flag rules it out.
[Latest: Torquay 1 Notts 2]
PENALTY FOR STRATFORD. Ilkeston goalkeeper Rhys Davis is penalised for a careless challenge.
GOAL for Stratford. The home side equalise. 1-1. 60 mins.
[Latest: Derby 5 Morcambe 0]
Well, after Ilkeston looked as if they were well in command, now it’s Stratford’s turn to go for a win.
Ilkeston change: Thabang Dube replaced by Silvio Bello.
A fierce shot by Fenton hits the wall.
Then Jesse Akubuine gets a big chance for Stratford but he shoots wide.
Stratford’s Paul McCone is lucky to get only a yellow card for a bad foul.
A Jack Thomas free kick, from a similar distance to the one he scored from, this time flies over the bar. Power but not on target.
A Stratford defender heads off the line as Ilkeston press again. Ten minutes remaining for either side to get a winner.
90 minutes are up. Three added minutes.
Stratford get a corner in the last minute and Ilkeston fans prepare themselves for the worst outcome. But it’s headed wide.
Full time: Stratford 1 Ilkeston 1.


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