Ilkeston Town v Notts County XI.
This hastily arranged final pre-season friendly kicks off at 3pm.
A chance for new manager Gary Hayward to assess his players before next Saturday’s big kick off away to Marske United in the Northern Premier League.
Updates from Derby County v Wigan Athletic and Sutton Utd v Notts County will also appear here.
It’s raining but we don’t have to worry about the state of the NMG these days.
Ilkeston’s starting XI: Woodward, Fenton (C); Trialist; Trialist; Wilder; Dixon; Hanson; Eratt-Thompson; Zottos; Walker; Tucker.
Small crowd at the new Manor Ground today – but not surprising, the weather is awful. We start with Ilkeston attacking the car park end. We’re underway.
[EFL Div 2: Sutton 1 Notts Co. 0. Kizzi scores in 2 mins.]
Good run by new boy Zottos, making his way in from the right to creates a chance.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Zottos, 8 mins. 1-0.
Chance for Notts XI but Woodward comes out to beat the Notts forward to the ball.
Notts XI are looking better now. A forward with only the goalkeeper to beat puts his shot wide.
Near miss by Ilkeston. Declan Errat-Thompson finds the head of Trialist who is denied by a great save from the Notts XI keeper,
[EFL Div 2: Sutton 2 Notts Co. 0. Notts down to 10 men, Stone sent off.]
Ilkeston are under a bit of pressure as Notts make chances.
At the other end Walker tries a lob but it’s too high.
[Derby 0 Wigan 1, Wyke 37 mins]
Ilkeston have a nervy moment but great saving tackle by Trialist prevents a Notts XI opportunity.
Outstanding save from Woodward just before half time.
HT: Ilkeston 1 Notts County XI 0.
[Other half times: Derby 0 Wigan 1; Sutton 2 Notts 0]


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