Marske United v Ilkeston Town.
The new season gets underway with Ilkeston visiting Marske-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire.
Ilkeston will be hoping to get something from this Northern Premier League opener although the past week or so has seen them install a new manager and sign new players after an unexpected turn of events interrupted their preparations.
Marske recently announced they have made their ‘biggest signing in their history’ – 28-year-old Nathan Thomas, who has played for several EFL clubs including Plymouth, Mansfield, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Sheffield United.
Ilkeston have said goodbye to last season’s leading scorer Leroy Lita. Several trialists featured in their pre-season friendlies, the final one being a 7-0 win over a Port Vale XI. We await today’s team selection with interest.
Follow the match here from 3pm.
Here’s the teamsheet:
1 Yates, 2 Barrows, 3 Wilder, 4 Eratt-Thompson, 5 Cox, 6 Fenton, 7 Zottos, 8 Dixon, 9 Alexander-Tucker, 10 Hallam, 11 Walker.
Bench : 12 Hanson,14 Woakes, 15 Jepson, 16 Tolley. 19 Woodward (GK).
And here is the team they face:
1 Harker, 2 Smith, 3 Myers, 4 Kennedy, 5 Burgess, 6 Cunning, 7 Thomas, 8 Robertson, 9 Church, 10 Chimalilo, 11 Kuleya.
Bench: 12 Hackett, 14 Leech, 15 Boyes, 16 McDonald, 17 Yaqub.
The ground is called Mount Pleasant. Marske is on the east coast between Redcar and Saltburn. Ilkeston fans have arrived and are in good humour ahead of what should be an interesting game.
We’re off. Ilkeston are kicking towards the sea.
Ilkeston are wearing their spotted away kit. Marske are in yellow shirts and blue shorts.
Lots of corners at the start. Marske blast well over; Ilkeston go closer with a header. Further corners come to nothing.
Ilkeston defender Luke Cox’s hand appears to hit the face of a Marske player – but it’s an accident and the ref rightly doesn’t react to the home team’s screams.
Marske player is booked for a heavy tackle.
Good work by Basile Zottos earns a corner for Ilkeston but nothing comes of it.
Marske have a great chance but the player puts the ball wide.
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