Today Ilkeston Town play Walsall Wood in the FA Trophy third qualifying round, ko 3pm. Updates will appear here about every ten minutes or so, or whenever there is some significant action. Also goal flashes from Derby and Notts County matches.
Walsall Wood are currently in the Northern Premier League Midland Division (Step 4) after being promoted at the end of last season.
Alex Marshall has returned to Ilkeston Town from Loughborough Dynamo but he is cup-tied and not available for selection today.
Ilkeston will be hoping to keep their recent good run going (3 wins and a draw). Walsall’s current record is played 8, won 2, drawn 1 and lost 5.
Teams –
1. Yates, 2. Anderson, 3. Wilder, 4. Keane, 5. Perch, 6. Cox, 7. Brandy, 8. Starkie, 9. Goodson, 10. Hallam, 11. Walker.
Subs: 12. Koby Eratt-Thompson, 13. Deakin, 14. Declan Eratt-Thompson, 15. Fenton, 16. Hanson.
Walsall Wood:
1. Boucher, 2. Machisa, 3. Lycett, 4. Hughes, 5. Brown, 6. Fitzpatrick, 7. Verma, 8. Gyasi, 9. Butlin, 10. Watkins, 11. Mansell.
Bench: 12. Unitt, 13. Marusiak, 14. Riley-Stewart, 15. Bradley, 16. Reeves, 17. Roberts, 18. Riley.
The New Manor Ground is filling up nicely on a very pleasant afternoon.
Peep! Away we go. Ilkeston are attacking the car park end.
Chance for Ilkeston straight away. Keeper Kieran Boucher does well to scurry back to save L’Varn Brandy’s header.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Jordan Hallam receives the ball from Brandy and shoots his side into the lead. 5 mins. 1-0.
GOAL for Walsall Wood. Joey Butlin wins himself a free kick on edge of area and then scores with a great shot which goes in off the post. 17 mins. 1-1.
Walsall Wood are much more in the game now. They have another chance from a free kick but no luck this time.
Tricky run by Brandy leaves a defender in need of a brandy.
GOAL for Walsall Wood. They find a way through Ilkeston’s defence and go in front through Daniel Gyasi. 28 mins. 1-2.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Jordan Hallam levels from close range. 32 mins. 2-2.
Zak Goodson brings a very good save from Boucher.
[Cheltenham 1 Derby 0 – Cheltenham score their first goal of the season.]
End to end now. Both teams trying for a half time lead.
Ilkeston get a free kick just outside Wood’s area but the ball hits the wall and is eventually cleared.
Half time: Ilkeston 2 Walsall Wood 2.
[HTs: Cheltenham1 Derby 1. Barrow 0 Notts County 1]
We’re back underway at the NMG.
Wood are awarded a free kick near the corner flag and it drops over the bar.
Jamie Walker breaks free but he is eventually beaten to the ball and has to settle for a corner.
Great work by Goodson but he’s stopped at the last moment.
Then Boucher makes another fine save from Hallam.
Today’s NMG attendance: 556.
Close for Wood – Butlin’s header is only just wide.
Then Brandy’s shot just clears the bar.
Another top save by Boucher denies Goodson.
Either side could get the next goal.
Ilkeston substitution: Goodson replaced by Hanson.
IIkeston keep pressing, Boucher keeps resisting.
Ten minutes to go.
Josh Mansell is booked for a shocking challenge on Starkie.
GOAL for Walsall Wood. Gyasi’s shot goes in off the post. 2-3. 85 mins.
Ilkeston force a number of corners as they try to save themselves from another early cup exit. but they can’t beat Boucher.
[Barrow 1 Notts 1, Cheltenham 1 Derby 1]
Time is running out for IIkeston.
It’s full time. A very disappointing result after having the most of the play. The difference was Boucher’s inspired performance.
Full time: Ilkeston 2 Walsall Wood 3


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