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Radcliffe v Ilkeston Town updates from 3 o’clock.
Ilkeston have a tough one today against the unbeaten league leaders.
Radcliffe have won 8 and lost just once. Their home record is played 4, won 4. So it’s asking a lot of Ilkeston to come away from the Neuven Stadium with anything. But they’re going to try, and they’ll have a bus load of believing supporters cheering them on.
Follow the match here from 3pm.
Teams –
Radcliffe:
1 Hewelt. 2 Duxbury, 2 Oyibo, 4 Thornley, 5 Smith, 6 Maynard, 7 Hancock, 8 Jackson, 9 Hulme. 10 Dudley, 11 Joyce.
Bench : 12 Navarro, 14 Morgan, 15 Thompson, 16 Evans, 17 Bange.
Ilkeston Town:
1 Matt Yates, 2 Dec Eratt-Thompson. 3 Sam Parker, 4 Jamie Hanson, 5 James Perch, 6 Kieran Fenton (C), 7 Zak Goodson, 8 Ben Starkie, 9 Alex Marshall, 10, Jordan Hallam, 11 Jamie Walker.
Bench : 12 Taylor Anderson, 14 Cieron Keane, 15 L’Varn Brandy, 16 Henri Wilder, 17 Luke Cox.
We’ve just had a downpour but it’s stopped now as we’re about to kick off.
Ilkeston in red, Radcliffe blue. We’re off!
Radcliffe force three early corners but Ilkeston clear them.
Zak Goodson gets a shot at Mateusz Hewelt who saves with his foot. The Polish keeper did well.
Hewelt in action again making a top save from Kieran Fenton’s header.
Jamie Hanson is booked by the ref for a foul. Seemed harsh.
Radcliffe are having most of the possession so far.
GOAL for Radcliffe. Brad Jackson lobs the ball over Matt Yates to give his side the lead. 20 mins. 1-0.
Radcliffe continue to boss the game.
Ilkeston get themselves a corner but it’s gathered by the keeper.
The hosts press again and Ilkeston are relieved to see a good chance sail over the bar.
Keiran Fenton is booked for bringing down a Radcliffe player.
Good save by Matt Yates and a header is just wide as the hosts try to increase their lead before half time.
Promising attack by Ilkeston is halted with a foul on Zak Goodson.
Somebody in the Radcliffe dug out is spoken to by the ref.
GOAL for Radcliffe. Josh Hancock the scorer right at the end of the 3 minutes added time. He steers in a backheeled pass from Jordan Hulme. A good goal but a real blow for Ilkeston.
Half time: Radcliffe 2 Ilkeston 0.
We’re back underway.
Ilkeston can’t complain about the score although it was a pity to concede a second goal right on half time. Radcliffe are a very good side. Straight away they carve out a chance. Luckily for Ilkeston, it’s put wide.
Jude Oyibo shoots over the bar.
Oyibo is the star for Radcliffe. He’s too good for this level. Ilkeston fans can only watch in wonder.
Ilkeston make a double substitution, 55 mins. Jamie Hanson and Zak Goodson are replaced by Taylor Anderson and L’varn Brandy.
They’re trying.
If Ilkeston could get a goal back, who knows what could happen?
Alas! It’s another goal for Radford.
GOAL for Radcliffe. Gareth Evans hits a flyer past Yates. 65 mins. 3-0.
A glimmer of hope for Ilkeston as the ball flashes across the Radcliffe goal and is headed in by Alex Marshall. Travelling fans thought we’d got one back but it’s ruled out for offside.
Ilkeston are actually matching Radcliffe now. Great attacking efforts. Radcliffe are not used to defending! Signs of concern by their rearguard!
A shot by Jamie Walker is spilled by the keeper but he gets away with it as it goes for a corner. This is much better from Ilkeston this half.
Jude Oyibo is taken off by Radcliffe. We have a chance!
Time running out.
Five minutes added.
Ilkeston are unlucky again as a couple of good attacks are thwarted. Chances too for Radcliffe before the final whistle.
Full time: Radcliffe 3 Ilkeston Town 0
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