Morpeth Town v Ilkeston Town updates here from 3pm.
Morpeth and Ilkeston are both on 22 points in the Northern Premier League, mid table.
Morpeth have lost only once at home, to leaders Radcliffe.
Ilkeston have won 4 and lost 4 on their travels.
Teams –
Morpeth Town:
1 Lowson, 2 Robson, 3 Reid, 4 Jenkins, 5 Henderson, 6 Turner, 7 Foal, 8 Noble, 9 Hodgson,10 Donaldson, 11Johnson,.
Bench:12 Wombwell. 14 Barlow, 15 Boyd, 16 Steels,17 Griggs.
Ilkeston Town:
1 Yates, 2 King, 3 Parker, 4 Minkley, 5 Perch (C), 6 Cox, 7 Waite, 8 Tom Marshall. 9 Walker, 10 Declan Eratt-Thompson, 11 Goodson.
Bench: 12 Koby Eratt-Thompson, 14 Dixon, 15 Loughlan, 16 Brandy, 17 Alex Marshall.
Yes, that’s Dan Lowson in goal for Morpeth – once a massive favourite at Ilkeston.
It’s a long journey to Craik Park in Northumberland – no sign of the supporters bus yet. But there are Ilkeston supporters here – hats off to them for making their own way. Five mins to kick-off.
Ilkeston are in all red today. Morpeth are in amber and black.
Peep! We’re underway.
There’s plenty of action in the opening quarter of an hour. Ilkeston get a free kick after Goodson is floored. First save by Dan Lowson, keeping out a Tyrell Waite header from just under his bar. Liam Noble has a chance for Morpeth but blasts the ball over. Matt Yates has to race out to clear.
Tyrell Waite is booked for a late challenge.
It’s a fast moving game – to keep warm! It’s cold here.
Waite goes close for Ilkeston. From quite wide he beats the keeper with a great shot but a defender manages to get back and block.
Noble connects with a corner but sends the ball over Yates’s bar.
Then Tom Marshall brings a save from Lowson at the other end.
Miss by Morpeth – should have scored. The ball is scooped over somehow from close to the goal line.
GOAL for Morpeth. Sam Hodgson gives his side the lead, 29 mins. 1-0.
Ilkeston try to reply. Nice work by Zak Goodson ends with Tom Marshall shooting wide.
Morpeth go close to adding to their lead but Ilkeston are saved by a brilliant stop from Yates who pushes the ball round a post.
Half time: Morpeth 1 Ilkeston 0.
Ilkeston have a lot to do in the second half. The home side became more dominant as the game wore on. Off we go then.
Good effort by Waite. Weaves his way towards goal with Larell King but shoots over.
Then Morpeth counter and shoot wide.
Double change by Ilkeston. Dixon and Brandy come on in place of Minkley and Marshall.
Top save by Yates denies Ryan Donaldson.
PENALTY for Morpeth. Given for handball.
GOAL for Morpeth. Hodgson scores from the spot. 60 mins. 2-0.
Yates got a hand to it but couldn’t keep it out.
That’s a blow for Ilkeston. They were doing better.
L’Varn Brandy skips through and has a shot that is deflected wide. Ilkeston fans liked that!
Ilkeston are having a decent spell and Declan Eratt-Thompson is the player trying to make things happen.
GOAL for Ilkeston! Zak Goodson gets one back. 2-1. 72 mins
Bad luck! Waite heads the ball in the net but is thwarted by an offside flag.
Alex Marshall on for Waite.
Strong risky finish by Ilkeston.
Another very good save by Yates.
Then Ilkeston fans breathe a sigh of relief as the ball rolls across their goal line before being cleared!
Lowson then sees an Ilkeston header shave his bar.
An Ilkeston player goes down in the area. The ref says play on!
Normal time is up.
Ilkeston are really going for an equaliser in added time.
But the final whistle is blown.
Full time: Morpeth 2 Ilkeston 1.


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