Gainsborough Trinity v Ilkeston Town updates
Teams:
Gainsborough Trinity
1 Bottomley, 2 Hornshaw, 3Jackson, 4 Conway, 5 Devine, 6 Cogill, 7 Butroid, 8 Johnson, 9 Iwobi, 10, Howe, 11 Clarke.
Bench: 12 Holvey, 14 Moore-Billam, 15 Douglas, 16 Wallace, 17 Preston.
Ilkeston
1 Yates, 2 King, 3 Parker, 4 T Marshall, 5 Perch, 6 Cox, 7 Starkie, 8 Dixon, 9 A Marshall, 10 Eratt-Thompson, 11 Walker.
Bench 12 Minkley, 14 Goodson, 15 Loughlan, 16 Waite, 17 Koby Eratt-Thompson.
The pitch is very wet but it’s playable. We’re underway.
Unusual start – We have a stoppage as the ref goes and speaks to both linesmen. Not sure what that was about.
Both sides are still feeling their way into the game. No real chances although Larell King’s throw-in caused a scramble.
Ilkeston’s best chance – teasing cross by Walker but it’s headed away. Good spell by Ilkeston, nothing from it though.
[Latest: Wolves 0 Nottm Forest 1]
Amazing GOAL for Ilkeston. Jamie Walker scores from the halfway line. What a superb lob. 24 mins. Trinity 0 Ilkeston 1.
{Latest: Leyton Orient 0 Derby 1]
Ilkeston continue to lead with ten minutes to go to half-time. Trinity are plugging away but haven’t seriously troubled Matt Yates yet.
Trinity are pressing now – strong bid to get level. But Ilkeston are a threat on the counter.
Ilkeston’s Connor Dixon is booked for a trip. Corner to Trinity – Cogill’s header goes narrowly wide.
Half time: Gainsborough Trinity 0 Ilkeston Town 1
[HTs: Wolves 1 Nottm Forest 1; Leyton Orient 0 Derby 1. Orient down to 10 men; Notts County 1 Walsall 0]
And away we go again.
{Leyton Orient 0 Derby 2, quick second half goal by Mendez-Laing]
Feeling really cold now at Gainsborough.
Brilliant stop by Yates saves Ilkeston. It looked like Robin Howe was certain to score.
Now Ben Bottomley stars. Super save from Ben Starkie.
Trinity shot is pushed around the post by Yates.
Three tricky corners for the hosts but eventually Ilkeston clear.
Yates is being kept busy as Gainsborough go up a gear.
Ilkeston get a free kick in a good position but Walker’s shot is just over the bar.
The next goal is crucial. Exciting stuff at both ends.
Ben Starkie is getting some rough treatment.
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Trinity are relying on long balls, hoping Ilkeston defenders will slip up, but we’ve coped well so far.
Trinity player is booked. Cogill pushes Starkie violently over but it’s only a yellow. Could easily have been red.
Ilkeston change: Minkley replaces Dixon on 78 mins.
Yates collects well under pressure. Then make a great close range save from Howe
There are some tired legs out there with about five minutes to go.
Trinity are making a determined effort to salvage a point, but Ilkeston are defending heroically.
Desperate defending by Ilkeston – boot the ball away anywhere!
Ilkeston hero Yates is injured making a save. Carries on after treatment.
Still we play on. I think the ref’s watch has stopped!
Starkie is floored again.
How much longer – it’s gone 5 o’clock!
There’s a heart-stopping scramble in Ilkeston box.
But there goes the whistle. Trinity were close to an equaliser but Ilkeston held out somehow for an unlikely win.
Full Time: Gainsborough Trinity 0 Ilkeston Town 1.


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