Ilkeston Town v Basford Utd updates on the way.
Teams –
Ilkeston Town:
1 Yates, 2 Perch, 3 Parker, 4 Eratt-Thompson, 5 Marshall T, 6 Cox, 7 Brandy, 8 Dixon, 9 Cursons, 10 Meikle, 11 Walker.
Bench : 12 King, 18 Loughlan, 17 Marshall A, 16 Waite.
Basford Utd:
1 Preston, 2 Roma, 3 Wilder, 4 Lewis, 5 Frizzle, 6 Fenton, 7 Ritzema, 8 Thomas, 9 Campbell, 10 Revarnelle, 11 Barnes.
Bench : 12 Betts, 14 Thornhill, 15 Tomlin, 16 Wafula, 18 Tyson.
Coming up to kick-off. It’s a cold day, we needs some goals to warm us up. Decent crowd considering the weather.
Peep. We’re off.
Ilkeston are attacking the clocktower end.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Quickfire Town go ahead through Jamie Walker, 4 mins. Before that Connor Dixon nearly scored; Preston pushing his shot round a post. 1-0.
Basford are doing better now after their shaky start but Ilkeston are having most of the ball.
Walker effort is not far off target.
What a save! Matt Yates denies ex-Robin Remaye Campbell from close range!
Good run forward by L’Varn Brandy winning a corner.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Walker is the scorer again, turning a corner past Kieran Preston. 32 mins. 2-0.
Ilkeston have forced several corners.
Brandy is involved in most of Ilkeston’s attacks. Basford defenders will need a brandy at half time.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Declan Eratt-Thompson scores after latching on to a great pass from Lindon Meikle. 3-0. 38 mins.
Easy-to-see handball by a Basford defender after Brandy ties him in knots – but the ref doesn’t give it – amazing!
Half time: Ilkeston 3 Basford 0.
[HT: Lincoln 0 Derby 0. Derby have been on top but haven’t found the net. Brentford v Nottm Forest is a 5.30pm kick-off. Notts County v Stockport is postponed due to a frozen pitch]
The second half is underway.
Within seconds Ilkeston get the ball in the net again through Tom Cursons, but it’s disallowed. Stop the celebrations, the music, the scorer announcement! Still 3-0.
Today’s attendance: 1,360. No wonder we’re getting messages about parking problems and congestion around the ground.
Big chance for James Revarnelle but Yates make an excellent point blank save.
Connor Dixon is replaced by Alex Marshall on the hour.
Brandy is brought down as he’s racing through to the edge of area. Free kick is cleared.
A Revarnelle header goes well wide for Basford.
The visitors’ chances are quite rare. Ilkeston continue to have the edge although they’re not as sharp this half.
GOAL for Ilkeston, and Walker has his hat-trick, 80 mins. 4-0. He was fed by Alex Marshall and confidently put the ball beyond Preston.
Jamie Walker is replaced by Larell King with ten minutes of normal time to go.
GOAL for Basford. The visitors get one back through Nathan Tyson. The ref says the ball crossed the line. 87 mins. 4-1.
Tyrell Waite replaces Brandy.
Good closing spell by Basford but it’s too late.
Full time: Ilkeston Tn 4 Basford Utd 1


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