Ilkeston Town v Guiseley football updates from 3pm.
Ilkeston seem to be playing all the better teams in the league just now. Today is no exception as we visit promotion hopefuls Guiseley, who won 4-1 at the NMG in November.
Teams –
1 Battersby, 2 Brown, 3 Nsaka, 4 Ekpolo, 5 Walker, 6 Ible 7, Afuye, 8 Tongue, 9 Murphy, 10 Johnson, 11 Whelan.
Bench : 12 Ashman, 14 Pratt, 15 Mariette, 16 Moore, 17 Dawson.
Ilkeston Tn:
1. Yates, 2 King, 3 Walker, 4 Eratt-Thompson, 5 Tom Marshall (C), 6 Minkley, 7 Brandy, 8 Dixon, 9 Cursons, 10 Meikle, 11 Wafula.
Parker, White, Alex Marshall, Hutchinson, Leivers.
Peep! We’re off at Nethermoor Park. Ilkeston are in all red; Guiseley white shirts, blue shorts.
It’s cold but dry.
Early opportunity for Tom Cursons. He receives the ball from Eratt-Thompson but volleys wide.
Penalty shout as Cursons is brought down in the box – it’s not given.
An escape for Ilkeston as Larell King stops the ball on the goal-line and Yates safely gathers.
I’ve just realised: Ilkeston have a King and Guiseley have a Prince (Prince Ekpolo)!
Johnson hits the bar. 24 mins.
GOAL for Ilkeston. We go down the other end and Cursons scores.
1-0 to Ilkeston, 25 mins.
GOAL for Guiseley, 33 mins, 1-1. After a strong reaction the hosts get level through Jameel Ible.
Ilkeston’s Jamie Walker has an injury. He’s replaced by Alex Marshall.
[Latest: Northampton 1 Derby 0; Notts 0 Salford 1]
Now Dixon is hurt.
Four minutes extra at the end of the first half.
Ilkeston have a chance from a corner and Guiseley an opportunity from a break but excellent defending by Declan Eratt Thompson stops them.
Half-time: 1-1.
HT: Both our EFL teams are losing: Northampton 1 Derby 0; Notts 0 Salford 1.
Away we go again at cold Guiseley.
Matt Yates makes a top save from Liam Tongue.
Today’s attendance at Guiseley: 900.
Decan Eratt-Thompson is doing his best to get Ilkeston forward, but the hosts are hard to break down.
Connor Dixon tries a long shot but it can’t beat Ollie Battersby.
A ripple of applause for Ollie Brown as he shows great ball control.
Guiseley hit a post with a header as they press. Ilkeston are relying on breaks.
GOAL for Ilkeston. Against the run of play Cursons scores. 2-1. 70 mins. Meikle’s ball to the back post is met perfectly by Cursons who delights the Ilkeston following with a strong volley into the net.
[Notts 1 Salford1]
New signing Jaiden White is brought on for Dixon.
Tom Marshall shoots wide from a free kick. Worth a crack though.
Good defensive work by Meikle.
Near misses at both ends as full time nears.
Great run and cross by Guiseley’s Kallan Murphy but there was no one on the end of it.
Jonathan Wafula’s header just wide.
Great catch by Matt Yates under pressure.
Sub White is through but shoots wide.
Into 5 mins added time.
It’s full time! A remarkable win for Ilkeston and a blow for Guiseley’s promotion hopes.
Guiseley 1 Ilkeston Town 2


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