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1964/65 MIDLAND COUNTIES LEAGUE FINAL TABLE

  P W D L F A Pts
1 Lockheed Leamington 42 28 9 5 113 59 65
2 Grantham 42 28 5 9 110 63 61
3 Heanor Town 42 25 8 9 96 45 58
4 Ashton United 42 23 8 11 89 51 54
5 Scarborough 42 22 10 10 116 67 54
6 Goole Town 42 24 5 13 116 71 53
7 Alfreton Town 42 21 8 13 91 67 50
8 Long Eaton United 42 20 7 15 90 74 47
9 Retford Town 42 18 8 16 86 66 44
10 Belper Town 42 18 8 16 74 74 44
11 Gainsborough Trinity 42 16 11 15 83 74 43
12 Arnold 42 18 7 17 75 76 43
13 Sutton Town 42 14 14 14 61 61 42
14 Stamford 42 16 6 20 71 81 38
15 Spalding United 42 14 9 19 71 87 37
16 Loughborough United 42 12 12 18 66 86 36
17 Matlock Town 42 13 9 20 74 90 35
18 Worksop Town 42 13 9 20 67 82 35
19 ILKESTON TOWN 42 10 6 26 58 110 26
20 Skegness Town 42 10 6 26 45 110 26
21 Bourne Town 42 6 6 30 64 125 18
22 Denaby United 42 4 7 31 54 153 15



1964/65 MIDLAND COUNTIES LEAGUE RESULTS

DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
22 AUG Matlock Town W5-3 998 WARDLE (OG), CAMPION, BRAMLEY 3
24 AUG BOURNE TOWN D2-2 734 BRAMLEY, HUMPHRIES
26 AUG Grantham L1-5 2000 HIBBERT
29 AUG SKEGNESS TOWN L0-1
31 AUG Spalding United L0-5
02 SEP STAMFORD W2-1 HIBBERT, WOOD
07 SEP BELPER TOWN L0-2
09 SEP Denaby United D1-1 CAMPION
12 SEP ASHTON UNITED L0-6
14 SEP Heanor Town L0-4
26 SEP RETFORD TOWN L1-3 659 GISSING
03 OCT Goole Town L0-5 1000
10 OCT WORKSOP TOWN L1-2 444 HIBBERT
17 OCT Skegness Town L0-1 121
24 OCT LOCKHEED LEAMINGTON L0-3 391
31 OCT Long Eaton United L3-5 450 RAYNOR, BRADER 2
07 NOV LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED W3-1 448 RAYNOR 2, HANSON
14 NOV Sutton Town L0-2 608
21 NOV MATLOCK TOWN W4-0 487 HANSON, WALKER, RAYNOR 2
28 NOV Bourne Town W2-1 265 SWINSCOE (PEN), RAYNOR
05 DEC GRANTHAM W4-0 379 WALKER, RAYNOR 2, BULL
19 DEC SPALDING UNITED D2-2 356 RAYNOR, BULL
26 DEC Stamford L0-4 300
02 JAN ALFRETON TOWN D0-0 416
09 JAN Belper Town W2-1 236 GISSING, RAYNOR
23 JAN Ashton United L1-6 1200 WALKER
30 JAN HEANOR TOWN W2-1 819 RAYNOR 2
06 FEB Gainsborough Trinity L0-4 630
13 FEB GOOLE TOWN L2-5 231 RAYNOR 2
20 FEB Retford Town W3-2 331 HANSON 2, TUDOR
27 FEB SCARBOROUGH L1-2 441 HANSON
06 MAR Worksop Town D3-3 636 HANSON, RAYNOR, SWINSCOE (PEN)
13 MAR ARNOLD L0-4 437
20 MAR Lockheed Leamington D4-4 350 RAYNOR 3, HANSON
27 MAR LONG EATON UNITED L2-3 473 RAYNOR 2
03 APR Loughborough United L0-3 382
07 APR GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY L1-3 322 TUDOR
10 APR SUTTON TOWN W3-0 283 RAYNOR, SWINSCOE 2 (1PEN)
17 APR Arnold L0-1
19 APR DENABY UNITED W2-1 201 RAYNOR
24 APR Scarborough L1-4 WOOD (OG)
26 APR Alfreton Town L1-2 592 KELSEY (OG)



1964/65 FA CUP RESULTS

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
1QR 05 SEP Long Eaton United W3-1 WOOD 2, SWINSCOE
2QR 19 SEP Atherstone Town L2-4 JEPSON, ROWE



1964/65 DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP RESULT

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORER
2R 16 JAN Gresley Rovers L1-3 SWINSCOE (PEN)

BRAMLEY HAT-TRICK IN EIGHT GOAL THRILLER
22ND AUGUST 1964
MATLOCK TOWN 3 ILKESTON TOWN 5
Ilkeston won this thrilling game that was full of incident, hesitant defending, pace and aggression. Although Matlock often looked the more dangerous team Ilkeston were quicker and more incisive in attack. Matlock made the early attacks but Ilkeston took the lead against the run of play on 5 minutes. Geoff Wardle, a future Ilkeston player, could only lob the ball over his ‘keeper Phillips and into his own net under pressure from debutant Barry Walker. Matlock drew level within three minutes when Jeffrey fired in from an acute angle following Ambler’s through ball. Ilkeston gradually increased the pressure and in the 42nd minute, after John Bramley and Edgar Hanson had shots beaten out, Jeff Campion followed up to put them back in front. Once again Matlock responded almost immediately. A minute before half time Terry Swinscoe’s error allowed Jeffrey to push the ball through to Ambler to equalise.

Matlock began the second half looking the better side but, on 62 minutes, Ilkeston went back in front with a well worked goal. Walker passed the ball inside to Alec Brader who found Hanson and his final ball was headed home by Bramley. Ilkeston grew in confidence yet with nine minutes remaining Matlock equalised for the third time. Ian Muir couldn’t hold Scott’s shot and Ambler took full advantage. Ilkeston then threw everything at Matlock in search of a winner and they scored again two minutes later when Walker headed home Bramley’s corner. Victory was made certain on 86 minutes when Walker waltzed through the Matlock defence and crossed for Bramley to score with a fine diving header.

HUMPHRIES THE HERO WITH POINT SNATCHER
24TH AUGUST 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 2 BOURNE TOWN 2
A fast open game ended with a late Ellis Humphries goal that gave Ilkeston a scarcely deserved point. Bourne began the game well but the first effort of note came from Ilkeston’s Barry Walker whose shot forced Twells into a full length save. Bourne, however, continued to hold the upper hand during the first half. Womack’s shot was deflected wide, ‘keeper Ian Muir was in the right place when John McEvoy deflected the ball towards his own net and Hayden missed from close range. They almost took the lead when, following confusion between Humphries and Terry Swinscoe, Muir fumbled the ball and it fell to Womack but Ray Thompson arrived just in time to clear the danger.

Bourne continued to hold the upper hand at the start of the second half but Walker almost caught them out with a lob that cleared the bar. Then, on 59 minutes, Town took the lead through John Bramley somewhat against the run of play. Bourne launched incessant attacks after falling behind and deserved their 69th minute equaliser when Notley left Thompson for dead and scored with a sweet volley. Play then frantically switched from end to end and on 74 minutes Bourne took the lead. Hayden received the ball in midfield and raced forward to pick up a return pass from Notley to fire home. For the first time in the game Bourne were backpedalling as Ilkeston attacked during the closing stages. Time seemed to be running out until they equalised with a minute remaining, Humphries nodding in a Jeff Campion corner.

TOWN OUTCLASSED
26TH AUGUST 1964
GRANTHAM 5 ILKESTON TOWN 1
Ilkeston were outgunned and outmanoeuvred by a good Grantham team. Although they played some good football at times they were no match for the hosts who played fast, deadly football. Grantham never looked back after taking a 5th minute lead. Harbertson’s cross was controlled and pushed into the net by Gibbons. They had to wait until two minutes before the break before they scored a second, Hill converting a cross from the right.

Harbertson scored on 63 minutes, sandwiched between two goals by future Ilkeston player manager Jim Rayner ten minutes earlier and on 72 minutes. Peter Hibbert scored a consolation goal for Ilkeston seven minutes from time.

HIBBERT PENALTY MISS COSTLY
29TH AUGUST 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 0 SKEGNESS TOWN 1
Ilkeston suffered a humiliating defeat against a Skegness team that arrived at the Manor Ground without a point to their name. They bombarded Skegness early on but from the moment Skegness scored the winning goal after 12 minutes they were second best. The Skegness goal came when future Ilkeston player Mick Raynor evaded Terry Thompson and crashed the ball against the post and French made certain from the rebound. Poor finishing let the visitors down during the first half whilst the closest Ilkeston came to scoring was when Crawford smartly tipped over a John Bramley shot. Ilkeston had a further scare when Witham’s shot bounced off the diving Ian Muir’s body but Ellis Humphries was able to clear the danger.

Ilkeston tried to get back into the game after half time. Bramley’s header from a Barry Walker cross produced a good save from Crawford but Town’s best chance came when Bramley was brought down in the area. Peter Hibbert wasted the opportunity by shooting wide from the spot. Ilkeston lost heart after that and Skegness could easily have scored more goals. Marshall twice fired over simple chances and Pearce missed a similar opportunity in the same vein.

TOWN CRASH AT SPALDING
31ST AUGUST 1964
SPALDING UNITED 5 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Ilkeston floundered and were well beaten. The only time they were in the picture was during the second half when they were already three goals down but two further Spalding goals gave the final score a realistic look. It took Spalding 28 minutes to find the net and it came when Flack’s indirect free kick was hooked first time into the net by Price. Somehow Ilkeston kept the score down to one at the break but they were only delaying the inevitable.

Mick Wood was forced to clear off the line soon after half time when Price was allowed to get in a shot but there was nothing any Ilkeston player could do about Price’s 52nd minute shot that made it two. A minute later Spalding scored again with Harnwell’s first time shot. Keith Jepson had a chance to reduce the arrears when he found himself in the clear but he could only shoot straight at Ronson. John Turton came to Ilkeston’s aid with a fine save from Flack’s 30 yard shot before Ilkeston had a long spell of pressure. It came to nothing and four minutes from time a quick counter attack ended with Thompson crashing home number four. He scored again in the final minute when Turton couldn’t hold a Fox shot.

ILKESTON CLING ON FOR FIRST HOME WIN
2ND SEPTEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 2 STAMFORD 1
Ilkeston let a poor Stamford side back into the game and were left to defend desperately during the last few minutes to claim the points. Town had taken the lead on 26 minutes with a splendid solo goal by Peter Hibbert and Mick Wood’s powerful header seven minute later doubled the lead.

Town appeared to sit back after that and Stamford needed no further invitation. Stamford eventually scored six minutes from time when Kelly converted a Burge cross and from then on Ilkeston were forced to cling on by their fingernails.

GODS SMILE ON ILKESTON
5TH SEPTEMBER 1964
LONG EATON UNITED 1 ILKESTON TOWN 3 (FA CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND)
Although there were some good individual performances in the Ilkeston ranks they needed plenty of good fortune to progress into the next round. After dominating the opening exchanges it was no surprise when Long Eaton went in front in the 8th minute. John McEvoy allowed himself to be dispossessed by future Town forward Alan Brown who ran through to score past Ian Muir. A fine four man move led to Ilkeston’s equaliser on 15 minutes, Mick Wood finishing with a shot from the edge of the area.

Long Eaton suffered some bad luck on 48 minutes when ‘keeper Taylor was injured in a collision with John Bramley and was forced to play on the wing. Tommy Cooper, the former Town defender, was forced to take over in goal but he was far less busy than Muir, who made several errors during the game that went unpunished. Muir did, however, make fine stops from Nightingale and former Ilkeston forward Clive Burton as Long Eaton pressed for victory. Yet they were undone in the 63rd minute when Barry Walker’s corner was headed in by Terry Swinscoe to give Ilkeston the lead. Ilkeston killed the game eight minutes from time when Walker’s fine play set up Alec Brader whose cross was headed in by Wood.

BELPER EASE TO MANOR GROUND VICTORY
7TH SEPTEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 0 BELPER TOWN 2
Belper bossed the midfield and thoroughly deserved this straightforward victory. Ilkeston, apart from a spell after half time, were rarely in it and Belper ‘keeper Jenney had a quiet match. Belper took the lead in the 32nd minute when Sanders passed the ball up the wing to former Ilkeston wide man Barry Marsh whose low cross bypassed the Town defence to leave Litchfield with a simple finish. Ian Muir had to make several saves and John McEvoy headed a Lakin effort off the line before Belper sealed their win three minutes before half time. Ex Ilkeston star John Langford looked well offside when he ran through to score but the goal was allowed to stand.

DRAW THE RIGHT RESULT
9TH SEPTEMBER 1964
DENABY UNITED 1 ILKESTON TOWN 1
Both teams wasted chances in a game low in quality but full of incident. Ilkeston took time to get going and looked disorganised but by the time they went into a 34th minute lead through Jeff Campion they were giving as good as they got.

Denaby equalised direct from a corner by Cox on 70 minutes and both sides went flat out for a winner. Tempers began to flare as the game reached its climax and both Denaby’s Wroe and Ilkeston’s Ellis Humphries were booked following an incident. Town had good reason to be frustrated when they had a goal disallowed five minutes from time but in truth the draw was a fair result.

ASHTON ASSAULT
12TH SEPTEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 0 ASHTON UNITED 6
Ashton arrived late and the game kicked off five minutes after the scheduled time but they made up for lost time. They inflicted a humiliating defeat against Ilkeston who, after making a flurry of early attacks, were comprehensively beaten. Ashton took the lead in the 6th minute when Ian Muir spilled a Phoenix corner and Dorset pounced. Town were not downhearted but a series of blows eventually saw them wilt. Ellis Humphries went off for five minutes with a cut head on 11 minutes and almost as soon as he returned Bob Hobley required treatment for a leg injury. Hobley limped for the remainder of the game and shortly after his return Ashton scored a second on 26 minutes. With Ilkeston standing still appealing in vain for offside Hazeldine ran through to score. Three minutes later Muir was unable to hold a Hall shot and Goddard volleyed home the rebound. Muir then left the pitch briefly with an injured hand and Humphries temporarily went in goal but Ashton’s dominance didn’t result in any further goals before half time.

Ilkeston tried to fight back after half time but their attacks lacked purpose and Ashton quickly regained the initiative. Muir did well to stop Goddard’s close range shot while at the other end Hobley produced Ilkeston’s best effort of the game with a 25 yard shot that went narrowly over. Phoenix had more joy with a cracking shot in the 67th minute to make it four and four minutes later Humphries handled a terrific shot by Dorset and Johnson converted the penalty. A misunderstanding between Muir and Ron Davies allowed Johnson to score a simple sixth five minutes from the end.

HAMMER BLOW AT HEANOR
14TH SEPTEMBER 1964
HEANOR TOWN 4 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Heanor were too wily for Ilkeston and deserved to win even though the final score flattered them. Although Heanor enjoyed the bulk of possession early in the game there was little to choose between the teams and their ‘keeper Ashmore was the busier of the two. However, Heanor took the lead on 19 minutes when Lambert collected a loose ball and picked out Norris who scored from close range. Ilkeston fought back strongly. Ashmore was alert to a neat Phil Shrewsbury flick, Shrewsbury’s fine shot was also well saved and the ‘keeper also had to keep out a couple of efforts by Peter Hibbert. Ilkeston came even closer to scoring when Barry Walker found John Tudor who lobbed over the advancing Ashmore only to see his effort cleared off the line by former Ilkeston player Derek Chamberlain. Ilkeston were dealt a hammer blow in the 37th minute when Norris fed Mann on the right, raced on to accept a return pass, and gave Bob Wyllie no chance with his finish.

Phil Shrewsbury had a chance to bring Ilkeston back into the game soon after half time but his tame shot went wide. Instead the next goal came Heanor’s way, on 51 minutes, when Bamford flicked the ball inside towards Lambert who instinctively stuck out a leg to divert the ball slowly past the unsighted Wyllie. Walker then went on an outstanding run that deserved a goal for Ilkeston but Heanor were dominant and in the fast fading light former Ilkeston forward Ken Simcoe scored their fourth.

ILKESTON GET THE BLUES
19TH SEPTEMBER 1964
ATHERSTONE TOWN 4 ILKESTON TOWN 2 (FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND)
Wearing unfamiliar blue and white quartered shirts borrowed from the home side Ilkeston disappeared without a fight after going in at the break with the lead. Atherstone, members of the West Midlands Regional League, may have been ranked lower than Ilkeston but you couldn’t have realised it on the evidence of this game. Atherstone went in front on 19 minutes with a Carter shot that Bob Wyllie should have saved but Ilkeston were looking capable of getting a result at this stage. An Alan Rowe shot was deflected against the post but Ilkeston didn’t have long to wait before Keith Jepson equalised. Things improved further in the 36th minute when Rowe scored an outstanding goal. He took the ball off two players, went past Morris, Horlick and Pyle, and calmly slotted the ball past Crosby. The match then developed into a bit of a needle affair. Morris was booked for a foul on Barry Walker and Mick Wood was then booked for a foul on Powis.

Ilkeston wilted in the second half and Atherstone took full advantage. The equaliser arrived in the 64th minute when Wood didn’t play to the whistle, Powis crossed from the right and Carter made certain. Atherstone went in front eight minutes later when following a long free kick poor marking allowed Hicks in. Two minutes from time Terry Swinscoe unnecessarily beat out a Powis shot and Carter completed his hat-trick from the spot.

RETFORD RATTLE ILKESTON
26TH SEPTEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 1 RETFORD TOWN 3
Retford heaped further misery on Ilkeston although the final score flattered them. The result was in doubt until the final few minutes when Parker completed his hatrick. During the first half Ilkeston were businesslike and well organised even though they surrended possession too easily at times whilst the second half was an evenly matched affair. Parker scored his first in the 8th minute after being set up by some fine play by Wilcockson but Barry Walker’s brilliance on the left when he left four men for dead and crossed for John Gissing to score with a first time shot provided Ilkeston with a 28th minute equaliser. Retford regained the lead on 37 minutes due to a poor back pass by Sid Watson that played Parker onside.

The game was in the balance until Parker scored Retford’s goal six minutes from time. Joby Dean made his Ilkeston debut.

GOOLE IN LATE GOAL GLUT
3RD OCTOBER 1964
GOOLE TOWN 5 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Goole had chances galore in a goalless first half when it seemed only the brilliance of centre half Terry Swinscoe stood between them and a goal avalanche. Ilkeston’s only attacking effort of note before the break came from a fine solo run by Barry Walker that ended with a brave save at his feet by Moore.

Ilkeston worked tirelessly in midfield after the interval in an attempt to combat the Goole threat but they were eventually undone on 64 minutes when Powell broke through to score. Play became scrappy before Goole killed off Ilkeston with four goals in the last nine minutes. In the 81st minute Duncan’s shot hit the bar and Barmby, who missed a string of earlier chances, headed in the rebound. A minute later he scored again when the ball fell kindly to him off an Ilkeston defender and with two minutes remaining an error by Ellis Humphries allowed Duncan to cut inside to score the fourth. Duncan scored again within a minute when he met Shaw’s centre with a first time shot.

WORKSOP WRECK ILKESTON HOPES
10TH OCTOBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 1 WORKSOP TOWN 2
Despite a much improved performance by Ilkeston they were left empty handed as they went down to a poor Worksop team. Ilkeston dominated the first half but missed opportunities meant they had just a slender one goal lead at half time. The goal came in the 20th minute when Peter Hibbert’s corner was fumbled by ‘keeper Howard and spilled over the line.

Ilkeston paid the price for their missed chances on 48 minutes when Farmer worked his way through their defence to set up King for a simple finish. The goal gave Worksop a boost although Ilkeston still looked dangerous. Twice Bob Hobley sent efforts just wide, and Alan Bull and Hibbert didn’t make the most of opportunities that came their way. Ilkeston became downhearted and began to fade. Worksop took full advantage in the 70th minute through Harris’ winner and from then on they were in complete control. The result left Ilkeston second from the bottom.

ILKESTON SCRAP IN VAIN AT SKEGNESS
17TH OCTOBER 1964
SKEGNESS TOWN 1 ILKESTON TOWN 0
There was no doubt that Skegness deserved their victory but it took a fluke goal late in the game to separate the two sides. Ilkeston battled in hard in this scrappy game and their attitude was typified by both John Tudor and Brian Wright who limped their way through the pain barrier during the final fifteen minutes. Skegness’ Charlie Williams (future TV comedian) and Fox missed four clear cut chances between them whilst Ilkeston, despite plenty of the ball, lacked punch in attack with only John Gissing posing a threat with three attempts on goal. The Skegness winner came two minutes from time when a high cross from Fox led to Mick Niblett and Brearly clashing heads as they challenged for the ball. As Brearly fell the ball hit him on the chest and bounced into the net. Niblett was carried off with concussion.

TOWN UN-LOCKED
24TH OCTOBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 0 LOCKHEED LEAMINGTON 3
Ilkeston played their best football of the season during the first half hour but then they fell away badly, playing aimlessly and conceded possession too easily. Leamington took the lead in the 35th minute when Knox rose to head in a Hall cross. They soon had a chance to make it two after Joby Dean brought down Marriott but Bob Wyllie saved Parry’s penalty. Parry made amends in the 42nd minute with a cross that Wyllie could only palm out and Knox was on hand to score his second. Knox almost completed a first half hat-trick with a 20 yard shot that hit the post.

Leamington, who climbed to the top of the table as a result of this win, scored their third on 57 minutes when Ward ran through to score as Ilkeston stood still appealing for offside.

TOWN CRASH AFTER FLYING START
31ST OCTOBER 1964
LONG EATON UNITED 5 ILKESTON TOWN 3
Ilkeston made a sensational opening scoring three times in the first twelve minutes. Unable to keep up the blistering pace they were gradually pegged back and when they ran out of steam in the last twenty minutes Long Eaton stormed back to win the game. Ilkeston were handicapped by the recurrence of the injury Brian Wright suffered a fortnight earlier and he was forced to limp along after the opening 15 minutes. Town went in front on 8 minutes when Alan Bull went past former Town full back Tommy Cooper and Alec Brader converted his cross. They scored again a minute later with a gem of a goal scored by Mick Raynor who controlled Barry Walker’s pass beautifully before hooking an unstoppable shot in off the underside of the bar. The third goal, in the 12th minute, came when Brader turned in Bull’s centre. Long Eaton gave the first indication of a possible comeback on 29 minutes with a soft goal, Birkbeck’s shot somehow finding its way past Bob Wyllie who should have saved it. Poor marking allowed Hutchby to fire home unchallenged from 20 yards three minutes later. Ilkeston had chances to re-establish a two goal cushion before half time. Bull’s shot crashed against the bar and Raynor’s follow up shot struck ‘keeper Taylor and bounced clear. In another attack Raynor fired wide with only Taylor to beat.

Ilkeston continued to try to make the game safe after the interval. Alan Rowe hit the post with Brader unable to score from the rebound, and when Bull was sandwiched in the area Town were dismayed when no penalty was awarded. The game changed completely in the 71st minute when former Town player Clive Burton equalised. Ilkeston had nothing left in the tank and Birkbeck put Long Eaton in front a minute later. Constant Long Eaton pressure ended with Burton scoring their fifth three minutes from time to inflict a ninth successive defeat upon Ilkeston.

TOWN WIN BATTLE OF THE LOSERS
7TH NOVEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 3 LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED 1
Ilkeston went into the game, on the back of nine consecutive defeats, against a Loughborough team without a win in nine. They marked the occasion with a determined display and held the initiative from the start. After a brief wobble when Loughborough equalised Ilkeston regained control and went on to a well deserved victory. Mick Raynor gave Ilkeston the lead with a splendid goal on 10 minutes. Smith equalised for Loughborough in the 57th minute before Raynor scored again in the 74th minute. Edgar Hanson’s opportunist goal made sure of victory three minutes later.

ILKESTON SLIP BACK TO OLD WAYS
14TH NOVEMBER 1964
SUTTON TOWN 2 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Ilkeston were devoid of ideas, lacked constructive movement and ended dejected as they were easily beaten. Sutton, who were well on top throughout, were nippy and audacious in attack but a combination of poor finishing and the woodwork prevented them from inflicting a heavy defeat upon Ilkeston. They took the lead in the 14th minute when future Ilkeston player Colin Dove rounded Jack Dunn and crossed to Dobbs who hit the post, former Town player Stan Clarke slamming in the rebound. Sutton scored again two minutes before the break when Wallhead and Dobbs combined to split the Ilkeston defence wide open and Dobbs finished with a great shot.

MATLOCK CRUSHED
21ST NOVEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 4 MATLOCK TOWN 0
Playing with spirit, confidence and determination Ilkeston hammered a poor Matlock side and were on top from the start. Roger Gillott was unlucky to see his powerful shot bounce off Haywood’s knee to safety and then Paul pulled off a splendid save to keep out Barry Walker’s 25 yard strike. Jeffrey headed just over in Matlock’s first real attack but Ilkeston continued to press with Gillott, Edgar Hanson and Mick Raynor each having shots blocked. Ilkeston deservedly went in front on 14 minutes through Hanson after further shots had been charged down by Matlock’s desperate defence. Walker scored the second in the 29th minute and Ilkeston were unfortunate not to add more before half time. Raynor’s header from a Gillott cross smacked against the bar and another Raynor header also struck the woodwork. The referee had to stop play because the players were being distracted by a whistle being blown by a youngster in the crowd but little else stopped Ilkeston from going forward, Joby Dean going close with a shot before the break.

Ilkeston’s third, a minute after a half time, was a deserved goal for Raynor who met Alan Bull’s cross with a diving header. Jones shot high and wide for Matlock during a rare attack yet Ilkeston continued to look dangerous. Raynor headed over and Bull’s shot crashed against the post before they scored again ten minutes from time when Raynor converted Gillott’s perfect cross. Matlock staged a late, futile rally but shots by Grace, Jeffrey and Poplar were all saved by Bob Wyllie.

ILKESTON EDGE BATTLE AT BOURNE
28TH NOVEMBER 1964
BOURNE TOWN 1 ILKESTON TOWN 2
Ilkeston did enough to win the battle of two lowly teams although neither side impressed. Ilkeston could point to their late arrival, which left them with no preparation, and an injury to Sid Watson during the game as contributory factors. They were caught cold on 3 minutes when Bell turned in Notley’s centre to give Bourne the lead. Ilkeston soon settled and could easily have been level before half time. Mick Raynor hit the bar with a header and three other Ilkeston attempts were cleared off the line.

Ilkeston equalised in the 51st minute when Edgar Hanson was brought down and Terry Swinscoe blasted home the penalty. They were almost gifted a second goal when Twynham’s attempted back pass hit the post but it wasn’t long before their constant pressure earned them a deserved winner. On 65 minutes Raynor headed in a Roger Gillott cross.

GINGERBREADS CRUNCHED
5TH DECEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 4 GRANTHAM 0
Leaders Grantham were sent crashing down to earth by an inspired Ilkeston team performance. Apart from a good spell up until the half hour mark Grantham were never in it. During that time Bob Wyllie saved from Bly, and South, Allen and Hill all went close. Ilkeston took the lead in the 37th minute and never looked back. Ackers was caught in two minds and Barry Walker swept past him to shoot home. Terry Swinscoe then blasted a free kick just wide as half time approached.

Revelling in the heavy conditions Town stepped up the pace in the second half. Mick Raynor added the second a minute after the restart and he whipped in another just three minutes later. Bly’s free kick that zipped past the post gave Ilkeston their only anxious moment in the second half and it was no shock when Town scored again nine minutes from time as Raynor set up Alan Bull for a simple finish. Grantham grew frustrated during the game and picked up two bookings, Jowett for kicking the ball away and Farmer for a foul on Raynor.

TOWN FAIL TO CAPITALISE ON SUCCESS
19TH DECEMBER 1964
ILKESTON TOWN 2 SPALDING UNITED 2
Ilkeston failed to build on a good opening twenty minutes and looked set for a defeat until Alan Bull equalised with the last kick of the match. On a hard, slippery surface Town went in front after 6 minutes. Roger Gillott’s cross was desperately cleared but when the ball was returned into the area Mick Raynor scored with a header. Edgar Hanson missed a couple of chances to extend the lead and, as Spalding upped the pace, Ilkeston’s play deteriorated. Vest headed home an equaliser from Price’s cross in the 25th minute and three minutes later Beech had plenty of time to pick his spot and give Spalding the lead.

Spalding packed their defence after the break and Ilkeston didn’t have the guile to break them down. Then, with the referee about to blow for full time, Joby Dean’s long clearance found Bull and although he was tackled by Hindle the ball ran kindly for him and he slammed home a fortuitous leveller.

STAMFORD IN NO MOOD TO BEAR GIFTS
26TH DECEMBER 1964
STAMFORD 4 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Ilkeston were second best throughout and Stamford could have had the game sewn up before half time. As it was they had to settle for a one goal lead at the break, scored by Tucker in the 36th minute.

Tebbutt scored the second early in the second half but Stamford had to wait until late in the game before they were able to rubber stamp their superiority. Two goals from Smithson, on 81 and 87 minutes gave the scoreline a truer picture. Sid Watson was making his final appearance.

NO GOALS BUT PLENTY OF THRILLS
2ND JANUARY 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 0 ALFRETON TOWN 0
There was plenty of goalmouth action at both ends and chances galore but both teams were guilty of trying to walk the ball into the net. The result was a fair one. Ilkeston had more of the game whereas Alfreton looked the more dangerous. Alfreton could have clinched it in the last minute but former Ilkeston player Mick Ward missed the opportunity.

AWAY DAY JOY FOR TOWN
9TH JANUARY 1965
BELPER TOWN 1 ILKESTON TOWN 2
It was a hard slog and skilful football was at a premium but the game was nevertheless an exciting one. Ilkeston thoroughly deserved their victory on the heavy pitch. They went ahead with a magnificent 40 yard strike by John Gissing in the 17th minute and they added a second three minutes later when Mick Raynor slipped in a Barry Walker cross.

Ilkeston defended with determination in the second half as Belper’s largely ineffective attack pounded away. They got some reward three minutes from time when Joby Dean headed into his own net.

TOWN BOW OUT OF SENIOR CUP
16TH JANUARY 1965
GRESLEY ROVERS 3 ILKESTON TOWN 1 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP SECOND ROUND)
Lacking in drive, energy and purpose Ilkeston’s insipid performance was in direct contrast to Gresley’s imaginative, enterprising display. Top of the Central Alliance Gresley were the underdogs but were superior in every department. They took the lead in the 29th minute when Duggins latched onto Insley’s square ball and arrowed a 30 yard shot into the left hand corner. Gresley scored again on 50 minutes with an angled drive by John Boulton after Fitchett instigated the move. The third goal arrived in the 58th minute when Peter Boulton’s long ball left Ilkeston’s defence flat footed and Duggins went on to finish. Ilkeston tried to fight back but wasted chances. Alan Bull took the ball past ‘keeper Holland and had Mick Raynor in support but he fatally hesitated and the chance had gone. Then Roger Gillott was put through only to shoot straight at Holland. Ilkeston scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot five minutes from time, Terry Swinscoe making certain after King had pushed Raynor from behind.

ILKESTON DEMOLISHED
23RD JANUARY 1965
ASHTON UNITED 6 ILKESTON TOWN 1
Ilkeston arrived at the ground just five minutes before kick off and probably wished they hadn’t got there at all. The game kicked off 15 minutes late in heavy conditions and Ilkeston were rarely in the hunt. Relentless Ashton pressure resulted in Campbell opening the scoring on 20 minutes. MacDonald added the second five minutes later and Shepherd made it three on the half hour. Barry Walker gave Ilkeston hope with a superb solo goal in the 37th minute.

Bob Wyllie made several fine saves as Ashton turned up the heat after the break although he knew little about Shepherd’s shot that bounced off his legs. The home side rammed home their superiority in the last ten minutes. Campbell scored his second in the 82nd minute and Phoenix scored twice, on 84 and 89 minutes.

ILKESTON BOUNCE BACK FOR DERBY VICTORY
30TH JANUARY 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 2 HEANOR TOWN 1
High flying Heanor left the Manor Ground defeated by an Ilkeston team whose businesslike approach brought them a deserved victory. Heanor began the game strongly and Ilkeston had an anxious moment when ‘keeper Bob Wyllie dropped the ball under pressure from former Ilkeston forward Ken Simcoe but he got away with it. Ilkeston gradually came more into the game and Mick Raynor saw his header blocked by ‘keeper Ashmore and a John Tudor strike flew inches over. Heanor took the lead against the run of play on 32 minutes. Fidler sent Swann away and although his cross was prodded away by Terry Swinscoe the ball fell to Leadbeater 25 yards out and his dipping drive found the target. Heanor gained confidence from this goal although Ilkeston had a spell of pressure before half time that resulted in a Joby Dean shot going inches wide.

Ilkeston took over after half time but they had no luck to begin with. Barry Walker beat three defenders and crossed to Tudor whose shot hit the woodwork. Then a Walker pass found Roger Gillott who shot powerfully against the bar. The equaliser came in the 53rd minute when Dean’s free kick was met by a Raynor header. Ilkeston’s deserved winner came five minutes from time through another Raynor header after being set up by Walker. There was relief at the final whistle as Heanor had put the ball in the net in the dying minutes through Fidler but his effort was ruled out for an infringement.

NICHOLSON HAUNTS TOWN
6TH FEBRUARY 1966
GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 4 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Former Ilkeston player Reece Nicholson tormented his former club who were trounced at Gainsborough. Ilkeston began each half positively but fell away on both occasions with an absence of fighting spirit. Mick Raynor twice tested Burden early in the game before Gainsborough took control. One Alexander effort came off ‘keeper Bob Wyllie’s legs and another attempt was cleared off the line by Jack Dunn. Trinity went ahead on 30 minutes when Nicholson’s pass was met by a spectacular overhead kick by Alexander. They scored again seven minutes later when Smith’s low shot was deflected off Dunn and under Wyllie’s body.

Gainsborough’s third goal in the 59th minute came from a Nicholson penalty after he had been brought down by Joby Dean. They wrapped up the game on 76 minutes with a delightful goal, Nicholson combining well with Alexander before finishing brilliantly.

GOOLE DESTROY TOWN WITH SECOND HALF FIGHTBACK
13TH FEBRUARY 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 2 GOOLE TOWN 5
Ilkeston began the game with pace and purpose in a strong wind and looked set to win both points against a hesitant, lethargic Goole team. However, Ilkeston fell away badly after half time and their overworked defence couldn’t keep out a tidal wave of Goole attacks. Ilkeston took the lead after 7 minutes when clever play by Edgar Hanson bamboozled the Goole defence and Mick Raynor was on hand to finish. Then, on 22 minutes, Hanson sent Alan Bull away and his cross was converted by Raynor for his second. It was all Ilkeston at this stage but Goole slowly regrouped. The first sign of a comeback came five minutes before half time when Barmby scored.

The game took on a different look when Barmby scored again in the 49th minute and it was no surprise when Goole went in front on 65 minutes with a Powell rocket. Kelly made certain of victory six minutes from time and there was still time for Duncan to add a fifth goal with a minute remaining.

ILKESTON GIVE LESSON IN FINISHING
20TH FEBRUARY 1965
RETFORD TOWN 2 ILKESTON TOWN 3
Ilkeston pulled off a surprising but merited victory at Retford. Although they had to defend for large chunks of the game Ilkeston’s direct attacking style and willingness to shoot made them worthy winners. Retford took the lead after just 5 minutes when Bob Wyllie’s poor goal kick went straight to Warrington whose cross was met first time by Dalton. Mick Raynor broke through to score but the referee ruled it out for offside. Retford then had a great chance to double the lead when Parker had space and time but he delayed his shot and Wyllie was able to smother the ball on the line. John Tudor shot wide for Ilkeston before Wyllie was called upon to make another save when he stopped Rhodes’ powerful shot. Retford’s poor finishing during the first half meant that Ilkeston were still very much in the game.

Two minutes after the break Ilkeston made Retford pay for their wastefulness by equalising. A clever move between Edgar Hanson and Tudor ended with the former levelling the scores. Retford piled forward in search of a goal to put them back in front but again they didn’t take advantage. Instead it was Ilkeston who gained the lead with another Hanson goal, on 77 minutes. Two minutes later Ilkeston got their third with a John Tudor shot. Retford continued to miss chances although they grabbed a consolation goal five minutes from time through Parker.

ILKESTON RUE PENALTY MISS
27TH FEBRUARY 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 1 SCARBOROUGH 2
Scarborough played the game at a cracking pace but they were matched by an Ilkeston team who, but for missing a series of chances, including a second half penalty, could have won a point. Nevertheless Scarborough always appeared to have something in reserve. The visitors took the lead on 31 minutes when, on a swift counter, Dunn’s centre was converted by Mordue.

Scarborough appeared to make the game safe in the 73rd minute through Edgar after Town’s defence had been split wide open. Ilkeston pressed hard from then on but were denied by McClusker who produced a superb diving save to keep out Terry Swinscoe’s penalty. They did score a consolation goal seven minutes from time when Barry Walker created an opening that fell to Edgar Hanson.

WORKSOP STUNNED BY ILKESTON COMEBACK
6TH MARCH 1965
WORKSOP TOWN 3 ILKESTON TOWN 3
Worksop looked set for a comfortable victory until an extraordinary turnaround during the last half hour. In a match packed with incident and drama Worksop led after only a minute through a Whitham penalty after Jack Dunn brought down Tracey. The Tigers had their tails up and Farmer’s shot flashed wide whilst Sanderson’s shot was superbly headed over his own bar by Brian Wright. Worksop’s pressure told in the 25th minute when Harris made it two. Former Ilkeston player Roger Collinson’s long shot brought a good save from Bob Wyllie who also somehow managed to get in the way of a dangerous Farmer cross shot.

The second half started in much the same way with Worksop well in control. Their third goal and Harris’ second came on 61 minutes but within a minute Ilkeston scored themselves. Joby Dean’s shot was stopped on the line and Edgar Hanson was quick to react. Suddenly the game changed as Ilkeston gained belief and Worksop were forced to hang on grimly. Mick Raynor scored a well taken goal to reduce arrears further but the real drama came 8 minutes from time when Terry Swinscoe equalised from the penalty spot.

ILKESTON GIFT WRAP POINTS FOR ARNOLD
13TH MARCH 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 0 ARNOLD 4
Arnold exploited Ilkeston’s weaknesses to the full but there was no hiding from the fact that three of the goals were absolute giveaways. Ilkeston had early opportunities to go in front. The closest they came was when ‘keeper Buckland fumbled under pressure from Edgar Hanson and Barry Walker pounced on to the loose ball before sending over a cross to Mick Raynor who headed inches wide. Arnold took the lead in the 26th minute goal when Ball’s cross led to some comical defending. Bob Wyllie, Terry Swinscoe, Joby Dean and Jack Dunn all went for the same ball and in the confusion the ball ran loose to Boucher who slammed home. They scored again three minutes later and this time it was a mistake by Mick Severn that proved costly. He cut out Burton’s cross from the left but took too long to clear and was robbed by Smith who then fired past Wyllie.

Ilkeston were second best in the second half but yet another blunder accounted for Arnold’s third. Burton’s speculative lob from the right on 53 minutes led to Wyllie leaving his goal to claim the ball but he completely misjudged its flight and it sailed over him into the net. Burton had another effort disallowed before Boucher scored the fourth with a first time shot a minute from time.

TOWN SO CLOSE TO SHOCK VICTORY
20TH MARCH 1965
LOCKHEED LEAMINGTON 4 ILKESTON TOWN 4
Ilkeston produced an outstanding performance at top of the table and champions in waiting Lockheed Leamington. It was a seesaw game, full of thrills, and Leamington were lucky to get a point despite their early dominance that saw them take a 3rd minute lead through Knox. Ilkeston recovered well and, after Crosby twice saved shots from John McEvoy, Mick Raynor equalised on 13 minutes. Two minutes later the home side went back in front thanks to a Hall penalty, yet remarkably within seconds Ilkeston drew level again with an Edgar Hanson goal. The torrential rain and muddy pitch certainly helped Ilkeston as they contributed greatly to a thrilling first half.

Ilkeston set the pace after half time but fell behind once more on 53 minutes as Knox scored his second. Town were not to be denied, however, and fought like tigers before they deservedly equalised for a third time in the 80th minute through Raynor. When Raynor completed his hat-trick five minutes from time it seemed as if Ilkeston were set for an unlikely but richly deserved victory. Sadly, Ward put the home side back on equal terms with just two minutes remaining. ‘Keeper Bob Wyllie lasted the full 90 minutes despite sustaining an injury.

BROWN LEADS LONG EATON FIGHTBACK
27TH MARCH 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 2 LONG EATON UNITED 3
Watched by Football Queen Miss Glennis Smithurst, who was runners-up in the Midlands Area Final, Ilkeston led 2-0 but fell away badly during the final half hour. Having held the initiative for most of the game they reeled under Long Eaton’s second half pressure. Long Eaton began the game at a cracking pace but were somewhat over anxious and Ilkeston’s more methodical approach was more effective. Ilkeston’s superiority was rewarded in the 32nd minute when Barry Walker beat three men and crossed perfectly for Mick Raynor to head home. The goal gave Ilkeston a great boost and they finished the half well in control.

Town continued from where they left off and, following a scramble, they swept into a two goal lead when Raynor shot through a crowded area. However, they wilted under severe pressure as the second half progressed. Long Eaton pulled a goal back on 62 minutes although there was some doubt about its validity. Future Town forward Alan Brown outwitted Jack Dunn and Brian Wright before crossing to Nightingale who appeared to score from an offside position, the referee choosing to ignore the linesman’s flag. ‘Keeper John Turton did his best to hold Long Eaton at bay with some fine saves including a brilliant one to deny Vallance, and another one drew applause from Birkbeck who had just seen his point blank range thunderbolt blocked by the Ilkeston ‘keeper. However Turton was beaten by Brown’s crashing drive in the 78th minute who had left Dunn trailing in his wake. It seemed as if Ilkeston might just hold out but four minutes from time Brown’s low cross was whipped into the net by Ilkeston old boy Terry Blount.

ILKESTON LACKING AT LOUGHBOROUGH
3RD APRIL 1965
LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED 3 ILKESTON TOWN 0
Ilkeston began the game well enough and played some attractive football during the first 25 minutes. After that they became cumbersome, lacked direction and showed no determination despite the home side being down to ten men for the last 65 minutes after Lopez went off injured. The closest Ilkeston came to scoring was when Jack Dunn hit the bar following a John Gissing cross.

Loughborough took the lead in the 36th minute through Laryea and added another on 52 minutes with a Mann penalty. Laryea completed the scoring on the hour.

NICHOLSON GEMS RUB IT IN
7TH APRIL 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 1 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 3
Former Ilkeston player Reece Nicholson scored two glorious second half goals to take the game away from an Ilkeston team who had played very well. Ilkeston took the lead on 24 minutes after fine work by Barry Walker and John Gissing gave John Tudor the chance to score from 12 yards.

Nicholson’s goals, on 47 and 60 minutes, were added to by an unfortunate Terry Swinscoe own goal in the 70th minute when he could only help Smith’s shot into the net.

ILKESTON’S LATE STYLE SHOW
10TH APRIL 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 3 SUTTON TOWN 0
For 70 minutes this was a dull, lifeless match only livened up by the numerous stoppages caused by a referee who refused to let it flow. Sutton had chances to score in the first half and could have sewn the game up but they failed to do so.

Ilkeston sprung into life during the closing stages and won the game in style. They took the lead in the 72nd minute when Barry Walker turned past future Ilkeston defender Brian Harrison superbly and crossed for Mick Raynor to head home. Ilkeston’s second arrived on 82 minutes. Several shots were blocked during a goalmouth scramble and when Peter Hibbert shot for goal defender Lambert saved with his hands. Although Terry Swinscoe’s penalty was beaten out by Turton he made amends by scoring from the rebound. A minute later Ilkeston scored again after another penalty award, this time after Hibbert had been grounded by Harrison. On this occasion Swinscoe made no mistake from the spot.

ARNOLD WIN IN THE WIND
17TH APRIL 1965
ARNOLD 1 ILKESTON TOWN 0
A strong wind played havoc and made good football almost impossible in a game dominated by defences. Arnold did most of the early attacking but Boucher and Oldham both shot high and wide. They took the lead on 15 minutes, however, when Boucher punished an Ellis Humphries mistake. Ilkeston’s best spell came as half time approached but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Town continued to press early in the second half and Barry Walker was unlucky not to score with a shot that went just wide but as the wind grew ever stronger they were forced to concede defeat.

ILKESTON SHOCKER
19TH APRIL 1965
ILKESTON TOWN 1 DENABY UNITED 3
Denaby, well adrift at the bottom of the table, comfortably beat a shoddy Ilkeston team. Their well drilled and enterprising midfield were more than a match for Town and they took the lead after just 20 seconds when Ilkeston’s defence somehow let McKay in to square for D.Whittaker to score. Ilkeston’s 19th minute equaliser had a touch of good fortune about it as Roger Gillott’s cross went off Mick Raynor’s shoulder and into the net. Ilkeston improved briefly after the goal but were rocked in the 34th minute when a lovely pass by Haydon found T.Whittaker who fired in off the far post to give Denaby the lead again. Alec Brader had a chance to level before half time but he shot straight at Cooke from 8 yards.

Denaby scored their third after 50 minutes when McKay received a ball from the right and gave Bob Wyllie no chance from six yards. The goal knocked any remaining stuffing out of Ilkeston and their only serious attempt after that came from Raynor who hastily blazed over from 10 yards out.

TOO EASY FOR SCARBOROUGH
24TH APRIL 1965
SCARBOROUGH 4 ILKESTON TOWN 1
This was an inglorious defeat for Ilkeston who surrendered without much of a fight to Scarborough. Although Brian Wright and John Gissing both picked up first half injuries that left them hobbling for the remainder of the game the truth was they were too easily beaten by the home side. Franks gave Scarborough the lead on 36 minutes and when Terry Swinscoe handled four minutes later Boyes scored from the spot. A Wood own goal a minute later gave Ilkeston hope and they had a brief spell of pressure at the start of the second half. An Edgar Hanson shot was deflected wide and Swinscoe headed a Barry Walker corner just over but Scarborough killed the game with an Edgar goal in the 50th minute. Jones rounded things off with a fourth for Scarborough two minutes from time.

SEASON ENDS ON LOW NOTE
26TH APRIL 1965
ALFRETON TOWN 2 ILKESTON TOWN 1
Despite being Alfreton’s equal for most of the game which defences dominated, Ilkeston’s sorry season ended with a fourth successive defeat, their 7th in 8 games. Chances were missed by both sides during the first half, which Ilkeston shaded. Mick Raynor and Alfreton’s Nevin missed the best opportunities whilst Keith Bryan twice tested Mycroft with decent shots.

Morris’ terrific drive gave Alfreton the lead on 55 minutes but there was little to choose between the teams after the break. Bryan missed a great chance to equalise five minutes from time and Nevin rubbed salt in the wound by grabbing a second a minute from time. A Kelsey own goal in injury time was too little too late for Ilkeston.


1964/65 CENTRAL ALLIANCE DIVISION ONE FINAL TABLE

  P W D L F A Pts H A
1 Gresley Rovers 38 32 4 2 165 37 68
2 Eastwood Town 38 24 9 5 125 61 57
3 Kimberley Town 38 22 8 8 90 51 52
4 Newhall United 38 23 6 9 127 83 52
5 Alfreton Town Reserves 38 20 3 15 106 77 43
6 Derby County 'A' 38 17 7 14 69 59 41
7 Wilmorton & Alvaston 38 16 8 14 58 66 40
8 Belper Town Reserves 38 16 4 18 84 78 36
9 Crewton Sports 38 14 8 16 71 70 36
10 Linby Colliery 38 13 9 16 60 84 35
11 Clay Cross Miners Welfare 38 12 11 15 57 84 35
12 Nottingham Forest 'A' 38 16 2 20 77 94 34
13 Sutton Town Reserves 38 12 9 17 71 82 33
14 Matlock Town Reserves 38 12 9 17 72 96 33
15 Arnold Reserves 38 14 5 19 66 94 33
16 ILKESTON TOWN RESERVES 38 13 5 20 64 79 31 X X
17 Burton Albion Reserves 38 11 9 18 65 80 31
18 Long Eaton United Reserves 38 7 11 20 48 84 25
19 Anstey Nomads 38 9 7 22 37 91 25
20 Heanor Town Reserves 38 10 0 28 64 125 20