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Ilkeston FC, 2012/13 Derbyshire Senior Cup winners. Skipper Laurie Wilson holds the trophy.

2012/13 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (PREMIER DIVISION) FINAL TABLE

  P W D L F A Pts
1 North Ferriby United 42 28 9 5 96 43 93
2 Hednesford Town 42 28 9 5 91 47 93
3 FC United Of Manchester 42 25 8 9 86 48 83
4 Witton Albion 42 24 8 10 85 57 80
5 AFC Fylde 42 23 6 13 93 51 75
6 Rushall Olympic 42 20 10 12 69 55 70
7 Buxton 42 18 13 11 72 56 67
8 Chorley 42 20 7 15 63 52 67
9 Worksop Town 42 20 6 16 91 68 66
10 Ashton United 42 15 14 13 71 66 59
11 ILKESTON FC 42 15 13 14 67 55 58
12 Whitby Town 42 16 9 17 68 72 57
13 Marine 42 16 11 15 61 61 56
14 Nantwich Town 42 15 8 19 63 76 53
15 Stafford Rangers 42 12 15 15 54 60 51
16 Blyth Spartans 42 15 6 21 70 87 51
17 Matlock Town 42 12 9 21 54 80 45
18 Frickley Athletic 42 10 9 23 58 88 39
19 Grantham Town 42 9 9 24 56 75 36
20 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 9 9 24 67 106 36
21 Kendal Town 42 9 6 27 65 112 33
22 Eastwood Town 42 3 6 33 36 121 15

notes: Marine deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.

2012/13 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (PREMIER DIVISION) RESULTS

DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS ATT SCORERS
18 AUG AFC FYLDE D1-1 13 481 RICKETTS
21 AUG Rushall Olympic L1-2 15  248 REID
25 AUG Nantwich Town L0-1 17  385
27 AUG EASTWOOD TOWN W2-1 14  795 McCALL, RICKETTS
1 SEP Chorley L0-1 17  652
3 SEP RUSHALL OLYMPIC L0-1 18  412
15 SEP WITTON ALBION L2-3 18  499 HARRISON (OG), BOOTH (OG)
18 SEP Frickley Athletic L1-2 18  212 M.RICHARDS
13 OCT STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS W1-0 19  638 GARDNER
16 OCT Stafford Rangers L1-2 21  312 WATTS
30 OCT North Ferriby United D1-1 22  274 RICKETTS
3 NOV KENDAL TOWN D4-4 21  401 EADES 2, RICKETTS, WATTS
10 NOV FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER D1-1  21  1015  MAGUIRE 
17 NOV MATLOCK TOWN L0-2 21  612
21 NOV Ashton United W3-0 20  128 HOOTON 2, M.RICHARDS
24 NOV WHITBY TOWN W3-1 18  563 MAGUIRE 2, HOOTON
27 NOV Hednesford Town L0-2 18  319
1 DEC Marine D1-1 17  338 J.SMITH
3 DEC GRANTHAM TOWN W2-0 15  427 PEEL, RICKETTS
8 DEC CHORLEY W1-0 15  405 R.WILSON
15 DEC AFC Fylde W3-2 13  244 RICKETTS 2, M.RICHARDS
26 DEC Eastwood Town W4-1 13  512 M.RICHARDS 2, S.SMITH, HOOTON
1 JAN WORKSOP TOWN W2-1 12  678 HOOTON, L.WILSON
5 JAN Witton Albion D2-2 12  454 SHEEHAN (OG), PARTRIDGE
12 JAN FRICKLEY ATHLETIC W4-2 10  433 MAGUIRE 2 (1PEN), RICKETTS, HOOTON
2 FEB STAFFORD RANGERS L0-2 11  515
9 FEB Stocksbridge Park Steels D1-1 11 185 WATTS
16 FEB ASHTON UNITED D2-2 13  457 REID 2
23 FEB FC United Of Manchester L0-1 13  1929
2 MAR Grantham Town D1-1 13  323 MAGUIRE
4 MAR NANTWICH TOWN W3-0 12  367 M.RICHARDS 2, O'CONNELL
16 MAR Blyth Spartans L2-3 13  326 FORD, HOOTON
30 MAR BLYTH SPARTANS W3-1 12  419 HOOTON (PEN), REID, RICKETTS
1 APR Worksop Town W4-1 12  348 HOOTON, RICKETTS, K.RICHARDS, REID
4 APR BUXTON D1-1 12  387 REID
6 APR NORTH FERRIBY UNITED D2-2 12  417 HOOTON, RUSSELL
10 APR Buxton D0-0 12  284
13 APR Kendal Town L2-3 12  188 GORDON 2
20 APR HEDNESFORD TOWN L0-2 13  529
24 APR Whitby Town W4-0 12  247 RUSSELL 2, L.WILSON 2
27 APR Matlock Town D1-1 12  460 WRIGHT
4 MAY MARINE W1-0 12  427 M.RICHARDS


2012/13 FA CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORER
1QR 8 SEP Coalville Town W1-0 322 L.WILSON (PEN)
2QR 22 SEP BELPER TOWN D2-2 519 THOMAS 2 
2QRrep 25 SEP Belper Town W5-1  360  SIMPKINS (OG), HOOTON, M.RICHARDS, THOMAS, CHAMBERS 
3QR 6 OCT GRESLEY W4-2  621  HOOTON, THOMAS 2, M.RICHARDS 
4QR 20 OCT  AFC Fylde  D1-1  482  GARDNER 
4QRrep 22 OCT AFC FYLDE L0-1  696   


2012/13 FA TROPHY RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORER
1QR 29 SEP Stourbridge W1-0 349 REID
2QR 27 OCT Whitby Town L2-4 272 M.RICHARDS, L.WILSON 


2012/13 DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
3R 10 DEC PINXTON W3-0 182 PEEL, GARDNER, J.SMITH
QF  30 JAN  HEANOR TOWN  W7-0  158  WATTS 2, L.WILSON (PEN), MAGUIRE, REID 2 (1PEN), HOOTON 
SF 19 MAR ALFRETON TOWN W2-0  409  HOOTON 2 
F 30 APR Matlock Town W2-1  1769  REID 2 (1PEN) 

2012/13 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORER
3R 7 JAN EASTWOOD TOWN L1-2 230 GARDNER


2012/13 FRIENDLIES RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
JUL 14 Leek Town W6-0 WATTS, FORD, THOMAS, PEEL, OSEI-SIRIBOUR, RICKETTS
JUL 18 SHEFFIELD UNITED D1-1 899 MAGUIRE
JUL 21 NOTTS COUNTY L1-2 546 REID
JUL 24 BURTON ALBION W3-2 317 WATTS 2, R.WILSON
JUL 28 Gresley FC L0-2 216 
JUL 31 PORT VALE L0-2 265 
AUG 4 Sheffield FC D2-2   THOMAS, McCALL
AUG 10 Mickleover Sports W3-0   RICKETTS 2, McCALL


18TH AUGUST 2012
FYLDE UNDER D FOR DRAW
ILKESTON FC 1 AFC FYLDE 1
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These two newly promoted teams ended this well contested game evenly matched. The visitors were on top during the first half but the Robins stepped up a gear after falling behind and deservedly earned a point. Fylde took the game to Ilkeston from the off and were a constant threat although they struggled to create many clear cut chances. The best one fell to Barnes midway through the first half when he broke into the area but could only loft his shot over both the advancing Chris Martin and the bar. At the other end Gary Ricketts headed wide from a Jack Watts corner and Matt Richards shot wide from distance but Fylde could count themselves unlucky not to be going into the break with a lead.
Fylde continued to press early in the second half with Booth firing over from a good position. It was no surprise when they took the lead on 52 minutes when Ilkeston failed to clear positively. A neat move involving Jarvis, Dean and Sumner opened up the defence and the latter drove home from a tight angle. Ilkeston's response was impressive and they were back on level terms three minutes later. 'Keeper Hinchliffe couldn't reach Laurie Wilson's teasing free kick from the left and Gary Ricketts took advantage to head home from 6 yards at the back post. Both teams then went on the look out for a winner but it was Ilkeston who had the initiative. Hughes and Jarvis went close for Fylde whilst Laurie Wilson created space for a shot but his effort was deflected off target by a Fylde defender. The Robins came close to a late winner when Laurie Wilson's free kick was headed powerfully against the bar by Ricketts and then unmarked substitute James Reid squandered a great chance when he blazed over from 15 yards following substitute Alex Ford's hooked cross. Dorney almost had the final say in the final seconds when he shot off target from close range but it would have been tough on the Robins had Fylde stolen the points.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Daryll Thomas (14.Jamie Clarke [44], 15.Alex Ford [86]), 11.Will McCall (16.James Reid [84]). subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, GK.Ashley Timms.

21ST AUGUST 2012
OLYMPIC'S SPIRIT WINS THE PRIZE
RUSHALL OLYMPIC 2 ILKESTON FC 1
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Rushall's physical approach and fierce determination was sufficient to defeat an Ilkeston team which struggled to cope with the tactics. On a miserable evening the match was uneventful to start with although Jamie Clarke's early header was well saved by Rushall 'keeper Gemmell. From then on The Robins rarely threatened and Rushall took the lead in the 21st minute. Brown's looping cross from the left was met by a firm downward header by Walker from close range that gave Chris Martin no chance. Matt Richards' free kick was too close to Gemmell to trouble him as Ilkeston tried to respond and Rushall continued to look more threatening. A Keenan free kick was deflected against the post with Martin stranded and Ryan Wilson cleared a Daniel header off the line as Rushall went close to extending their lead before half-time.
Any hopes Ilkeston had of making a comeback were ended by Walker again three minutes after the break. Brown broke forward from midfield before placing a perfectly weighted pass through for the striker to fire into the corner past the onrushing Martin. Richards came close with a volley and Martin did well to keep out Brown's shot at the other end, and when Ilkeston did create a decent chance substitute Alex Ford headed off target, a similar opportunity falling to him soon after with the same result. The Robins' consolation goal came in stoppage time, substitute James Reid's low 25 yard free kick beating the wall and finding the corner.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Ryan Wilson (12.Greg Pearson [46]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Jamie Clarke (14.Alex Ford [68]), 11.Will McCall (15.James Reid [79]) subs not used: 16.Joe Maguire, GK.Ashley Timms.

25TH AUGUST 2012
DABBERS DEFEAT ROBINS
NANTWICH TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 0

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Lack of quality in the final third cost Ilkeston a useful point as they produced an otherwise improved performance. Nantwich started brightly with Wilson flicking Short's low cross just wide, and the same player's shot soon after brought a comfortable save from Chris Martin. Gradually Ilkeston began to impose themselves. Matt Richards' low shot from distance was straight at 'keeper Brain, and Jack Watts saw an effort blocked. The home team responded with danger man Sean Cooke cutting inside from the right to fire just wide but Ilkeston continued to gain the upper hand. Jamie Clarke had a goal ruled out for offside and Gary Ricketts had an effort go harmlessly wide just before half-time.
Nantwich stepped it up early in the second half. Beesley just cleared the bar with an early effort and both Sean Cooke and McLachlan went close before they edged in front on 55 minutes. Cooke collected the ball and was able to run unchallenged towards the box before firing in a low shot into the corner. Nantwich remained comfortable after that with Ilkeston lacking penetration. Beesley and Jones could have increased the lead and Ricketts missed a rare opportunity for The Robins. In the final minute Ilkeston did come close to a goal their overall play deserved. James Reid's stunning 30 yard free kick went through the wall and Brain made a stunning save to keep it out.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.Joe Maguire, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Jamie Clarke (14.Alex Ford [66]), 11.Will McCall (15.James Reid [66]) subs not used: 12.Russell Peel, 16.Ellis Storey, 17.Mike Williams.

27TH AUGUST 2012
ROBINS BACK TO WINNING WAYS
ILKESTON FC 2 EASTWOOD TOWN 1
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This was a local derby which lacked quality as The Robins struggled to overcome bottom of the table Eastwood, but Ilkeston deserved to take the three points. The game began quietly but after James Reid had a goal disallowed for offside Ilkeston began to take control. Will McCall cut in from the right and shot just wide, and Gary Ricketts and McCall both had headers which missed the target. However, the opening goal soon came on 23 minutes when McCall received Matt Richards' ball into the box and made space to turn and shoot low into the corner. A bad pass by Greg Pearson at the other end let in Griffith whose lob over the advancing Chris Martin landed on the roof of the net, much to Ilkeston's relief.
The second half saw the tempo pick up somewhat. Ricketts headed over from a Richards cross, Nightingale was just unable to apply a finishing touch at the other end, and Eastwood 'keeper Deakin produced a brilliant stop to keep out Jack Watts' thumping volley from 15 yards. Suddenly Eastwood were back on level terms when Nightingale took advantage of hesitant defending and latched on to a long ball forward to blast into the roof of the net from 10 yards on the hour. Martin had to be alert to keep out shots from Griffith and Hollis as Eastwood gained belief, but soon The Robins began to reassert themselves. McCall was unlucky when his low drive was deflected up on to the bar, and the winning goal came shortly after. McCall's telling left foot cross from the right was met by a lovely flicked header into the far corner by Ricketts. Eastwood were far from out of it and The Robins had to survive a couple of late scares, with Griffith volleying a good chance wide from former Ilkeston FC player Fabian Smith's cross, and the same player curled a long range shot over the bar as Ilkeston held on.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.James Reid (15.Russell Peel [89]), 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Joe Maguire [81]), 10.Jamie Clarke (14.Andrew Osei-Siribour [65]), 11.Will McCall subs not used: 12.Ellis Storey, 17.Mike Williams.

1ST SEPTEMBER 2012
A CHOR-GONE CONCLUSION

CHORLEY 1 ILKESTON FC 0
The Robins slipped to another narrow defeat and once again it was a lack of quality in the final third that led to their downfall. They matched Chorley in all other areas on the pitch and were unlucky not to come away with a point. The home side began brightly but the first opening fell to Andrew Osei-Siribour who got clear but 'keeper Cudworth rushed out to block his shot. Kilheeney headed over at the other end before Cudworth was equal to a James Reid shot from the edge of the box. Play was even, Chorley's Teague's flick going just wide following a corner and Witham's header from Garner's cross missed the target either side of a Jamie Clarke header which went wide from a deep cross by Greg Pearson. Matt Richards then went on a fine run before seeing his eventual shot blocked.
The second half began badly for Ilkeston with Chorley grabbing the winner on 48 minutes. Walker's long throw caused problems and it was flicked on by Teague and Kilheeney for Stephenson to convert from point blank range. The Robins responded positively with Pearson's long range shot testing Cudworth who did well to save a further effort from Clarke. Ince looked set to score a second for Chorley but Pearson did well to get in the way of his shot. An injury to Walker left the home side with only ten men during the closing stages but Ilkeston couldn't make the extra man count. Dan Partridge almost headed an equaliser very late in the game and it needed a goal line clearance to prevent it.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.James Reid (14.Joe Maguire [63]), 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Russell Cooke (12.Ryan Wilson [63]), 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Andrew Osei-Siribour, 10.Jamie Clarke (16.Ryan Osborne [74]), 11.Will McCall subs not used: 15.Russell Peel, 17.Mike Williams.

3RD SEPTEMBER 2012
YOUNG ROBINS IN THE BROWN STUFF
ILKESTON FC 0 RUSHALL OLYMPIC 1
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A very inexperienced but enthusiastic Ilkeston team fell to another defeat although their efforts were worthy of at least a point against a tough and determined Rushall team. The 54th minute winner by Brown was enough to secure the points for the visitors and he was their biggest threat in a poor first half. He had a shot blocked and also headed over whilst Adam Somes headed over from Jack Watts' cross for Ilkeston. Watts then lobbed wide and long range shots at both ends, from Dion Chambers and Gomes, were off target. As half time approached Watts looped a header onto the roof of the net.
Ilkeston went in search of an early second half goal with Somes heading over from a Chris Jones cross, only for Rushall to edge in front. Walker managed to fire in a low shot which was too strong for Chris Martin to hold and Brown thumped the loose ball into the roof of the net from close range. The longer the second half wore on the more Ilkeston pressed and substitute Ryan Osborne's volley from a Chambers cross was well kept out by 'keeper Gemmell. James Reid, also on as a substitute, also went close on a couple of occasions but Rushall survived the onslaught.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Chris Jones, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Adam Somes (14.Jamie Clarke [74]), 10.Andrew Osei-Siribour (15.Ryan Osborne [74]), 11.Will McCall (16.James Reid [88]) subs not used: 12.Joe Wilcox, 17.Russell Peel.

8TH SEPTEMBER 2012
LAURIE DRIVES ROBINS TO VICTORY

COALVILLE TOWN 0 ILKESTON FC 1 (FA CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND)
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Laurie Wilson slams home the winner from the penalty spot.
Ilkeston FC's first ever FA Cup tie ended successfully as they overcame tricky opponents who were previously unbeaten and topped the Evo-Stik League First Division South. The win was more comfortable than the score reflects although they never truly dominated the game. Indeed Coalville came close to an early goal when Ashley Timms had to make a fine save to keep out Robbins' powerful 12 yard volley. Daryll Thomas had a chance to put The Robins in front but he volleyed well wide from Jack Watts' cross whilst Robbins' dipping volley cleared the bar at the other end. Gary Ricketts' then fed Thomas nicely but he blasted over, and Coalville came close to an opener when Ryan Wilson's error allowed Robbins to flick the ball just wide. Thomas came even closer to giving Ilkeston the lead with a glancing header from Watts' cross struck the bar before substitute Adam Somes somehow put the ball wide from close range after Matt Richards headed the ball across to him on the stroke of half-time.
Coalville threatened briefly early in the second half when Davidson's header was tipped to safety by Timms but it was Ilkeston who took the lead on 55 minutes. Watts' cross from the left struck Woodward's hand and a penalty was awarded which Laurie Wilson thumped home. From then on Ilkeston rarely looked in danger and they came close to a second when Watts' dipping volley from the edge of the box went just over.
Line-up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Chris Jones, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Adam Somes [32]), 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.Dion Chambers subs not used: 12.Joe Wilcox, 14.James Reid, 15.Russell Peel, 18.Mike Williams, 19.Ryan Osborne, GK.Chris Martin.

15TH SEPTEMBER 2012
ROBINS WITTON OFF
ILKESTON FC 2 WITTON ALBION 3

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Ilkeston FC fell to another league defeat and their lack of creativity contributed to their defeat. In a game of three own goals the visitors probably deserved the win. Witton were first to threaten when Wood got behind the defence but his shot was turned away by Ashley Timms. However, Ilkeston scored with their first real attack on 7 minutes. Matt Richards' cross from the left came off the outstretched boot of Witton's Ben Harrison and looped into the far corner. Adam Somes and Daryll Thomas both went close for Ilkeston but Witton continued to threaten and deservedly levelled in the 23rd minute when Hancock was allowed to run from deep and skip past several challenges before firing low past Timms from 12 yards for a well taken goal. Six minutes' later the Robins were unlucky when Hancock's low 25 yard angled drive took a huge deflection off Chris Jones to wrong foot Timms and give Witton the lead. Ilkeston responded with a Thomas shot that was tipped away by 'keeper Cooper, and Tuck's long range free kick was deflected over at the other end.
Ilkeston drew level five minutes into the second half and again they benefitted from an own goal, Richards' low cross from the left striking Paul Booth before trickling into the far corner. Ilkeston were unable to build on their good fortune, however. Witton substitute Connors' shot flashed wide before they grabbed the winner on 80 minutes. Hancock's through pass opened up the defence and Wood had time and space to unleash an unstoppable shot across Timms into the top corner.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Chris Jones, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jack Watts (14.James Reid [84]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Adam Somes (15.Will McCall [46]), 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.Dion Chambers (16.Ryan Osborne [84]) subs not used: 12.Joe Wilcox, GK.Chris Martin.

18TH SEPTEMBER 2012
FRICKLEY DOES IT

FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 ILKESTON FC 1
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The Robins' horrible start to the season continued as wretched luck and poor finishing contributed to another defeat in a game they ought to have won against a team previously without a victory. Allott was put through early on for the home side in the opening exchanges but he shot wide under pressure. From then on Ilkeston controlled proceedings. Will McCall's low shot was saved by Woodhead and soon after, the Frickley 'keeper spilled a free kick from the right and the ball ran loose to Dan Partridge who crashed his close range shot against the bar. Matt Richards' low shot from 18 yards came back off the post, and the Robins hit the woodwork yet again when a swift break ended with Dion Chambers' effort tipped being tipped against the post by Woodhead. Finally Ilkeston took a deserved lead in the 40th minute when Richards fought for possession before creating space to fire low into the corner from 15 yards. Frickley fired a warning on the stroke of half-time but Ghaichem's volley from 10 yards was well off target.
Ilkeston began the second half strongly with Watts volleying wide and Daryll Thomas' overhead kick going straight to Woodhead. But the game was turned on its head by two Frickley goals, both by Allott, in the space of three minutes. Firstly Woods' shot was deflected into his path and he fired home past Timms, and then he raced onto Woodhead's long clearance on 64 minutes to slide the ball under the advancing Timms. The Robins poured forward in vain for a deserved equaliser. Ryan Wilson's 25 yard free kick crashed against the bar, and Thomas' perfectly struck close range volley flew straight into Woodhead's arms.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Will McCall (16.Andrew Osei-Siribour [72]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Jack Watts, 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.Dion Chambers (14.James Reid [81]) subs not used: 12.Joe Maguire, 15.Russell Peel, GK.Chris Martin.

22ND SEPTEMBER 2012
DARYLL'S DOUBLE AS ROBINS HELD TO DRAW
ILKESTON FC 2 BELPER TOWN 2 (FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND)

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Daryll Thomas is jubilant after bagging Ilkeston's second goal.
Ilkeston had plenty of chances to progress into the next round but surrended their lead within five minutes of going in front. From then on they had it all on to stave off defeat. The Robins began slowly against lively opponents from the division below with Ball flicking a header wide following a corner. Joe Maguire did likewise at the other end and Daryll Thomas had a shot blocked by 'keeper Chapman as they tried to take the initiative but it was Belper who edged in front in the 16th minute. Warne's left wing cross was headed by Ball and as Ashley Timms tried to get to the looping ball he was beaten by Leonard's close range back header. Ilkeston were second best for a spell and it took some magic by Joe Wilcox on 38 minutes to drag them back into the game. Within seconds of making a last ditch tackle he broke forward from deep and after a 50 yard run he threaded a perfect through ball for Thomas to fire past the advancing Chapman.
The Robins began the second half purposefully. Wilcox' cross was somehow headed over a gaping goal by James Reid, Aaron Hooton had a shot deflected into the side net, and the same player blazed over when clear on goal. Jack Watts was also desperately unlucky to see his 20 yard shot strike the upright. The second goal arrived in the 65th minute when Watts' long ball forward was controlled by Thomas and he ran on to slip the ball past Chapman into the unguarded net. An Ilkeston victory seemed likely but Belper responded positively. Former Ilkeston Town player Simon Harrison's shot was deflected just wide and from the corner the unmarked Longstaff powered home a header from 6 yards with 20 minutes remaining. Suddenly Belper were looking the more dangerous. Rushbury just missed the target with one effort and Longstaff almost grabbed a late winner but was defied by Timms who kept out the low shot with a fingertip save.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Ryan Wilson (16.Russell Peel [22]), 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.James Reid (18.Will McCall [77]) subs not used: 12.Ellis Storey, 14.Alex Ford, 15.Ryan Osborne, 17.Andrew Osei-Siribour, GK.Chris Martin

25TH SEPTEMBER 2012
ROBINS COME ALIVE AND BAG FIVE

BELPER TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 5 (FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND REPLAY)
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On a foul rain drenched evening Ilkeston gave a masterclass in attacking football with easily their best performance of their disappointing start to the season. Yet they fell behind after just 13 minutes when former Ilkeston Town star Simon Harrison's corner was met by the unmarked Longstaff at the far post with a left foot shot. Ilkeston replied quickly and equalised five minutes later with a fortunate goal. James Reid's corner was punched by Chapman onto Simpkins' back and the ball bounced in for an own goal. From then on The Robins were in control and they took the lead in the 24th minute when Aaron Hooton superbly headed home a Matt Richards cross. Six minutes later it was three thanks to a wonderful 25 yard strike into the top corner by Richards after the ball fell to him following a corner. Ball ought to have pulled a goal back for Belper when he rounded Ashley Timms but he was unable to direct a shot on target. The miss was costly because Ilkeston scored a fourth on the stroke of half-time when Reid found Daryll Thomas who turned in the box to fire home.
Ilkeston were comfortable in a less frenetic second half. Marrison shot just over for Belper but The Robins always looked the more dangerous. Twice Richards and then Jack Watts went close before they scored again on 64 minutes. Thomas' clever play down the right set up Dion Chambers who placed the ball low into the corner. Ilkeston were able to cruise through the latter stages for an unexpectedly comfortable victory.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Russell Peel, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton (14.Alex Ford [83]), 10.Daryll Thomas (18.Andrew Osei-Siribour), 11.James Reid (16.Greg Pearson [88]) subs not used: 12.Ellis Storey, 15.Ryan Osborne, 17.Will McCall, GK.Chris Martin.

29TH SEPTEMBER 2012
BRIDGE OF SIGHS

STOURBRIDGE 0 ILKESTON FC 1 (FA TROPHY FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND)
James Reid celebrates scoring The Robins' winner.
Ilkeston FC recorded their finest victory of their short history by deservedly beating high flying and prolific scoring Stourbridge of the Southern League Premier Division following an even first half. The Robins began well against their second placed opponents with Daryll Thomas having a shot deflected wide. From the resultant corner Jack Watts thundered a header against the bar. However, Stourbridge were soon unlucky themselves when Billingham's cross was headed against the bar by Broadhurst. Geddis then struck a powerful volley that Ashley Timms did well to push over the bar and as the home side began to get on top Oliver headed against the post from a corner. Timms then made a good save to keep out a Bennett header following another corner. The Robins almost scored when Timms' long clearance eluded the Stourbridge defence but Aaron Hooton could only poke the ball just wide of the post as 'keeper Solly advanced. On the stroke of half-time James Reid could have put Ilkeston in front when he lashed over from 12 yards after Watts' knock down.
The second half belonged to The Robins. Thomas blazed over as he broke through the Stourbridge but the miss wasn't costly. On 51 minutes Thomas crossed low from the left and Reid volleyed into the top corner from 12 yards as it reached him at the far post. In a rare Stourbridge threat Timms did well to save Canavan's low drive but Solly remained the busier of the 'keepers. Solly blocked a Reid volley, saved Watts' lob and kept out Chambers' curler from the edge of the box. On 83 minutes he brought down Aaron Hooton for a clear penalty and was lucky not to be dismissed. He then saved Reid's spot kick to add insult to injury. Despite the miss Ilkeston were not to be denied an impressive victory.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Dan Partridge, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Chris Jones, 14.Will McCall, 15.Ellis Storey, 16.Ryan Osborne, GK.Chris Martin.

6TH OCTOBER 2012
GOODFELLOW MARC CAN'T STOP MOATMEN SINKING
ILKESTON FC 4 GRESLEY 2 (FA CUP THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND)
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A thoroughly enjoyable game saw Ilkeston move one match away from the First Round of the FA Cup although two brilliant goals by Gresley's Marc Goodfellow always kept them in with a shout. The Robins did most of the early pressing with Matt Richards having a shot blocked by 'keeper Hartley. And on 9 minutes Ilkeston edged in front when Chris Jones' throw-in was chested by Daryll Thomas for Aaron Hooton to run in and fire an angled drive into the corner. Gresley were back on level terms on 15 minutes, however, thanks to Goodfellow's perfectly struck free kick into the top corner from 30 yards. Few chances surfaced at either end before Ilkeston regained the lead on the half hour. James Reid's accurate free kick from the right was glanced into the far corner by the head of Thomas. The Robins had chances to extend their lead before the break with Reid poking narrowly wide and Thomas blasting over from 20 yards with a clear sight at goal.
Matt Richards scores his brilliant last minute goal.
Ilkeston did score again on 55 minutes and appeared to be home and dry. A long throw out by Ashley Timms found Reid who broke down the right before threading a perfect through ball to Thomas who finished confidently with a low shot. Yet Gresley quickly got themselves back in the game just two minutes later thanks to Goodfellow's stunning dipping half volley from 35 yards which beat the static and helpless Timms. Gresley now had their best spell of the game and Timms had to dive to tip away Barrett's long shot. The 'keeper then did well to keep out another Goodfellow effort, and the same player saw another attempt fly wide. Thomas remained dangerous for Ilkeston, however, and he ought to have done better than blaze over from 12 yards as he raced through. Nottingham was the next Gresley player to try his luck but he screwed his shot wide. Ilkeston always looked capable of scoring again and they finally did so as the game headed towards stoppage time. A left wing cross found substitute Dereece Gardner who laid the ball back to Jack Watts whose shot was hacked off the line. The ball eventually found Richards on the edge of the area and he threaded his way past a couple of challenges before shooting low into the corner from an acute angle. Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Chris Jones, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Daryll Thomas (17.Dereece Gardner [87]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Ellis Storey, 14.Greg Pearson, 15.Russell Peel, 16.Will McCall, 18.Ryan Osborne, GK.Chris Martin.

13TH OCTOBER 2012
SUPER SUB SINKS STOCKSBRIDGE
ILKESTON FC 1 STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS 0
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Ilkeston lacked cutting edge up front but deservedly ended their run of four successive league defeats against a poor Stocksbridge side. The Robins controlled the first half without looking dangerous in the final third, James Reid having an early attempt when he cut inside before shooting wide. A strong shot was stopped by former Ilkeston Town goalkeeper Ben Scott and the ball was cleared just as Aaron Hooton looked set to score from the rebound. But the best chance of the first period fell to Stocksbridge's Lipka who had a free header but he somehow put the ball wide from close range. Ilkeston continued to have the better of the exchanges, however, with Dion Chambers' stinging shot brilliantly tipped over by Scott and Ryan Wilson having a shot blocked.
Most of the play was in Stocksbridge's half after the break. Jordan Smith failed to get power behind his 10 yard strike, and Chambers curled a brilliant low strike from 20 yards inches wide. Reid's 30 yard free kick lacked the power to trouble Scott before The Robins finally took the lead on 69 minutes through substitute Dereece Gardner. Jack Watts' deep cross from the right found him in space at the far post and he had time to control and shoot low into the corner from 10 yards. Stocksbridge tried hard to find a way back with no success as shots by Booker and Adams were comfortably saved by Ashley Timms. The best chance of the closing stages fell to Ilkeston's Gardner who found himself with only the 'keeper to beat but somehow dragged his shot wide when 8 yards out.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton (14.Dereece Gardner [62]), 10.Jordan Smith (12.Daryll Thomas [79]), 11.James Reid (15.Will McCall [86]) subs not used: 16.Greg Pearson, GK.Chris Martin.

16TH OCTOBER 2012
ROBINS GET STAFFED BY MATCH OFFICIALS
Stafford Rangers are the latest club to incorrectly label the new club as Ilkeston Town.
STAFFORD RANGERS 2 ILKESTON FC 1
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Under par Ilkeston remain without a point on their travels as they had the bulk of the possession once again without making it count. To add insult to injury Stafford's crucial second goal was hotly disputed as the ball didn't appear to cross the line. The Robins were caught cold as Stafford took the lead after just 3 minutes. Heler's long ball forward was well collected by Everall who beat the defence before firing low inside Ashley Timms' near post. Despite the setback Ilkeston had the better of the first half with Daryll Thomas proving to be a threat. First he pounced on an error by Dicker only to see his shot blocked, and then he should have done better when Matt Richards' through pass released him on goal but 'keeper Alcock was able to block the shot. Quinn and Dicker for Stafford and Ilkeston's James Reid each went close to scoring as half-time approached.
Jack Watts celebrates his second half consolation goal.
The turning point came on 47 minutes. Everall wriggled free to fire in a shot which Timms blocked and his second attempt from a narrow angle appeared to be cleared off the line by Ryan Wilson but the assistant referee indicated that the ball had crossed the line. Ilkeston struggled to recover from then on although they arguably could have come away with a point with better quality end product. Substitute Gary Ricketts' header was saved by Alcock before Jack Watts, receiving a short corner from Matt Richards, curled a beautiful shot into the far corner from 20 yards on 73 minutes. Late Ilkeston pressure counted for nothing, the closest they came to an equaliser being a low shot by Dion Chambers which Alcock was able to hold.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Joe Wilcox (12.Greg Pearson [71]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Dion Chambers, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton (17.Gary Ricketts [52]), 10.Daryll Thomas, 11.James Reid (15.Dereece Gardner [52]) subs not used: 14.Russell Peel, GK.Chris Martin.

20TH OCTOBER 2012
GARDNER DIGS ROBINS OUT OF HOLE

AFC FYLDE 1 ILKESTON FC 1 (FA CUP FOURTH QUALFYING ROUND)
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Dereece Gardner's second half equaliser deservedly kept Ilkeston's hopes of progressing to the First Round Proper alive. But the opening few minutes suggested that The Robins would be heading home in defeat. The home side took the lead on 6 minutes when Booth's burst forward and low ball into the area caused confusion and Farrell turned the ball home. Barnes twice set up Farrell for further chances before Ilkeston gradually started to find their feet. Gary Ricketts headed into the side net and Joe Maguire's long range low shot was held by 'keeper Hinchliffe. Fylde, however, continued to threaten with Booth having one shot blocked and another saved by Ashley Timms. Yet Ilkeston came close to an equaliser just before the break when Ricketts found Jack Watts whose shot from the edge of the box was saved by Hinchliffe and when the ball ran free to Dan Partridge his cross was glanced just wide by Watts.
Dereece Gardner celebrates his equaliser.
Ilkeston improved greatly in the second half. Gardner was very unlucky early on when his low shot struck the post, and Joe Maguire had a shot from distance saved. James Reid was unlucky when his trickery ended with a shot into the side net but Ilkeston's persistence finally paid off in the 70th minute. Matt Richards crossed from the right for Gardner to power home a header past Hinchliffe. Gardner then fired over as The Robins went for glory but it was Fylde who came closest to snatching a late victory. Partridge was on hand to clear a Steel effort off the line, and then Barnes fired too high as Ilkeston held on for a replay.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Greg Pearson, 7.Jack Watts (12.Joe Wilcox [90]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (17.Aaron Hooton [86]), 10.Dereece Gardner (16.Daryll Thomas [90]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 14.Dion Chambers, 15.Ellis Storey, 18.Russell Peel, GK.Chris Martin.

22ND OCTOBER 2012
ROBINS CRASH OUT OF CUP
ILKESTON FC 0 AFC FYLDE 1 (FA CUP FOURTH QUALIFYING ROUND REPLAY)
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With a First Round home tie against Accrington Stanley awaiting the winners Ilkeston FC limped out of the FA Cup after conceding a goal after just 62 seconds. The Robins never recovered home their disastrous start. Barnes' fine play down the left ended with a ball in to Farrell who steered the ball past Ashley Timms from close range. Dereece Gardner saw a long range shot tipped to safety by Hinchliffe but this was a rare first half attempt bt the disappointing Robins. Farrell twice went close with headers, Allen cut in from the right but blazed over, and Haslam's shot from distance was saved by Timms as Fylde dominated. Ilkeston's closest effort to a goal during the opening period was a James Reid shot which found the side netting, an effort which came shortly before Dorney curled a shot wide for the visitors.
Ilkeston stepped up a gear after the break but seldom looked like scoring. Gardner had a long shot saved whilst Hughes' header was turned over by Timms at the other end. Gary Ricketts had a header comfortably saved by Hinchliffe but otherwise Ilkeston were restricted to shots from distance. Indeed Fylde could have added to the score with Steel heading just wide and Barnes missing a great chance from 10 yards.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.Dan Partridge (12.Joe Wilcox [87]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Greg Pearson, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jack Watts (16.Daryll Thomas [63]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Dereece Gardner, 11.James Reid subs: 14.Dion Chambers, 15.Ellis Storey, 17.Ryan Osborne, 18.Russell Peel, GK.Chris Martin.

27TH OCTOBER 2012
WHITBY WHIP SAD ROBINS

WHITBY TOWN 4 ILKESTON FC 2 (FA TROPHY SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND)
A shocking second half display coupled with some superb Whitby finishing saw The Robins lose a match when they were seemingly heading for a comfortable win. Ilkeston took the lead after just 3 minutes when a fine move involving Gary Ricketts and Laurie Wilson ended with Matt Richards firing accurately into the corner. The Robins looked comfortable and they doubled their advantage on 19 minutes when Ricketts' cross from the right was neatly headed home by Wilson. Wilson could have scored again soon after when he failed to beat 'keeper Liversedge from close range following James Cullingworth's cross.
The second half was a dismal affair from Ilkeston's perspective, not helped by the withdrawal of Richards at half-time due to a back injury. In the 48th minute Snaith headed home from a corner and things could have got worse four minutes later when Mulligan was brought down by Cullingworth but Ashley Timms pulled off to a superb save to keep out Mulligan's well struck penalty. The respite was only temporary, however, and a minute later after Timms' blocked an Armstrong shot the ball came back into the danger area for Portas to fire in the equaliser. The agony piled on for Ilkeston when Whitby took the lead in the 63rd minute thanks to a magnificent strike into the top corner by Armstrong. Laurie Wilson tried his luck from distance which Liversedge turned to safety as Ilkeston tried to respond but Whitby were now well on top. Russell Cooke cleared a Clarke effort off the line before the home team added a fourth with another superb long range shot, by substitute Corker, which gave Timms no chance.
Line up: 1.Ashley Timms, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Greg Pearson, 8.Matt Richards (15.Jack Watts [43]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Dereece Gardner (16.Daryll Thomas [57]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Dan Partridge, 14.Dion Chambers, GK.Chris Martin.

30TH OCTOBER 2012
ROBINS FERRI UNLUCKY

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Table topping North Ferriby United were unable to take maximum points from bottom of the table Robins as under strength Ilkeston dug deep and came close to a remarkable victory. The home side had the bulk of the possession throughout but Ilkeston defended superbly and were a threat when they went forward. The Robins almost took the lead within seconds of the start when James Reid's stunning 30 yard dipping volley was tipped over by 'keeper Nicklin but soon United began to press. Clarke had a shot parried by Chris Martin and the same player headed over soon after. On 13 minutes the home side won a penalty when Joe Wilcox fouled Williams but his spot kick wasn't strong and Martin blocked the shot with his body. Reid had another effort from distance but his free kick was saved, yet Ilkeston's frustration was short lived as they nosed in front in the 22nd minute. Joe Maguire's long free kick was met by Gary Ricketts and his back header flew inside the near post. United continued to attack at every opportunity and Williams came close to an equaliser with a cross shot which struck the bar, and Kendall and Fry both went close before the break.
The second half saw almost incessant home pressure although they failed to make it count. Fry, Kendall, Clarke and Bolder each had goal attempts go astray as Ilkeston defended with great determination, and Laurie Wilson had a low shot saved by Nicklin when The Robins looked for a killer goal on the counter. However, United grabbed an 88th minute equaliser when they carved open the defence for Kendall to fire in a low shot which Martin was unable to keep out. The goal was tough on Ilkeston but was a deserved one for the leaders given the amount of possession they had.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Russell Peel, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Joe Wilcox, 8.Dion Chambers, 9.Gary Ricketts (14.Aaron Hooton [85]), 10.Jordan Smith (16.Daryll Thomas [48]), 11.James Reid (12.Greg Pearson [81]) subs not used: 15.Jack Watts, 17.Dereece Gardner.

3RD NOVEMBER 2012
EADESY DOES IT
ILKESTON FC 4 KENDAL TOWN 4
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Debutant Jack Eades stunned Kendal with a stoppage time equaliser as Ilkeston completed an amazing comeback from 4-1 down. An uneventful first half nevertheless had seen the visitors take a 2-0 lead. Bunney finished well from Harries' right wing cross on 31 minutes to put them in front and they scored again on the stroke of half-time when a cross found Amis unmarked at the far post which he volleyed home first time.
Jack Eades stuns Kendal with his last ditch equaliser.
The Robins seemed to be finding a way back into the game when they pulled a goal back in the 47th minute. Nice work between Gary Ricketts and Daryll Thomas ended with Matt Richards threading the ball to Eades who shot firmly into the corner from 15 yards. However, Kendal restored their two goal advantage six minutes later when Taylor's close range effort was blocked on the line by James Cullingworth and the striker reacted quickly to fire in the loose ball. On 69 minutes Kendal made it four when Bunney raced onto a long ball and tucked the ball past Chris Martin. Ilkeston began to throw players forward but it wasn't until 85 minutes that they managed their second. Richards' free kick was nodded back by Ricketts to Joe Maguire whose header was hooked home by Ricketts from close range. Two minutes later Laurie Wilson's found Ryan Wilson at the far post and his drive looped into the net off the unaware Jack Watts to give Ilkeston hope. This came to fruition four minutes into added time when James Cullingworth's long ball was nodded on by Ricketts to Thomas whose low cross was slid home by Eades at the far post.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Eades, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton (15.Gary Ricketts [46]), 10.Jordan Smith (16.Daryll Thomas [46]), 11.James Reid (14.Jack Watts [46]) subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 17.Dereece Gardner.

10TH NOVEMBER 2012
JOE JOLTS UNITED
ILKESTON FC 1 FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 1

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The Robins showed plenty of spirit to come back for a point in an entertaining match. The visitors had chances to win, particularly in the closing stages, but the game could have gone either way and a draw was probably the fairest result. United began the game strongly with Birch firing just over from the edge of the area, and they took the lead on 10 minutes following a fine passing move which ended with Norton releasing Platt who angled his shot past the advancing Chris Martin. Ilkeston then began to settle and they came close to an equaliser with a Laurie Wilson header which was cleared to safety via a defender on the line and the underside of the bar. Daryll Thomas then did well down the left and when the ball fell to James Cullingworth on the edge of the area his powerful shot narrowly missed the target. Both teams attacked strongly before the break with Amadi, Platt and Norton going close for United and Jack Eades unable to turn in a Matt Richards cross at the other end. Gary Ricketts also had a looping header comfortably caught on the line by Spencer.
Joe Maguire fires in the equaliser.
Ilkeston came out in determined fashion after the break. Thomas cut inside from the right and his shot was tipped away by Spencer but the visitors remained a threat with Neville heading just wide. United then had a chance to put the game out of Ilkeston's reach when Jacobs released Platt but his low shot from 15 yards was brilliantly blocked by Martin's outstretched leg. Four minutes later Ilkeston equalised. Russell Cooke headed a corner into the danger area and as the ball ran loose following Ricketts' pressure it was smashed home by Joe Maguire in the 73rd minute. Both teams went looking for a late winner and it was United who created the more clear cut chances. Birch fired just wide from distance, Carr's header was saved by Martin, the unmarked Neville miscued a close range volley, and Neville's inviting cross from the left was headed against the post by the unchallenged Norton when it seemed a goal was certain.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Eades (14.Jack Watts [80]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Daryll Thomas (15.Jordan Smith [76]), 11.Greg Tempest subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 16.Aaron Hooton, 17.Joe Wilcox.

17TH NOVEMBER 2012
MATLOCK MAKE MOST OF ROTTEN ROBINS
ILKESTON FC 0 MATLOCK TOWN 2

A dreadful performance by struggling Ilkeston handed the points to Matlock in a curiously dull local derby. The Robins failed to hit a single shot on target and Matlock produced a solid yet unremarkable display. A tedious first half saw a Harcourt cross reach Ashmore whose effort was blocked on the line by Joe Maguire, the Matlock player managing to lift the rebound over the bar from 6 yards. Davies had a weak shot saved by Chris Martin and the same player had another effort blocked following an Ashmore cross. Ilkeston's best effort of the half came just before the break with a long range strike by Matt Richards that soared over the top, the only other Robins effort of note coming from Gary Ricketts early on with a header that cleared the bar by some distance.
Hopes of an Ilkeston improvement were killed stone dead in the 47th minute. Ryan Wilson's error led to Matlock creating an opening for Ashmore to fire a low shot into the net from 20 yards. Lukic headed an Ashmore cross against the bar soon after, and it was no surprise when the second goal arrived on the hour. Harcourt crossed from the right and McDonald glanced a header past Martin. Ilkeston staged a late but ineffective flurry with Ricketts' low shot deflected wide, substitute Jack Watts heading just off target, and Ricketts sent an overhead kick wide.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Curtis Thompson (15.Aaron Hooton [74]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Eades (14.Jack Watts [68]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Daryll Thomas (16.Jordan Smith [57]), 11.Greg Tempest subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 17.James Reid.

21ST NOVEMBER 2012
SMASH ASH WALLOP
Ashton United's programme is a rarity in its A4 format.
ASHTON UNITED 0 ILKESTON FC 3
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A quickfire Aaron Hooton goal set The Robins on their way to a sensational victory at second place Ashton. Ilkeston were virtually untouchable in the first half as they completely outplayed the title challengers. They took the lead after just 17 seconds when a Caldecott pass was intercepted and played through for Gary Ricketts whose low drive bounced off the post for Hooton to score from the rebound. Matt Richards fired into the side netting, Joe Maguire headed over from a Richards free kick, the same player shot wide and Hooton headed wide from a Jack Eades cross as Ilkeston dominated the opening stages. Ashton's sole response was a Burke free kick which Chris Martin held but Ilkeston should have scored again when Greg Tempest had a clear chance but shot straight at Phillips. It was no surprise when they doubled their lead on 23 minutes. A Ryan Wilson free kick created some head tennis in the area and as the ball dropped Hooton scored with a spectacular overhead kick. The home side eventually began to add some pressure with Burns setting up Hogan whose shot was saved, and Johnson blazed over with only Martin to beat. But the respite was brief as Ilkeston scored their third on the stroke of half-time. A throw in on the left was received by Richards who held off a challenge and fired home from a tight angle.
The second half was something of an anti-climax as Ilkeston comfortably held off Ashton's attempts to get back in the game. Hogan headed over a Johnson cross, Martin tipped over Lynch's header following a Burke corner, Johnson dragged a shot wide, then Moore set up Burns and he too missed the target. But the best chance of all fell to Gary Ricketts but he wasted the chance of making it four as the ball was cleared off the line.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Curtis Thompson, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Greg Pearson, 7.Jack Eades (14.Jack Watts), 8.Matt Richards (15.Russell Peel [46]), 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Jordan Smith [73]), 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Greg Tempest subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 17.Dereece Gardner.


24TH NOVEMBER 2012
MAGUIRE MAGIC AS WHITBY WHIPPED
ILKESTON FC 3 WHITBY TOWN 1
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Two goals from centre-back Joe Maguire helped Ilkeston to a comfortable home win. Whitby played their part by looking to attack at every opportunity but they rarely troubled The Robins' defence. Ilkeston began well and it was no surprise when they took a 10th minute lead when Maguire drilled home a 25 yard free kick past 'keeper Liversedge into the bottom corner. Aaron Hooton then had a header saved before the lead was doubled on 14 minutes. Neat work down the right between Jack Eades and Curtis Thompson ended with the latter firing in a low cross that was flicked in at the near post by Hooton with Liversedge unable to keep it out. Ilkeston continued to dominate as Eades fired just wide and Thompson went on a long run before shooting just off target, Whitby's sole response being a low angled shot by Mulligan which just missed the far post.
Whitby began the second half looking to try and get a foothold and Farrell went close with a low shot but Ilkeston soon began to regain the initiative. Hooton shot wide before The Robins made certain of victory in the 56th minute. Greg Tempest's right wing corner was flicked on by Laurie Wilson for the unmarked Maguire to bundle home from close range at the far post. Failure to clear their lines at a corner led Ilkeston to concede a consolation goal on 76 minutes with Purewal firing home from close range and Whitby tried to set up an interesting finish with a series of attacks. But Ilkeston continued to create the best chances with Gary Ricketts firing against the 'keeper's legs when through on goal and substitute Jack Watts saw a well placed short superbly tipped over the bar.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Curtis Thompson, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Greg Pearson, 7.Jack Eades, 8.Russell Peel (14.Jack Watts [72]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Greg Tempest subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 15.Jordan Smith, 16.Dereece Gardner, 17.Jide Maduako.

27TH NOVEMBER 2012
ROBINS ROCKED BY REFFING INCOMPETENCY

HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 ILKESTON FC 0
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Three controversial decisions at key moments robbed Ilkeston of a possible point against high flying Hednesford. Ilkeston matched the home side in the first half but could not maintain such standards after the break as the game slipped away from them. Hednesford's Durrell was the first to show and went close as did Greg Tempest at the other end. Jack Eades came close to giving Ilkeston the lead when he shot just wide after a corner before Gary Ricketts was allowed to break clear only to see his shot blocked by 'keeper Crane. A key moment arrived when Aaron Hooton was hauled down by Barnes when through on goal but the Hednesford player was allowed to stay on the pitch, the resultant 25 yard free kick by Joe Maguire just clearing the bar. More controversy arrived shortly before half time when Tempest's corner appeared to find its way into the net with a home defender using a hand to try and keep the ball out but the referee ruled that the ball had not crossed the line.
Ilkeston's woes continued early in the second half when the home side gained a fortunate lead seconds after the restart. Durrell's hopeful right wing cross swirled over Chris Martin and bounced in off the far post. The goal knocked the stuffing out of The Robins although Maguire headed wide from a corner. Hednesford always looked likely to add a second but when they did it was again in controversial circumstances. Ilkeston appeared to have been awarded a free kick following a Hednesford corner but the referee changed his mind and awarded a penalty much to the surprise of everyone. Martin almost kept out Durrell's 85th minute spot kick but it wasn't to be, much to the chagrin of manager Kevin Wilson who had been sent to the stands at half time.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Curtis Thompson, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Greg Pearson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Eades (14.Jack Watts [36]), 8.Russell Peel (15.Dereece Gardner [78]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Greg Tempest (12.James Cullingworth [67]) subs not used: 16.Jordan Smith, 17.Dan Partridge.

1ST DECEMBER 2012
JORDAN'S JOY AS ROBINS GRAB POINT

MARINE 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Jordan Smith is mobbed after scoring the equaliser.
Ilkeston came home with an excellent point and could have won the game but for the excellence of high flying Marine's goalkeeper Williams. They played particularly well in the first half despite falling behind to a 4th minute goal by Rogan who headed home a fine cross by Shaw. The Robins quickly got into their stride, however, and created several chances. Williams turned away a Joe Maguire header following Ryan Wilson's free kick and the 'keeper also stopped a Gary Ricketts header. Ricketts then unleashed a powerful shot that Williams brilliantly tipped over before Maguire headed wide. Marine posed little threat going forward during the first half apart from a Dowling shot from distance which cleared the bar, and a Rogan shot on the turn which was deflected wide.
Ilkeston deservedly equalised three minutes into the second half when Jack Eades crossed from the right for Jordan Smith to send a downward header into the net. Russell Peel then had an effort saved by Williams before the home side finally exerted some pressure. Fowler and Rice both saw chances go off target and the former had a shot blocked. Fowler then missed a very good chance when he blazed over from 12 yards following Noon's cross as time began to run out. However Ilkeston almost had the final say in stoppage time when Jack Watts' fierce long range shot was superbly saved by Williams.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Curtis Thompson, 3.Steven Smith, 4.Jack Watts, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Eades, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Jordan Smith (16.Dereece Gardner [77]), 11.Russell Peel (14.James Reid [77]) subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 15.James Cullingworth, 17.Greg Pearson.

3RD DECEMBER 2012
RUSSELL PEELS GRANTHAM OPEN
ILKESTON FC 2 GRANTHAM TOWN 0
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Ilkeston scrapped to a hard fought victory against long time rivals Grantham Town. They edged the first half but spent much of the second on the back foot before Gary Ricketts killed off the visitors' challenge in stoppage time. In a game of few chances Grantham had the first effort as Ball's low shot was saved at the second attempt by Chris Martin. Slowly Ilkeston got more into the game as Ricketts directed Steven Smith's free kick straight at former Ilkeston Town goalkeeper James Lindley. Lindley was then forced to parry a Steven Smith shot before Ryan Wilson's low drive was deflected into his arms. Soon after, Ilkeston took the lead on 25 minutes. Martin's long free kick was deflected into Russell Peel's path and he bundled the ball home from 6 yards. Little was then evident from either side until Grantham's Watt headed just wide as half time approached.
Grantham came close to an equaliser early in the second half when a free kick was diverted goalwards by Watt but Jack Watts was on hand to clear the danger. The visitors continued to have most of the play but were confined to long range strikes by Robinson and Troke with Joe Maguire also trying his luck with a long range free kick at the other end. Grantham's best chance came near the end when Martin was forced to dash out to meet the onrushing Higginson and as the ball ran loose Troke's 30 yard chip clipped the bar. The close shave spurred Ilkeston on to settle the game in stoppage time. Ricketts fed James Cullingworth on the right and the resultant low cross was swept in by Ricketts who had raced forward for the return. There was still time for Martin to pull off a great save at the other end when he kept out Grimes' powerful long range shot.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Curtis Thompson, 3.Steven Smith, 4.Jack Watts, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Eades (14.James Cullingworth [83]), 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Jordan Smith (15.Aaron Hooton [72]), 11.Russell Peel (17.James Reid [74]) subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 16.Dereece Gardner.

8TH DECEMBER 2012
RYAN'S EXPRESS HEADS ROBINS IN RIGHT DIRECTION
ILKESTON FC 1 CHORLEY 0
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Ilkeston's much improved form continued with a deserved victory although they had to wait until well into the second half to claim all three points. Chorley created some openings but The Robins had the bulk of the possession and always looked the likelier winners. However, the visitors almost took an early lead when Ince had a shot blocked and he put his follow-up wide when it seemed as if he would score. Aaron Hooton was unlucky when he was denied by a superb double save by Cudworth, and then Matt Richards hit the inside of the post with a low long range shot following a burst forward. Chris Martin did well to turn away a well struck Whitham shot, but Ilkeston generally held the upper hand as Hooton was again was frustrated by Cudworth who pushed out his effort from Gary Ricketts' cross. Ricketts then fired over when well placed shortly before the break.
Ryan Wilson's long range header finds the Chorley net.
Ilkeston continued to create chances but were wasteful as the second half advanced. Ricketts and Hooton went close and Jack Watts ought to have done better when Ricketts' header fell to him but he blazed over from close range. The winner finally came on 72 minutes when Matt Richards' cross was met by Laurie Wilson and although his effort was cleared off the line Ryan Wilson ran forward to send a looping header from 18 yards beyond Cudworth's reach. Ilkeston remained threatening as substitute Russell Peel went close although Chorley almost scored a scarecely deserved equaliser in stoppage time when Cunliffe's low shot was expertly held by Martin under pressure.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Steven Smith, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Matt Richards (17.Russell Peel [87]) subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 14.Dereece Gardner, 15.Jordan Smith, 16.James Reid.

10TH DECEMBER 2012
PINXTON PUNISHED BY SUPERIOR FINISHING
ILKESTON FC 3 PINXTON 0 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP THIRD ROUND)
The Robins progressed into the quarter-finals against a lively Pinxton team which couldn't match Ilkeston's overall quality. Dereece Gardner shot wide from distance early on whilst Pinxton's Cooke and Bettison both shot straight at 'keeper Ryan Swift at the other end. It took only 10 minutes for Ilkeston to break the deadlock when a quick counter attack by Steven Smith led to a neat ball to Russell Peel who fired low into the far corner from the edge of the box. Jordan Smith and Peel both had efforts disallowed for offside, with Ilkeston being unlucky in the first instance when Gardner had been fouled by 'keeper Frost and the referee played the advantage. Laurie Wilson then sent over a free kick which was headed narrowly wide by Jordan Smith before Pinxton came close to an equaliser when Cooper beat two challenges only to fire over when well placed. The let-off inspired Ilkeston to a second goal on 43 minutes when a lovely cross by Wilson was hooked home by Gardner.
The second half was a fairly tame affair with chances created only occasionally. Greg Pearson volleyed inches wide from a Mike Williams cross, Jan Yeoman's centre was well controlled and struck by Jordan Smith but Frost did well to save, and Bettison's low shot at the other end was deflected just wide. James Reid then set up Williams with a great chance but he drove off target and Ilkeston had to wait until stoppage time to score the third, converted by Jordan Smith with a low shot into the corner from the edge of the box.
Line-up: 1.Ryan Swift, 2.Joe Wilcox, 3.Jan Yeomans, 4.Russell Cooke, 5.Greg Pearson, 6.Mike Williams, 7.Laurie Wison (17.Brad Gascoigne [90]), 8.James Reid, 9.Jordan Smith, 10.Dereece Gardner (16.Andrew Osei-Siribour [72]), 11.Russell Peel subs not used: 12.Grant Tobin, 14.Ben Wallace, 15.Lewis Radcliffe.

15TH DECEMBER 2012
ROBINS GO WILD AT FYLDE

AFC FYLDE 2 ILKESTON FC 3
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Gary Ricketts pounces to give Ilkeston the lead.
Ilkeston's excellent form continued with a brilliant away win at promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde. The win was deserved thanks to some fine attacking play during the first half and a determined defensive display after the break. Fylde, who twice equalised during the game, made the brighter start but Sumner and Dean's efforts flew well over. The Robins responded with a long range shot comfortably held by St Louis Hamilton before a flurry of goals lit up the match. On 19 minutes Jack Watts sent over a cross from the right and following an almighty scramble Gary Ricketts stabbed the ball home from point blank range. Fylde equalised a minute later when Barnes ran on to Dean's long forward pass and knocked the ball past the advancing Chris Martin from 20 yards. Aaron Hooton went very close to scoring for Ilkeston with a header but they regained the lead in the 24th minute when Matt Richards' pinpoint left wing cross was headed in brilliantly by Ricketts. The game flowed from end to end, Barnes putting the ball over the bar when well placed for Fylde, and Hooton and Ricketts both brought good stops from St Louis Hamilton. But the next goal came to Fylde a minute from the break, Barnes' firm cross shot being parried by Martin into Dean's path who made no mistake from 6 yards.
Gary Ricketts is congratulated by Aaron Hooton and Joe Maguire after scoring his second.
Ilkeston put their disappointment behind them by starting the second half well. Ryan Wilson tested Fylde's defence and home substitute Dorney threatened Ilkeston before The Robins took the lead for the final time on 56 minutes. Ricketts flicked the ball on to Richards who created space before firing home a powerful shot off the underside of the bar from 20 yards. Martin then almost fluked a fourth with a huge clearance which bounced once just over Fylde's bar. But although Fylde did the most of the attacking during the last half hour Ilkeston were solid at the back with Martin only making one save of real note, late on from Barnes. Indeed, Ilkeston could have added to their score but for good saves from St Louis Hamilton to deny Ricketts and Ryan Wilson.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Matt Richards (17.Russell Peel [84]) subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 14.Joe Wilcox, 15.Alex Ford, 16.Jordan Smith.

26TH DECEMBER 2012
MATT FINISHES BADGERS
Eastwood Town produced a double-headed programme also featuring their next visitors from North Ferriby.
EASTWOOD TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 4
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The Robins were not at their best against a lively Eastwood team but they were able to exploit defficiencies in the home team's defence to earn a deserved comfortable victory. Ilkeston took the lead on 9 minutes when a cross from the left was flicked on by Aaron Hooton for Matt Richards to fire home from 10 yards. Hooton had a header saved by Stainsby before the second goal arrived in the 27th minute thanks to a looping header from Steven Smith after his initial shot rebounded into his path. Simmons blasted a free kick high over before The Robins made it three on the stroke of half time. Hooton chipped the ball over from the right to Richards and he fired in a low shot beyond the 'keeper.
Eastwood began the second half positively and former Ilkeston Town player Paolo Piliero scored with a fine solo effort, cutting in from the right to drive in a low left foot shot from 25 yards on 49 minutes. But Ilkeston made certain of victory in the 58th minute when Hooton got the decisive touch on Gary Ricketts' flick on and the ball just crossed the line before Stainsby clawed it out.
Line-up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Steven Smith, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Greg Pearson, 6.Russell Cooke (14.Ellis Storey [46]), 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Dereece Gardner [82]), 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Matt Richards (17.Russell Peel) subs not used: 12.Joe Wilcox, 15.James Reid.

1ST JANUARY 2013
LAURIE TAMES THE TIGERS
ILKESTON FC 2 WORKSOP TOWN 1

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Laurie Wilson can't contain his joy at his last gasp winner.
It was a happy New Year for the Robins as they defeated in-form promotion chasers Worksop Town and extended their own unbeaten run to 7 games. But a win seemed unlikely when Worksop scored an equaliser six minutes from time which seemingly stopped Ilkeston's quest to set a club record of 5 consecutive league wins in its tracks. The visitors had the better of the first half but determined Ilkeston defending prevented them from creating many clear cut chances. Worksop's Potts and a Joe Maguire free kick both went wide as both teams tried to get a grip on the game, and Ilkeston had the closest effort in the opening stages when Bastock turned away Gary Ricketts' close range effort after Laurie Wilson headed a Jack Watts corner into the danger area. Aaron Hooton then saw a speculative volley dip just wide before Worksop began to take control of the game. Two Denton headers failed to test Chris Martin and he ought to have done better when presented with a golden opportunity. Burbeary's cross troubled Martin who could only deflect the ball to Denton but he failed to make proper contact and Maguire was able to hack the ball off the line. Clarke then went on a strong run but his delected shot went too high and Towers' hook shot from 12 yards went well over the bar as half time approached.
Ilkeston began the second half more positively. James Cullingworth's cross picked out Ricketts and his header flew straight at Bastock, and the Worksop 'keeper had to make a good diving save to keep out Hooton's low angled shot. However, Ilkeston's pressure brought a 65th minute opener. Substitute James Reid cut inside from the left and his low cross was parried by Bastock, the ball eventually falling to Ricketts whose prod was defected into Hooton's path and he scooped the ball home from 6 yards. Ilkeston continued to have the better of things but Worksop always carried a threat and they levelled on 84 minutes. Beeson's free kick from the right picked out Denton at the far post and he powered in a header off the bar from 6 yards. A draw now seemed certain but as the match went two minutes into stoppage time Ryan Wilson was fouled just outside the area. Reid touched the free kick to his right and Laurie Wilson swept a low curler past the wall and the unsighted motionless 'keeper into the far corner to send the home fans wild.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Dan Partridge, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Russell Peel (14.James Reid [64]) subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 15.Dereece Gardner, 16.Andrew Osei-Siribour, 17.Joe Wilcox.

5TH JANUARY 2013
PARTRIDGE ON SONG AS ROBINS SNATCH POINT

WITTON ALBION 2 ILKESTON FC 2
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Laurie Wilson and Joe Maguire celebrate as Ilkeston take the lead.
A draw was the fairest result as both teams found themselves in winning positions at some point, but Ilkeston were delighted with a draw against a side which moved up into third place. Witton made the brighter start with both Andrews and Foster going close but The Robins quickly hit their stride with Aaron Hooton's volley dipping just wide. Then, from a Jack Watts cross, Gary Ricketts headed against the bar just as he did later in the half, but Ilkeston's good spell continued and they took a 24th minute lead. James Reid's dangerous free kick from the left was met by the head of Witton's Sheehan and he could only divert the ball past despairing 'keeper Cooper. Watts had a volley saved and Ilkeston continued to impress even though Foster had a goal disallowed for offside at the other end. Reid was just off target with a shot following a corner yet the next goal fell to Witton a minute before the break. Russell Cooke managed to get in a challenge but the ball ran free to Gardner whose shot took a deflection off Joe Maguire and found the net. Ilkeston almost regained the lead immediately as Hooton's header from a corner was well held by Cooper.
Dan Partridge is congratulated by Aaron Hooton and James Reid on his equaliser.
Ilkeston may have shaded the first half but Witton were much more of a force after the break and they went in front on 59 minutes. Andrews threaded the ball through to Foster who gave Chris Martin no chance from 12 yards with a shot into the corner. Andrews then screwed wide but The Robins hung in and grabbed an equaliser in the 66th minute. Reid's excellent work down the left ended with a low cross to Watts whose shot was saved and Dan Partridge followed up to fire home. Both teams looked for a winner although Ilkeston created the better openings late on. Hooton headed just wide from a corner and Steven Smith fired over when well placed.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Steven Smith, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (16.Dereece Gardner [82]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 14.Greg Pearson, 15.Alex Ford, 17.Joe Wilcox.

7TH JANUARY 2013
BADGERS LAND KNOCKOUT BLOW
ILKESTON FC 1 EASTWOOD TOWN 2 (NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND)
Local rivals and bottom of the table Eastwood Town deservedly beat an understrength Ilkeston team who had taken an early lead and missed a late penalty. Eastwood began promisingly with former Ilkeston Town player Paolo Piliero and Elliott going close but it was The Robins who edged in front on 8 minutes. James Cullingworth found Dereece Gardner who had time to pick his spot and curl a lovely shot beyond Stainsby from nearly 25 yards. Aaron Hooton shot straight at Stainsby who then managed to block a Joe Wilcox effort but Eastwood gradually got more into the game and eventually took control. Ryan Swift did well to turn Green's cross away from Selvam, and Swift made a good save to deny Selvam again. The resultant corner ultimately led to the 29th minute equaliser as Piliero returned the ball into the box and Green had time to control and shoot home from close range. Although Eastwood were now the better side Ilkeston almost scored when Greg Pearson's header was cleared off the line. Chris Shaw then fired a free kick straight at Swift as half time approached.
Eastwood's winner came in the 68th minute through a speculative effort by Elliott from distance that gave Swift little chance. Struggling Ilkeston seldom looked like getting back in it until they were awarded a penalty on 83 minutes when Stainsby brought down substitute Andrew Osei-Siribour. The 'keeper redeemed himself with a fine save to keep out substitute Ryan Osborne's spot kick and there was no way back for Ilkeston.
Line Up: 1.Ryan Swift, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.Mike Williams, 5.Ryan Hastie, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Joe Wilcox, 8.Anthony Maguire (15.Jack Watts [82]), 9.Aaron Hooton (17.Andrew Osei-Siribour [83]), 10.Dereece Gardner (16.Ryan Osborne [73]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Dan Partridge, 14.Grant Tobin.

12TH JANUARY 2013
FRICKLEY QUICKLY FALL TO MAGUIRE MAGIC
ILKESTON FC 4 FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2
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The Robins rarely hit their peak but they extended their unbeaten league run to a club record 8 games thanks to two early goals. Ilkeston always had enough in the tank to get through the game unscathed although Frickley's refusal to give up hope meant that it wasn't an easy ride. Ilkeston took the lead after just 3 minutes when Jack Watts' corner was flicked on at the near post by Gary Ricketts for Joe Maguire to head home from close range. They doubled their advantage in the 7th minute when Maguire's long ball found Ricketts who took the ball wide beyond 'keeper Shirt before slotting home. Yet the visitors got back into the game almost immediately when Chris Martin brought down Hardy and Allott made no mistake from the spot. Without dominating Ilkeston continued to create openings as Watts' shot tested Shirt, Matt Richards fired a long range shot just wide, Shirt tipped over Aaron Hooton's dipping volley and Laurie Wilson's shot was deflected wide. At the other end Hardy hit a shot way off target but on 41 minutes Aaron Hooton made it three. Martin's long free kick into the Frickley area proved to difficult to clear and the ball eventually fell to Hooton who powerfully volleyed high into the net from 10 yards. Frickley tried to respond quickly as both Hardy and former Ilkeston Town player Jimmy Ghaichem went close.
Joe Maguire heads home Ilkeston's early opener.
Frickley continued in the second half in their lively fashion after Richards' shot was saved by Shirt. Allott's effort was saved by Martin and the unmarked Stimpson headed off target when well placed. Ilkeston needed the comfort of a fourth goal and it arrived on 58 minutes when Maguire stroked home a penalty after Ricketts had been bundled over. With the game effectively over Frickley made most of the running and Allott grabbed them a lifeline in the 73rd minute after Martin had parried a shot. The goal stood despite an offside flag and if Allott hadn't missed a great chance soon after when he shot wide from 6 yards an unlikely comeback could have been on the cards. As it was Ilkeston had no problems holding on to another three points, a win which saw them climb up to tenth, the highest place in their short history to date.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Steven Smith (12.Rob Kozluk [57]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (14.Alex Ford [80]), 11.Matt Richards (16.James Reid [82]) subs not used: 15.Dereece Gardner, 17.Greg Pearson.

30TH JANUARY 2013
HEANOR HAMMERED BY BY RUTHLESS ROBINS
ILKESTON FC 7 HEANOR TOWN 0 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL)
A full strength Ilkeston team crushed local rivals Heanor to book a place in the semi-finals. Heanor showed plenty of spirit but the result was never in doubt even though the visitors started brightly with a deflected Stevenson shot which Chris Martin parried to safety. The Robins went in front after 4 minutes when Laurie Wilson's free kick was parried by 'keeper Clark and left Jack Watts with a simple finish from point blank range. With 12 minutes gone Ilkeston made it two when former Ilkeston Town player Richie Holmes fouled Gary Ricketts and Laurie Wilson converted the penalty. Cooper-Richards came close to scoring for the visitors when he reached a long ball ahead of Martin but his lob dropped just wide of the unguarded net, and Ilkeston made Heanor pay for the miss. In the 21st minute Watts' corner was cleared to Laurie Wilson and his shot was diverted into the net by Joe Maguire. Heanor continued to attack when they could and Grayson's overhead kick brought a good save from Martin, whilst at the other end Aaron Hooton poked wide and Laurie Wilson had a header cleared off the line.
The second half followed a similar pattern. Wiley was unlucky with a shot which bounced off the bar twice before Martin saved, and when Ilkeston attacked Hooton had a shot saved by Clark shortly before another effort hit the post. Ilkeston scored their fourth on the hour when substitute James Reid got the final touch on Ricketts' looping header, and on 68 minutes great work by Dan Partridge down the right led to Watts firing in the fifth. When Reid was fouled by Holmes nine minutes later he blasted in the resultant penalty for the sixth, and Hooton completed the scoring three minutes from time. His initial shot was blocked by Clark but he reacted quickly to nod home the loose ball from close range.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Rob Kozluk, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson (17.Greg Pearson [73]), 9.Gary Ricketts (15.Alex Ford [61]), 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Matt Richards (14.James Reid [50]) subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 16.Dereece Gardner.

2ND FEBRUARY 2013
ROBINS CAN'T GET THE STAFFS
ILKESTON FC 0 STAFFORD RANGERS 2
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Ilkeston's eight match unbeaten league run came to an end as they were well beaten by a well organised Stafford team. The Robins, on the other hand, were out of sorts throughout despite being on the front foot during the opening exchanges. Laurie Wilson directed his free header from a corner too high, and when Jake Wholey's long throw caused problems Aaron Hooton's shot on the turn was straight at 'keeper Alcock. Stafford eventually became more adventurous with Ashton's cross finding Kasiama whose well struck shot just cleared the bar. Chris Martin then had to palm away another Kasiama shot when he cut in from the right. Gary Ricketts saw Alcock tip over a firm header from a Matt Richards corner and another Ricketts header from Aaron Hooton's high cross dropped wide, but it was Stafford who opened the scoring in the 41st minute. There was a suspicion of offside and handball as Quinn fed Ashton who blasted an unstoppable shot in off the bar.
The visitors began the second half strongly with Quinn's blocked shot falling to former Ilkeston Town player Liam Walshe whose well struck shot from 15 yards was well pushed away by Martin. Substitute Kieran O'Connell then did well to produce a cross to Jide Maduako but his header was straight at Alcock as Ilkeston tried to claw their way back. There was no chance of a fightback once Stafford doubled their lead on 70 minutes, Walshe's strong header from Kasiama's corner giving Martin no chance. O'Connell continued to be Ilkeston's main threat, twice creating opportunities for Ricketts, one which went over the bar and the other superbly saved by Alcock from close range. Laurie Wilson and Ryan Wilson also went close but Stafford held out for a deserved victory.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk (12.Dan Partridge [60]), 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Watts (16.Cameron Darkwah [46]), 8.Ryan Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (14.Kieran O'Connell [46]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 15.James Reid, 17.Russell Cooke.

9TH FEBRUARY 2013
STOCKSBRIDGE STEAL A POINT

STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Jack Watts prepares to fire Ilkeston in front.
Ilkeston were well below their best and allowed struggling Stocksbridge come back to earn a point. Both sides failed to impress in a game of few chances. The first effort on goal came from Stocksbridge's former Ilkeston Town player Chris Bettney who fired a low shot straight at Chris Martin. Ilkeston's first effort was a looping header from Aaron Hooton which landed on the roof of the net but it wasn't long before they went in front. On 20 minutes Dan Partridge found Matt Richards whose crossfield ball picked out Jack Watts on the left. Watts moved inside towards the edge of the box before striking a low right foot shot from 25 yards which former Ilkeston Town 'keeper Ben Scott got his fingers to but couldn't keep out. Gary Ricketts headed just over from a Matt Richards corner, and after being fed by Watts Matt Richards fired a low shot at Scott. Stocksbridge came close to an equaliser shortly before half time when Haigh headed over following a Bettney free kick from out wide.
A poor playing surface contributed to the overall lack of quality which continued for the rest of the game. A South header brought a decent stop from Martin following a Stocksbridge corner but the home side weren't to be denied and levelled on 66 minutes. Bettney put over a good cross from the right and Joynes' header found the far corner. The game was destined to be a draw although Ilkeston should have won it when Ricketts miscued a great chance wide of the post after a good ball into the danger area by Hooton.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Ryan Wilson (15.Kane Richards [87]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (14.Kieran O'Connell [76]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 16.James Reid, 17.James Cullingworth.

16TH FEBRUARY 2012
ASH-TEN HOLD OFF ROBINS
ILKESTON FC 2 ASHTON UNITED 2
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Ilkeston had about an hour to find away past ten man Ashton United but they came perilously close to losing a game they would have won had they played to their strengths. Individual errors were costly and in the end The Robins were grateful for a point. Yet Ilkeston began the game strongly with Kieran O'Connell heading a James Reid cross over the top, and then Gary Ricketts' looping header from a Reid corner was cleared off the line by Caldecott. However, on 12 minutes Ashton scored with their first real attack when Burns had time to control Baker's cross and thump a volley high into the net from 8 yards. Ilkeston lost momentum for a spell but on 30 minutes they complexion of the game changed. An Ilkeston corner caused confusion and the ball eventually fell to O'Connell whose well struck goalbound shot from 15 yards was deliberately handled for self protection by Lynch, who was harshly sent off. However, Joe Maguire's low penalty was well saved by Phillips. A thumping angled drive by Matt Richards from 8 yards brought a decent save from Phillips at the near post as Ilkeston pressed without joy for an equaliser before the break.
James Reid fires home his first.
Victory appeared to be on the cards for Ilkeston when they drew level seconds into the second half through Reid's boucing shot from 10 yards after controlling Laurie Wilson's cross. But they huffed and puffed with no real effectiveness and as the game went on Ashton looked more dangerous on the break. Reid had a shot pushed over by Phillips but on 76 minutes catastrophic defending allowed Ashton to regain the lead. An incisive run by substitute Hogan caused problems but the danger should have been cleared. However, as three Ilkeston players left the ball to each other Baker darted in to slide the ball past the stranded Chris Martin from 15 yards. Reid came to Ilkeston's rescue again five minutes later when he pounced on Gary Ricketts' knock down to fiercely volley past Phillips from 10 yards. The Robins continued to live dangerously, however, and another defensive error allowed Barlow to get in a header which Martin safely gathered. Ilkeston came close to a scarcely deserved winner in the dying minutes when Jake Wholey's low shot bounced back off the post.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.James Cullingworth, 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson (14.Kane Richards [76]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Joe Maduako, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kieran O'Connell (15.Aaron Hooton [82]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Dan Partridge, 16.Ryan Wilson, 17.Russell Cooke.

23RD FEBRUARY 2013
REBELS FIGHT OFF ROBINS CHALLENGE
FC United of Manchester issued the programme printed for the game originally scheduled for December 29th.
FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 1 ILKESTON FC 0
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Title challengers United met their match until spirited Ilkeston were reduced to ten men when Laurie Wilson was dismissed for a second bookable offence. That gave the home side the impetus to score a late winner and rob The Robins of a point they probably deserved. Both teams signalled their intentions to attack early on and Ilkeston created the better openings even though United looked dangerous. James Reid and Laurie Wilson both saw long distance strikes saved by Spencer, and both Jack Watts and Reid weren't far away with decent strikes. A Jide Maduako error let in Greaves at the other end but Chris Martin was able to block the shot with his legs and he pulled off a similar save to deny Norton. Wolfenden ought to have done better than blaze over before substitute Mulholland thought that the pressure had paid off with a powerful strike into the top corner which was ruled out for offside. Ilkeston came back into it during the closing stages of the first half with Reid and Kieran O'Connell having efforts saved with Greaves having one stopped in between at the other end.
The Robins began the second half well but Gary Ricketts missed a fine chance by dragging his shot off target after being played in by Reid. However, United gradually became more assertive and it needed a superb diving save by Martin to keep out Greaves' close range effort. Ilkeston attacked when they could with substitute Alex Ford seeing his shot deflected wide but Martin kept them on level terms with another good save to deny Neville. Then, on 78 minutes, came the turning point. Ricketts' poor challenge led to a fracas and Laurie Wilson received a second yellow card when he joined in the fray. Four minutes later Jones broke Ilkeston's hearts with a towering header and The Robins' efforts to find an equaliser came to nothing.
Line Up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Jide Maduako, 7.Jack Watts, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (17.Kane Richards [78]), 10.Kieran O'Connell (16.Alex Ford [56]), 11.James Reid (14.Ryan Wilson [78]) subs not used: 12.Russell Cooke, 15.Aaron Hooton.

2ND MARCH 2013
ROBINS HELD BY STRUGGLING RIVALS

GRANTHAM TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Relegation threatened Grantham scored a late equaliser to deny an under par Ilkeston the three points they looked to be getting comfortably. Difficult conditions made good football was at a premium, particularly in the first half. Chances were few and far between, the first one falling to Ilkeston when Matt Richards directed a header wide following good work by Alex Ford. James Reid had a shot deflected wide, and Gary Ricketts headed a Jack Watts cross off target. Grantham posed few problems in the first half although Watson threatened twice and MacVicar's header was easily saved by Chris Martin. The Robins ended the half looking for a goal with Ford's diving header just going wide and Ricketts turning a half chance wide.
Joe Maguire puts Ilkeston in front.
Ilkeston improved after the break and looked more threatening. Watts volleyed wide from Ford's cross whilst Nightingale failed to direct his effort on goal at the other end. However, Ilkeston continued to pose problems and went in front on 58 minutes. Laurie Wilson's high ball into the area was spilled by Turner under pressure from Ricketts and Joe Maguire netted from close range. Richards then struck the post with a long range shot and Ford, Watts and Ricketts missed chances to add to the lead. Meikle then hooked a Ricketts header off the line from a Reid cross but moments later Ilkeston were stunned. A Grantham corner found its way to Meikle unmarked at the far post and he crashed home the 81st minute leveller.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Alex Ford (16.Aaron Hooton [76]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Ryan Wilson, 14.James Cullingworth, 15.Kieran O'Connell, 17.Kane Richards

4TH MARCH 2013
DABBERS DRUBBED AS MATT GRABS DOUBLE
ILKESTON FC 3 NANTWICH TOWN 0
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Two Matt Richards goals helped a much improved Ilkeston team to a resounding win. After a quiet opening The Robins gradually exerted control with 'keeper Brain doing well to save Aaron Hooton's deflected strike, and James Reid and Matt Richards both saw efforts go wide. However, Matt Richards soon put Ilkeston in front with a 21st minute goal, a half cleared corner falling to him 20 yards out and he struck the ball into the top corner. Hooton then fired against the bar although Nantwich showed they were still in the game when Chris Martin did well to save Everall's shot with his legs. With half time approaching Ilkeston had a chance to make it two when Jack Watts was brought down by former Ilkeston FC defender Chris Jones but Laurie Wilson's penalty was well saved by Brain.
The miss wasn't costly as The Robins took control after the break. Substitute Kane Richards provided openings for Kieran O'Connell and Watts which were both saved before Ilkeston doubled their advantage on 52 minutes. Fine work by O'Connell ended with a low cross from the right which Matt Richards tucked home from 12 yards. Two minutes later they made it three with Kane Richards' delightful run and cross found O'Connell who scored easily from close range. Brain tipped over another O'Connell effort as Ilkeston continued to threaten although Guest's long range strike at the other end almost brought a goal as it clipped Martin's bar. Martin then saved well from Kyle Wilson but Ilkeston ended the game on top, Matt Richards firing a free-kick over the bar and Hooton heading wide a great chance late on.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Jake Wholey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire (12.James Cullingworth [82]), 6.Russell Cooke, 7.James Reid (14.Kane Richards [45]), 8.Jack Watts, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Kieran O'Connell (17.Ryan Wilson [87]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 15.Alex Ford, 16.Gary Ricketts.

16TH MARCH 2013
BLYTH SPIRIT DENIES ROBINS

BLYTH SPARTANS 3 ILKESTON FC 2
Alex Ford scores Ilkeston's first
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Ilkeston were on course for a deserved point until a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time earned Blyth an unlikely victory. Despite the home side twice taking the lead earlier in this entertaining game The Robins fought back on each occasion and could easily have won. Blyth started well and Mason had two chances before they took an 11th minute lead. Slaughter's cross from the right found Turnbull who fired low past Chris Martin. Ilkeston responded with Aaron Hooton firing wide after Matt Richards had a shot blocked, and then Joe Maguire headed over from a Matt Richards cross. James Reid then tried his luck from distance but 'keeper Grant was equal to it. However, The Robins deservedly drew level on 25 minutes when Alex Ford turned home Matt Richards' low cross from the left. The remainder of the half was even with Matt Richards and Blyth's Dale and Danny Maguire going close.
Ilkeston began the second half strongly with Reid and Hooton both close to scoring but it was Blyth who edged in front on 54 minutes. Dale's perfect right wing cross was met by the diving Danny Maguire whose header gave Martin no chance. The scorer went close again with an 18 yard shot but Ilkeston drew level again in the 56th minute. Great work by Reid ended with him setting up Hooton and although his initial header was blocked on the line he followed up to score. The Robins then had a great chance when Alex Ford broke clear but his square ball to Kane Richards wasn't the best and Mullen was able to get back to deflect Richards' shot to safety. Chances came at both ends with substitute Gary Ricketts, Jack Watts and Hooton missing opportunities for Ilkeston and Martin twice making good saves to deny Jennings. However, the decisive moment came in the 93rd minute when Dale was adjudged to have been brought down by Watts and Kendrick shot high into the net from the spot.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Greg Pearson, 4.James Reid, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke (12.Rob Kozluk [78]), 7.Kane Richards, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Alex Ford (16.Gary Ricketts [62]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 14.James Cullingworth, 15.Kieran O'Connell, 17.Russell Peel.

19TH MARCH 2013
ROBINS HAVE FINAL SAY

ILKESTON FC 2 ALFRETON TOWN 0 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL)
Ilkeston FC celebrate theirs and Hooton's second goal.
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The Robins produced a magnificent performance to overcome Conference neighbours Alfreton and reached the Derbyshire Senior Cup Final for the first time in their brief history. All of Alfreton's starting line-up except the goalkeeper, former Ilkeston FC stopper Ben Gathercole, had Conference experience and seven of them were first team regulars, but apart from a lively opening 10 minutes they were second best. Hewitt saw an early low shot turned away by Chris Martin and Law cracked a superb free kick against the bar, before firing another to bring a save from Martin, as Alfreton attacked from the start. However, Ilkeston scored against the run of play in the 12th minute. A huge clearance by Martin saw Gary Ricketts challenge for the bouncing ball with Gathercole and the ball ran free for Aaron Hooton to roll home from a tight angle. Ilkeston had an escape soon after when Arnold's sweet volley came back off the bar, and then Meadows' swerving shot was too close to Martin to trouble him. Amazingly Ilkeston went two up on 24 minutes. Jack Watts' corner caused confusion in the area and the ball dropped for Hooton divert home Joe Maguire's shot from 4 yards. From then on the game followed a pattern with Ilkeston's superb defence restricting Alfreton mainly to speculative efforts whilst the attack looked very dangerous on the break. The visitors' best chance before half time fell to Boden 12 yards out but he screwed the ball wide.
The Robins could easily have extended during the second half. Gathercole had to be alert to keep out strikes from James Reid and the unlucky Hooton who came close to a hat-trick, and Ricketts headed wide. Alfreton's only real serious effort of note came right at the death when Clayton's flick from close range brought a straightforward save from Martin who had a quieter match than most could have expected.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan Wilson (14.Greg Pearson [88]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Dan Partridge, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (17.Kane Richards [86]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 15.Darren Caskey, 16.Russell Peel.

30TH MARCH 2013
LIFE'S A HOOT FOR ROBINS

ILKESTON FC 3 BLYTH SPARTANS 1
Aaron Hooton is a picture of concentration as he is about to give Ilkeston the lead from the spot.
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Ilkeston produced a good performance to make up for their defeat at Blyth two weeks previously. The visitors contributed to an open and entertaining game but The Robins were the better side for most of it. Ilkeston began strongly with early goal attempts from Jack Watts and Gary Ricketts but Blyth soon threatened. A low cross from the right by Dale was touched by Robins 'keeper Chris Martin and this was enough for Danny Maguire being unable to get a clean contact on his close range shot, Joe Maguire on hand clear spectacularly off the line. McGorrigan then rattled Martin's bar with a terrific strike from 22 yards but Ilkeston soon began to hit their stride. Joe Maguire saw a shot pushed over by Cook before some suicidal defending gifted The Robins the chance to go in front. 'Keeper Cook passed the ball out to Kendrick who fatally hesitated as Aaron Hooton closed in, the Ilkeston striker then being tripped as he won possession. Hooton got up to score convincingly from the spot on 29 minutes. Soon after, Hooton came close to another when his powerful shot was brilliantly turned against the bar by Cook, and Ilkeston continued to look dangerous despite the threat posed by Danny Maguire at the other end. Both James Reid and Gary Ricketts came close to adding goals before the break.
The Robins gave themselves a cushion on 48 minutes when Laurie Wilson picked out the unmarked Reid with an astute forward pass and he finished emphatically past the exposed Cook. However, Blyth grabbed a lifeline six minutes later when Hubbard's corner was flicked on to Kendrick who headed home from close range. Ilkeston looked particularly dangerous going forward and Ricketts' far post header disappointingly dropped wide following an inviting cross by Ryan Wilson and then Cook pulled off an excellent tip over to keep out an powerful angled drive from Ricketts. Former Ilkeston Town player Neal Hooks wasn't far off target with a scorching low shot as Blyth tried to find an equaliser, but the better chances continued to fall Ilkeston's way. Joe Maguire headed over from a corner, and a lovely move involving Matt Richards down the left ended with the ball reaching Laurie Wilson whose screamer from the edge of the box was superbly blocked by Cook. With the game heading into stoppage time victory was made certain as Kane Richards broke clean way down the right and unselfishly chose to pick out the unmarked Ricketts at the far post rather than go for glory, Ricketts sliding the ball into the unguarded net.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Dan Partridge, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (16.Kane Richards [77]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 14.Ellis Storey, 15.Russell Peel, 17.James Cullingworth

1ST APRIL 2013
TIGERS FOOLED BY ROBINS LATE SHOW

WORKSOP TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 4
Aaron Hooton brilliantly heads home Ilkeston's equaliser.
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Ilkeston produced a deadly display of attacking football in the last 15 minutes after the game seemed to be heading for a draw. The win was deserved as The Robins, though rarely dominant, created the better chances throughout. However, the opening few minutes belonged to Worksop. Chris Martin pulled off a good save to deny Denton who then headed over, and it was no shock when the home side went in front on 6 minutes. Burbeary fed former Ilkeston Town striker Leon Mettam who convincingly beat the exposed Martin. Ilkeston soon got into their stride with Aaron Hooton firing straight at Bastock, and they equalised in the 20th minute shortly after Bastock turned away a Jack Watts shot. Watts' resultant corner was met by a delightful Hooton header at the near post. Hooton came close again when he was set up by James Reid but his shot was saved, whilst at the other end Towers shot over after an initial attempt was blocked. As the half drew to a close Mettam was unable to find enough power in his shot to trouble Martin.
The second half was a lifeless affair until Ilkeston hit top gear in the closing stages. Laurie Wilson's header from a corner was saved, and Bastock then did well to keep out a James Reid shot. The winner came on 78 minutes when Kane Richards low ball from the left was laid off by Alex Ford for Gary Ricketts to shoot home low from 8 yards. Worksop went in search of an equaliser and Martin had to turn away a Clarke shot, but The Robins scored again in the 81st minute. Ricketts sent Kane Richards clear down the right and he kept his composure as he cut in to score with a superb angled drive. Ilkeston now had Worksop on the ropes and after Bastock saved a Watts effort he was beaten in the last minute. Reid cut in from the left to blast home from a tight angle.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Ellis Storey, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Dan Partridge, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Kane Richards, 10.Aaron Hooton (15.Alex Ford [64]), 11.Matt Richards (16.Gary Ricketts [55]) subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 14.Russell Peel, 17.James Cullingworth.

4TH APRIL 2013
REID RESCUES ROBINS FROM MARTIN ERROR
ILKESTON FC 1 BUXTON 1
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Ilkeston earned a deserved point after struggling to get to terms with Buxton's lively play during the opening exchanges. It was no shock when The Bucks edged in front on 14 minutes but it was a soft goal to concede. Morris pounced upon a long ball forward down the right, spotted 'keeper Chris Martin was out of position and executed a perfect lob into the unguarded net from 25 yards. Thornhill then drove a shot into the side net before The Robins gradually came more into the game without being too threatening. Laurie Wilson struck a good shot just wide and James Reid had another effort blocked before half time.
The Robins drew level three minutes into the second half. A Jack Watts corner caused confusion, Ellis Storey skied the ball into the air and after Gary Ricketts twice bounced off the top of the bar Reid stooped to head home from point blank range. Ilkeston looked the more likely team to get a winner but Watts shot was headed to safety and Deakin pulled off a good save to keep out a Ricketts header. Stevens went close to scoring a second Buxton goal but when Joe Maguire's powerful free kick flew over the bar in stoppage time Ilkeston had to settle for a point.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Alex Ford (12.Antwan Russell [63]), 11.Kane Richards subs not used: 14.James Cullingworth, 15.Russell Peel, 16.Kieran O'Connell, 17.Greg Pearson.

6TH APRIL 2013
BERMUDAN BEMUSES VILLAGES WHO FIGHT FOR POINT

ILKESTON FC 2 NORTH FERRIBY UNITED 2
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Champions elect North Ferriby came back to grab a point after Ilkeston FC's Bermudan international striker Antwan Russell scored within two minutes of coming on as a second half substitute. The Robins gave a good account of themselves after recovering from a shaky start when they conceded an early goal. North Ferriby put Ilkeston under pressure from the start and went in front on 9 minutes when Anthony Wilson's blocked shot fell to Clarke who drove whom from 8 yards. Although James Reid's cross shot went across the face of Ferriby's goal the visitors continued to control matters with Fry volleying narrowly over from the edge of the box, Clarke having a shot deflected wide, and Anthony Wilson headed wide from a Fry corner. However, Ilkeston began to come to terms with the game midway through the first half. Aaron Hooton's strike from 12 yards was tipped over by Nicklin, and then on 35 minutes, The Robins drew level. Reid cut in from the left and after beating a defender he drove in a low cross which was turned in by Hooton at the near post. Ilkeston were now on top and before half time Hooton shot wide and Kieran O'Connell missed a good opportunity after being set up by some clever play by Kane Richards.
Although Fry twice went close soon after the break for Ferriby Ilkeston continued to give as good as they got. Nicklin did well to save a 30 yard strike by Laurie Wilson and substitute Gary Ricketts' low header was blocked. Then, in the 63rd minute, they took the lead. Laurie Wilson's ball out of defence found substitute Russell who had time and space to cut in from the left before pulling a low right foot shot into the bottom corner beyond Nicklin's right hand. The setback galvanised the visitors and Chris Martin had to tip over a free kick by Bradshaw. However, Ferriby were back on level terms 15 minutes from time when they were awarded a disputed penalty after Joe Maguire was adjudged to have fouled King. Martin did superbly to block Kendall's spot kick but the striker reacted quickly to fire home the loose ball. Although both teams showed an inclination to attack during the closing stages Ferriby looked the more dangerous, with Martin doing well to save another Bradshaw free kick.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Dan Partridge (12.James Cullingworth [76]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid, 8.Jack Watts, 9.Aaron Hooton (16.Gary Ricketts [46]), 10.Kieran O'Connell (15.Antwan Russell [61]), 11.Kane Richards subs not used: 14.Russell Peel, 17.Danny Gordon.

10TH APRIL 2013
BUXTON 0 ILKESTON FC 0

A fast paced and well contested game between two evenly matched sides lacked quality with both teams unable to retain possession, and the niggles throughout ended with Gary Ricketts being handed a red card deep in stoppage time thanks to a late challenge shortly after Jack Watts had been helped off after breaking an ankle. Neither side dominated at any point although Buxton edged the first half and The Robins shaded all but the final few minutes after half time. Ilkeston had the first efforts on goal after Buxton had an early scrambled effort disallowed, with Gary Ricketts' near post header from Rob Kozluk's long throw being comfortably held by Turner and another Ricketts effort from 20 yards clearing the bar. However, Buxton had a good chance to take the lead when Lumsden broke into the area but his shot lacked the power to beat Chris Martin. Buxton remained the more dangerous of the two teams for the rest of the half although Antwan Russell headed wide from a Kozluk free kick and another Russell header from James Reid's cross from the right flew straight to Turner. A good run by Kane Richards from the right ended in a tame finish but Buxton missed a great chance as half time approached when former Ilkeston Town favourite Adam Muller was put through on goal only to fire his 15 yard volley too close to Martin who was able to parry.
Ilkeston were much more positive after the break. James Cullingworth set up Watts for a spectacular 25 yard volley which only just missed the post, Reid's low free kick from 20 yards was well held by Turner, and Reid then curled a lovely effort towards the top corner which Turner tipped away superbly. The best chance of the half fell to Reid again when he latched onto a poor back pass but his low shot from 15 yards failed to beat the advancing Turner. Although Buxton piled on plenty of pressure late on The Robins defended well, even when they were down to 10 men in the dying moments.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan wilson (12.James Cullingworth [50]), 4.Russell Cooke, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid (14.Matt Richards[82]), 8.Jack Watts (17.Danny Gordon [90]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Antwan Russell, 11.Kane Richards subs not used: 16.Ben Wallace, 17.Kieran O'Connell.

13TH APRIL 2013
ROBINS ROCKED BY GRITTY MINTCAKES

KENDAL TOWN 3 ILKESTON FC 2
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Relegation bound Kendal, who had lost their previous 14 games, were second best for most of the game but their refusal to give up against an Ilkeston team who were desperately short on quality earned them a deserved win. The game began slowly with the only efforts of note during the first half hour being from Kendal's Mitchley who curled a shot wide after being fed by McGeechan and Gary Ricketts who blazed a half chance over at the other end. Suddenly The Robins took the lead through a nice 20 yard strike by Danny Gordon after a neat lay off by Ricketts. Ilkeston were now on top without being dominant and Kane Richards' shot before the break wasn't far wide.
James Reid shot wide for Ilkeston early in the second half but they were left stunned six minutes after the break when Clark's high ball forward found McGeechan who slid the ball past the exposed Chris Martin for an unexpected equaliser. Yet The Robins regained the lead in the 59th minute when a corner eventually fell to Gordon on the edge of the box who scored with another well placed shot. However, Ilkeston failed to go on and take the points and instead lost their way badly as Kendal gave their all. The home team drew level 12 minutes from time when Mitchley latched onto Vickers' through ball and rounded Martin before firing in from a tight angle. The winner came from the penalty spot in stoppage time when the referee decided that Joe Maguire had tripped Mitchley, a decision that upset The Robins, and Mitchley kept his compsure to score with a well taken penalty.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid, 8.Danny Gordon, 9.Gary Ricketts (15.Antwan Russell [82]), 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards (16.Kieran O'Connell [72]) subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 14.Russell Cooke, 17.Russell Peel.

20TH APRIL 2013
TOWN HED-ING FOR GLORY

ILKESTON FC 0 HEDNESFORD TOWN 2
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Hednesford Town underlined their title credentials with a solid display although Ilkeston were holding their own prior to the visitors' opening goal. Hednesford began strongly with Disney having a shot deflected wide but The Robins soon settled and began to edge the contest. Danny Gordon volleyed just wide from outside the box before Laurie Wilson's acrobatic volley from 18 yards dipped and just cleared the bar following a fine run by Kane Richards, and then Gordon had a shot blocked. The closest Ilkeston came to scoring during this spell was a well struck shot by Antwan Russell that 'keeper Crane managed to tip over. However it was Hednesford who took the lead on 37 minutes through a close range header by Bailey following a corner, which Ryan Wilson appeared to hack clear before the ball had crossed the line.
Ilkeston struggled to impose themselves against their strong opponents after half time as Hednesford looked to put the game out of reach. Lennon's low shot struck the base of the post and MacPherson's effort was kept out by a the bar and a goal-line clearance early in the second half. MacPherson also headed a good chance over but they had to wait until six minutes from time to make the game safe. Taylor curled a beautiful 25 yard free kick over the wall and into the top corner to give Chris Martin no chance.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Danny Gordon (15.Callum Chettle [72]), 9.Antwan Russell (17.Kieran O'Connell [76]), 10.Aaron Hooton (16.Gary Ricketts [61]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.James Cullingworth, 14.Ellis Storey.

24TH APRIL 2013
WHITBY WHIPPED BY YOUNG ROBINS

WHITBY TOWN 0 ILKESTON FC 4
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With a team featuring a number of Academy players Ilkeston FC produced an extraordinary result against a lacklustre Whitby team. What made it all the more remarkable was that young 'keeper Scott Low was left concussed after just 2 minutes following an accidental collision with Hassan. Low soldiered on for another 20 minutes before it became clear that he was unable to continue, and without a recognised 'keeper on the bench striker Aaron Hooton had to take over in goal with Antwan Russell coming off the bench to replace him. As for Hassan his physical style landed him in hot water and he was given a red card before an hour had gone. The first half was relatively sterile as Ilkeston protected Hooton with almost effortless ease.
The fireworks began shortly after Hassan was sent off as The Robins went on the rampage scoring 4 times in a 16 minute spell. On the hour Russell's persistence saw the ball ricochet to Kieran O'Connell who pulled the ball back for him to slam the ball high into the net from 10 yards. Ilkeston went further ahead six minutes later when Matt Richards touched a free kick to Laurie Wilson to curl a low shot through a crowded box. Wilson was on the scoresheet again within three minutes. Russell burst down the right and although his ball into the area was a poor one O'Connell recovered the situation by laying the ball back to the onrushing Wilson who fired home first time from outside the area. The scoring was complete in the 76th minute when Curtis Burrows released Matt Richards with a delightful ball down the right and the lay off was perfect for Russell to sweep home from 12 yards.
Line up: 1.Scott Low, 2.Liam Mahon, 3.Russell Peel, 4.Matt Baker, 5.Greg Pearson, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Matt Richards, 8.Laurie Wilson, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Kieran O'Connell, 11.Danny Gordon subs: 12.Curtis Burrows, 14.Callum Chettle, 16.Antwan Russell; 15.Ben Wallace and 17.Paris Pereira not used.

27TH APRIL 2013
WRIGHT HAS AKILLER INSTINCT

MATLOCK TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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16 year old Akil Wright came off the bench to rescue a point for a young Robins team which stuck to its task in an uneventful match. Matlock's greater experience showed early on as they took control of the game. Chris Martin made a comfortable save to keep out White but he was well beaten in the 11th minute when Ashmore's cross reached McMahon who controlled the ball before volleying into the corner. Ilkeston's chances were few and far between in the first half although Kieran O'Connell was unfortunate to see his shot deflected wide.
The Gladiators missed a good chance to put the game out of reach shortly after the break when McDonald broke through only to shoot over the bar, but Ilkeston became more of a force as the game went on. Greg Pearson and Russell Cooke both missed decent chances and The Robins had to wait until the last minute to equalise. Sustained pressure following a corner by Callum Chettle ended with the ball falling to Wright who controlled before blazing home without breaking stride.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Liam Mahon (12.Curtis Burrows [69]), 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Matt Baker, 5.Russell Cooke, 6.Greg Pearson, 7.Danny Gordon, 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Dereece Gardner (16.Paris Pereira [69]), 10.Kieran O'Connell, 11.James Reid (14.Akil Wright [85]) subs not used: 15.Jan Yeomans, GK.Ryan Swift.

30TH APRIL 2013
KINGS OF THE COUNTY

MATLOCK TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 2 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL @ CHESTERFIELD FC)
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A sensational climax to the game saw Ilkeston score twice in the final three minutes to come back from behind to lift the Derbyshire Senior Cup in front of the biggest crowd for a final for 38 years. Substitute James Reid was the hero who scored both goals including the hotly disputed stoppage time penalty. The Robins were far from their best until their late rally and Chris Martin was the busier of the two goalkeepers. Matlock's early attacks ended with both White and McDonald having shots blocked whilst Aaron Hooton headed over for The Robins. Laurie Wilson came close to giving Ilkeston the lead with a header that grazed the bar, and Hooton headed wide from a Kane Richards cross but Matlock looked the more dangerous. White had a good chance to give them the lead when a counter attack left him with a clear shooting chance but Martin did well to block the shot. Ilkeston were rarely seen as an attacking force in the latter stages of the first half until Hooton went close with a header shortly before the break.
James Reid about to lash home the winner.
The second half was quite physical at times and play lacked flair from both sides although Matt Richards just cleared the bar with a long shot and Antwan Russell had a header comfortably saved by Buxton. However, it was Matlock who took the lead on 68 minutes after Martin tipped over a Harcourt's well struck shot from range. Ashmore's resultant corner was flicked home at the near post by McMahon with question marks over the marking. McMahon then went close with another long shot before The Robins finally put on some serious late pressure. Hooton shot just wide from a Matt Richards cross before Ilkeston equalised in the 89th minute. James Reid won the ball back after briefly losing possession and hit a terrific swerving shot in off the inside of the post from almost 30 yards, but the drama didn't end there. Two minutes into time added on Yates was adjudged to have handled and the referee awarded a penalty despite some vociferous protests. Reid kept his cool to hammer the ball home and leave Matlock wondering how they had let the cup slip from their grasp.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Ellis Storey (16.James Cullingworth [69]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Russell Cooke, 7.Danny Gordon (15.James Reid [69]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Antwan Russell, 11.Kane Richards subs not used: 12.Greg Pearson, 14.Callum Chettle, GK.Ryan Swift.

4TH MAY 2013
MAGUIRE GETS MARCHING ORDERS AS MARINE SUNK

ILKESTON FC 1 MARINE 0
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Joe Maguire's red card for a rash challenge early in the game failed to prevent The Robins for claiming a deserved win in an otherwise disciplined performance. Well organised at the back, especially in the second half where Russell Cooke excelled in his final game before retiring, and always a threat going forward they restricted the visitors' to only a handful of opportunities. Marine began well with Rogan sending an overhead kick just wide before Maguire brought down Ordish with a lunging tackle as he looked set to burst clear on goal, the red card being the only realistic option for the referee to give. Yet Maguire's dismissal didn't seem to disadvantage Ilkeston and an even game developed with Matt Richards sending a free kick too high, and Ryan Wilson doing well to get his head in the way of a dangerous shot by Rogan at the other end. Rogan wasn't far off target with a shot from distance after James Reid had volleyed just wide for The Robins, and then Matt Richards went on a mazy run before testing 'keeper McMahon with a low left foot shot. On 40 minutes Ilkeston grabbed the only goal and it was Richards who scored it with the slightest touch off his head, deflecting Laurie Wilson's teasing cross past McMahon. The Robins came close to a second before the break when Matt Richards pulled the ball back to Reid who couldn't keep down his shot from close range.
The second half saw Marine have the lion's share of the possession but they struggled to break down The Robins' resolute defence. Chris Martin was forced to tip over Ordish's 25 yard strike, Lawton shot over from long range, and Martin did well again to tip over a strike by Brown. However, most of Marine's shots came from distance as Ilkeston remained steady and The Robins went close to killing the game with a Matt Richards shot that brought a save from McMahon. However, Marine came close to an unlikely equaliser in stoppage time when Brown's header from a corner clipped the bar with Martin beaten.
Line up: 1.Chris Martin, 2.Liam Mahon (12.Russell Cooke [52]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Michael Williams, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Greg Pearson, 7.James Reid, 8.Laurie Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts (17.Aaron Hooton [88]), 10.Callum Chettle (15.Kane Richards [76]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 14.Akil Wright, 16.Danny Gordon.

2012/13 CENTRAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE FINAL TABLE
  P W D L F A Pts
1 Tresham College 4 4 1 1 12 8 13
2 Burton Albion 4 3 1 2 13 11 10
3 ILKESTON FC 4 3 0 3 17 9 9
4 FCV Reds 4 1 0 5 6 24 3


2012/13 CENTRAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
15 OCT BURTON ALBION W5-0 1 WILLIAMS, GORDON, BAKER, DOYLE, A.TRIALIST
25 OCT FCV Reds W5-0 1 OSBORNE 2, SAGSTETTER (OG), WILLIAMS, GRANTHAM
26 NOV TRESHAM COLLEGE L0-2 1  
1 FEB Tresham College L0-4 2  
3 MAR FCV REDS W7-1 2 OSBORNE 2, SIMMONS 2, RICHARDS, GARDNER, RATCLIFFE
24 APR Burton Albion L0-2 2  


2012/13 CENTRAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
GRP 7 DEC Brooke House College L0-2
GRP 8 FEB FCV Reds W1-0 SIMMONS
SF 22 APR BURTON ALBION W4-0 SIMMONS 3, GARDNER
F 30 APR BROMSGROVE SPORTING W8-1 O'CONNELL, HOLT, SIMMONS 2, WILLIAMS 2 (1PEN), SHAW, WRIGHT
Note: The cold winter led to the cancellation of the group stages in favour of a straight knockout competition. Only 4 teams entered including FCV Reds.

2012/13 UNDER 23 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
13 OCT University of Leeds L1-2   WALLACE 
20 OCT UNIVERSITY OF YORK L1-4   HOLT
3 NOV University of Nottingham W2-1   OSEI-SIRIBOUR, FROST
Ilkeston FC withdrew from this competition.


2012/13 FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE NORTH DIVISION FINAL TABLE
  P W D L F A Pts
1 Gateshead 20 16 2 2 69 23 50
2 Mansfield Town 20 14 3 3 60 29 45
3 FC Halifax Town 20 11 5 4 44 28 38
4 ILKESTON FC 20 10 7 3 40 20 37
5 Birmingham City 20 9 6 5 40 33 33
6 Chasetown 20 9 5 6 45 35 32
7 Guiseley 20 5 5 10 43 46 20
8 Harrogate Town 20 5 1 14 25 54 16
9 Stalybridge Celtic 20 4 3 13 26 55 15
10 MMU Newcastle 20 3 3 14 29 62 12
11 Boston United 20 2 4 14 25 61 10


2012/13 FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE NORTH DIVISION RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
12 SEP MMU NEWCASTLE W1-0 4 OSBORNE
24 OCT HARROGATE TOWN W2-0 3 SHAW, WRIGHT
07 NOV GUISELEY D0-0 3
12 NOV Guiseley W2-1 3 FROST, GRANTHAM
14 NOV Boston United W5-0 2 DAWKINS, DOYLE, JAMES, CHETTLE, H.WILLIAMS
30 JAN FC HALIFAX TOWN D1-1 3 GARDNER (PEN)
4 FEB Harrogate Town W3-1 3 GORDON, STOREY, GARDNER
6 FEB BOSTON UNITED D1-1 3 GARDNER
13 FEB MMU Newcastle W5-3 3 GARDNER, M.WILLIAMS 3, MAHON
20 FEB FC Halifax Town W3-0 2 GARDNER 2, BAKER
25 FEB MANSFIELD TOWN L0-1 2
4 MAR Mansfield Town D2-2 2 WALLACE, PEREIRA
13 MAR BIRMINGHAM CITY D2-2 3 MAHON (PEN), OSBORNE
15 MAR Gateshead L0-2 3
20 MAR Stalybridge Celtic W1-0 3 M.WILLIAMS (PEN) 
10 APR  Birmingham City  W4-0  3  MAHON 2 (1PEN), H.WILLIAMS (PEN), SHAW (PEN) 
15 APR  STALYBRIDGE CELTIC  W3-0  PEREIRA, OSBORNE, BAKER 
26 APR  Chasetown  L1-2  ABDOLLAHI 
3 MAY   CHASETOWN  D2-2  ABDOLLAHI, H.WILLIAMS 
8 MAY  GATESHEAD  D2-2  PEREIRA, GORDON 

2012/13 FA YOUTH CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
1QR 19 SEP HINCKLEY UNITED W1-0 85 OSBORNE
2QR  10 OCT  New Mills  W5-1  93 TOBIN, YEOMANS, GRANTHAM, OSBORNE 2 (1 PEN) 
3QR 17 OCT  LINCOLN CITY L1-4  107 OSBORNE 


2012/13 FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE LEAGUE CUP
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT
1R 17 DEC KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS L0-3