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2013/14 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE & RESULTS

  P W D L F A PTS
Chorley 46 29 10  107  39  97
FC United Of Manchester 46 29 108  52  96
AFC Fylde 46 28 97  41  93
Worksop Town 46 27 12  120  87  88
Ashton United 46 24 14  92  62  80
Skelmersdale United 46 24 17  92  79  77
Rushall Olympic 46 21 12  13  79  65  75
Blyth Spartans 46 20 12  14  79  78  72
Whitby Town 46 18 16  12  82  64  70
Trafford 46 20 18  77  73  68
Kings Lynn Town 46 20 18  76  77  68
Matlock Town 46 18 13  15  61  53  67
Buxton 46 16 14  16  63  60  62
Barwell 46 17 11  18  62  67  62
Grantham Town 46 17 10  19  77  78  61
Witton Albion 46 17 20  77  80  60
ILKESTON FC 46 17 21  81  77  59
Stamford 46 17 22  75  85  58
Nantwich Town 46 14 14  18  77  71  56
Marine 46 13 14  19  68  76  53
Frickley Athletic 46 12 13  21  62  80  49
Stafford Rangers 46 9 8  29  56  112  35
Stocksbridge Park Steels 46 5 33  60  130  23
Droylsden 46 2 3  41  40  182  9
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS ATT SCORERS
17 AUG Whitby Town D1-1 12 327 RUSSELL
19 AUG STAMFORD W3-0 2 539 PALMER, JONES (OG), L.WILSON
24 AUG MARINE L1-2 13 523 REID
26 AUG Buxton W2-1 6 414 RICKETTS 2
31 AUG Stafford Rangers W4-2 3 431 WEBSTER 2, RICKETTS, K.RICHARDS
2 SEP BARWELL W4-2 3 496 WEBSTER 2 (2PENS), HOOTON, RICKETTS
7 SEP WITTON ALBION D1-1 3 567 M.RICHARDS
10 SEP Rushall Olympic L2-3 8 186 L.WILSON, HOOTON
21 SEP DROYLSDEN W5-1 6 400 MAGUIRE, REID 2, GRANT (OG), STOKES
23 SEP KINGS LYNN TOWN L3-4 7 425 RICKETTS 2, WEBSTER (PEN)
28 SEP Grantham Town L0-2 7 302
5 OCT Stocksbridge Park Steels W3-2 5 260 K.RICHARDS, MAGUIRE, GORDON
12 OCT FRICKLEY ATHLETIC W1-0 5 517 WEBSTER (PEN)
15 OCT Blyth Spartans L2-3 8 311 L.WILSON, WEBSTER (PEN)
21 OCT NANTWICH TOWN W3-1 4 331 STOKES 2, RICKETTS
26 OCT Matlock Town L0-1 5 498
29 OCT Barwell D1-1 6 168 RICKETTS
2 NOV Frickley Athletic W1-0  233  BAKER 
4 NOV RUSHALL OLYMPIC L0-1 5 385
9 NOV Witton Albion L1-2 8 390 RICKETTS
16 NOV STAFFORD RANGERS D0-0 9 553
23 NOV Chorley L1-2 9 1017 HOOTON
30 NOV ASHTON UNITED L1-2 11 523 L.WILSON (PEN)
7 DEC WHITBY TOWN L0-2 11 370
14 DEC Stamford W2-0 11 307 L.WILSON, WAITE (PEN)
21 DEC TRAFFORD D1-1 13 359 REID
26 DEC Worksop Town L2-5 15 501 RICKETTS, SALT (OG)
28 DEC AFC Fylde W2-1 12 314 HOOTON 2
4 JAN FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER D3-3 14 974 REID 2, MAGUIRE
11 JAN Skelmersdale United L0-2 14 353
18 JAN GRANTHAM TOWN L0-2 14 457
25 JAN Kings Lynn Town L1-3 15 745 WAITE
8 FEB Droylsden W5-1 14 135 WAITE 2, BARRINGTON, L.WILSON (PEN), REID
15 FEB SKELMERSDALE UNITED W2-1 12 399 REID, WAITE
22 FEB FC United Of Manchester L1-4 12 1793 WAITE
24 FEB STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS W6-1 12 315 L.WILSON 2 (2PENS), STOREY, M.RICHARDS, WILLIAMS, K.RICHARDS
1 MAR Nantwich Town D2-2 12 260 M.RICHARDS, MAGUIRE
8 MAR MATLOCK TOWN L1-3 14 501 K.RICHARDS
15 MAR BUXTON L0-2  15  454   
22 MAR BLYTH SPARTANS L0-1 15 305
29 MAR CHORLEY L2-3 17 436 MAGUIRE, WILLIAMS
5 APR Ashton United W3-1 17 188 MAGUIRE, DUFFY, ADAMS
8 APR AFC FYLDE L0-1 19 305
19 APR Marine W3-2 19 378 WILLIAMS, DUFFY, L.WILSON (PEN)
21 APR WORKSOP TOWN D0-0 18 530
26 APR Trafford W5-2 17 300 MAGUIRE, MASON (OG), REID (PEN), SHAW, WILLIAMS 


2013/14 FA CUP RESULTS

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
1QR 14 SEP BELPER TOWN L1-2 515 WEBSTER 


2013/14 FA TROPHY RESULT

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
1QR 19 OCT Gresley FC L1-2 372 RICKETTS 

2013/14 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP RESULT

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT
1R 12 NOV Belper Town L0-3 150

2013/14 DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP RESULTS

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
3R 10 DEC GRESLEY FC W1-0 131 GORDON
QF 15 JAN Buxton W1-0aet 108 L.WILSON 
SF 18 FEB HEANOR TOWN W2-0 315 WAITE, CHETTLE
F 29 APR Glossop North End* W2-0 694 K.RICHARDS, REID (PEN)

*= Played at Alfreton Town.

2013/14 FRIENDLIES RESULTS

DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
9 JUL BURTON ALBION W1-0 469 K.RICHARDS
13 JUL NOTTINGHAM FOREST L0-2 1048
17 JUL ROTHERHAM UNITED L0-4 246
20 JUL LEICESTER CITY D0-0 452
23 JUL Gresley FC W4-1 RICKETTS, STOKES, WALLACE, GRIMM
27 JUL Shepshed Dynamo W3-1 K.RICHARDS 2, STOKES
30 JUL CHELSEA L1-5 2680 STOKES
3 AUG Belper Town L2-3 182 STOKES 2
6 AUG Eastwood Town D2-2 200 RUSSELL, K.RICHARDS
10 AUG Coalville Town W5-0 K.RICHARDS 2, L.WILSON, STOKES, M.RICHARDS


17TH AUGUST 2013
ANTWAN RUSSELL'S UP A DRAW

WHITBY TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Rain and heavy winds played a big a part in the outcome of this match as the football itself with the conditions playing a big part in both goals. In the end the result was a fair one with Whitby taking charge of the first half and The Robins rapidly improving in the second. Both teams sought to attack early on with Laurie Wilson going close for Ilkeston and Rundle for Whitby, and the home side's willingness to press was rewarded with a goal after 9 minutes. A high forward ball held up in the wind as Robins' keeper Rob Peet came out to claim it and he was left stranded as Farrell nipped in to round him and tuck the ball into the empty net. The goal upset Ilkeston's rhythm and Whitby went close to scoring several times before the break through Farrell, Rundle and Burgess. Ilkeston's best efforts came towards the end of the half with Bland doing well to keep out Laurie Wilson's half volley and James Reid firing just wide from long range.
Burgess headed just wide for Whitby early in the second half but Ilkeston gradually assumed control and equalised in the 57th minute. The wind caused confusion between Bland and Burgess and the 'keeper was forced to put the ball out of play. However, a quick thrown in by Matt Richards released Antwan Russell and he cleverly lobbed the retreating Bland and into the unguarded net from 25 yards. Ilkeston continued to attack with Kane Richards cutting inside only to fire straight at Bland and Laurie Wilson had two efforts blocked. The home side tried to attack when possible with Tiernan having a shot blocked and Farrell miscued wide, but the closest to a winner came Ilkeston's way near the end as Bland tipped over a powerful Kane Richards shot following a fine run.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Chris Palmer, 3.Ryan Wilson (12.Rob Kozluk [90]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Matt Baker, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Jason Stokes (17.Gary Ricketts [60], 8.James Reid (15.Danny Gordon [89]), 9.Antwan Russell, 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 14.Callum Chettle, 16.Aaron Hooton.

19TH AUGUST 2013
DANIELS DESTROYED BY SECOND HALF BLITZ

ILKESTON FC 3 STAMFORD 0
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A fine second haf display by The Robins made up for a lacklustre opening which should have seen them going in at the break at least one goal behind. Stamford came desperately close to scoring on two occasions but Robbins was denied by Rob Kozluk on the goal line both times. The first was a near post flick from a corner, the second a point blank range stab following a Shawn Richards' fierce low cross. Despite being second best for much of the half Ilkeston managed to conjure up a few opportunities but Jason Stokes, Laurie Wilson and Kane Richards all missed the target.
Chris Palmer executes a perfect free kick for the opener.
The game changed on 48 minutes when Chris Palmer curled a delightful 22 yard free kick over the wall and into the corner to put Ilkeston ahead. The second arrived just four minutes later when James Reid's wickedly curling away swinger from the left flew off Jones' outstretched boot for an own goal he could do little about. Now firmly in command The Robins had to wait until the 69th minute when good work between Kane and Matt Richards led to Laurie Wilson taking a few strides forward before unleashing a fierce low shot from 30 yards into the bottom corner. Antwan Russell fired into the side net and had a fierce shot saved after being set up by Callum Chettle but Ilkeston had to be content with a three goal winning margin.
Line Up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Chris Palmer, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Matt Baker, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jason Stokes (16.Gary Ricketts [64]), 8.James Reid (14.Callum Chettle [77]), 9.Antwan Russell, 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards (15.Danny Gordon [89]) subs not used: 12.Mike Williams, 16.Aaron Hooton.

24TH AUGUST 2013
DEVINE INTERVENTION SENDS ROBINS TO DEFEAT

ILKESTON FC 1 MARINE 2
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Under par Ilkeston fell to their first defeat of the season and could have no complaints about the result as Marine scored a late goal to deservedly grab the points. Marine played the better football in the first half and rarely gave The Robins time to settle but most efforts from either side were from long range. Astbury was off target with one effort and had another one saved by Rob Peet, whilst Jason Stokes cut in from the right and fired into Williams' arms. James Reid and Marine's Parle had shots from distance that failed to break the deadlock but it was finally broken on 40 minutes when Astbury left Aaron Webster trailing and beat Peet from an acute angle as the 'keeper hesitated.
Ilkeston failed to improve after the break although Webster was unlucky with a shot that flew wide. Astbury had a great chance soon after when he pounced on hesitant defending but Peet managed to block his shot when he looked set to score. However, The Robins equalised out of the blue in the 74th minute when Kane Richards set up a chance for James Reid. Although his first effort was saved Reid scrambled home the loose ball from 8 yards. Yet the goal only served to inspire the visitors. Astbury cut inside only to blaze over the bar and the visitors continued to look dangerous until the winner came 5 minutes from time. Poor defending again allowed substitute Devine to break into the area, go round the advancing Peet and slip the ball into an unguarded net for an excellently taken goal. This time there was no way back for Ilkeston.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Chris Palmer, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Matt Baker, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Jason Stokes (14.Callum Chettle [58]), 8.James Reid (15.Danny Gordon [78]), 9.Antwan Russell (17.Gary Ricketts [54]), 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Ryan Wilson, 16.Ellis Storey.

26TH AUGUST 2013
BEDLAM AT BUXTON

BUXTON 1 ILKESTON FC 2
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An extraordinary game saw Buxton reduced to nine men with half an hour to play but they managed to hold onto their 1-0 lead until deep into stoppage time before Gary Ricketts scored twice in the dying seconds to turn the game on its head. Nevertheless, despite Buxton's defensive heroics, it was a victory Ilkeston deserved after they overcame a difficult first 20 minutes. Buxton began strongly with Niven hitting the post early on, and although Chris Palmer's free kick forced Buxton 'keeper Warrington into a smart save it was no surprise when the home side went in front in the 11th minute. Niven's low shot bounced into Morris' path and he made no mistake by firing past Rob Peet. A Ryan free kick narrowly missed the target as the home side pressed for a second before James Reid came desperately close to equalising against the run of play with a 25 yard shot that smacked against the post. Ilkeston began to get more into the game with Ricketts and Joe Maguire both being denied by the excellent Warrington and Reid twice went close before half time.
Ilkeston celebrate Gary Ricketts' dramatic winner.
On 56 minutes Buxton were reduced to 10 men when Maxwell was dismissed for violent conduct, and three minutes later Morris suffered the same fate when he was harshly adjudged to have stamped on Laurie Wilson. From then on The Robins bombarded Buxton who put everyone behind the ball. Fine saves kept out efforts by Ricketts and Maguire, and substitute Callum Chettle fired inches wide from long range. However, on 93 minutes, Aaron Webster headed a high ball and although Warrington made a save Ricketts pounced to stab in the loose ball. Moments later Reid's corner was headed powerfully into the roof of the net by Ricketts to cap an extraordinary turnaround.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson 5.Aaron Webster, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Kane Richards (17.Jason Stokes [68]), 8.James Reid, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Antwan Russell (14.Rai Simons [68]), 11.Chris Palmer (16.Callum Chettle [68]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 15.Danny Gordon.  

31ST AUGUST 2013
ROBINS LATE DOUBLE ROCKS RANGERS

STAFFORD RANGERS 2 ILKESTON FC 4
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The Robins were involved in another remarkable game which on this occasion saw them score twice in stoppage time to claim the points after Stafford had equalised late in the game. But the drama began much earlier in a match which saw both teams reduced to ten men, but the high number of incidents failed to disguise the fact that Ilkeston thoroughly deserved their victory against the bottom placed club. Stafford made the early running, however, with Rob Peet making comfortable saves from Lennon and Bullock before James Reid fired over at the other end. It was Ilkeston who went in front on 14 minutes when Reid's left wing corner was headed powerfully into the corner by Aaron Webster. Another Webster header went close to making it two, but a dreadful error by Rob Kozluk allowed Stafford back into the game. A fatal hestitation let Lennon in and although his shot was blocked by Peet, Quinn was able to head in the loose ball. The setback failed to dishearten Ilkeston, and when Mason was sent off for bringing down Antwan Russell as he bore down on goal the resultant free-kick by Webster found its way into the net via a deflection of Spittle to give The Robins the lead again.
Ilkeston took full control after the break. Laurie Wilson fizzed a shot inches too high, Gary Ricketts rounded 'keeper Brain but saw his shot cleared off the line, and Aaron Hooton cut inside only to fire just off target when he seemed certain to score. Even when Joe Maguire was sent off for a second yellow following a clumsy challenge The Robins looked comfortable but Stafford drew level against the run of play two minutes from time. Good work by Steadman ended with a lay off to substitute Sheldon who scored from close range. However, luck was on Ilkeston's side in stoppage time when Reid's corner was met by Ricketts and the ball flew into the net, the goal being given despite protests that he had handled. Moments later victory was assured when Brain dallied in clearing the ball and Kane Richards nipped in to rob him and crash the ball into the empty net.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk (16.Matt Richards [60]), 3.Ryan Wilson (12.Matt Baker [74]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Kane Richards, 8.James Reid, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Antwan Russell (17.Aaron Hooton [67]), 11.Chris Palmer subs not used: 14.Callum Chettle, 15.Danny Gordon.

2ND SEPTEMBER 2013
WELL BEATEN
ILKESTON FC 4 BARWELL 2
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The Robins got off to the worst possible start but in another dramatic game they stormed back to win thanks to two penalties, a red card, a glaring late miss by the visitors and a stoppage time goal that made certain of the points. Barwell went in front after just 6 minutes when Byrne's cross was met by the diving Lavery who directed his header beyond the reach of Rob Peet. Two minutes later the visitors went further ahead when Newton was allowed to curl home a delightful shot from 25 yards. Matt Richards came close to reducing the deficit but Barwell remained a threat with Barlone missing a good opportunity. However, in the 30th minute, Lower brought down Kane Richards as he burst into the area and Aaron Webster fired the resultant penalty into the corner to bring Ilkeston back into the game. Barwell continued to look dangerous going forward and Rob Peet had to make an excellent save to keep out Byrne's close range effort, but The Robins were much more lively than earlier in the game. A minute before the break, an off the ball incident saw Hood headbutt Aaron Hooton in the area and the defender was sent off before another spot kick was awarded which Webster fired home in identical fashion.

Barwell went close to an equaliser early in the second half when Newton shot wide from an acute angle but by now they had lost their shape and discipline. It was no surprise when Ilkeston took a 54th minute lead. James Reid made a great run into the area before chipping the ball back for Hooton to head home from point blank range. The Robins were now in control but were unable to finish off some good moves with Reid and Matt Richards both unable to put the issue beyond doubt. Deep into stoppage time Earls missed a great chance to equalise for Barwell when he blazed over from 6 yards. They were made to rue the miss when Gary Ricketts made certain of an Ilkeston victory moments later when he drove home at the far post following excellent work by substitute Antwan Russell.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Chris Palmer, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Kane Richards (16.Jason Stokes [88]), 8.James Reid (15. Callum Chettle [78]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (17.Antwan Russell [82]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 14.Danny Gordon.

7TH SEPTEMBER 2012
ROBINS BITTEN BY LATE WITTON DRAMA

ILKESTON FC 1 WITTON ALBION 1
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There was another extraordinary ending to an Ilkeston game although this time they were on the receiving end and were desperately unlucky not to win despite playing the whole of the second half with only ten men. Yet the opening stages gave little indication of the drama to follow. Witton looked lively in attack but created little, and The Robins weren't at their most fluent although they managed to create a couple of openings. Gary Ricketts headed wide from a good position and Aaron Hooton made a good run into the area but saw his low shot parried by 'keeper Cooper. However, on 34 minutes, they edged in front when James Reid's beautifully disguised pass released Matt Richards and he fired a low angled drive into the far corner. Shortly afterwards, Witton had a great opportunity to equalise when Ricketts was adjudged to have fouled Powell as they challenged for a free-kick, but Kyle Wilson blasted the resultant penalty over the bar. Further drama occurred on the stroke of half time when Hooton was given a red card after he reacted angrily in a skirmish with Witton's Connors.
Despite the numerical disadvantage Ilkeston controlled the second half and had several chances to extend their lead. Kane Richards' superb cross was headed wide by Ricketts when he looked certain to score, James Reid's powerful drive from 20 yards fizzed inches over, and a first time shot by Reid again from 12 yards following further good work by Kane Richards went agonisingly wide. Witton rarely posed a threat although substitute and former Robins striker Dereece Gardner shot across the face of the goal. Ilkeston came close again when Kane Richards' misdirected shot richocheted off Ricketts and bounced just wide of the post. However, just when it looked like victory was in the bag, Ilkeston failed to clear as the ball bobbled around their area and Kyle Wilson stunned them by firing into the corner for a 93rd minute equaliser.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Chris Palmer, 4.Ryan Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Kane Richards (16.Jason Stokes [78]), 8.James Reid (15.Callum Chettle [90]), 9.Gary Ricketts (17.Antwan Russell [75]), 10.Aaron Hooton, 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 14.Danny Gordon. 

10TH SEPTEMBER 2013
NO OLYMPIC GLORY FOR INDISCIPLINED ILKESTON

RUSHALL OLYMPIC 3 ILKESTON FC 2
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Ilkeston FC's run of dramatic matches continued and on this occasion this action packed match ended in a defeat instead of the victory which appeared likely at half time. There was a quiet start and little to choose between the teams until The Robins broke the deadlock in the 21st minute. Aaron Hooton rounded 'keeper Gemmell and was brought down, the 'keeper escaping with a yellow card. Gemmell managed to keep out Hooton's spot kick but Laurie Wilson reacted quickest to the rebound and headed home. The goal lifted Ilkeston and they took control with both James Reid and Matt Richards going close although Carl Palmer issued a warning at the other end just before the break by firing just wide.
Ilkeston's good work counted for nothing when in the 51st minute Chris Palmer's horrific header failed to reach 'keeper Rob Peet and Obeng nipped in to score into the unguarded net. Worse was to follow five minutes later when Adebola beat the offside trap to score with a low shot. To their credit Ilkeston rallied and equalised on 70 minutes when a long ball reached Hooton who skilfully lobbed the advancing Gemmell for a well taken goal. Laurie Wilson almost scored a freak goal when his free kick bounced just off target, Gemmell slipping and unable to do anything but watch, and Ilkeston continued to search for a late winner. Chris Palmer's free kick and a Reid low shot went close before the game took a final twist. With two minutes remaining Laurie Wilson was given a red card for violent conduct, and Rushall took full advantage by scoring a 95th minute winner, the unmarked Craddock heading home from a corner at the death.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Chris Palmer, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Kane Richards, 8.James Reid, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Jason Stkes [90]), 10.Aaron Hooton (14.Danny Gordon [90]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 12.Ellis Storey, 15.Callum Chettle, 17.Antwan Russell. 

14TH SEPTEMBER 2013
ILKESTON DOWN AND OUT
ILKESTON FC 1 BELPER TOWN 2 (FA CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND)
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The Robins suffered a depressingly early exit from the FA Cup and could have no complaints after being well beaten by an enthusiastic Belper team from a division below. Ilkeston's performance lacked any kind of vitality in direct contrast to the visitors, yet they started the stronger with Aaron Hooton and Laurie Wilson both seeing flicks go wide. Wilson also fired a free kick from distance over the top. However, Belper took the lead in the 17th minute following a fine run and cross that Rob Peet was unable to hold and former Robins star Sam Duncum blasted home the loose ball. Gary Ricketts wasted a chance to equalise following a Kane Richards cross which he failed to make proper contact with, but Belper were not content to sit on their lead. Froggatt headed wide from a Duncum cross whilst the closest Ilkeston came to an equaliser before the break was when Kane Richards cut in and shot just wide.
Aaron Webster scores Ilkeston's consolation.
The Robins began the second half failing to put on any sustained pressure and although Hooton, James Reid and Kane Richards went close Belper continued to look lively and they got a second on 61 minutes. Clever play by Duncum ended with a cross to the unmarked Tuton who headed home from 6 yards. Ilkeston tried to get back in the game and were unlucky when Reid's low shot hit the post. Aaron Webster's cross was then headed over by Matt Richards before Webster pulled a goal back with a fine effort in the 71st minute, firing in from 20 yards after eluding a defender. But a late Ilkeston assault never materialised other than a long range Matt Richards shot which flew just wide. At the other end Cotton and former Ilkeston Town player Simon Harrison came close to a third as the visitors deservedly progressed to the next round.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Matt Baker, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Kane Richards (12.Chris Palmer [89]), 8.James Reid, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (16.Rai Simons [62]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 14.Danny Gordon, 15.Callum Chettle, 17.Jason Stokes, GK. Ryan Swift, 19.Antwan Russell.

21ST SEPTEMBER 2013
BELOW PAR ROBINS BRUSH ASIDE STRUGGLERS

ILKESTON FC 5 DROYLSDEN 1
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Joe Maguire heads Ilkeston in front.
The Robins were far from their best but still overcame the challenge of crisis club Droylsden with little difficulty. However, had Ilkeston played anywhere close to their capabilities and had been less careless the margin of victory would have been much greater. Defensive naivety by the visitors allowed Ilkeston to create chances throughout and both Matt Richards and Joe Maguire, with a header, went close early on. But Ilkeston's own slipshod performance allowed Droylsden moments to threaten and when Rob Peet blocked Kinsella's shot Ahmadi's follow up had insufficient power to beat Laurie Wilson on the line. Wilson, Kane Richards and Antwan Russell missed chances before Ilkeston eventually went in front through the unmarked Maguire's perfect header from James Reid's left wing cross. 'Keeper Nlate denied Kane Richards before The Robins extended their lead on 44 minutes. A fine ball from Callum Chettle found Reid on the right and he cut inside to fire home a low left foot shot from 25 yards.
Ahmadi's low cross shot went wide of the far post early in the second half but any hopes Droylsden had of a fightback disappeared when Kinsella was sent off for a foul on Chettle. Ilkeston ought to have scored again when substitute Jason Stokes hooked the ball over the bar from one yard out after Nlate saved Kane Richards' header but the next goal duly arrived on 64 minutes when Droylsden's Grant somehow contrived to send a looping header from Rob Kozluk's cross into his own net when under no pressure. Rai Simons was just wide with an effort as Ilkeston created more chances, although they still allowed Droylsden opportunities to score. Maloney shot just over and saw a low shot saved by Peet, but Reid showed how it should be done at the other end when he beat Grant before planting the ball into the corner from 18 yards on 73 minutes. The visitors did score a consolation two minutes later when Maguire's attempted back header to Peet caused confusion and although Peet was able to save Maloney's shot Ahmadi put the loose ball into the empty net. A fierce volley by Wilson went just wide but there was time for a fifth when Stokes disposessed a defender before scoring from an almost impossible angle in stoppage time.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.James Reid, 8.Callum Chettle (14.Danny Gordon [84]), 9.Antwan Russell (16.Rai Simons [65]), 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards (15.Jason Stokes [46]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 17.Chris Palmer.

23RD SEPTEMBER 2013
TEN MAN LINNETS STAGE DRAMATIC FIGHTBACK
ILKESTON FC 3 KING'S LYNN TOWN 4
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Aaron Webster scores Ilkeston's controversial penalty early in the second half.
An extraordinary game appeared to be heading towards an undeserved Ilkeston victory but King's Lynn, reduced to ten men before half-time, scored two late goals to stun The Robins. Lucky to be in front in the first place, Ilkeston then threw away a winning position against a visiting team which posed plenty of problems early on. Thomson fired just wide from distance, but otherwise King's Lynn were wasteful after frequently opening up Ilkeston's defence. Ilkeston eventually got going with Joe Maguire heading a James Reid corner against the post but it was still a surprise when they took a 22nd minute lead. Reid's fee kick found Gary Ricketts who turned the ball in from close range. But the goal simply spurred the visitors on and they equalised inside three minutes when Hall broke down the right and his dangerous low cross was converted by Duffy. Then, on 28 minutes, they took the lead through Thomson whose shot from 18 yards was deflected high into the net. Hall then almost made it three with an excellent lob that hit the bar, although The Robins went close twice before the break through Kane Richards and Ricketts.
Gary Ricketts scores Ilkeston's third.
A moment of controversy appeared to turn the game Ilkeston's way early in the second half. Former Ilkeston Town defender Ryan Clarke was incredibly hard done by when he was sent off for a perfect tackle on Antwan Russell inside the area and Aaron Webster equalised from the spot in the 48th minute. Russell blazed over as Ilkeston edged the second half with their one man advantage and they took the lead on 78 minutes through Gary Ricketts who turned well to fire in a lovely goal. But once again the visitors stormed back, scoring again two minutes later when Jacob beat Mike Williams and cracking home into the corner from 18 yards. Ilkeston should have had a penalty when Webster was clearly fouled but it was King's Lynn who wrapped up the points when Jacob raced down the left and crossed to Lee whose mis-hit found Clarke who turned the ball in two minutes from time. Ilkeston were denied another penalty when Reid was fouled well inside the area but the referee awarded a free kick on the edge instead. Nevertheless it would have been rough justice had they equalised.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Rob Kozluk (17.Mike Williams [27]), 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Aaron Webster, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Antwan Russell (15.Jason Stokes [61]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 14.Danny Gordon, 16.Rai Simons.

28TH SEPTEMBER 2013
WIN-GERBREADS

GRANTHAM TOWN 2 ILKESTON FC 0
A disappointing local derby with little constructive football on offer ended in a deserved victory for the home side as The Robins were second best for most of the game. It began positively enough for Ilkeston when James Reid latched on to a Gary Ricketts flick but he pulled his shot wide. McGhee was well off target with a shot at the other end, yet it wasn't long before Grantham took a 12th minute lead thanks to an own goal by Aaron Webster whose diving header diverted McGhee's cross past Lloyd Allinson. Smith and Meikle both narrowly cleared Allinson's bar following free kicks as Grantham held the upper hand, with Ilkeston replying with a tame Matt Richards shot straight at former Ilkeston Town 'keeper Dan Haystead. McDonald provided further danger from the home side when he cut inside to fire a shot that Allinson did well to save. The best Ilkeston had to offer before the break was when Matt Richards pulled back a low cross to the unmarked Danny Gordon who shot wide.
Ilkeston began the second half well with Kane Richards lobbing over following a Ricketts knock down, but hopes of getting back into the game were dealt a serious blow when Smith capitalised on weak defending by latching on to a long ball over the top and firing past Allinson. Allinson prevented a further goal by denying Smith and McDonald in quick succession following further lax defending. Ilkeston pressed late in the game but failed to find a way back. Substitute Jason Stokes fired a shot which was comfortably saved by Haystead, and then Stokes was brought down for a clear penalty but the referee ruled that the infringement took place outside the area. Haystead heaped on the misery by making a low save at the death to keep out Gordon's low shot.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Matt Baker, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Aaron Webster, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Callum Chettle (12.Mike Williams [71]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Matt Richards (16.Rai Simons [71]), 11.James Reid (15.Jason Stokes [56]) subs not used: 14.Antwan Russell, GK.Rob Peet.

5TH OCTOBER 2013
GORDON STEALS POINTS FROM STEELS

STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS 2 ILKESTON FC 3
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Kane Richards calmy tucks away Ilkeston's first.
Ilkeston made hard work of it but came away with three points as their defensive frailties were exposed once more. Nevertheless, their general play, particularly in the first half, made them worthy winners. This was despite the fact that Stocksbridge took a highly preventable 3rd minute lead when an error by James Reid allowed South to get the better of Aaron Webster and was brought down for a penalty that Joynes comfortably converted. Ilkeston soon hit their stride, however, and after Matt Richards curled an effort wide from distance Kane Richards took full advantage of a bad mistake by Bowden-Lovell to calmly slot past Ward on 11 minutes. Kane Richards then flicked the ball wide following a Reid corner and The Robins' pressure eventually brought further reward in the 26th minute. Reid's corner was met by a towering header from Joe Maguire that gave Ward no chance. Matt Richards then put Kane Richards in the clear and it needed a brave save to prevent him from making it three, but Stocksbridge always looked capable of scoring when they got forward, Lloyd Allinson being forced to tip over a South header. Gary Ricketts just failed to convert a Danny Gordon cross as Ilkeston continued to dominate yet they were stunned by a Swirad equaliser on 37 minutes, his close range header just defeating Allinson's desperate attempt to save. 
Joe Maguire climbs high to head the second.
Just seconds into the second half Ilkeston scored the decisive third. Kane Richards wasn't able to get in a shot but the ball fell kindly to Danny Gordon who shot over Ward from 12 yards. Ilkeston, whilst not exactly in full flow, had chances to make certain of victory with Reid's long range shot and efforts from Ricketts, Kane Richards and Natt Richards going close but their inability to kill the game always gave Stocksbridge a chance. Joynes had three headers, two of which just missed the target and the other well saved by Allinson, as The Robins enterted a nervy final few minutes. Joe Maguire's hooked volley almost sealed it, but in the end Ilkeston had to thank a goal-line clearance and a good Allinson save from Knowles' deflected shot for keeping them in front at the final whistle.
Danny Gordon fires home the winner.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Matt Baker, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid (14.Jason Stokes [83]), 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Aaron Hooton [83]), 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards (15.Che Adams [90]) subs not used: 12.Akil Wright, 17.Mike Williams.

12TH OCTOBER 2013
FRICKLEY IN SPOT OF BOTHER

ILKESTON FC 1 FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 0
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Aaron Webster scores Ilkeston's winner from the penalty spot.
Ilkeston scraped a valuable win in torrential rain but the visitors could count themselves a little unfortunate not to come away with a point. Had former Robins defender Joe Wilcox not been sent off and a hotly disputed penalty not been awarded soon after, they may well have done. Ilkeston never played close to their best apart from a bright opening which saw James Reid go close, Kane Richards force a good save from Woodhead with a fine strike, and Gary Ricketts miss the target. When Matt Richards was withdrawn through injury they began to lose their way and Frickley became more of a threat. Bloor shot just wide from long range and Hinsley's deflected shot cleared the bar. However, Ilkeston ought to have taken the lead on 30 minutes when Kane Richards burst past Wilcox in the area and was brought down for a clear penalty, but Aaron Webster's spot kick produced a fine diving save. 
The visitors looked more lively after the break with Jeffs' shot being deflected inches wide, Hinsley's low shot following Ellis Storey's hesitation forcing Lloyd Allinson into an excellent save, and Jeffs going close again. Then, on 74 minutes, Wilcox was sent off after appearing to elbow Reid in a challenge and six minutes later the Robins went in front. Joe Maguire, with his back to goal following a corner, was adjudged to have been tripped and Webster made no mistake from the resultant penalty this time. Protests from the Frickley dugout saw coach Jon Hood sent off and their fired up team went in search of a late equaliser. Yet Ilkeston, exposing gaps in the visitors' defence, had the best chances to score when Ricketts blasted just wide and then saw a diving header fly across the face of the goal when in excellent positions to score.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Matt Baker, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid, 8.Callum Chettle (15.Che Adams [69]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kane Richards (16.Aaron Hooton [88]), 11.Matt Richards (14.Jason Stokes [20]) subs not used: 12.Akil Wright, 17.Mike Williams.  

15TH OCTOBER 2013
WILSON WONDER STRIKE IN VAIN

BLYTH SPARTANS 3 ILKESTON FC 2
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A sensational goal by Laurie Wilson levelled the scores during the first half but two goals soon after the break ended The Robins' challenge. It was tough on Ilkeston who had contributed much up until that point. They began well with both Kane Richards and Jason Stokes having attempts on goal early on, but a clumsy challenge by Joe Maguire on Wearmouth led to Hubbard giving Blyth the lead from the spot on 8 minutes. Ilkeston continued to look good going forward, however, and both James Reid and Maguire spurned decent chances. Then, on 15 minutes, came Wilson's moment of glory when he volleyed high over the backtracking Mislewicz from fully 50 yards after the 'keeper's high clearance fell to him just inside Blyth's half. Ilkeston's confidence grew as Reid chipped over, Stokes put a shot wide and Gary Ricketts headed wide from a corner. Under pressure Blyth looked dangerous on the few occasions they got forward but little came from it apart from a Hubbard volley that just cleared the bar as half time approached.
Two goals from Dan Maguire, on 48 and 57 minutes, were both shots resulting from crosses from the left and Maguire could have had another in between but was denied by a goal line clearance from Matt Baker. Ilkeston tried to fight back and showed plenty of attacking intent, substitute Aaron Hooton seeing the ball bounce off him and the wrong side of the post when unmarked close in, and Ricketts shot wide. But Ilkeston's attacks left them vulnerable at the back and Davis shot wide when he had a chance to add to Blyth's tally. The Robins got a lifeline in the 78th minute when Kane Richards was brought down and Aaron Webster scored from the spot, but they spurned further opportunities that came their way in the closing stages. Hooton headed over Callum Chettle's excellent cross and Reid fired over from close range after Kane Richards perfectly cut the ball back to him.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Matt Baker (12.Akil Wright [88]), 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid, 8.Laurie Wilson (16.Callum Chettle [64]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kane Richards, 11.Jason Stokes (15.Aaron Hooton [64]) subs not used: 14.Che Adams, 17.Mike Williams.  

14TH OCTOBER 2013
NO TROPHY GLORY FOR ROBINS

GRESLEY FC 2 ILKESTON FC 1 (FA TROPHY FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND)
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Ilkeston crashed out of the FA Trophy at the first time of asking and although they could point to missing a penalty and hitting the woodwork there is no doubt that Ilkeston were deservedly beaten by their lower league opponents. The first 20 minutes were crucial to the outcome as Gresley raced into a two goal lead. Former Ilkeston FC striker Kieran O'Connell fired a good chance over the bar before a wonder strike from 20 yards by Goodfellow gave Lloyd Allinson no chance in the 7th minute. Gresley continued to pose a threat and they doubled their advantage on 20 minutes when Nadat's corner was powerfully headed into his own net by Aaron Hooton. Two minutes later Hooton was tripped by Guest but after a long delay the resultant penalty by Aaron Webster was blocked by Gresley 'keeper Etheridge's legs. Ilkeston gradually took control of the game from then on but they struggled to break down Gresley's well marshalled defence. Goodfellow shot just wide at the other end in a rare Gresley attack whilst Ilkeston saw an effort by Kane Richards well saved by Etheridge and another fierce effort from 22 yards by the same player smacked the bar. Jason Stokes was also unlucky with a low shot from 12 yards which Etheridge pushed away.
Ilkeston continued to push forward after the break but rarely showed the quality needed to get back in the game. Etheridge made straightforward saves from James Reid, Hooton and Kane Richards, and Danny Gordon blazed over from close range after being set up by Richards. The Robins pulled a goal back on 79 minutes when substitute Gary Ricketts fired home from 18 yards after Laurie Wilson's initial shot had been blocked. Ilkeston threw everything at Gresley late on with Ricketts heading over a Stkes cross, but Gresley had chances of their own on the break with Barrett heading narrowly over. Laurie Wilson had a shot deflected wide at the death but there was to be no way back for Ilkeston. 
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Laurie Wilson, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon (15.Akil Wright [76]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Callum Chettle (14.Che Adams [76]), 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Kane Richards, 11.James Reid (16.Gary Ricketts [58]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, GK.Rob Peet.

16TH OCTOBER 2013
ACE JASE GRABS BRACE
ILKESTON FC 3 NANTWICH TOWN 1
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Jason Stokes scored twice to help The Robins to victory but the win wasn't as clear cut as the score suggested. Indeed Ilkeston were hanging on in an uninspired encounter until Gary Ricketts sealed it in stoppage time. Nantwich began well as Burns' free kick was mishandled by Lloyd Allinson but the 'keeper did well to save Clayton's follow up. However it was Ilkeston who grabbed the early first goal on 6 minutes when the ball fell to Stokes on the edge of the box following neat play between Kane Richards and Ricketts and his low shot was deflected into the corner of the net. Chances were few and far between for much of the first half although Allinson was fortunate when a clearance struck Burns and fell into his arms. Nantwich's O'Neill headed over Johnson's cross later in the half.
Jason Stokes celebrates his and Ilkeston's second.
Ilkeston scored again seconds into the second half when Sam Wilson's poor header back to 'keeper Cudworth saw the ball scrambled away but only as far as Stokes who finished emphatically from 20 yards into the unguarded net. Nantwich pulled a goal back six minutes later when Abadaki's cross was touched in off the post by Clayton. Neither side was able to create much but Ilkeston looked nervous when the visitors attacked. Devenney's low shot was saved by Allinson whilst Joe Maguire and Laurie Wilson both brought saves from Cudworth. Allinson then did well late in the game to tip over an Abadaki header, and Nantwich had a penalty claim turned down as Deegan's close range shot was blocked. But Ilkeston held on and made the game safe when Ricketts found space on the left and cut inside to fire inside Cudworth's near post.
Gary Ricketts' late strike makes certain of the points.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Laurie Wilson, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Callum Chettle (15.Che Adams [69], 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kane Richards, 11.James Reid (16.Aaron Hooton [63]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 14.Akil Wright, 17.Lejaun Simmons. 

28TH OCTOBER 2013
GLADIATORS GRAB LATE WIN

MATLOCK TOWN 1 ILKESTON FC 0
A tight local derby with few chances which the home side just shaded ended in a Matlock win thanks to Holland's late goal. Ilkeston were arguably the better side during the first half hour with James Reid twice firing wide and Joe Maguire heading straight at 'keeper Kennedy but Matlock gradually got more into the game. Needham shot high and wide from range, and then former Ilkeston FC favourite Daryll Thomas set up Holland whose shot was blocked by Lloyd Allinson. The same player then headed onto the roof of the net as Matlock ended the half on top. They could easily have scored when Thomas fed Holland whose shot came back off the post to White, his effort being blocked before Holland's goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Maguire.
Ilkeston showed a bit more intent early in the second half and Jason Stokes brought a simple save from Kennedy before The Robins almost scored. Aaron Hooton took advantage of Matlock confusion and set up Reid whose close range shot from a tight angle struck the bar. However, Matlock began to stamp their authority as the game headed into its closing stages. Holland headed Leesley's cross straight at Allinson and Harcourt was just off target with a 20 yard shot, whilst Reid at the other end shot tamely from 25 yards and Kennedy made a comfortable save. Holland then missed a clear chance when he screwed wide when clear on goal but he made amends ten minutes from time. Harcourt's deep cross was headed out by Maguire to the edge of the area where Holland pounced to fire home. Any Ilkeston effort to force a late equaliser was dealt with by Matlock without problems.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Laurie Wilson, 3.Aaron Webster, 4.Danny Gordon (14.Che Adams [85]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Callum Chettle (15.Akil Wright [54]), 9.Aaron Hooton (17.Lejaun Simmons [85]), 10.James Reid, 11.Kane Richards subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 16.Mike Williams.

29TH OCTOBER 2013
RICKETTS TO THE RESCUE
BARWELL 1 ILKESTON FC 1
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Second half pressure brought Ilkeston a much deserved point but a disappointing first half display probably prevented them from picking up maximum points. The game began slowly with neither side creating much, Barwell's Gudger, Barlone and Edwards having efforts which caused little concern. Ilkeston perhaps came closer with a James Reid shot which flew wide following good work by Gary Ricketts, and Kane Richards was unfortunate not to see at least one penalty decision go in his favour. Richards was then released by a good pass from Laurie Wilson but his shot went just wide. However, it was Barwell who took the lead on 35 minutes through the unchallenged Barlone from 20 yards after a cross had been half cleared.
Gary Ricketts rises to head Ilkeston's late equaliser.
Ilkeston improved greatly after the break. Jason Stokes' low shot following Reid's cross was well saved by Wren who then held a Matt Baker header. Barwell offered little other than a Griffith Jr. shot which cleared the bar. Stokes had too further shots saved and then Richards had a clear penalty shout turned down, receiving a booking for his troubles as the referee claimed he had dived. Ilkeston's persistence finally paid off five minutes from time when Ricketts powerfully headed in a perfect Stokes cross from 6 yards. The Robins pressed hard for a winner, Stokes having yet another shot saved and Lejaun Simmons' fine run and shot went close to providing it in stoppage time.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jack Dean, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Danny Gordon (17.Lejaun Simmons [82]), 5.Matt Baker, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Laurie Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kane Richards (14.Aaron Webster [90]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Mike Williams, 15.Courey Grantham, 16.Aaron Hooton.

2ND NOVEMBER 2013
MATT FINISH SEES OFF FRICKLEY

FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 0 ILKESTON FC 1
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Ilkeston came away with a welcome three points, riding their luck at times but manfully sticking to their task on a blustery day until Matt Baker grabbed the winner well into the second half. Frickley's Allott was guilty of missing several chances throughout the game although Gary Ricketts was unlucky not to give The Robins the lead shortly before the break with a header that was cleared off the line by Gardner.
Matt Baker heads home the winner.
A superb long range shot by James Reid only just went over the home crossbar as Ilkeston tried to inject more life during the second half. Frickley came close to going in front but were denied by Lloyd Allinson's double save before Ilkeston scored soon after on 71 minutes, a fine header by Matt Baker from a corner proving to be the winner. Frickley pressed for an equaliser but they failed to pose a serious threat thanks to some solid defending.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jamie Anton, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Laurie Wilson (12.Aaron Webster [19]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Lejaun Simmons (16.Kane Richards [75]), 11.James Reid (14.Matt Richards [57]) subs not used: 15.Aaron Hooton, 17.Courey Grantham.

4TH NOVEMBER 2013
BOGEY TEAM BEAT ROBINS AGAIN

ILKESTON FC 0 RUSHALL OLYMPIC 1
Ilkeston were beaten yet again by Rushall Olympic but it was a catastrophic own goal that separated the teams. Ilkeston contributed plenty to a fast tempo game in which Rushall provided attacking intent matched only by their physical strength. The Robins almost scored in the opening seconds when Matt Richards' superb direct run at goal ended with a shot which was well saved by Gemmell. From the corner Joe Maguire then got a shooting chance which went just wide. A long range shot by Palmer was turned away by Lloyd Allinson with the follow up driven wide by Martin as Rushall began to get into the game. Mugisha then brought a save from Allinson and saw another shot just miss the target. Ilkeston continued to threaten too, with Kane Richards' low shot bringing a save from Gemmell, and Aaron Webster drove well wide from 18 yards. However, Rushall scored the only goal of the game on 33 minutes when Jamie Anton's back pass got the slightest of touches by Allinson's swinging boot and the ball crawled over the line. The goal gave Rushall a huge lift and Ramsey-Dickson, Spink and Mugisha came close to adding to the score before half-time.
Ilkeston displayed plenty of endeavour to get back in the game after the break but rarely caused serious problems for the well organised Rushall defence. Eckersley missed a good chance to make it two when he put the ball wide but the ball was mainly in the Rushall half as Ilkeston pressed. Jason Stokes volleyed wide, a free kick found substitute Courey Grantham but the ball diverted off him into Gemmell's hands, and late on a fine run and low cross by Kane Richards ended with Stokes firing over from close range. Spink ought to have made the game safe for Rushall in stoppage time when he fired over but his miss didn't turn out to be costly.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jamie Anton, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Danny Gordon (15.Courey Grantham [82]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Jason Stokes, 8.Aaron Webster, 9.Aaron Hooton (14.James Reid [64]), 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards (16.Gary Ricketts [64]) subs not used: 12.Mike Williams, 17.Callum Chettle.

9TH NOVEMBER 2013
WITTON WIN AS ROBINS SELF DESTRUCT
WITTON ALBION 2 ILKESTON FC 1
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Another costly mistake proved to be Ilkeston's undoing as they looked set for a useful away point. Luck was against them as well when they were denied a clear cut penalty during the first half of what was an even but fairly uneventful match. There were few clear chances in the first half which Witton edged, Brown and Hancock going close early on. Lloyd Allinson saved long range shots from Hancock and Kyle Wilson, whilst Gary Ricketts' header from a tight angle was comfortably saved by Cooper at the other end. Powell headed just over for the home side before Ricketts was clearly tripped by Harrison inside the area but the referee ignored his assistant's flag.
Gary Ricketts fires in the equaliser.
Things got worse for Ilkeston on the hour when good interplay between Powell and Wilson ended with the former firing a low shot past Allinson to give Witton the lead. However Ilkeston were back on level terms inside two minutes when a Witton clearance found Jason Stokes whose superb ball back in found Ricketts who cracked home powerfully. Both teams went in search of a winner with Allinson making a good save from Kyle Wilson, Matt Baker and Aaron Webster had shots blocked for Ilkeston, and Witton's Andrews was unlucky with a low shot that hit the post. Then, on 78 minutes, Baker's back pass was miscontrolled by Allinson and although he managed to prevent Kyle Wilson from putting the loose ball away it fell to Hancock who fired home from 20 yards. Neither side seriously threatened in the final minutes, marred by an injury to the referee, with Kane Richards shooting over late on with a last gasp effort for The Robins.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jamie Anton, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.James Reid, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Aaron Webster (15.Danny Gordon [80]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Courey Grantham (12.Ryan Wilson [80]), 11.Matt Richards (16.Jason Stokes [14]) subs not used: 14.Aaron Hooton, 17.Mike Williams.   

12TH NOVEMBER 2013
ANOTHER CUP K.O. FOR ROBINS

BELPER TOWN 3 ILKESTON FC 0 (NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND)
An understrength Ilkeston team had plenty of possession but rarely threatened the home side who were far more dangerous and deserved their win. Kieran Wells did the damage with a well taken hat-trick, the first player to achieve the feat against Ilkeston FC in a competitive fixture. His first came in the 8th minute with a neat header from a cross from the right which gave Lloyd Allinson no chance. Ilkeston were restricted to shooting from distance, Danny Gordon's strike causing Belper 'keeper Ratcliffe no problem. Former Ilkeston Town player Simon Harrison and Chris Jones, who was with The Robins briefly last season, came close to scoring for the home side before Wells got his second when he defelected a Harrison cross into the net six minutes before the break. Antwan Russell had an opportunity to pull back a goal just before half time but his low shot was saved.
Ilkeston's best spell came early in the second half with Russell and Ryan Wilson going close, and later in the game substitute Aaron Hooton's cross shot caused few alarms for Belper. In the meantime Tuton and Wells both went close at the other end, and it was Wells who made certain of victory on 86 minutes. A free kick caused Ilkeston's defence problems and the ball dropped to Wells who lashed it home from 12 yards.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Mike Williams, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Danny Gordon (16.Aaron Hooton [68]), 5.Matt Baker, 6.Joe Maguire, 7.Callum Chettle (15.Karum Shankar [81]), 8.Che Adams, 9.Antwan Russell (17.Lejaun Simmons [71]), 10.Ryan Wilson, 11.Akil Wright subs not used: 12.Spencer Edwards, 14.Luke Shaw.  

16TH NOVEMBER 2013
ROBINS CAN'T GET THE STAFF

ILKESTON FC 0 STAFFORD RANGERS 0
A dreadful game ended with Stafford picking up their first away point of the season. Neither side deserved anything from the game although Ilkeston twice came desperately close to a winner during a rare period of second half pressure. The first opportunity of the game came Ilkeston's way early on when Ryan Wilson's cross found Aaron Hooton and the ball dropped to Lejaun Simmons whose shot was deflected off target. Hooton then headed wide and Danny Gordon headed over Wilson's cross as The Robins just about shaded things but the best chance of the half came just before the break and it fell to Stafford. Kinsella's cross to the far post was headed into the side net by Morris.
Laurie Wilson about to lash home the equaliser from the penalty spot.
Stafford came out encouragingly in the second half and had a great chance early on when McCarthy put Woolery in the clear but Lloyd Allinson made a fine block. Harris then shot from distance which Allinson saved, and when Ilkeston finally got going Hooton saw his shot blocked. The Robins finally put a spell of pressure together and Lejaun Simmons dragged a shot wide when well placed. He then fired well wide after he did the hard work with some clever footwork. However, he was unlucky when he went on a fine run into the area before curling a shot against the bar, the rebound falling to substitute Jason Stokes who repeated the trick. Simmons then brought a fine save from 'keeper Brain and the ball was cleared when Stokes looked set to score. But instead of an exciting final few minutes the game reverted to type with little threat from either side apart from an effort from Stafford's Morris that went well off target.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jamie Anton, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.James Reid, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Kane Richards (17.Jason Stokes [68]), 8.Danny Gordon (15.Callum Chettle [82]), 9.Aaron Hooton, 10.Lejaun Simmons (16.Antwan Russell [90]), 11.Ryan Wilson subs not used: 12.Akil Wright, 14.Che Adams. 

23RD NOVEMBER 2013
CHORLEY SHOW CHAMPION CREDENTIALS
CHORLEY 2 ILKESTON FC 1
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Ilkeston produced a better performance but were beaten by the best team on the day. Chorley, pushing for a place at the top of the table, showed why they are hotly tipped for the title and won for the eleventh game running. However, Ilkeston were arguably the better side during the first quarter of the game. Lejaun Simmons had a good early chance but failed to get a decent contact on James Reid's cross, Reid fired just wide from distance and Ryan Wilson put a shot just too high. Gradually Chorley became more of a threat with Whitham heading against the post and Lloyd Allinson doing well to save Hine's follow up. Jamie Anton then cleared a Teague header off the line and it was no surprise when Chorley went in front on 27 minutes, Stephenson's beautiful lob from Dean's knock down finding the corner of the net. Allinson then blocked a Hine effort following Reid's error but he was beaten again on the stroke of half time when Stephenson's cross was nicely converted by Dean's head.
Aaron Hooton lets fly for his brilliant but fruitless goal.
The Robins saw plenty of the ball in the second half but struggled to create chances while Chorley remained a threat, Hine shooting wide. Ilkeston continued to plug away with substitute Che Adams having a good low shot saved by 'keeper Ashton after Simmons set him up. Fellow sub Jason Stokes then had a shot blocked before Aaron Hooton gave The Robins hope with a superb 25 yard strike into the top corner in the 81st minute. Stokes then had a shot saved by Ashton but Chorley rarely looked like giving away an equaliser, and indeed they almost scored again when Joe Maguire narrowly missed heading into his own goal.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Jamie Anton, 3.Ellis Storey, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker (16.Aaron Hooton [77]), 7.Kane Richards (17.Jason Stokes [66]), 8.James Reid (14.Che Adams [53]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Lejaun Simmons, 11.Ryan Wilson subs not used: 12.Akil Wright, 15.Callum Chettle.   

30TH NOVEMBER 2013
UNLUCKY ROBINS FALL AGAIN
ILKESTON FC 1 ASHTON UNITED 2
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Ilkeston slipped to their fifth defeat in 6 games but could count themselves unlucky having been on top for much of the game. Ashton almost took an early lead when Johnson just failed to convert Chadwick's cross but Ilkeston responded well and Aaron Hooton twice went close. Lloyd Allinson did well to force Johnson away from goal when he broke through although most of the threats continued from The Robins. Chey Adams went on a good run and fired in a fine shot which clipped the bar and Lejaun Simmons brought a save from Phillips before Allinson produced a good save to keep out a Coppin shot. Gary Ricketts then headed over but with half time looming Ashton took a 45th minute lead, Chadwick accurately firing into the corner for a brilliantly executed goal from 25 yards.
Ilkeston continued to do most of the attacking after the break with Ricketts and Hooton going close although Johnson wasted a great chance at the other end when he fired wide from 5 yards. However, Ilkeston drew level on 65 minutes when the linesman spotted a foul on Joe Maguire and Laurie Wilson blasted the penalty high into the net. Ilkeston looked the likelier winners but they were stunned with five minutes left when a hotly disputed corner went against them and the kick was headed home by Gorton.
Line up: 1.Lloyd Allinson, 2.Akil Wright (12.Matt Baker [77]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Che Adams, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Lejaun Simmons (16.Kane Richards [81]), 8.Laurie Wilson, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Aaron Hooton (17.Antwan Russell [61]), 11.Jason Stokes subs not used: 14.James Reid, 15.Callum Chettle.

7TH DECEMBER 2013
WHITBY TOO GOOD FOR WOEFUL ROBINS
ILKESTON FC 0 WHITBY TOWN 2
Short of confidence and lacking ideas Ilkeston were deservedly beaten at home by Whitby. Gary Ricketts fired over early on when well placed but chances were rare for Ilkeston in this stuttering display. Perhaps the best opportunity came soon after when Antwan Russell was sent clear but he couldn't hit the target after rounding 'keeper Bland. Whitby made The Robins pay and took a sixth minute lead with a well placed low shot from the edge of the box by Armstrong. Ilkeston became rattled and Armstrong twice and Mason came close to scoring again before The Robins began to regroup. Tough chances fell to Ricketts and Russell which they failed to take before a better opportunity came Russell's way. A fine pass by Chey Adams put him through on goal again but Bland blocked his shot this time. However, Whitby ended the half on top with Mason twice going close and Armstrong's header was a fraction off target.
Ilkeston began the second half trying for an equaliser. Adams' shot wasn't far away and substitute Nick Langford's shot from 18 yards drifted wide. But Whitby killed off the challenge when Bullock diverted home a corner at the near post on the hour. The visitors comfortably held on to their advantage as Ilkeston tried but lacked penetration. Kane Richards' header brought a rotine save from Bland, and the 'keeper made a better stop in pushing away an Adams free kick but that was as good as it got for The Robins.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Akil Wright (12.Kane Richards [73]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Chey Adams, 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Nick Langford [58]), 10.Antwan Russell, 11.James Reid (17.Jason Stokes [86]) subs not used: 14.Aaron Hooton, 15.Danny Gordon.

10TH DECEMBER 2014
DANNY DENIES GRESLEY
ILKESTON FC 1 GRESLEY FC 0 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP THIRD ROUND)
Ilkeston progressed into the last eight but it wasn't plain sailing as both teams created sufficient chances to claim they deserved something from the game. The Robins had to defend well at times but in the end Danny Gordon's deciding goal on 41 minutes was enough. It followed an uneventful opening to the game. Gresley's Langston fired high over from long range, James Reid had a shot deflected over following a neat move between Chey Adams and Antwan Russell, Reid's miscued cross almost looped into the net, and Graves' low shot went wide for the visitors before Gordon struck. Joe Maguire's powerful low shot was turned away by 'keeper Monch and Gordon was on hand to hammer home into the top corner.
Both teams created better chances after the break but Ilkeston's failure to score kept Gresley interested. Rob Peet saved well by tipping over a rocket from distance by Steadman, Guest headed over, and Peet blocked shots from Graves and Spencer as the visitors sought an equaliser. At the other end, Reid had a shooting chance which was blocked and Adams blazed over following good work by Kane Richards, but Gresley almost drew level when former Ilkeston Town player Paolo Piliero's shot was deflected against the bar. Kieran O'Connell, with Ilkeston last season, then saw his close range effort saved by Peet and the 'keeper made a better save to tip away Steadman's shot after he broke clear. But Gresley's pressure came to nothing and Ilkeston came closest to adding to the scoring late on when substitute Gary Ricketts' volley was saved by Monch.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Laurie Wilson, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Danny Gordon, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Chey Adams, 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Antwan Russell (16.Gary Ricketts [74]), 10.Nick Langford (14.Kane Richards [59]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 15.Aaron Hooton, 17.Lejaun Simmons. 

14TH DECEMBER 2014
ROBINS WIN WORTH THE WAITE
STAMFORD 0 ILKESTON FC 2
Laurie Wilson celebrates upon on opening the scoring.
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Ilkeston got back to winning ways and although they had the bit of luck that hadn't been evident for a few weeks the victory was deserved. The game began quietly with Stamford restricted to long range efforts from Field and a couple of goal attempts from Robbins, while at the other end Gary Ricketts' shot lacked the power to beat Lynch and Matt Richards cut inside to fire a low shot off target. However, the Robins took the lead on 28 minutes when Matt Richards' free kick fell to Ricketts whose shot was blocked and Laurie Wilson stabbed home the loose ball from close range. Callum Chettle then shot wide before Stamford applied some pressure, Rob Peet doing well to parry Lawlor's shot and Robbins' deflected shot just cleared the bar.
Tyrell Waite secures the points from the penalty spot.
Both teams created good chances after the break. Stamford's Challinor twice just missed the target with shots early in the second half and, in between these efforts, Matt Richards rounded Lynch to pull the ball back for Tyrell Waite whose two attempts were blocked and Richards' follow up was cleared off the line. The home side ought to have scored when Shariff got clear only to put the chance wide of an open goal after Peet had saved his initial effort. Ilkeston punished Stamford in the 80th minute when substitute James Reid fed fellow sub Kane Richards who was brought down by 'keeper Lynch, Waite scoring from the spot. Stamford tried in vain to get something from the game with Jones and Field both going close but Ilkeston could have scored another late in the game when Cheye Alexander tested Lynch with a low shot after he broke from deep.
Line up: 1.Rob Peet, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Chey Adams, 8.Callum Chettle (12.Kane Richards [59]), 9.Gary Ricketts (15.Aaron Hooton [90]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.Matt Richards (17.James Reid [67]) subs not used: 14.Matt Baker, 16.Danny Gordon.

21ST DECEMBER 2013
REIDY SPECIAL DELIVERY CANCELLED OUT

ILKESTON FC 1 TRAFFORD 1
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A dull encounter was livened up by a brilliant James Reid free kick only for Trafford to score a late equaliser. The Robins failed to sustain their early promise after Joe Maguire headed a good chance wide from a Matt Richards corner. The visitors got forward whenever possible but looked toothless up front with a long range shot by Payne that cleared the bar being typical. Matt Richards did well to evade a couple of tackles only to see his shot blocked by 'keeper O'Hara, and defenders did well to block further efforts by Tyrell Waite and Laurie Wilson. Gary Ricketts also missed an opportunity at the near post just before the break when he put the ball wide following good work by Chey Adams.
James Reid is mobbed after putting The Robins ahead.
There was more urgency from both sides after the break and Waite fired wide when given a decent opportunity with Schofield volleying over at the other end. Ilkeston broke the deadlock on 75 minutes when Reid's fiercely struck free kick from 25 yards found the corner but the lead didn't last long. After Jones had shot wide, Smart's free kick from the left was headed perfectly by substitute Oates into the corner with 10 minutes remaining. An explosive finish never materialised, the closest to a winner coming from Waite who shot low but straight at O'Hara.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Chey Adams, 8.Callum Chettle (16.Kane Richards [60]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.Matt Richards (14.James Reid [75]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 15.Danny Gordon, 17.Aaron Hooton.

26TH DECEMBER 2013
TWO OFF AS TIGERS ROAR PAST ROBINS
WORKSOP TOWN 5 ILKESTON FC 2
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Ilkeston got off to a flying start but they were eventually well beaten by promotion chasing Worksop. Nevertheless, the final score was somewhat harsh on The Robins and had they ended the game with eleven men the outcome could well have been different. Even so, with former Ilkeston Town striker Leon Mettam scoring a hat-trick for the home side, a full quota of Robins would have found it hard to contain them. Ilkeston went in front on just 6 minutes when a neat move between Tyrell Waite and Gary Ricketts ended with the former stabbing the ball past the advancing Stewart from 10 yards. Stewart was on hand to turn away a Matt Richards effort but Worksop quickly drew level when indecision in the Ilkeston defence following Stewart's long clearance allowed Mettam to lob home from 20 yards in the 11th minute. Four minutes later they took the lead and it was Mettam again, sweeping home Muldoon's cross from close range. Ilkeston were far from out of it, however, Kane Richards shooting just over and Gary Ricketts twice went close but the game arguably changed on 37 minutes when Chey Adams was dismissed for violent conduct. 
Gary Ricketts pounces to give Ilkeston an early lead.
The Robins took the game to the home side early in the second half, Waite being unlucky with a shot that was cleared off the line, Ricketts header hit the bar, and Joe Maguire headed just wide from a free kick. But Worksop killed the game on 57 minutes when an error by Laurie Wilson let in Higginson who raced through to score, and Mettam completed his hat-trick in the 61st minute with a stunning volley into the top corner from 25 yards. Ilkeston refused to lie down even at this stage, Ricketts, Aaron Hooton and Kane Richards going close before they deservedly scored again five minutes from time, Matt Richards' shot being spectacularly turned into his own net by Salt. However, on 89 minutes, Worksop scored again when Denton headed in Pursehouse's cross. To add insult to injury, Maguire was sent off in stoppage time for dissent.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Laurie Wilson, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Chey Adams, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Callum Chettle (14.James Reid [58]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite (12.Aaron Hooton [69]), 11.Matt Richards subs not used: 15.Danny Gordon, 16.Nick Langford, 17.Mike Williams.

28TH DECEMBER 2013
HE HOOTS HE SCORES
AFC FYLDE 1 ILKESTON FC 2
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Substitute Aaron Hooton rescued Ilkeston with two late goals and earned them a richly deserved victory at high flying Fylde. The Robins defended well throughout and always looked a danger when going forward, whilst Fylde's early threat failed to produce anything other than two long range shots by Cooke and an effort by Denson all of which were saved by Ross Eheridge. Ilkeston had the clearest chance in the opening stages, a Sumner error letting Kane Richards break clear but his shot found the side net. Fylde's goal attempts were restricted to shots from distance by Blackburn, Dorney and Denson that posed little threat as the first half drew to a close.
Aaron Hooton grabs the equaliser.
Ilkeston's hard work appeared to be undone three minutes into the second half when Hughes' corner was headed into his own net by the unfortunate Matt Baker. However, the setback seemed to galvanise The Robins. James Reid's free kick forced Hinchcliffe to tip the ball over the bar, and although Fylde responded with a well struck Barnes' shot from 25 yards that Etheridge did well to push over, Ilkeston looked far more dangerous. Gary Ricketts blazed a good chance over before the equaliser came ten minutes from time. Reid's dangerous cross was headed against the post by Ricketts and Hooton was on hand to scramble in the loose ball. Fylde searched for an equaliser with Denson again testing Etheridge from distance but The Robins looked the likelier winners. The goal duly came two minutes from time when a quick move down the left involving Reid and Ricketts led to the former playing the ball in towards Hooton, the ball bouncing off a defender and then Hinchcliffe before Hooton reacted to plant the loose ball home from 10 yards. Ilkeston negotiated a fierce onslaught in the dying minutes with Matt Baker clearing off the line in stoppage time to atone for his earlier error.
Aaron Hooton celebrates his late winner.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Kane Richards (14.Chey Adams [72]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite (15.Aaron Hooton [71]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Danny Gordon, 16.Mike Williams, GK.Rob Peet.

4TH JANUARY 2014
STORMING SECOND HALF ENDS ALL SQUARE

ILKESTON FC 3 FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 3
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James Reid celebrates after grabbing Ilkeston's first equaliser.
An enthralling encounter ended with FC United of Manchester snatching an injury time equaliser but it was well deserved as both teams contributed fully to the feast of football. The first half offered little of the excitement to come and it was controlled in the main by the visitors although they posed little threat in the final third. Birch for FC United and Ilkeston's James Reid and Chey Adams had goal attempts which had caused little cause for concern for either goalkeeper before Davies headed just off target following a corner for the visitors. However, United edged in front on 39 minutes with a beautifully worked goal, Daniels, Norton and Wolfenden carving open the defence for Daniels to finish clinically from 15 yards.
Joe Maguire blasts in Ilkeston's third.
Yet Ilkeston got right back into the game early in the second half. On 48 minutes Tyrell Waite received a throw in on the right and burst into the area before squaring a low cross for Reid to cleverly backheel into the net at the near post. Reid then had a great chance to put The Robins in front when Cheye Alexander's cross found him in space but he blazed his first time shot just off target from 12 yards. FC United substitute Greaves had a headed effort disallowed for offside and then shot wide when well placed before Raglan headed over as the visitors began to threaten. And it was no surprise when they regained the lead in the 73rd minute, Greaves sliding the ball past Ross Etheridge after being put through by Daniels. However The Robins response was perfect, drawing level two minutes later, when Carnell could only palm out Ryan Wilson's deep cross from the left as far as Reid who swivelled to fire home low into the far corner. Greaves headed over a Mulholland cross as United looked for a third but it was Ilkeston who got it to go ahead for the first time. Joe Maguire's looping header into the six yard box from Reid's corner found its way back to him he smashed a 12 yard volley into the roof of the net. For the first time Ilkeston looked to have the belief to go on and win, Brownhill almost turning a Reid free kick into his own net and both Waite and Matt Richards went close after Etheridge did well to save from Walwyn at the other end. But with the game almost over another flowing United move found Greaves in space in the box and his low shot beat Etheridge to earn a draw.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Callum Chettle (12.Ellis Storey [69]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Chey Adams, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (15.Aaron Hooton [90]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid subs not used: 14.Danny Gordon, 16.Mike Williams, GK.Rob Peet.

11TH JANUARY 2014
SKEM SKIP PAST ROBINS CHALLENGE
SKELMERSDALE UNITED 2 ILKESTON FC 0
Top of the table Skelmersdale had little difficulty in maintaining their promotion push against lack lustre Ilkeston who offered little, particularly during the first half. Once the home side took a 7th minute lead the outcome wasn't in doubt. Hughes won the ball just inside his own half and ran through the heart of the Ilkeston defence to fire past the exposed Ross Etheridge. Ilkeston looked useful in possession but rarely posed a real threat, Matt Richards firing over from 30 yards, but Skelmersdale always looked capable of adding further goals. Prince volleyed over and Morning brought an excellent save at full stretch from Etheridge with a curler from 18 yards. Tyrell Waite brought a comfortable save from Hibbert and James Reid fired wide as Ilkeston tried to pressure Skelmersdale but it was the home side who scored again on the half hour. Hardwick lobbed the ball over a static defence for Astbury to run on and shoot past Etheridge. The 'keeper came to Ilkeston's rescue just before half time with a fine diving save to keep out Barton's shot.
Ilkeston showed much more energy in the second half but lacked the quality to worry Skelmersdale. Indeed, the home side could have scored more with Astbury, Morning and Hughes going close, Etheridge doing well to block an effort by the latter. At the other end Gary Ricketts had a header comfortably saved following a Cheye Alexander cross and Laurie Wilson volleyed wide from range but Ilkeston's best effort came late on when Matt Baker's header from Reid's cross was tipped over by Hibbert. However, it needed another good save from Etheridge to deny Peet and Skelmersdale a third.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson (15.Kane Richards [50]), 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Ellis Storey, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Wilson Carvalho, 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Aaron Hooton [72]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Akil Wright, 17.Callum Chettle, GK.Rob Peet 

15TH JANUARY 2014
THE BUCKS STOPPED HERE
BUXTON 0 ILKESTON FC 1 AFTER EXTRA-TIME (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL)
Despite relentless wind and rain the players from both sides did their utmost to entertain and but for some excellent goalkeeping and defending there would have been plenty of goals. Buxton can count themselves a little unlucky not to take the game to penalties although The Robins' gutsy performance got the result it deserved. The game started brightly, Reed forcing Ross Etheridge into a fine early save whilst Kane Richards dragged a shot wide from a good position at the other end for Ilkeston. Buxton, however, looked dangerous and although Nevin's long range shot was well off target, they had a great chance to score when King was put through only for Etheridge to do well to block his shot. King came even closer to scoring soon after but James Reid was on hand to clear off the line, and then Hazel's point blank range header was somehow kept out by Etheridge. But Ilkeston looked lively going forward too and when Laurie Wilson's shot was deflected onto the bar Aaron Hooton's header from the rebound was superbly saved by Warrington. Wilson then headed wide from a Matt Richards free kick before Buxton created another good chance, Hazel shooting wide with a clear opportunity. The same player shot over moments later as half time approached, Reid shooting wide with a free kick at the other end.
Hooton came to Ilkeston's rescue soon after the break with a goal-line clearance following a Buxton Corner whilst Reid's free kick for Ilkeston was comfortably held by Warrington. Etheridge made another excellent save when he blocked Niven's shot, and then Thornhill's fierce shot flew wide. Although Buxton had a goal ruled out, chances became fewer as the pitch deteriorated. However, as the game entered its closing stages, King's stinging shot was brilliantly tipped onto the post by Etheridge. But Ilkeston almost snatched it in stoppage time when Mike Williams' shot was well stopped by Warrington, to take the game into extra time.
With players tiring and the pitch in an awful state, goalmouth action was at a premium until the 101st minute when Ilkeston broke the deadlock, Laurie Wilson heading home Reid's free kick. From then on, The Robins defended purposefully under increasing home pressure and although Buxton hit the post from a corner late on they held on to claim a semi-final place.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Akil Wright, 3.James Reid, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Ellis Storey, 6.Matt Baker, 7.Mike Williams (14.Rai Simons [109]), 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Aaron Hooton (17.Gary Ricketts [65]), 10.Kane Richards (15.Ryan Osborne [82]), 11. Matt Richards subs not used: GK.Rob Peet, 16.Danny Gordon. 

18TH JANUARY 2014
BAKER OFF AS ROBINS SLIP
ILKESTON FC 0 GRANTHAM TOWN 2
Ilkeston were well under par but looked capable of earning a point until Matt Baker's dismissal for a professional foul early in the second half. Grantham took the lead immediately after and although the goal injected some much needed urgency into Ilkeston's play they seldom worried the visitors who deserved their victory. Play from both sides was generally poor, the first opening falling to Laurie Wilson whose shot following Wilson Carvalho's cross was comfortably saved by former Ilkeston Town 'keeper Dan Haystead. However, Ilkeston 'keeper Ross Etheridge had more to do throughout and his first important save kept out Towey's shot following a good move. Smith and King had less dangerous efforts for Grantham before James Reid almost opened the scoring for Ilkeston after being set up by Gary Ricketts, his fierce shot from 15 yards striking the bar. But Grantham always looked the more dangerous in a scrappy first half and Etheridge made a fine save from Grimes' shot following a free kick. An even better opportunity came Ridley's way but he failed to connect properly from close range.
Grantham shaded the early stages of the second half with Meikle firing over before Baker was sent off for tripping Grimes as he broke clear. This led to the opening goal on 57 minutes, Grimes' 25 yard free kick eluding the wall and beating the stranded Etheridge. Ilkeston were annoyed when the referee showed inconsistency by not sending off Meikle when he brought down Tyrell Waite as he looked to home in on goal but their general play lacked quality. Smith forced Etheridge into another good stop, and although Laurie Wilson and Akil Wright missed a couple of half chances for Ilkeston, it was no surprise when Lister scored from close in on 85 minutes after his first effort was brilliant blocked by Etheridge. 
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Matt Baker, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Wilson Carvalho (12.Akil Wright [57]), 8.Callum Chettle (15.Kane Richards [83]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid subs not used: 14.Mike Williams, 16.Aaron Hooton, 17.Danny Gordon. 

25TH JANUARY 2014
SMASH AND GRAB
KINGS LYNN TOWN 3 ILKESTON FC 1 
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Ilkeston looked set for a welcome and deserved three points in appalling weather conditions until promotion pushing Kings Lynn stunned them with three goals in the last few minutes. Hail, rain, thunder and lightning accompanied the match and the first half failed to match up to the excitement of the weather, a drab squib being a more apt description. Ilkeston had a decent opening, Tyrell Waite breaking through only to be denied by 'keeper Street whilst Kings Lynn's Hall almost scored with an overhead kick which went just wide. That was the first half in a nutshell.
Tyrell Waite prepares to fire Ilkeston ahead.
The game livened up after the break. James Reid twice saw shots fly just wide, and Kings Lynn's Bell and Duffy went close before Ilkeston went in front on 62 minutes. Gary Ricketts sent a long ball over the defence to Waite who cut in from the right to shoot into the top corner for a fine goal. Ross Etheridge then made an excellent save to keep out Jones' low strike but although the home side began to push Ilkeston back The Robins looked dangerous on the break, Laurie Wilson and Reid both having chances. However, Kings Lynn equalised on 87 minutes when substitute Sanders converted Fryatt's cross from close range. Two minutes later Ilkeston fell behind when Sanders centered for Fryatt to drive home a low shot. Ilkeston's misery was completed in stoppage time when Joe Maguire's good challenge was deemed to be a foul by the referee and Duffy scored from the spot.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander (12.Akil Wright [60]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Wilson Carvalho (14.Kane Richards [72]), 8.Matt Richards, 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite (16.Marcel Barrington [79]), 11.James Reid subs not used: 15.Chey Adams, 17.Callum Chettle.   

8TH FEBRUARY 2014
ROBINS DRUB DROYLSDEN
DROYLSDEN 1 ILKESTON FC 5
Tyrell Waite flicks home Ilkeston's opener.
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Desperate Droylsden, without a win all season, were ruthlessly taken apart during the first half an hour by The Robins. Ilkeston ran out comfortable winners despite taking their foot off the gas once the damage had been done. They went in front after 6 minutes when a mistake allowed James Reid to set up Tyrell Waite for a simple close range finish. Joe Maguire then headed wide before Ilkeston scored again in the 15th minute when Matt Richards' long ball eluded the Droylsden defence and Marcel Barrington ran on to finish. The third goal came on 27 minutes from the penalty spot after Lynch brought down Reid, Laurie Wilson firing home.   
Laurie Wilson fires home from the penalty spot.
Droylsden 'keeper Dootson did well to turn away a low drive by Kane Richards as Ilkeston continued to dominate before the break.
The home side did try to fight back during the second half with Murphy seeing a header blocked. But after Barrington fired wide from distance for Ilkeston any slim hopes Droylsden had were killed off when another bad defensive blunder allowed Kane Richards to play a square ball for Waite to score from close range in the 62nd minute. The home side grabbed a 68th minute consolation goal from a Madeley penalty after he had been brought down by Ryan Wilson, and then Laurie Wilson went close three times with two long range shots and a header from a Reid free kick. An unnecessary flare-up between Cheye Alexander and Dean ended with the pair being sent off but that was the final incident of note until Reid rounded off the scoring in stoppage time after he latched onto Ross Etheridge's long clearance.
James Reid rounds off the scoring after rounding 'keeper Dootson.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Matt Richards (12.Danny Gordon [54]), 9.Marcel Barrington (17.Mike Williams [79]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid subs not used: 14.Aaron Hooton, 15.Wilson Carvalho, 16.Gary Ricketts.

15TH FEBRUARY 2014
TYRELL WINNER WORTH THE WAITE
ILKESTON FC 2 SKELMERSDALE UNITED 1  
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Tyrell Waite tucks home Ilkeston's late winner.
Ilkeston overcame the challenge of title chasers Skelmersdale and deservedly so although the visitors could point to the first half sending off of McIntosh as being a key moment in the game. The Robins' persistence gave them their reward and although they sometimes struggled in the tough conditions they were the better side and claimed their first home win in the league since October. Little came from either side during the opening stages until Tyrell Waite flicked a Kane Richards cross just over, but then came a moment of brilliance on 23 minutes that lit up the afternoon. Marcel Barrington found James Reid who played the ball inside to Matt Richards whose brilliant back heel return allowed Reid to race in from the left and fire across Hibbert into the far corner. Seven minutes later McIntosh was late in reaching a race for a loose ball with Kane Richards and his tackle earned him a red card to give The Robins a serious advantage. Matt Richards and Reid went close as Ilkeston held the upper hand but Skelmersdale equalised on 45 minutes with a goal out of the blue, Astbury being allowed time to turn and cut inside before firing home a deflected shot from 12 yards that left Ross Etheridge helpless.
The visitors refused to sit back in the second half although Ilkeston looked dangerous going forward and missed decent chances through Kane Richards, Callum Chettle, Reid and Laurie Wilson, Wilson's shot from the edge of the box somehow not finding the corner and both Richards and Chettle having close range shots blocked within seconds. Ilkeston's winner came in the 90th minute when Gary Ricketts robbed Ince on the right and his perfectly weighted low cross was met by the incoming Tyrell Waite at the far post.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Cheye Alexander, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Matt Richards (15.Callum Chettle [69]), 9.Marcel Barrington (16.Gary Ricketts [69]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 14.Chey Adams, 17.Aaron Hooton. 

18TH FEBRUARY 2014
CHETTLE SETTLES THE SEMI
ILKESTON FC 2 HEANOR TOWN 0 (DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL)
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Callum Chettle rifles home the second.
The Robins reached the Derbyshire Senior Cup Final for the second year running and there was no doubt that they deserved to do so. However, underdogs Heanor battled hard throughout and it was by no means plain sailing for Ilkeston. Indeed, the visitors began in a very lively fashion with both Webster and Holmes going close, but Ilkeston's greater know how revealed itself on 14 minutes when they went in front. Tyrell Waite broke clear down the left and cut in before burying a shot in the far corner. Heanor 'keeper Frost then produced a fine save to keep out a Gary Ricketts header from James Reid's perfect cross. Heanor had a sniff when Shaw's free kick was spilled by Ross Etheridge but the 'keeper made amends by blocking Benger's follow up, and then Hall shot wide from distance. Laurie Wilson fired high from a good position following good work by Kane Richards, Waite had a shot blocked by Frost and from the rebound Ricketts' shot was blocked on the line as Ilkeston looked for a second. But it was Heanor who almost scored next, on the stroke of half time, when Shaw's corner caused confusion and Blake ought to have scored from close range but his shot lacked power and the ball was scrambled clear.
The Robins dominated the second half, allowing tiring Heanor to push forward and catch them on the break. Kane Richards twice set up chances for Waite which he failed to take before the second goal came on the hour. Callum Chettle won a loose ball in midfield before pushing forward to drive home from 30 yards past the motionless Frost. Heanor tried to find a consolation, Debrouwer's shot being deflected wide and Peel having a header cleared off the line by Ryan Wilson, but Ilkeston missed several chances late on. Laurie Wilson, Matt Richards and Ryan Wilson could have given the score a more emphatic look but their finishing let them down.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Akil Wright, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Kane Richards (14.Chey Adams [85]), 8.Callum Chettle (15.Matt Richards [77]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Tyrell Waite (16.Rai Simons), 11.James Reid subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 17.Mike Williams.

22ND FEBRUARY 2014
UNITED IN VICTORY
FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 4 ILKESTON FC 1
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Ilkeston were outplayed by an excellent FC United team but their own under par performance did not help their cause. Despite taking the lead completely against the run of play The Robins never got going and were under pressure from the start. Wolfenden had a shot well tipped over by Ross Etheridge, Byrne shot wide from long range, and then both Jones and Byrne were denied by Etheridge. Amazingly Ilkeston went in front on 34 minutes, a fine pass by Gary Ricketts releasing Kane Richards down the right and his perfect cross was converted by Tyrell Waite from 6 yards. Three minutes later order was restored when a Norton shot was redirected into the net by Greaves. Byrne then shot straight at Etheridge as half time approached.
Tyrell Waite gives Ilkeston an unexpected lead.
The second half was all United. On 48 minutes Brownhill had time to pick out Wright at the far post who netted from close range, and they scored again three minutes later when Norton put Greaves in the clear for a well taken goal. In a rare Ilkeston attack Waite had a shot from a narrow angle saved by Carnell but the home side looked capable of adding more goals. Matt Richards cleared a Jones header off the line before the fourth duly came in the 79th minute from the penalty spot after Joe Maguire was adjudged to have brought down Davies, Jerome Wright concluding the scoring.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Akil Wright, 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson (14.Chey Adams [83]), 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.Kane Richards, 8.Callum Chettle, 9.Gary Ricketts (16.Rai Simons [67]), 10.Tyrell Waite, 11.James Reid (15.Matt Richards [62]) subs not used: 12.Matt Baker, 17.Mike Williams.
 
24TH FEBRUARY 2014
ROBINS SLAM SORRY STOCKSBRIDGE FOR SIX
ILKESTON FC 6 STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS 
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Relegation bound Stocksbridge's ineptitude was at times ruthlessly exploited by Ilkeston and the sending off of Stocksbridge 'keeper Ward had little bearing on the result. The first effort on goal came from the visitors but Eyre fired wide and from then on Ilkeston took control. Joe Maguire headed against the post from a James Reid corner prior to The Robins going in front from the spot on 15 minutes, Reid being brought down as he burst into the area and Laurie Wilson converting. Bowden-Lovell volleyed over in a rare Stocksbridge threat but in the 30th minute their fate was sealed. A dreadful error allowed Gary Ricketts to nip in close in and he was brought down by Ward, who was duly sent off, and Wilson netted his second penalty of the evening by driving low past substitute 'keeper and former Ilkeston Town player Ben Scott. A Reid drive from long range was well stopped by Scott but this only delayed the inevitable as Reid's deep corner on the stroke of half time was headed in by Ellis Storey. 
Ellis Storey powers home a far post header for the third.
Ilkeston, while playing within themselves after the break, still bossed proceedings. Kane Richards cut inside only to see his shot well saved, Laurie Wilson's shot was also saved by Scott and Akil Wright fired wide. However, Stocksbridge did pull a goal back on 64 minutes when Turner's long free kick was met on the volley by Joynes, who got behind the Ilkeston defence to loop a shot into the far corner from 12 yards. Within a minute Ilkeston made absolutely certain of the points thanks to a stunning 25 yard shot high into the net by Matt Richards. The Robins looked set to score more and a crazy scramble during which any number of Ilkeston players should have scored ended with Kane Richards blazing off target. However, the fifth goal came on the 86th minute when Rickett's header was blocked by Scott and substitute Mike Williams followed up to score. The scoring ended a minute from time when Matt Richards opened up the defence to allow Kane Richards to plant a low shot into the far corner from a narrow angle.
Line up: 1.Ross Etheridge, 2.Akil Wright (15.Luke Shaw [80]), 3.Ryan Wilson, 4.Laurie Wilson, 5.Joe Maguire, 6.Ellis Storey, 7.James Reid (17.Mike Williams [83]), 8.Callum Chettle (14.Chey Adams [82]), 9.Gary Ricketts, 10.Kane Richards, 11.Matt Richards subs not used: Matt Baker, Rai Simons.

1ST MARCH 2014
VILLAIN TO HERO JOE
NANTWICH TOWN 2 ILKESTON FC 2
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8TH MARCH 2014
MATLOCK MEAT OUT A LESSON
ILKESTON FC 1 MATLOCK TOWN 3
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2013/14 CENTRAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE

  P W D L F A PTS
ILKESTON FC  10 7  1  2  29  23  22 
Gemeg FDC  10 6  1  3  29  16  19 
Tresham College  10 4  1  5  21  16  13 
FCV Reds  10 4  1  5  17  24  13 
Brook House College  10 3 2  5  25  29  11 
Burton Albion  10 3  0  7  21  34  9 
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
18 NOV Brook House College L2-9 5 VOWLES, FOX
3 DEC Burton Albion W4-2 5 RUSSELL 3, GRANTHAM
6 DEC Football CV Reds L0-3 5  
31 JAN  Gemeg FDC  W4-2  SEYMOUR 2, DOYLE, MAHON (PEN) 
19 FEB  BURTON ALBION  W6-1  4  BAKER, RICHARDSON 2, OSBORNE 2, HOLT 
21 FEB BROOK HOUSE COLLEGE W1-0 2 SEYMOUR 
28 MAR FOOTBALL CV REDS W4-1 2 H.WILLIAMS, RUSSELL, ABDOLLANI 2 
31 MAR TRESHAM COLLEGE W4-2 1 SIMMONS, L.WILSON, K.RICHARDS 2 
4 APR Tresham College W2-1 1 OSBORNE, SIMMONS
7 APR GEMEG FDC D2-2 1 SIMONS, YEOMANS

2013/14 CENTRAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE CUP

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
SF 24 MAR BROOK HOUSE COLLEGE W6-2 SIMMONS 2, WILLIAMS 2, K.RICHARDS, L.WILSON
F 28 APR TRESHAM COLLEGE  L0-2   



2013/14 FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE MIDLAND DIVISION RESULTS

  P W D L F A PTS
ILKESTON FC 20 15 3 2 77 26 48
Mansfield Town 20 13 2  5  54  28 41
Chasetown 20 12 3  5  39 30 39
Kidderminster Harriers 20 12 2  6  61  38 38
Solihull Moors 20 10 5  5  46  34 35
NC Central (Nottingham) 20 11 2  7  52  42 35
Corby Town 20 10 2  8  45  50 32
Boston United 20 4 4  12  33  50 16
Football CV Reds 20 4 2  14  21  50 14
Chesterfield Blues 20 2 5  13  38  67 11
Northampton Town 20 0 4 16 19 70 4
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
2 OCT Football CV Reds W6-1 4 SEYMOUR 2, MAHON, VAN NIEKERK (OG), SHAW (PEN), ADAMS
9 OCT CHESTERFIELD BLUES W4-3 3 ALLEN-FACEY 3, YEOMANS
23 OCT Corby Town W8-3 2 OSBORNE 3, WRIGHT 2, BURROWS, H.WILLIAMS, ALLEN-FACEY
30 OCT Kidderminster Harriers W5-2 1 ALLEN-FACEY 2, SEYMOUR, SPENCER, OG
13 NOV CHASETOWN L0-1 2
20 NOV Boston United W2-1 2 ALLEN-FACEY 2
4 DEC SOLIHULL MOORS W5-2 2 OSBORNE 2, ALLEN-FACEY, CHAPMAN-PAGE, SEYMOUR
11 DEC Northampton Town D3-3 1 EDWARDS, DOYLE, OSBORNE
22 JAN Mansfield Town D1-1 2 H.WILLIAMS
29 JAN KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS D1-1 2 ALLEN-FACEY
28 FEB NC CENTRAL (NOTTINGHAM) W4-0 3 SEYMOUR 3, ALLEN-FACEY
5 MAR CORBY TOWN W4-1 3 SEYMOUR 3, BAKO
10 MAR Chesterfield Blues W3-2 2 OSBORNE, ADAMS 2
12 MAR Chasetown W5-0 1 SIMONS 2, SEYMOUR, BURROWS, SHAW
17 MAR FOOTBALL CV REDS W3-0 1 BURROWS, MAHON, ABDOLLANI
19 MAR BOSTON UNITED W4-1 1 SEYMOUR 3, OSBORNE
26 MAR Solihull Moors W4-0 1 SEYMOUR 3, BAKO
3 APR NORTHAMPTON TOWN W9-0 1 ABDOLLANI 2, CHETTLE, BURROWS, OSBORNE 2, SHAW 2, DOYLE 
16 APR MANSFIELD TOWN W5-1 1 BAKO, SEMOUR, ADAMS, GRANTHAM 2
23 APR NC Central (Nottingham) L1-3 1 ALLEN-FACEY 

2013/14 FA YOUTH CUP RESULTS

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT ATT SCORERS
1QR 9 SEP LINCOLN UNITED W8-0 93 OSBORNE 2, ADAMS, MAHON, SEYMOUR 2, SIMONS 2
2QR 25 SEP Deeping Rangers W7-0 54 SHAW, SEYMOUR 2, BURROWS, HOLT, SIMONS 2
3QR 9 OCT ST ANDREWS D3-3 (W5-4 ON PENS) 83 ADAMS, SIMONS 2 (SHANKAR, OSBORNE, SHAW, SIMONS, ADAMS)
4QR 28 OCT NUNEATON TOWN W2-0 85 SHAW (PEN), SHANKAR
1R 6 NOV NORTHAMPTON TOWN W7-4 (aet) 110 OSBORNE 3, SIMONS 2, SHAW, SEYMOUR
2R 19 NOV ACCRINGTON STANLEY L0-1 228  

2013/14 FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
1R 11 NOV HARROGATE TOWN W2-1 ALLEN-FACEY, DOYLE (PEN)
2R 13 JAN Mansfield Town W5-2  OSBORNE, WRIGHT, SIMONS 2, H.WILLIAMS 
3R 3 FEB LUTON TOWN W1-0  BURROWS 
QF 7 FEB Guiseley* W3-1 OSBORNE 2, BURROWS
SF 26 FEB Maidstone United D2-2 (L1-3 on pens) ADAMS, SEYMOUR (SIMONS)
* = played at Ilkeston.

2013/14 ENGLISH COLLEGES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATON LEAGUE EAST MIDLANDS MENS CATEGORY 2C
  P W D L F A PTS
ILKESTON FC 12 11 1 0 64 5 34
Brook House College 12 9 2 1 89 11 29
Lincoln College Mens 2 12 8 0 4 36 29 24
Southfield/Libero College 12 4 1 7 19 37 13
Bradford College 12 3 3 6 18 36 10
Peterborough North Star 12 2 1 9 16 41 7
St Herbert Leon Academy 12 0 2 10 4 87 0
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT POS SCORERS
2 OCT ST HERBERT LEON ACADEMY W19-0 2 DOYLE 2, OSBORNE 9, CHAPMAN-PAGE 3, YEOMANS 2, OG, ABDOLLANI, JACKSON (PEN)
16 OCT Peterborough North Star W2-0 2 CHAPMAN-PAGE, DOYLE
13 DEC SOUTHFIELD/LIBERO ACADEMY W6-0 2 HOLT, CARLISLE, TOMLINSON, SHANKAR, OSBORNE, ALLEN-FACEY
5 FEB St Herbert Leon Academy W9-1 2 (no scorers in this game - see note)
12 MAR LINCOLN COLLEGE MENS 2 W2-1 2 ABDOLLANI, OLDHAM
19 MAR Brook House College D1-1 3 CHAPMAN-PAGE
28 MAR BRADFORD COLLEGE W3-1 3 CURRY 2, CHAPMAN-PAGE
2 APR Bradford College W4-0 3 H.WILLIAMS, ALLEN-FACEY, ABDOLLANI 2
9 APR Southfield/Libero Academy W5-1 1 OLDHAM, OSBORNE, ABDOLLANI 2, ALLEN-FACEY
23 APR Lincoln College Mens 2 W5-0 1 DOYLE, SEYMOUR 2, SIMONS 2
30 APR PETERBOROUGH NORTH STAR W6-0 1 MAHON, TOMLINSON, ABDOLLANI, GRANTHAM, A.WILLIAMS, ALLEN-FACEY
2 MAY BROOK HOUSE COLLEGE W3-0 1 YEOMANS, MAHON, ABDOLLANI
N.B. 5 FEB: Match not played, score agreed by the two clubs. Both Bradford College and St Herbert Leon Academy had points deducted.

2013/14 ENGLISH COLLEGES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER CUP

ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
1R 6 NOV MOULTON COLLEGE W3-0 WINSTANLEY, JACKSON, HUTCHINSON
2R 27 NOV South Leicestershire College W7-0 CARLISLE 2, WRIGHT, EDWARDS, MAHON, CHAPMAN-PAGE 
3R 10 JAN Brook House College D2-2 (L2-3 ON PENS) OLDHAM, ABDOLLANI