Dave Reynolds
Greg & Michael Osborne
Graham Moseley
Karl White
Precision Notts Senior League
NSL Senior Cup
NSL Junior Cup
Tony Mullen
Michael Hartsthorne x 3
Martyn Cheatle
Gedling Southbank FC
James Needham
Malc Storer & Kev Goodman
Neil Laughlin
John Beckett
Russell Booth
Lewis Quayle
James Tewson
Mark Yates(Ravenshead FC)
Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC
Kevin Guise
Jonathan Holt(Radford FC)
Kirkby Athletic FC
Andy Gregory
Chris Munroe(Basford United FC
Kieran Wells (Basford United FC)
St Ives Mariners FC
St Erme FC
Netherfield Albion FC
Calverton MW FC
Stapleford Town FC
PJ - Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC x 2
Oggy & Spiz(Gedling Southbank FC)
Nottingham Community FC
Rod Grubb
Gareth Tye
Wes O Rourke
Malc Storer
Nigel Tasker
Gedling Southbank Reserves
Jim Bethall
Ashland Rovers FC
Andy Clerke(Gedling Southbank FC)
Gavin Rice
Bill Fishwick(Wollaton FC)
Oz(Netherfield Albion FC)
Steve Lee(Bilborough Town FC)
United Grays FC
St Erme FC
Ruan Minor FC
Lee Harrison
Bingham Town FC
Ian Wilkinson
Sherwood Colliery FC
Richard Wanczycki
Herbie and Sue
Ronnie and Shirley

72 Matches
351 goals

Running Total

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Pre Season Friendly
Admission Free
Att: 226

On arrival at Bracken Park, the home of Underwood Villa FC, the sight of the pitch looked in superb condition and the club groundsman must be very pleased with his hard work.

Ilkeston has had its fair share of problems with its club over the years under different names and being let down by several people who sometimes enter football for the wrong reasons or it just goes pear shaped and you just feel for the supporters and lovers of our non league game.

Ilkeston has re-erected itself as Ilkeston Town FC and have gathered some players together in a short space of time to begin their life in the Midland Football League, Underwood Villa FC who ply their trade in the Notts Senior League offered to host a match to become in history their first ever opponents under the new club name.

Steve Chettle has come in as manager along with Ian Deakin and they have bought together quite a squad with experiance and youth, though no teamsheet was available, some may have played tonight as trialists.

The game began and both sides were quite well evenly matched for the first 15 minutes or so, but then the accurate passing became quite noticable by the visitors and after 20 minutes they took a deserved lead.

On 38 minutes, they thought they had doubled the score, when a cross from the right was met by the strikers head and as the Ilko boys celebrated, the linesman held his flag high for offside.

At Half Time, I met Lynda and bought my book "25 years of the New Manor ground" by Club Supporter Chair Duncan Payne, which I will enjoy reading whilst on holiday in Cornwall on some sunny beach in September.

As I re-enter towards the pitch for the Second Half after just 23 seconds a cut in from the right wing and shot saw Town make it 2-0.

Underwood to their credit tried to push forward and bought a couple of saves from the visiting keeper but the away side looked in control of the game and kept pressing forward so it came as no surprise when 52 minutes, a Ilkeston striker headed home third third of the evening.

On 81 minutes, the pace of the game began to slow down but Town kept pressing forward and after the home keeper had been called in to a couple of excellent blocks and save, he was finally beaten as the visitors made it 4-0.

A superb run out for both teams and credit to them, as I didnt hear any swearing or a bad tackle throughout the match.

After the match in the clubhouse, Kevin Guise who was the referee in the Second Half said that the game had improved when he began referee from the first half Referee Craig Langton and kindly donated £5 to the Charity Blog which is for MAGGIES CANCER CARE CENTRE which is based at Nottingham City Hospital, where the running total for this blog now stands at a amazing £921.50p

The photos from tonights match can be seen on this LINK

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