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Match Report  |  Ilkeston Town vs Gresley Rovers

Ilkeston Town  0
Gresley Rovers  1
Banton 66

Derbyshire Senior Cup 3rd Round

The New Manor Ground, Ilkeston

Tuesday, 19th December 2023, 7.45pm

Robins Rocked

Ian Collins

After a last minute switch to Ilkeston from the Moat Ground after match referee had declared the Moat Ground unfit due to waterlogging, Rovers put in a fine showing against a higher ranked side.

Manager Marc Strzyzewski gave Harvey Ridgley his debut and welcomed back Martin Smyth and Kieran O'Connell who had missed the last game at Coventry Sphinx.

It was a battling defensive display that restricted Ilkeston to only a handful of goal scoring opportunities.

Ilkeston had the lion’s share of possession but the work rate of the Gresley players was excellent.

The winning goal came in the 66th minute a pass out of defence sent Haydn Brown racing down the right wing and his low cross was met by Nathan Banton who drove the ball into the roof of the net from eight yards.

Ilkeston put the Gresley goal under a lot of pressure in the final ten minutes but a combination of brave defending and poor delivery ensured that Gresley came away with a win and a place in the quarter-final of the competition.

Ilkeston Town
1 Mitchell Leivers
2 Larell King
3 Kobe Eratt-Thompson
4 Callum Minkley
5 Tom Marshall (c)
6 Luke Cox
7 Micah Jebbison
8 Ben Starkie
9 Tyrell Waite
10 L'Varn Brandy
11 Liam Loughlan
12 Sam Parker
13 Matt Yates
14 Declan Eratt-Thompson
16 Jamie Walker
17 Alex Marshall
Gresley Rovers
1 Harvey Woodward
2 Harvey Ridgley
3 Josh Egginton
4 Josh Waldram
5 John Guy
6 Tyler Donaldson
7 Kieran O'Connell
8 Martin Smyth Yellow Card
9 Richard Hanslow
10 Jack Tyson (c)
11 Nathan Banton
12 Jayden Cotterill
for 2 - 46 mins
14 Dylan Hunniford
for 6 - 70 mins
15 Rhys Mason
for 11 - 84 mins
16 Haydn Brown
for 9 - 60 mins
17 Jonathan Dawkins
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: Thomas Viles

Attendance: 177

Star Player

Josh Waldram

Solid defending alongside his teammates