WhiteBallProject
The Independent Voice of Ilkeston Football

You are not logged in. Would you like to login or register?



26/2/2019 5:54 PM  #1


Movement over the last two months

 We will soon be moving into the the penultimate month of the season and the single promotion place is within our grasp. There are five other teams in with a chance but we are in pole position. Ilkeston's prospects have improved over the last two months as our rivals have dropped more points than us  This was the position at the end of December ’18 when it was really tight at the top. 
                                                 Played       Points
      Ilkeston Town                          24              48
      Walsall Wood                          24              47
      Coventry Sphinx                     24              46
      Westfields                               25              45
      Shepshed                               22              41
      Sporting Khalsa                      22              41  

Janauary saw Ilkeston improve their position as their rivals began to drop points.
Ilkeston : had a decent month : played 4 matches. winning 3 and drawing 1.
Walsall Wood  had a bad month : played 4, won 1 drew 1 and lost against Coventry Utd and Wulfrunians.
Westfields : played 3 ,won 1 drew 1 and lost to Khalsa.
Khalsa  : played 3 won 2 and lost to Long Eaton.
Shepshed had a bad month : played 5, won 1 drew 2 and lost to Stourport and Khalsa.
Coventry Sphinx had a bad month : played 2 and lost both to Wolves Sporting and Long Eaton. 

This was the position at the end of January ’19 
                                                   Played          Points
      Ilkeston Town                            28                58
      Walsall Wood                            28                51
      Westfields                                 28                49
      Sporting Khalsa                        25                47
      Shepshed                                 27                46
      Coventry Sphinx                       26                46

February saw more mixed results for the top six.
Ilkeston : played 2  lost at Quorn but won the big one against Khalsa
Walsall Wood  : played 2 won 1 and drew1
Westfields  : played 3 won 1 and drew 2
Khalsa had a bad month :  played 3 , won 1 and lost to Shepshed and Ilkeston.
Shepshed : played 3 won 2 but lost to Romulus
Coventry Sphinx had a bad month  : played 2 drew 1 and lost to Khalsa  

This is the current position at the end of February ’19
                                                      Played         Points
       Ilkeston Town                            30                61
       Walsall Wood                            30                55
      Westfields                                  31                54
      Shepshed                                  30                52
      Sporting Khalsa                         28                50
      Coventry Sphinx                        28                47  

Our lead has improved over the last couple of months with all of the contenders dropping points. But as we get near to the end of the season then the chance of recovering after a slip up becomes less as the remaining games diminish.

These are the March fixtures for each of the contenders 
Ilkeston Town :       Lye Town (A), Shepshed (H), Long Eaton (A), Wulfrunians (A)
Walsall Wood :       Stourport (A), Dunkirk (A). Coventry Sphinx (H), Loughborough Univ (A)
Westfields :            Loughborough (H), Cov Utd (A), Highgate (H), Shepshed (A), Long Eaton (H)
Shepshed  :            Long Eaton (A), Ilkeston (A). Westfields (H), Worcester (A)   
Sporting Khalsa :   Lye Town (H),Cov Sphinx (H) Sth Normanton (A), Loughborough (A) Highgate (A). Wolves Sporting (A)
Coventry Sphinx :  Wulfrunians (H), Worcester (A,) Sporting Khalsa (A), Sth Normanton (H), Walsall Wood (A), Stourport (H).

 

26/2/2019 10:39 PM  #2


Re: Movement over the last two months

Matchman wrote:

 

These are the March fixtures for each of the contenders 
Ilkeston Town :       Lye Town (A), Shepshed (H), Long Eaton (A), Wulfrunians (A)
Walsall Wood :       Stourport (A), Dunkirk (A). Coventry Sphinx (H), Loughborough Univ (A)
Westfields :            Loughborough (H), Cov Utd (A), Highgate (H), Shepshed (A), Long Eaton (H)
Shepshed  :            Long Eaton (A), Ilkeston (A). Westfields (H), Worcester (A)   
Sporting Khalsa :   Lye Town (H),Cov Sphinx (H) Sth Normanton (A), Loughborough (A) Highgate (A). Wolves Sporting (A)
Coventry Sphinx :  Wulfrunians (H), Worcester (A,) Sporting Khalsa (A), Sth Normanton (H), Walsall Wood (A), Stourport (H).

Our nearest rivals Walsall Wood and Sporting Khalsa are well capable of winning all of their March matches. They both have to play Coventry Sphinx but that looks like the only difficult game they each have. All of Walsall Wood's and Khalsa's other matches are against teams in the bottom half of the table.
So Ilkeston must also win every one of their games in order to keep their lead intact.  Apart from Lye Town, our other opponents are all in the top half to the table, Shepshed 5th, Long Eaton 9th and Wulfrunians 8th. These are all tricky games for Ilkeston compared to Walsall Wood's and Khalsa's.
 
So March is a month when Walsall Wood and Sporting Khalsa will hope to make inroads into Ilkeston's lead at the top but they can't do that if we keep winning.
 

     Thread Starter
 

01/3/2019 10:31 AM  #3


Re: Movement over the last two months

April month :  Final fixtures for TOP SIX : 

Sat 6th April
      Ilkeston v Highgate Utd
      Quorn v Cov Sphinx
      Romulus v Walsall Wood
      Shepshed v Wulfrunians
      Sporting Khalsa v Cov United 

Sat 13th April
      No matches (Blank Saturday)

Sat 20th April
      Highgate Utd v Shepshed
      Ilkeston v Walsall Wood
      Loughborough U v Cov Sphinx
      Romulus v Sporting Khalsa

Easter Mon 22nd April
      Boldmere SM v Cov Sphinx
      Dunkirk v Ilkeston
   
   Shepshed v Quorn
      Walsall Wood v Sporting Khalsa
      Westfields v Worcester City      

Final Saturday 27th April
      Cov Sphinx v Westfields
      Loughborough Univ v Ilkeston
      Sth Normanton v Shepshed
      Sporting Khalsa v Dunkirk
      Walsall Wood v Wolves Sporting       


With the exception of Westfields all of the top six will go into the final month having played the same number of games (34) with four matches left.
Westfields will have only two games to play as we go into April (unless they have a re-arranged game due to a postponement). 
Westfields play against Long Eaton on 30th March then have a 23 day gap until they play again on Easter Monday 22nd April.

Last edited by Matchman (01/3/2019 1:38 PM)

     Thread Starter
 

Board footera

 

Powered by Boardhost. Create a Free Forum