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16/8/2019 9:15 PM  #1


Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Following last season's promotion and a turbulant pre-season, the first league match of the 2019-20 season in the Northern Premier is here at last and it's really difficult to predict what might happen. We now have a new management team in Mark Clifford and Shaun Harrad and many new players, some having only just arrived this week. Cleethorpes must be favourites but from originally looking like certain losers Ilkeston now have a much stronger looking squad and possibly capable of springing a major surprise. Of course, throwing a bunch of new players together and hoping they gel immediately is wishful thinking and definitely risky. The pitch is going to be very wet after all the rain and that is going to be another factor which could affect the result. Who will adapt better to the conditions? All of our new players will be well motivated for this fixture and will be determined to impress from the outset. The first goal of the game could be vital and if it should go our way, then with our loud and loyal fans behind us, we just might have a chance.
Back to reality, most unbiased Northern Premier League followers will see this match as a comfortable away win.
Kick off is 3 pm, Team news around 2 30 pm. If you can't make it, then you are welcome to follow the game's progress here. It's going to to be cracker.

 

16/8/2019 11:32 PM  #2


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

I just its too much to ask of the new players to win this game . It will be a close match but I think Cleethorpes will win only because of the lack fitness and being together as a team . But by the looks of the players we have signed it looks really good . My only concern is the players budget , has stayed the same or is it going to far ? Plus are any of the players going to be contract ? 
But really I do hope we can get the win and all the real ale goes well …

 

17/8/2019 8:00 AM  #3


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

If you possibly can, get yourself down to the New Manor Ground for today's new season opener. The sun is shining and it will be like a trip to the seaside but without the sea. Please take the time to welcome our visitors from Cleethorpes. Come and enjoy the special atmosphere behind the clocktower end goal. It's great entertainment both on and off the field. If you'd prefer to sit comfortably, then come into the Clocktower stand for a perfect view at no extra charge. Make friends and enjoy your visit. It's the non-league match of the day. You can re-live the game later by reading the WhiteBall match updates here.

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17/8/2019 2:08 PM  #4


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

ILKESTON TOWN Team
1  Ross Durrant,  2  Lavell White,  3  Conor Green,  4 Fabian Smith,  5 Tyreece Robinson,  6 Dean Freeman, 7  Reco Fyfe,  8  Jermain Hollis,  9  Jordan Nadat, 10 Shaun Harrad, 11 Mason Lee.
Subs : 12 Jermaine Palmer, 13 Richard Stainsby, 14 Alex Marshall, 15 Kevin Bastos, 16 Cameron Dear

CLEETHORPES TOWN  team
1 Theo Richardson, 2 Tim Low, 3 Jon Oglesby, 4 Ben Davies, 5 Ben Clappison, 6 Oli Donald,  7 Jack Richardson, 8 Alex Flett, 9 Scott Vernon, 10 Brody Robertson, 11 Josh Batty.
Subs : 12 Lewis Collins, 13 Brandon Buckley, 14 Adam Millson, 15 Jack Boswell, 16 Jack Fixter.

 

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17/8/2019 2:53 PM  #5


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

It's almost kick off time and the sprinklers are on!

Shirt number changes by Ilkeston : No 9 is now Shaun Harrod and No.10 is Jordan Nadat.

The teams are out.   We're off :

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17/8/2019 3:05 PM  #6


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

It's a fast start. Cracking Cleethorpes move but Ilkeston clear. Neither keeper tested yet.       0-0    5 minutes

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17/8/2019 3:13 PM  #7


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Good work by Lavell breaks up Cleethorpes attack. Durrant races out to clear. Free kick to Owls 30 yards out and central. Excellent effort by Ben Davies is just wide. Green has to concede a corner which is cleared.          0-0      13 minutes

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17/8/2019 3:20 PM  #8


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Owls attack is very lively but Ilkeston are keeping them out so far.  Cleethorpes are edging it. Good collect by Durrant. Tyreece and Lavell are class so far.   Excellent save by Durrant from Robertson         19 minutes     0-0      

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17/8/2019 3:26 PM  #9


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Reco tests Richardson with ground shot but keeper saves well. Owls are still on top but Ilkeston are defending well.        0-0     26 minutes

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17/8/2019 3:30 PM  #10


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Free kick to Ilkeston just outside area. This is a chance.

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17/8/2019 3:40 PM  #11


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Reco shot hits the wall. Free kick to Cleethorpes ends the Ilkeston attack. Free kick to Cleethorpes is headed away from danger by Freeman. Double save by Richardson from Harrad and Smith. Best chance yet.  Durrant races out 50 yards.        0-0       40 minutes

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17/8/2019 3:47 PM  #12


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Lavell's cross lands on back of net after good Ilkeston possession going forward. Durrant out well again to gather. KeeperRichardson races out and heads clear. Terrific effort by Lowe curls inches wide of far post. 

Half Time  _  Cleethorpes  0  Ilkeston  0

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17/8/2019 4:05 PM  #13


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We're off again.....

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17/8/2019 4:08 PM  #14


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Excellent feet by Reco    50/50 winner  574     Amazing point-blank save by Durrant   on 52 minutes.
Attendance 602.

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17/8/2019 4:16 PM  #15


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Cleethorpes still looking the better side but Ilkeston defending well.  Richardson has to race out to clear. At last a yellow for Cleethorpes.  Freeman header so close for Ilkeston.      0-0    59 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:16 PM  #16


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Another excellent attendance at the NMG!! Well done everyone!

 

17/8/2019 4:19 PM  #17


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Donald gets a severe talking to but not booked.  It's getting lively now.       0-0       64 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:23 PM  #18


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Cleethorpes sub  Off 7 and  11  on  12 and 14.     67 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:30 PM  #19


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Good spell by Cleethorpes. But corner for Ilkeston. It's headed clear.   14 and 16 on for Ilkeston replacing 10 and 11. Good saving tackle by Tyreece.  But Ilkeston look dangerous on the break.       0-0       75 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:35 PM  #20


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Harrad shot is blocked. Alex Marshall booked. Free kick to Cleethorpes right on edge of area. It's deflected for a corner

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17/8/2019 4:41 PM  #21


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what a chance for Cleethorpes by Flett but we survive. Brill cross by Green is met by Alex's head and its Inches wide. It looked a certain net rippler. So close.  This game can go either way.  Ilkeston close again. Ball hit's underside of bar and keeper drops on it on the goal line. So close again.       0-0   85 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:43 PM  #22


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

It's a big finish from Ilkeston Clee's escape again . Harrad inches wide with near post header.  Great support now from Ilkeston fans.     0-0   88 minutes

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17/8/2019 4:46 PM  #23


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Robertson close for Cleethorpes at the other end. Now its Cleethorpes looking for a winner. 

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17/8/2019 4:48 PM  #24


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Brilliant save by Clees keeper from Marshall. Then Freeman header saved. We're into added time

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17/8/2019 4:54 PM  #25


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Free kick Ilkeston on edge of area.  Clee no 2 booked for complaining.  Smith's kick hits the wall. 

That is full time  :  A superb match and a fair result.   Ilkeston  0  Cleethorpes  0

The Cleethorpes fans are happy with a point.

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17/8/2019 4:56 PM  #26


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Alex had the chance to win it at the death but a draw was fair. 

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18/8/2019 10:42 AM  #27


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Well I missed the first half due to serving the real ales . But I could wait to get out in the second when the ales ran out. Got into the singing straight away supporting the players. What s shift they put in , really enjoyed this nil nil draw . Looks very promising for the season.

 

18/8/2019 1:57 PM  #28


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

What a difference a week makes. The new players Dean Freeman and Tyreece Robinson were superb at the back as were Lavell and Conor. Ross Durrant was a contender for man of the match and Fabian, Jermain Hollis and Reco were excellent in midfield. It was difficult for the forwards against a good Cleethorpes defence but Shaun Harrad did enough to suggest that he is going to score goals.

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18/8/2019 5:52 PM  #29


Re: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Sat 17 Aug) Live Updates

Sat 17th August 2019
BETVICTOR Northern Premier League, South East Division
Ilkeston Town  0  Cleethorpes Town  0
Ilkeston bounced back from their disappointing FA Cup defeat with a massively improved performance against title favourites Cleethorpes Town. Despite being goalless, the game lived up to expectations with heroic performances by both keepers. Cleethorpes started the stronger and looked dangerous when going forward but Ilkeston defenders Tyreece Robinson and Dean Freeman playing together for the first time were equally impressive. Ben Davies was closest to opening the scoring with a powerful effort for the visitors on 12 minutes which was just wide and Brody Robertson brought a fine save from Ross Durrant ten minutes later. Cleethorpes keeper Theo Richardson was forced make an instinctive double save from a Shaun Harrad header and a Mason Lee follow-up while at the other end a terrific effort by Jon Oglesby curled just the wrong side of the post. Cleethorpes edged the first half and continued to press after the restart. They nearly took the lead on 52 minutes when Ross Durrant pulled off an amazing point-blank save from Scott Vernon. Dean Freeman then went close with a header for Ilkeston and Alex Flett had an opportunity for Cleethorpes but Freeman blocked his shot on the line. Halfway through the second half Ilkeston started to get on top with Reco Fyfe becoming more and more influential. Following one of their best moves, Conor Green’s superb cross on the run was headed narrowly wide by Alex Marshall. Three minutes later Harrad’s powerful header crashed against the underside of the bar before keeper Richardson managed to smother it on the line. Harrad then headed narrowly wide at the near post as Ilkeston’s big finish threatened to produce a winner. It almost came in added time when Alex Marshall burst free and was one on one with Richardson but the keeper produced an outstanding save to deny Ilkeston the win.      

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