The time has come again to recognise and honour the unsung heroes of football groundsmanship in grassroots football across Derbyshire.2 comments
There’s a risk developing of starting to sound like a stuck record when it comes to talking about Ilkeston FC each week.
Ilkeston’s winless run in all competitions stretched to 15 games on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 at Stafford Rangers.
Ilkeston will be looking for their first win in 15 attempts on Saturday as they travel to Stafford Rangers.
It was difficult to know what to fairly expect of Ilkeston’s youngsters on Bank Holiday Monday, given what had occurred just a week earlier at Mickleover.
Paul Holland hailed an improved Ilkeston display after their Bank Holiday defeat to Matlock Town but still believes much more is needed if the Robins are to escape the relegation zone.
Matlock Town took the honours in the Derbyshire derby on Bank Holiday Monday but Ilkeston can take heart from a much-improved display.
I spent my Boxing Day afternoon at Mickleover Sports, the first time I’d covered an Ilkeston away game in a while.
Paul Holland says he expects better from his young players than what he saw in Boxing Day’s 7-0 hammering at Mickleover Sports - but believes he can only get so far with such a youthful side.
Just when Robins fans thought it probably couldn’t get much worse, it did, and devastatingly so.
Two goals in the last 14 minutes from substitute Alex Pursehouse and top scorer Marcus Dinanga, the second with just a minute to go, saw Matlock Town overturn a half-time deficit to defeat third-placed Whitby Town 2-1 in the Evostick Premier Division.