Heanor Juniors 0
Ilkeston Town U7 4
ILKESTON were in fine goalscoring form once more as they overcame Heanor Juniors in their penultimate match of the season.
The wind may have been a factor in this game but it didn’t affect Ilkeston’s passing as they played keep-ball for the full match.
The game started with some great play between all the team and as a result it took only two minutes for Town to chalk up their first goal when Nathaniel Peters crossed the ball towards Kian Williams who slotted the ball home.
Peters did it on his own next, when after receiving the ball he neatly lobbed the advancing keeper.
He was at it again before half-time when the ball was passed around as though it was a training match before being put away to take Ilkeston into a three goal lead.
As Town entered the second-half with the wind at their faces they continued as they had left off, with shot after shot peppering the Heanor goal.
Blocks, saves and the woodwork kept Ilkeston at bay with Aaron Birkin being the most unlucky after hitting both the post and the crossbar and then a well positioned keeper.
But try as they may Heanor weren’t going to stop Town getting their fourth, when as another shot was saved and fumbled Williams pounced on the loose ball and fired it in the net from close range.
Ilkeston probably deserved a bigger margin but were happy to go in to next week’s final match with only one loss all season.
This week’s man of the match went to Oliver Gregory whose great runs and vision on the left wing were truly memorable.