REPORT: Walsall Wood 0-2 Ilkeston Town - Stunning goals give Robins the points

Alex Marshall scores the second goal. Photo by Craig Lamont.
Alex Marshall scores the second goal. Photo by Craig Lamont.

Ilkeston Town made it back to back 2-0 wins with victory away at Walsall Wood on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, in which the home side had the best chances, the Robins scored two goal of the season contenders to take all three points.

Wood’s Ben Lund had the first chance of the game but his effort from range was blocked in the crowded penalty area. Just a minute later the Wood failed to capitalise on a Chris Shaw mistake allowing Joey Butlin to run in on goal but his effort was well off target.

Javia Roberts curled an effort straight at Robins keeper Liaim Mitchell with 15 minutes of the half remaining before Mitchell was forced into action again late in the half, doing well to keep out Butlin’s long-range effort.

The home side then had two good chances early in the second-half, Mitchell denying Roberts then tippign Lund’s effort over the b ar.

At the other end, Kyle Dixon then came close with a curled effort before he did open the scoring on 67 minutes, firing the ball over Wagstaff into the top corner from outside the area.

The game levelled off and the next chance came five minutes from time, and it brought with it Ilkeston’s second.

A mistake in the Walsall Wood back line gave Alex Marshall time and space and he elegantly lifted the ball over Wagstaff and into the empty net from near the centre circle, securing all three points for his side.