Match Preview | Ilkeston Town vs Blyth Spartans

EVOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION
Venue: New Manor Ground, Awsworth Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire (DE7 8JF)
Date: Saturday 2nd April 2016
Kick Off: 15:00

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ADMISSION
£6 – Adults
£4 – Over 65’s
FREE – Children

TEAM NEWS
With Darlington 1883 still breathing down our necks in the title race, it is hoped that Blyth can continue their current good run of form against a side who have struggled of late. The Derbyshire side traveled up to Croft Park in early February with a youth-filled team and whilst they produced a decent performance on the night, they ultimately went onto to lose 1-0 to a Robbie Dale goal.

Dan Maguire will start his 3 game ban, which will see him miss Saturday’s game, the trip to Hyde and the Colwyn Bay game at Croft Park, but it is hoped that Robbie Dale, who reached 20 and 21 league goals thanks to his brace against Workington on Monday, will inspire the squad to get those 3 points and take us as far as possible for the title race.

With 3 clean sheets in a row for Adam McHugh, whose confidence seems to be growing with each game, will be wanting to extend his record as far as it allows him.

OPPOSITION MANAGER
Andy Watson – Became manager at the club in October 2015 after Gavin Strachan left, has taken the team to 16th in the league.

DANGER MAN
Roy Lee – Young striker who has came through the ranks at the club, scored his first goal at Ashton United last month.

LAST TIME WE MET
Blyth Spartans 1-0 Ilkeston – Tuesday 9th February 2016
http://blythspartansafc.co.uk/new_php/?p=13794

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION
Played – 13
Won – 5
Lost – 5
Drew – 3

Scored – 19
Conceded – 18

MUTUAL FRIENDS
Greg Pearson
Neal Hooks
Dan Lowson
Alex White
Rikki Bains

OFFICIALS
Referee: Andrew Hendley
Assistants: Andrew Ellis and Ryan Byrne

Posted by Michael Soulsby