Report courtesy of Mark Duffy and the Non-League Paper

ILKESTON maintained top spot with a narrow win at home to Daventry. After Montel Gibson went close early on, Ilkeston led when Jack Thomas spread the ball out wide to Ollie Brown-Hill who beat his man down the left and cut back to the penalty spot where Thomas was on hand to fire low into the corner.

Daventry levelled with the last kick of the first half as a free-kick from out wide wasn’t dealt with, and Jack bowen was able to head in from close range. Ilkeston saw chances go begging in the second half, but got the lead after 76 minutes when Thomas knocked over a lovely ball over the top to Gibson and he held off his man before volleying home.


Ilkeston Town: 1 Saul Deeney, 2 Oliver Brown-Hill, 3 Billy Bennent, 4 James Reid (Charlie Wakefield 56′), 5 Stern Irvine, 6 Kieran Fenton, 7 Zak Goodson, 8 Jared Bird, 9 Remaye Campbell (Alex Troke 71′), 10 Montel Gibson, 11 Jack Thomas
Subs: 12 Charlie Wakefield, 14 Alex Troke, 15 Charlie Jemson, 16 Joe Maguire, 18 James Carvell

Daventry Town: 1 James Martin, 2 Dan Childs, 3 Bleu McNeil, 4 Ross Harris, 5 Lewis Burgess, 6 Adam Confue , 7 George Ball (Joel Nketia 75′), 8 Jack Finch, 9 Jack Bowen, 10 Tom Lorraine, 11 Taylor Orosz
Subs: 12 Joel Nketia, 14 Joe Coleman, 15 Jamie Andrews

Saturday 9th April 2022, 3pm
Northern Premier League – Midlands Division
New Manor Ground
Attendance: 926