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Ilkeston FC
Grantham Town
Full time
D Meadows (7'), F Barcelos (9'), C Walters (58' OG)
Sat 3 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 373

The Gingerbreads teach Ilkeston a lesson

After enjoying a week off, The Gingerbreads looked like they were all ready to take on old/new rivals Ilkeston FC this afternoon.

The Gingerbreads disappoint either

Sam Purcicoe made his first start since reurning from injury, in replace of the suspended Stefan Galinski.

Within the opening 10 minutes, The Gingerbreads found themselves 2-0 up. Before the goals though Danny Meadows saw his header blocked and Tom Batchelor managed to fire over when he capitlaised on the Ilkestons defensive hesitation.

The opening goal came on 7 minutes, Ellis Storey broke down the left and put a great cross into the box, which found Danny Meadows who put the ball across line from 6 yards out.

It was only minutes later that the travelling Black and White Army were once again rejoicing. Ilkeston failed to clear a cross but Felipe Barcelos knew exactly what to do and volleyed home! 2-0!

The Gingerbreads continued to pester the Ilkeston defence. On the half hour mark Felipe Barcelos saw his shot blocked low down. Ellis Storey seemed to enjoying his return to the club he once played for after another run and cross Harry Clifton headed wide.

Another former Ilkeston player, Luke Shaw was also enjoying his return to the New Manor Ground. Just before half time Harry Clifton put a cross into him but Shaw couldn't beat the Ilkeston keeper.

Luke Shaw made The Gingerbreads third goal, in his usual style he drove towards the box and put a cross in towards Lee Shaw but it didn't make The Gingerbreads striker instead it was met by the Ilkeston defender Connor Walters who bundled the ball into the net off his head and hand.

Birthday boy Luther Wildin saw his shot blocked by the keeper and Felipe tried to turn in the rebound but this was blocked too.

Ilkeston threatened very little. Tom Batchelor had a header cleared off the line, Danny Meadows got on the loose ball and his shot came off the post.

The final whistle was greeted with great joy from the travelling support, who witnessed a great hard working and dominant performance.

The Gingerbreads again have a week off and are next in action away at Halesowen on Saturday.

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Key moments

7:00
Goal Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town
9:00
Goal Felipe Barcelos scores for Grantham Town
58:00
Own Goal Connor Walters scores an own goal

Highlights

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78:00 Sub On
Andy Wright is substituted on for Grantham Town
78:00 Sub Off
Harry Clifton is substituted off for Grantham Town
75:00 Sub On
Jeremiah Dasaolu is substituted on for Grantham Town
75:00 Sub Off
Felipe Barcelos is substituted off for Grantham Town
74:00 Sub On
Michael Hollingsworth is substituted on for Grantham Town
74:00 Sub Off
Rhys Lewis is substituted off for Grantham Town
58:00 Own Goal 0 - 3
Connor Walters scores an own goal
End of period 1
9:00 Goal 0 - 2
Felipe Barcelos scores for Grantham Town
7:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ilkeston FC
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Danny Meadows Goal 7:00'
  • Felipe Barcelos Goal 9:00'
  • Connor Walters Own Goal 58:00'
  • Michael Hollingsworth Sub On 74:00'
  • Rhys Lewis Sub Off 74:00'
  • Jeremiah Dasaolu Sub On 75:00'
  • Felipe Barcelos Sub Off 75:00'
  • Harry Clifton Sub Off 78:00'
  • Andy Wright Sub On 78:00'

Team selection

Preston, Kieran Preston, Kieran
Wildin, Luther Wildin, Luther
Storey, Ellis Storey, Ellis
Clifton, Harry Clifton, Harry
Purcicoe, Sam Purcicoe, Sam
Batchelor, Thomas Batchelor, Thomas
Meadows, Danny Meadows, Danny
Lewis, Rhys Lewis, Rhys
Shaw, Lee Shaw, Lee
Barcelos, Felipe Barcelos, Felipe
Shaw, Luke Shaw, Luke
Ilkeston FC
  • 1. Ross Durrant
  • 2. Connor Walters
  • 3. Tom Gamblenn
  • 4. Danny Gordon
  • 5. Matt Baker
  • 6. Jaylon Bather
  • 7. Luis Rose
  • 8. Max Thornberry
  • 9. Malachi Lavelle-Moore
  • 10. Ben Morris
  • 11. Haydn Goddard
  • 12. Keenan Meakin
  • 14. Brandon Clarke
  • 15. Charlie Scanlon
  • 16. Tevahn Tyrell
  • 17. Jamie Hannis

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