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First Team - Match centre

Ilkeston FC
Workington
Full time
S Allison (33'), A Salmon (65'), A Wright (77')
Sat 18 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 565

Dominant Reds win at a canter

Battered, bruised and elated, Reds left the New Manor Ground purring with satisfaction after their most convincing away performance of the season...

... wrecking Kevin Wilson’s birthday celebrations in the process!

They completed an emphatic league double with a comprehensive display, yet still don’t know their fate in the play-off/title scenario. At the very least, they will have a home tie in the semi-final of the former with matters becoming a little clearer in the final week of a gripping season.

For a top four encounter, this was a one-sided affair with Reds dominating from start to finish on a beautifully manicured, but firm pitch. There were top performances all over the field, all wearing the white of Workington’s change outfit.

Yet the breakthrough goal after thirty three minutes was probably the result of a fortunate decision. Kane Richards was harshly flagged for offside and Reds’ opener came via the free-kick which followed.

Kyle May’s sent the ball up field, Matty Tymon guided the ball into Scott Allison’s path and Brough’s best known resident finished with a sweetly struck, low finish.

There had been a few half chances prior to that with Gavin Skelton and Tymon both unable to provide a finish matching that of Allison’s.

Ilkeston hardly threatened at the other end with their best chance falling to Joe Burgess whose header missed the target via James Reid’s free-kick.

Reds began positively on the restart, and Jordan Smith must have sensed a busy forty five minutes when he palmed away Jake Simpson’s teasing cross.

May, outstanding at the back, almost doubled the lead when he met Simpson’s corner with a thumping header only to see Reid clear the ball off the line.

But from a similar situation, Reds did get that all important second. This time, it was Tymon who connected with another quality Simpson corner. His goal-bound effort was blocked but Alex Salmon capped a good afternoon’s work by smashing the rebound into the net in the sixty-fifth minute.

The hosts had their best opportunity soon after when Rai Simons’ pace saw him break through on goal, only to be thwarted by Jonny Jamieson and his only significant save of the match.

Conor Tinnion and Anthony Wright combined superbly on the left, but Tymon was left cursing his luck when his header thumped against the upright via another accurate delivery.

Wright did get his name on the score sheet after seventy seven minutes guiding the ball into the net for his first of the season, via his midriff, with Allison supplying the assist.

Gareth Arnison was unlucky not to score an exquisite fourth with a sublime curling shot which hit the post before the ball was scrambled to safety.

On a day when the travelling support turned up dressed in jockey silks, Reds cantered to a very impressive twelfth away win of a memorable campaign.

The title is out of their hands, despite topping the current form table.

Ilkeston: Smith, Burgess, Reid, Baker, Maguire, Lane, Rose (Bako, 81), Chettle, Watts (Simons, 61), Richards, Williams (Sowerby, 71). Substitutes – Gorman, Wright.

Workington: Jamieson, Simpson, Rowntee, May, Calvert (O’Donnell, 62), Skelton (Wright, 49), Allison (Arnison, 80), McLuckie, Tymon, Salmon, Tinnion. Substitutes – Newby, Smith (not used).

Bookings: Rose, Reid (Ilkeston)

Referee: Mark Astley, Manchester

Attendance: 565

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Alex Salmon

Player of the Match

Alex Salmon

Key moments

33:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
65:00
Goal Alex Salmon scores for Workington
77:00
Goal Anthony Wright scores for Workington

Highlights

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90:00 Missed Shot
Rai Simons misses a shot for Ilkeston FC
80:00 Sub On
Eli Bako is substituted on for Ilkeston FC
80:00 Sub Off
Mitchell Rose is substituted off for Ilkeston FC
73:00 Missed Shot
Kane Richards misses a shot for Ilkeston FC
71:00 Sub On
Jack Sowerby is substituted on for Ilkeston FC
71:00 Sub Off
Michael Williams is substituted off for Ilkeston FC
69:00 Yellow Card
James Reid is yellow carded for Ilkeston FC
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Watts is substituted off for Ilkeston FC
60:00 Sub On
Rai Simons is substituted on for Ilkeston FC
End of period 1
37:00 Missed Shot
Joe Burgess misses a shot for Ilkeston FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ilkeston FC
  • Workington
  • 0
  • Scott Allison Goal 33:00'
  • Matty Tymon Assist 33:00'
  • Gavin Skelton Sub Off 49:00'
  • Anthony Wright Sub On 49:00'
  • Rai Simons Sub On 60:00'
  • Jack Watts Sub Off 60:00'
  • Joshua Calvert Sub Off 63:00'
  • Daniel O'Donnell Sub On 63:00'
  • Alex Salmon Goal 65:00'
  • Matty Tymon Assist 65:00'
  • James Reid Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Michael Williams Sub Off 71:00'
  • Jack Sowerby Sub On 71:00'
  • Anthony Wright Goal 77:00'
  • Jake Simpson Assist 77:00'
  • Eli Bako Sub On 80:00'
  • Gareth Arnison Sub On 80:00'
  • Scott Allison Sub Off 80:00'
  • Mitchell Rose Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

Ilkeston FC
  • 1. Jordan Smith
  • 2. Joe Burgess
  • 3. James Reid
  • 4. Matt Baker
  • 5. Joe Maguire
  • 6. Jack Lane
  • 7. Mitchell Rose
  • 8. Callum Chettle
  • 9. Jack Watts
  • 10. Kane Richards
  • 11. Michael Williams
  • 12. Lawrence Gorman
  • 14. Eli Bako
  • 15. Jake Wright
  • 16. Jack Sowerby
  • 17. Rai Simons

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. FC United of Manchester 46 92
2. Workington 46 90
3. Ashton United 46 84
4. Curzon Ashton 46 83
5. Ilkeston FC 46 81
6. Blyth Spartans 46 79
7. Skelmersdale United 46 73

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