Halesowen Town v Ilkeston Town
Northern Premier League – Midlands
Saturday 23 October 2021 3PM
Halesowen Town FC, The Grove, Old Hawne Lane, Halesowen, B63 3TB
Adults £10, Concessions £7, 13-18 Year Olds £4 Under 12’s Free (with a paying adult)
Halesowen Town Football Club, Get ready to host high flying promotion chasers Ilkeston Town. It has all the ingredients to be a great match between two good sides who will be hoping to gain promotion this season.
Last time out, The Yeltz were away from home against Yaxley who were 17th in the league table before the fixture started. It was The Yeltz who took the lead early in the game from Chris Lait on the 10th minute, Halesowen had more chances early on in the match but it took until the 24th minute to get the second goal when Kyle Finn found the net. After more excellent play Richard Gregory found the head of young Dan Brookes who headed home on the 39th minute to take The Yeltz into half time 3-0 up. Second half Halesowen kept up the pressure with more chances and on the 59th minute Richard Gregory got his first goal of the game, Paul Smith’s boys kept getting their chances and on the 76th got their fifth goal from Gregory. On the 80th minute the hosts had a penalty kick which was slotted home by Daniel Cotton to make it 5-1 and The Yeltz bring all three points back to The Grove and keep hold of top spot for another week, with 30 points and a three point gap between us and second placed Chasetown.
Last time out for Ilkeston Town, they were at home as they hosted Soham Town Rangers, it was the visitors who opened the scoring on the 31st minute and Ilkeston went in at half time a goal down. In the second half the hosts got the game back level on the 63rd minute from Aman Verma, and they had a ten minute spell where they went on the attack and on the 67th minute Alex Troke got a goal to put Ilkeston in front. Then again on the 69th minute when Patrick Webb got their third and final goal. Before Adam Chapman saw red and will have to miss out the game at The Grove next week. Ilkeston Town currently sit inside the play off places in 4th with 26 points.
It’s been a while since we were all down The Grove, so let’s get the whole ground rocking and full of noise all afternoon and help The Yeltz boys get another win and keep hold of first place.