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Frustrating day for Yellows - Match Report

The Yellows29 Mar - 06:52
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Ilkley Town 2 Ashton Athletic 1 - Sat 30th Mar

In a closely contested match between Ilkley Town and Ashton Athletic, Ilkley emerged victorious with a 2-1 win, despite Ashton's dominance throughout the game.

In the 26th minute and against the run of play, Ilkley took the lead in probably their best spell of the match. After the shock of conceding Ashton responded brilliantly with an equalizer, courtesy of Reece Carrington's sensational strike after a run from his wing-back position, levelling the score in the 38th minute. The first half ended with both teams tied at 1-1.

The second half saw a more even game with both teams creating several scoring opportunities. However, neither side managed to convert their chances into goals, keeping the scoreline level for most of the half, but there was late drama to come.
Just as the match seemed destined for a draw, Ilkley struck with a header in the 90th minute, securing a crucial goal to maintain their promotion aspirations.
The final score stood at Ilkley Town 2, Ashton Athletic 1, with Ilkley clinching the win in dramatic fashion.

The match drew an attendance of 87, witnessing an intense battle between two quality young sides. Despite Ashton's efforts and excellent performance, it was Ilkley who emerged triumphant, capitalizing on a late opportunity to secure a vital victory.

Starting XI
1 James Aspinall
2 Zach Conway
3 Reece Carrington
4 Joe White
5 Chris Cottington
6 Conal Larkin
7 Niall Partridge
8 Calum Wilson
9 Thomas Romano
10 Joshua Nicholson
11 Deklan Hill

Substitutes: Jack Smith, Ross Ellison, Kingston David

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Next Three Matches:
Date Opponent K.O.
01/04/24 Ashton Town (A) 15:00
06/04/24 Bacup Borough (H) 15:00
13/04/24 Atherton LR (H) 15:00


Ashton Athletic face Ilkley Town in what promises to be an exciting encounter on Saturday. Here's a preview of the upcoming clash:

Both teams enter the game in impressive form. Ilkley Town sit 2nd in the form table, boasting 5 wins and a draw from their last 6 matches. On the other hand, Ashton Athletic occupy 5th position in the form table, having secured 4 wins from their last 4 games, netting an impressive 15 goals in the process.

With Ilkley Town just 2 points off the playoffs in 6th place, they'll be eager to claim victory and bolster their playoff aspirations. Ashton Athletic are aiming to maintain their winning streak and will be keen to secure another three points to climb the table and achieve a higher finish.

The match promises to deliver a tactical battle as both sides seek to impose their style of play and exploit their opponent's weaknesses. Supporters from both camps anticipate an enthralling contest and will undoubtedly turn up in numbers to cheer on their respective teams.

This should be an exhilarating clash between two in-form teams as Ashton Athletic takes on Ilkley Town in what could be a pivotal fixture in the race for promotion.

Ground: MPM Stadium
Address: Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Postcode: LS29 8AW.

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