Report: Ilkeston 3-0 Colls

Atherton Collieries were bitten by the injury bug as they lost 3-0 against Ilkeston Town on Saturday.

Second half goals from Tom Cursons, Callum Minkley and Ben Hutchinson were enough for the hosts to secure all three points.

The first half was a chess battle between both sides with Ethan Beckford’s early free kick which unfortunately didn’t quite dip underneath the hosts crossbar.

In a moment which encapsulated the afternoon, top goalscorer Enock Lusiama had to be substituted with only half an hour played as he pulled up earlier in the half.

The second half started in a similar vein to the first as Ethan Beckford had a great chance to give Colls the lead but was denied by a smart save from Matthew Yates in the Robins goal.

With ten minutes played in the second half Jaiden White broke down the right hand side and played an incisive pass to Cursons who just managed to dink the ball over the on-rushing Tom Donaghy in the Colls goal to give the Robins the lead.

David Chadwick was forced into a second change as Ethan Beckford couldn’t shake off an earlier injury and was replaced by youngster Kyle King, who did impress on the ball as he marked his first major run-out for the Collieries.

With twenty minutes left in the second half, Jamie Walker managed to fire across a ball which found the feet of Minkley who managed to force the ball home and double the Robins lead.

And with the final kick of the game, former Middlesbrough and Celtic man Ben Hutchinson managed to poke home a free kick from the left hand side of the Colls area to make the result 3-0 to the hosts.

The Colls go again on Saturday as we welcome Stafford Rangers to the Skuna Stadium, your support will be vital as huge survival permutations will be at stake for both teams.

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