Match Preview: Ilkley Town Reserves

The matches don’t come easy for the Reserves as they travel to face Ilkley Town this Saturday, who sit right behind them in the league!

The game, which starts the countdown of the super six games remaining, has a 2:30pm kick-off time, but the weather isn’t looking too good at all with heavy rain forecast for the entire day, so if you are going, best take your umbrella and waterproofs with you!

With last weekend’s game against Salts FC falling foul of the weather as well, Rangers will be hoping not to make it a duo of game less Saturday’s, especially as they are on a six-match unbeaten streak! However, they will face a side who aren’t too shabby themselves in the win department having racked up seven wins in the past ten games - all in all, this is looking like a great match between two determined footballing sides.

At their Ben Rhydding Sports Club ground, Ilkley have been a tough nut to crack with eight wins, two draws and just a single defeat. They have slammed in an impressive 56 goals, making them the highest goalscorers at home in the league, but have conceded 22 which is the second highest amongst the top seven sides.

A look at the F.A. suspension list shows the all clear for both teams, but Player/Manager Kris Macdonald will have a close look at certain players before making his final decision as to the starting eleven.

Taking charge of this game will be Mr. Mike Stoddart. So far, he has refereed fourteen matches this season. His record coming into this game stands at twelve yellow cards and three red ones!

If you would like to come and watch this game, the address that you will need is Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8AW.

League Form (over past five games)

Ilkley W W W W D

Rangers W W W W W

Leading League Goalscorer

Ilkley Benji Claydon 18 goals

Rangers Chris Plews 12 goals

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