Season Opener Brings Ilkeston Town to the Lamb on Saturday

Fri 5 Aug 2022 - 08:02AM

20220805 - Season Opener Brings Ilkeston Town to the Lamb on Saturday

So Pre-Season has come to an end with a 3 - 2 win at Chasetown on Tuesday evening and we can look back on a successful run of results which saw the Lambs win 6 of the 8 games played. 20 goals were scored, with 10 conceded. However, no points or championships are awarded pre-season as the important work starts on Saturday when we welcome Ilkeston Town to the CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at the Lamb (KO 3.00pm).

No doubt the management team will have a headache deciding on the starting XI, with a strong squad to select from and some impressive performances pre-season.

The Robins had a great season and were champions of the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. In the Ilkeston Town squad on Saturday will be 2 familiar faces who are no strangers to the Lamb - Jack Thomas and Dan Bradley who were both here last season.

Ilkeston last visited the Lamb for a competitive fixture on 21 April 2003 in a Southern League Premier Division game, which ended in a 1 - 1 draw in front of a crowd of 1583. Tamworth were crowned champions of the Southern League that season. All in all the Lambs and Robins have played each other 24 times with Tamworth winning 9, Ilkeston 8 and 7 being drawn. The largest attendance for a game between the sides came at the Manor Ground on 21 Jan 1989 when over 1600 turned up to see the Lambs win 2 - 1 on our way to winning the FA Vase.

Match Day Information

  • Tickets are available on line and supporters are encouraged to purchase in advance as we anticipate a large crowd for this fixture. You can get tickets here. Please remember that we do not operate any cash turnstiles at the Lamb and this particular fixture will be segregated. Tickets can be purchased on line right up to kick off time, however, home supporters may purchase a ticket from the ticket office at the ground using cash or card from 1.30 on match day.
  • There is car parking available at the ground and charges apply as follows
    • Car £2
    • Mini Bus £5
    • Coach £10
  • Hot food, snacks and drinks are on sale at various outlets around the ground
  • A match day programme is published for purchase at the ground - priced at £2
  • If you can't make the game there is full live coverage on our Lambs Media Mixlr Channel. Further details about match coverage and links required here

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