Match Preview vs Chadderton

Heading into this game, in-form Ilkley Town AFC have picked up 13 points from their last 6 games, and in that time they have managed 4 wins and 2 clean-sheets which has propelled them from relegation candidates to 12
th in the table, writes Evan Seaman. 

The Baht’atters will be hoping top goal scorer Kevin Gonzalez can continue his sensational goal tally, as he has picked up 6 goals in his last 5 games which has no doubt contributed to their rise up the league. 

As for Chadderton, their inconsistent form of late also leaves them in mid-table after picking up 8 points from their previous 6 games, leaving them 9th in the table. But Chadderton’s defensive record is strong, having only conceded 5 in their past 6 and 36 overall, compared to Ilkley letting in 54 goals this campaign, suggesting they will have to be at their best to break them down. 

Team news for Ilkley is that Elliot Scott has returned from covid isolation and is eligible for selection. Luke Barker injured his ankle and is out for a couple of weeks. Alfie Heaton fractured his cheekbone in training and could be out long-term, depending on how his appointment with the specialist goes. Joe Garside, Tom Fleming and Matty Whitehead are still out long term.