Match Preview Vs Daisy Hill

Coming into this fixture, Ilkley Town have picked up 7 points from their last 6 games which leaves them currently in 16th place on 24 points. But Ilkley are unbeaten in the last 3 games and are looking to extend it to 4 to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone, writes Evan Seaman.

Whereas Daisy Hill come into the game having picked up 10 points from their last 6 games, which means they sit 13th in the league, comfortably in mid-table. Despite losing 0-2 to Bury AFC in their last league game, Daisy Hill have scored 11 times in their last 6 games and are looking to finish as high up in the table as possible.

In the reverse fixture at the New Sirs Stadium on the 22nd November 2021, Daisy Hill ran out 2-3 winners against the Bah’tatters as Arek Pociask’s injury time goal gave the hosts the 3 points despite goals from Kevin Gonzalez and Luke Barker.

Players Ilkley need to watch out for when playing Daisy Hill on Tuesday night include their top goal scorer Connor Hughes, who is currently on 14 goals in 18 games. 

Looking ahead to the game, the Bah’tatters currently have 9 players out injured including Matt Whitehead, Joe Garside, Tom Fleming and Joshua Bowers. Elliott Scott will also be unavailable due to covid.

However, the good news is that James Nightingale has returned from suspension so will be available for selection. Josh Parker and Luke Barker are also available to play again after returning from isolation which means out of the 30-man squad, 21 will be available to play against Daisy Hill.