Match Preview vs Garstang (NATIONAL GROUNDHOP)

Following on from Ilkley’s impressive 6-2 victory against Golcar, next up for The Baht’atters is at home to Garstang to try to win 3 games on the bounce in all competitions for just the second time this season, writes Evan Seaman.

This means Ilkley have won twice in their last 6 games and scoring an impressive 13 goals in that period. They are currently 15th in the table, with a -2-goal difference.

In the reverse fixture on the 4th of September 2021 at The Riverside, Ilkley lost 2-6 despite a brace from Tom Smith.

This week, Ilkley’s game against Garstang has been chosen for national Groundhop so the fixture will take place on Sunday at 2:30pm. Groundhop gives fans the opportunity to attend 7 matches over the course of one weekend.

So, Ilkley will be hoping for a good crowd next weekend, coupled with the new addition of the new seated stand and hospitality room.

Ilkley will be looking to Kevin Gonzalez at the weekend as he hopes to continue his sensational goalscoring form, with 21 in 24 games so far this season after a hat-trick in last week’s game against Golcar.

Garstang will be aiming to finish their season on a high as they are currently 9th in the table, comfortably in mid-table and have just come off the back of a 5-0 win against Steeton AFC.

For Garstang, their key man could be Zach Clarke who has scored 23 goals in 26 games.