Midlands Preview: Table toppers Ilkeston travel to Shepshed

By James Gordon

Table toppers Ilkeston Town travel to Shepshed Dynamo for the festive round of fixtures in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division.

Ilkeston sit at the top with 45 points, having lost just three games all season so far. Their opponents in Shepshed Dynamo sit 11th in the table, and recently strengthened their squad with the signing of striker Dempsey Arlott-John from Mickleover.

In second spot and just a point behind the leaders, Chasetown travel to the Guardian Warehousing Arena to face Sporting Khalsa.

Elsewhere in the play-offs, Belper Town host Loughborough Dynamo, Halesowen Town travel to Sutton Coldfield Town and Coleshill Town face Bedworth United with a 1:00pm kick-off.

At the bottom of the table with nine points, Soham Town Rangers travel to Wisbech Town, who sit just two places above in 18th and with 12 points.

In the middle of the two, it’s derby day as Histon travel to Cambridge City.

With a 2:00pm kick-off, Daventry Town will be looking to bounce back from their 5-0 defeat against Chasetown as they host Corby Town.

Just outside of the play-offs, Stamford will be looking to extend their impressive unbeaten streak as they host Yaxley.

Finally, Spalding United face Carlton Town.

Where next?

Radio Commentaries - 27th December Radio Links for the Christmas clashes
West Division preview: Race for play-off spot heats up The race for a play-off spot is on, with just three points separating four teams ahead of this week’s fixtures.

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