Ilkeston V Matlock
By Caroline Burke
An away trip to Matlock on Mothers day..
The Sun was shining and the Mighty Elks and Mummy Elks were out in force with liquid refreshments and nibbles on the touch line..
A quick combined warm up with Matlock then it was on with the main event.
Matlock and Ilkeston had two sides both equally matched. Matlock started with a flourish of tries with some great passing. Ilkeston then responded with a few of our own. The tries kept on coming from both sides, but the most impressive aspect of play was the defensive line that Ilkeston held. Good communication and team play from both sides made this fixture a pleasure to referee. Looking forward to Ilkeston Festival next weekend when we Meet Matlock again on home turf.