Elks back on track to stay in title hunt
ILKESTON got their Midlands One East promotion push back on track with a six-try victory over Market Bosworth at the Stute.
The Elks bounced back from their defeat at Market Rasen to stay hot on the heels of the league leaders.
Having won their game in hand, David Jackson and Nigel Hall's men are back up to fourth – ahead of country rivals Matlock.
More importantly, though, they are only two points off top spot – now held by this weekend's opponents Bedford Athletic, who beat Kettering 20-10 on Saturday.
Ilkeston's tries came from Jono Falls (2), Greg Taylor, Hugh Smith, Steve Quinn and Dan Mahoney.
Joel Haigh kicked three conversions.
Market Bosworth's solitary try came from Tom Hilyer and was converted by Chris Harding.
"It was a good performance and we were happy to get back to something like what we've been used to this season," said coach Jackson.
"We had to make quite a few changes to the side, because it was a rearranged match and some of the lads were not available.
"But those who came in did very well."