The introduction of N Thorp and Cadman to the side allowed Ilford to play a quick passing game which the Elms often found hard to cope with.

Within 30 seconds Kackson gave Ilford the perfect start by latching on to a Pratcliffe through ball and firing it past the goalkeeper.

It took Ilford another 40 minutes before they scored again. S Thorp won a great challenge and the ball dropped for Kackson, who calmly rounded the keeper and fired home the second. Ilford started the second half in control, despite some good efforts from the Elms which Roberts made a meal of. The third goal arrived when Mark Sumner shut his eyes 30 yards out and with a lucky swing cracked the ball past the keeper for surely one of the goals of the season.

At this point Ilford moved up a gear as Kackson quickly scored another two taking his tally to four.

Sub O'Brien and Kackson finished the scoring to give Ilford an emphatic seven goal win, and Kackson a truly superb five goals.

Elms 0

Ilford 7

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