Ilkeston Town F.C.

Ilkeston Town F.C. was an English football club based in Ilkeston.HistoryThe club was formed in 1945 following the demise of clubs like Ilkeston United and a previous Ilkeston Town.At first the club competed in local football, not joining the senior Midland League until 1961. They became Midland League champions in 1968 and spent two years in the Southern Football League in the early 1970s.When the Midland League merged with the Yorkshire Football League to form the Northern Counties East League in 1982, Ilkeston became founder members of the new competition and entered the Premier Division. After finishing bottom of the league in 1986, they joined the Central Midlands League.In 1990 they joined the West Midlands (Regional) League, and four years later they became champions, securing promotion back to the Southern League.When the non-league pyramid was restructured in 2004, Town were placed in the Northern Premier League First Division, winning promotion to the Premier Division at the first attempt, and in 2009 they won the league's play-off final to secure a place in the Conference North.

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Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue