Agony for Robins in nine-goal thriller

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By Rod Malcolm
Ilkeston Town 4
Lincoln United 5

Fans left bemused by the night's entertainment and none more so than Manuel Tschenscher, on holiday from Frankfurt and visiting as many clubs as he can find.

"Are all non-league grounds as good as this?" asked the 24-year-old carpenter. "Nowhere near," he was told.

"A very exciting game. Are all non-league games like this?" An exhausted "no" came from an Ilkeston supporter who was not quite sure what he had just witnessed.

Ilkeston: Pettinger, Powell (Wade 69], Featherstone, Holmes, Woolley (Colliver 55], Brewer, Palmer, Gardner, Muller (Carruthers 71], Ross, Hunter.