ILKLEY Town made it back-to-back wins and clean sheets in the West Yorkshire League's Premier Division as they ran out 2-0 winners against Robin Hood Athletic at Ben Rhydding Sports Club.

After withstanding early pressure from the visitors, Ilkley gained firm control of the game and went ahead 40 minutes in as Joe Hendrie picked out Tom Smith through a swarm of Robin Hood bodies, and Smith sent a composed finish into the corner.

Ilkley's domination continued after the break and with Robin Hood down to ten after Lewis Richardson's dismissal, Harry Brown secured the points for Ilkley as he found space on the edge of the box before picking out the bottom corner with precision.

Smith felt hard done by to not claim his second of the afternoon as a poor free-kick from Robin Hood allowed Smith to curl a delightful effort into the top corner, but the referee ruled it out for interference at the free-kick.

Ilkley manager Simon Armstrong was pleased after another strong display from his side.

He said: "It was a good performance today. Perhaps we could have played a little better, but ultimately Jake (Baguley) didn't have a save to make in goal and overall we deserved to win.

"We could have been better in terms of our decision making on the ball, but it's a decent result which keeps us in fourth".

Smith praised the whole team for creating so many chances for him up front while restricting opportunities for Robin Hood.

He said: "It was a good game today, especially with how we kept their chances down.

"That's three wins in a row now in all competitions, and consecutive clean sheets in the league which is amazing,

"When you have three playing behind you, it always gives you an option for the pass, so it's no surprise we created so many chances with the quality we have in this team."