And in an intriguing twist to the tale, Andrew Osei-Siribour (pictured), one of the Ilkeston substitutes in that game, was the first to sign for the Nailers, arriving on a short–term loan from their Derbyshire neighbours.
Andrew is a promising striker who can also operate in the wide position. He spent nine years as a youngster with Wycombe Wanderers before doing his apprenticeship with Port Vale.
Having graduated from the Ilkeston FC academy team to earn his first professional contract in 2011-12, he was given another 12-month deal as an opportunity to continue his progress and his short period with the Nailers should hopefully aid his ambitions.
Meanwhile, Belper have also signed midfield player, James Ozmen from close neighbours, Holbrook Sports.
James is an all-energy central midfield player who can be relied upon to score the occasional important goal.
He started his career at Holbrook Sports but also played for Conference North side, Corby Town last season, where he had the honour of scoring the very first goal at their new Steel Park stadium.
James returned to Holbrook in the summer where his recent performances caught the eye of Nailers manager, Peter Duffield.
Both players are added to the squad to play Leamington in the FA Carlsberg Trophy tomorrow.