Race night helps injured Louth Town striker Jamie Rowbotham

Pictured at the race night are back row from left: Mike Armstrong, Becky Padbury, Jamie's mum Sam Newton, Craig Wherry, Jamie's girlfriend Adele Betmead, Jamie's grandad Les Newton, Jamie's dad Kev Rowbotham and front row: Mark Fairburn, Jamie Rowbotham and Jamie's grandma Sharon Newton.
Pictured at the race night are back row from left: Mike Armstrong, Becky Padbury, Jamie's mum Sam Newton, Craig Wherry, Jamie's girlfriend Adele Betmead, Jamie's grandad Les Newton, Jamie's dad Kev Rowbotham and front row: Mark Fairburn, Jamie Rowbotham and Jamie's grandma Sharon Newton.

A RACE night raised over £1,500 to help Louth Town striker Jamie Rowbotham as he recovers from an horrific second leg break.

Jamie, 21, has been unable to work since he picked up the injury in Town’s win over Grimsby Borough last month.

The leg break is the second of his career, and Jamie was only a handful of matches into his return from a double leg break.

The club organised the race night for him after their 3-1 win over Askern Villa on Saturday, with Jamie’s family as well as players, staff and supporters joining in to help with the fundraising.

Jamie, a kitchen worker in a residential home, said he was delighted with the night.

“It was a great success,” he said.

“There was a lot more people than I expected and it’ll be a massive help while I’m unable to work.

“The recovery is going well but I don’t want to rush. I’m hoping to be out of pot in a couple of weeks and back to work in two or three months.

“It’s frustrating being sat on the sidelines but the club has given me so much support.”