FA Cup dream lives on for Louth after Glossop stalemate

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LOUTH Town will get another crack at the FA Cup after a 0-0 draw at Glossop North End on Saturday earned them a replay in their first extra preliminary round game.

The White Wolves travelled to Derbyshire for the first game of what they hope will be another thrilling cup run to emulate last year’s success.

But defences ruled the roost from the outset in a tightly fought game in front of a healthy crowd of 192.

Louth had two strong penalty appeals in the first half which were both turned down, and Glossop’s Liam McGregor was booked for a reckless challenge.

Glossop’s best chance came late on when a cross was swung in from the right but Den Connolly failed to connect in front of goal.

In stoppage time both Danny Stevens and Danny Kilmore went close to netting the winner but the game ended goalless setting up a replay at Park Avenue, this Wednesday at 7.45pm.

Town manager Daryl Clare said: “There was a real buzz in the air for the FA Cup game, it was entertaining and end to end and could have done either way.

“But we fully deserve to bring Glossop back to Park Avenue and will try and finish the job.

“We’re now four unbeaten and I hope we get a big home crowd that our attractive football deserves.”

Town visit Selby Town on Saturday (3pm) as they look to pick up their first league points of the season.

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Meanwhile Louth Town are on the lookout for a budding young sports journalist to help with writing match reports this season. Anyone who can help can call Rick Hill on 07981 227284.