FOOTBALL: Louth Town in seventh heaven after weekend win

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Lincoln Moorlands Railway 0-7 Louth Town

The large number of visiting supporters were treated to a clinical display by Louth away at Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday.

With the visitors on top for the whole of the match the only time when Moorlands came close was with a first half rebound off the post by Josh Schofield.

Louth’s first half lead of two nil was courtesy of Jamie Coulson with near post finishes leaving ‘keeper Stanley stranded.

A few more chances went begging when blasted shots missed their mark and a simple pass would have sufficed.

Luckless Dan Barrett pulled a groin strain and was substituted mid way through the half by Steve Norton.

Louth started the second half in a lively fashion and continued their dominant possession. Man of the match Luke Rainer Mistry scored his second in three matches when he broke forward, beat his defender and shot low past the keeper.

It was then four goals in the last 20 minutes with Norton’s running double on 71 and 80 minutes. Moorland’s full back Adam Leeder was deemed to handball in the area and Danny Stevens coolly despatched from the spot.

Finally it was left to Jack Wightwick to produce some dazzling footwork to see off his defender and cross into the area for Callum Hyland to smash home.

Although he had a quiet match Louth’s ‘keeper was a lucky man. In Moorlands only attack of the second half he flew to the edge of his area to block the ball. As he want down the ball hit him full in the face resulting in the loss of a contact lens. After treatment he continued with no ill effects.

Manager Paul Walden said: “Great all round performance. The boys are in good form as the business end of the season kicks in. All we can do is keep winning our games and at the minute they are producing the goods.”

The win followed a 3-2 win away at Dronfield Town last Wednesday, again two goals coming from Jamie Coulson and one from Callum Hyland.

Town now sit sixth in the league and face Hallam away on Saturday, April 4, kick off 3pm.