FOOTBALL: Nettleham too strong for struggling Louth Reserves

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
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Louth Town’s struggling reserve team suffered yet another defeat on Saturday losing 3-0 to Nettleham in the Lincs League.

A brace by Jonathan Drabble and a goal by Jonjo McGovern gave Nettleham the win at Park Avenue. Town tried their best as always, but it has not been easy since reforming at the start of the season.

Although Town didn’t do too badly, they were not as strong as they were in their last match at Market Rasen Town. There were several changes to the side and some players were missing.

Debutantes Robbie Winter and Jack Potter played well in central midfield and the latter was the man of the match. Substitute Luke Harvey was another new face and he came on in the last 10 minutes to make his debut.

To Town’s credit they never give up. If some more good players join Town’s small squad their results will improve – if not they may continue to struggle against Lincs League opposition.

Ben Humphrey appreciates his team trying hard. He said: “Credit must go to the lads for their efforts.

“Unfortunately we did struggle and lost another match. All teams at this level are very good and we are finding it difficult in the Lincs League. It is a high standard of football and we have been thrown in at the deep end in our first season.

“We will keep going for the rest of this season and I’m sure we will do better next season. More players will probably sign for us and it can only get better.”

Town are next in action on Saturday, January 31, at home to CGB Humbertherm in the Lincs League (2pm).