FOOTBALL: Six point weekend puts Louth Old Boys U15s within striking distance of league title

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A massive weekend of football including the two longest away journeys on the calendar was a big ask for Louth Old Boys U15s.

But if they were serious about winning the league title, these types of matches were must win - and they didn’t disappoint, beating Caythorpe and Fulbeck 2-0 on Saturday and Retford 2-1 on Sunday.

The Caythorpe and Fulbeck game was a scrappy affair on a very poor pitch, but the Old Boys team dug deep and ground out a solid 2-0 victory.

Jan Meiwald got the boys going with a goal from nowhere in a bit of a scramble and Jordan Potts put the game beyond doubt with a 25-yard screamer 10 minutes from time.

Sunday’s match seemed like it would finish goal-less with neither team giving an inch, but Retford had other ideas, scoring just before half time.

A completely different attitude in the second half saw Old Boys dominate play, pushing deep into Retford’s half.

Devon Ainscow came on as a substitute, and with his first touch, equalised to lift Old Boys.

They didn’t have to wait long for the winner as Ryan Worrel was very keen to get on the score sheet which he did with a well taken goal.

Having played 13 games and won 12 of them, Louth Old Boys need just two more points to clinch the title.