Louth Town’s unbeaten run came to an end last Saturday as they were trounced 5-1 by AFC Mansfield.
The White Wolves appeared to be on a different planet, with poor performances all round.
Once again ground staff had worked hard to give the team a good playing surface, no mean feat now that winter appears to be with us.
The home teams best spell was the first 25 minutes. After that they tried to play catch up to a strong Mansfield side.
Coulson shot over early on, but Jordan Villims put the opposition ahead after 13 minutes.
Louth did equalise through a Danny Stevens penalty after Rawlings was brought in the area.
But after that it was a case of poor defending, missed chances and a general apathy that lead to their downfall. The only bright note was the high work rate throughout the match by Danny Kilmore.
Mansfield were up for it, took their chances and every one of their goals was a good one.
Town made substitutions, but none altered the outcome of the match, it was Mansfield’s for the taking.
Manager Paul Walden said: “No excuses, we got we deserved, yes we had players missing but we have had all season.
“You can carry one or two players having an off game but not seven or eight. They were better than us all over the park and it hurts.
“We are still in the mix, we’ve lost four games this season and our aim is still top six at Christmas, but we can’t have a repeat of Saturday to achieve that.”
Louth Town would like to thank Woodthorpe Bodyworks for match sponsorship and the Brown Cow Newmarket for sponsoring the match ball.
Louth were away to Selby Town in the league last night and are on the road again this Saturday, November 15, when they travel to face Teversal.