FOOTBALL: Three goals and three points for Louth Town

Louth Town's Callum Hyland EMN-150316-121903001

Louth Town's Callum Hyland EMN-150316-121903001

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Saturday saw Louth Town make the long journey to face in-form Knaresborough Town and come away with three goals and three points.

There was an early scare for the visitors when a harmless cross was made hard work of by ‘keeper Scott Drury, but he gathered at the second attempt.

Louth were playing a high tempo game and their hosts were struggling to get a foothold in the game.

On 13 minutes Louth were awarded their first corner of the game and a great delivery from Jordan Smith found the unmarked Jamie Coulson, who made no mistake with a firm headed goal.

Smith turned provider, finding Craig Lill wide on the left who cut inside and almost scored with a delightful chip.

It was all Louth at this stage with the back four of Tim Lowe, Daniel Stevens, Carl Martin and Barrett not giving the home side any space to play.

On the half hour Louth doubled their lead with a virtual carbon copy of the first. Another Smith corner found Coulson with the freedom of the park to guide his header home.

The only real chance the home side had was dealt with really well by ‘keeper Drury with a brave save at the forwards feet.

Two minutes into the second half the injured Lill was replaced by Rocky Rawlings and Louth continued the tempo. Callum Hyland and Greg Andrews were dominating the midfield battle allowing Rawlings and Luke Rainer-Mistry to terrorise the home defence every time they were on the ball.

Paul Coulam replaced Smith as Louth tightened their grip on the midfield area and Rainer-Mistry made no mistake from six yards out. Bobby McSpadden replaced Dan Barrett for the last 12 minutes and the momentum stayed with Louth as they ran out deserved winners.