IT was Louth Ladies FC’s third game of their season this Sunday at home to Winterton Rangers.
The game got off to a good start with some good pass and move football being played by both sides and strong play in the middle of the field meant that both sides were evenly matched.
However, Winterton caught the Louth girls off guard with a straight ball through the unsuspecting defence which resulted in Winterton opening the scoring with a low ball drilled past the Louth keeper, Rachael Turner.
The goal kick-started the Louth team though and some brilliant passing in the middle allowed them to put plenty of pressure on the Winterton defence.
The pressure paid off when Louth forced a corner, striker Toni McHamilton stepping up to take it.
As the ball was floated deep into the box it fell to Nik Charlton who rose superbly to take an expert finish on her head and level the scoring.
A second goal followed shortly after for Louth when Jo Perkins played a ball into the box at the far post which allowed Nat Aird to complete an excellent finish catching the ball on the volley and past the keeper.
The celebrations didn’t last long, however, when a debatable free kick was given on the edge of the Louth box and was well placed in the top corner leaving Rachael no chance.
The final score of 2-2 did little to reflect the determination and commitment of the Louth girls who fought a good battle but only to see chance after chance denied.
Louth Ladies are this season sponsored by The Kings Head, Louth, and man of the match went to the hard working Nat Aird.