Louth Town back with a bang with 5-1 demolition of Yorkshire Amateurs

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Louth Town got back to winning ways with a 5-1 demolition of Yorkshire Amateurs at Park Avenue on Saturday.

A hat-trick from Jamie Coulson and two from top scorer Matt Kennedy saw the White Wolves claim their first win in four and re-ignite hopes of a promotion push.

Town had been beaten 2-0 by Athersley Recreation on Tuesday night and had to wait until the 35th minute to open the scoring when Coulson ran on to manager Daryl Clare’s through ball to fire home.

In the 42nd minute Coulson was fouled in the area and Kennedy scored the penalty before two minutes later Coulson lobbed Yorkshire’s advancing goalkeeper to make the score 3-0.

With three goals under their belts, Louth came out in the second half hungry for more goals and within a minute Coulson’s fantastic long-range shot made the score 4-0 to Louth and sealed his hat-trick.

And Kennedy rattled in his 22nd of the season to net Town’s fifth with 18 minutes left on the clock.

But Town saw a clean sheet slip away with just a minute of normal time left when Nesh Billalli netted for the visitors.

Assistant manager Carl Forman said: “It was nice to get back to winning ways and it was a well earned three points from a good disciplined performance.

“We looked creative and deserved the victory. It has given us confidence to take forward to the next fixture.

“W’ve come through a difficult time and now we can go out and win all the rest of our games this season, they are all winable.”

Town host the league’s basement side Selby Town at Park Avenue on Wednesday night (7.45pm), tickets are, as always, £4 for adults and £2 for children.