Louth Town beat Appleby Frodingham in Baris Northern Counties East Div 1

Match Report by Mica Bale on behalf of Louth Town FC.

The White Wolves have shot one place higher in the league to fourth place after beating Appleby Frodingham 1-0 away and brought closer to reality their high hopes of finishing higher than they have ever got before in the table. They have now won 10 of their last 11 matches.

Louth Town kept pushing right from the start of their match at Appleby Frodingham and Danny Stevens who was playing outfield again with the return of usual goalie Ian MacTaggert.

Stevens had done an excellent job of filling in the role but was clearly delighted to be in the outfield again and made a very good shot that nearly went in soon after the opening whistle.

Dan Pawson headed just wide of goal in the 22nd minute and louth looked the more likely to score although the home side did have their moments.

However it was in the second half that the White Wolves ongoing efforts brought results when Danny Stevens headed the ball powerfully into the right hand corner of the net, confusing the home goalie and scoring a brilliant goal in the 51st minute.

The White Wolves` defence stood firm as usual and the whole team put a lot of effort in, resulting in running Appleby ragged and commanding the majority of the play.

New recruit Dan Marsh up from the reserves put in a first class performance before being taken off for Jonathan Walton and several minutes before manager Daryl Clare came on for Stuart Leafe.

The all-round effort continued and in the 85th minute, Nick Manders came off for Frazer Finlay, all tactical changes as Louth claimed the three points. In the last minute Daryl Clare was booked.

Louth Town would like to thank Appleby Frodingham for their hospitality and wish Appleby’s defender David Bocock a speedy recovery after tearing his ankle ligaments during the match.

The White Wolves are now looking forward to playing their last league match at home against Dinnington Town on Saturday and on Monday when they play the Cup Finals against Thackley at Staveley Miners ground (3pm kickoff), hopefully in front of a big following of Louth fans.

Louth Town: MacTaggert, Appleby, Leafe, Martin, Peck, Pawson, Manders, Hallett, Willoughby, Stevens, Marsh. Subs: Findlay, Brown, Walton, Clare.

Attendance: 54.