Louth Town FC’s men’s league side folds

Louth Town FC. Park Avnue Stadium. 31 May 2008. EMN-150308-170933002
Louth Town FC. Park Avnue Stadium. 31 May 2008. EMN-150308-170933002

Louth Town will have no senior men’s team next season after player departures forced the side to fold.

The club decided to drop down from the Northern Counties East League into the Lincolnshire League next season because of a funding shortfall.

Town had been rocked by the withdrawal of a major sponsor as their proposed move to a new ground continued to rumble on.

Michael Armstrong had been appointed as new manager, but many players from the two senior sides left for rival clubs, forcing the club to cancel several pre-season friendlies.

The club issued a statement on Monday: “It is a shame for him (Michael), the players who wished to stay and the supporters.

“On a higher note, Louth Town still have a ladies’ team, many junior sides and will be setting up disabled football teams. They all stick together and will be in action this season.”

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