Louth Town versus Worsborough Bridge Athletic

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Louth Town 0 Worsborough Bridge Athletic 4

Fourth in the table Worsborough were on the attack from the start and Josh Thompson did well to save Cawley’s long rang shot.

Town hit back with Norton clear through and only the keeper to beat. However he was brought down by the keeper Oxley, who to the astonishment of the crowd was only cautioned. The free kick was cleared and Deeming return shot went over.

The opposition hit back, but Thompson performed miracles to save a one on one, and another with his feet.

Norton shot wide after a good pass from Gareth Flint to see the White Wolves go into the break holding their own against a decidedly worried Worsborough.

Only one minute after the break the visitors played their ace, when a 20 yard shot from Cawley found the bottom corner. An unsettled Town went two down when a low cross by Podmore was converted by White at close range.

A squabble on the near side touch line led to players of both sides being booked. Soon it was to be three down when a parried Turner shot was slotted home by Podmore.

After returning from injury a tiring Craig Dalton was rested when Liam Stainton came on as substitute. Louth now put together some good attacks trying to reduce the deficit with Oxley pulling off some good saves.

But luck again was not on the White Wolves side. Marshall replaced Gareth Flint and soon made an impact by hitting the side netting. Handball appeals by Town went unnoticed. Dean Shirt sealed it for the visitors with a close range shot in extra time. Flint made a cracking log ranger in the dying seconds.

Summary: If Louth could play as well in the second half as they did in the first, the side could hold it’s own against any team in the league. Supporters were thin on the ground, but those there enjoyed the match and could see the potential.

Next Home Match: Saturday November 30 3pm KO against Hall Road Rangers.

Attendance: 60.

Manager’s comments: “Overall I have to be please with the commitment from the players over the 90 minutes. We were definitely short of fitness, but overall they were not 4 goals better than us. James Archer and Steve Norton, (both resigned for the club), were a great boost. But the signs for the future are good. As I said before there will be no quick fix and Simon and myself were satisfied with our first week back at the club.

Don Noble Betting Man of the Match: James Archer.”