A TEN goal thriller ended with honours even as Louth Town U14s drew 5-5 with their Navenby counterparts.
It took Louth nearly 20 mins to break the deadlock when Ryan Bingham hit the post from a Tom McGrath corner, only for Marcus Collins to react quickly and stab home the loose ball.
The lead lasted only five minutes when Navenby applied good pressure and following a goalmouth scramble the ball came out the edge of the box to be powered home.
Navenby extended their lead with a long ball being chased by the quick forwards, who then pushed the ball past Skye Kirkham.
Another sucker punch for Louth as amongst the tall Navenby players the smallest player on the pitch managed to head the corner ball into the back of the net to make it 3-1 at the break.
Louth continue to push and Liam Wilson’s beautifully weighted through ball was sidefooted home by Collins but the visitors then struck twice in quick succession to lead 5-2.
Ryan Bingham then nodded home from a Collins cross to bring the score back to 5-3 and minutes later, Harry Margeson’s right wing run saw him play an intelligent ball to Tom McGrath who fired home from the edge of the box.
With barely two minutes left in a near carbon copy of his earlier move, Collins drifted left with the ball and provided a waiting Harry Margeson with a pinpoint cross which he easily drove past the keeper.
Louth applied a lot of pressure in the last two minutes, but the hard work was not rewarded with any more goals and this ten-goal thriller ended with a point apiece.