Navenby U13s 1 Louth Town U13s 1
LOUTH Town’s under 13s side clinched title glory with a battling 1-1 draw at second placed Navenby on Sunday.
After trailing the Lincoln-based team for much of the recent few months, an excellent winning run pulled Town right into contention and they needed just a draw to wrap up the league.
On a drizzly afternoon both teams knew glory was in their own hands if they could take the points, and the home side took to task quickly and applied plenty of early pressure on Skye Kirkham’s goal.
But Navenby took a crucial lead early on when leading scorer James Stocks latched on to a ball down the channel and struck home to make it 1-0.
The Town goalkeeper was then the hero when the hosts were awarded a penalty which Kirkham managed to keep out and keep the deficit down to one.
And just before the break Town were rewarded for some good play. A Jack Brumpton corner bobbled around and was controlled by Joe Wrisdale who spun and slammed home the equaliser.
After half time Town came out and looked to take the lead, Wrisdale had a goal disallowed and Matthew Appleby was unlucky not to convert a cross at the back post.
The Navenby manager was at pains to push his team forward in search of the winner, but the resilient Town defence were not to be denied and held out for the title win to wild celebrations at the end.
The under 13s team will be presented with the Midlands U13 C League trophy at Louth Town’s first team’s final game of the season at Park Avenue against Rossington Main on Saturday.