Top four finish in sight as Daryl Clare strike gives Louth Town a seventh straight win

Daryl Clare netted Town's winner at Eccleshill on Monday night.
Daryl Clare netted Town's winner at Eccleshill on Monday night.
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Louth Town made it seven wins in a row with a gutsy 1-0 win at Eccleshill to follow up an 11-0 thrashing of Askern Villa at Park Avenue on Saturday.

Manager Daryl Clare scored again, rolling back the years from his Football League days, to seal a 1-0 win in Monday night’s rearranged clash.

That came after Town hit 11 past the NCEL Division One’s bottom side Askern Villa, thanks in part to a superb hat-trick from midfielder Paul Goodhand.

The White Wolves proved once again they are worth their place in the upper reaches of the table even though several injuries earlier in the season had caused gaps in the team and a setback to their promotion hopes.

Despite carrying an injury, manager Daryl Clare once again scored Louth Town`s winning goal in the 22nd minute at Eccleshill after several good attempts earlier on.

It was obvious that Louth were set on all three points and as usual this was displayed in their play.

Several players were being rested but throughout the match Town kept the ball well and command the majority of the play.

The hard working Sam McSpadden was taken off for Dan Pawson in the 75th minute and ten minutes later energetic Bobby McSpadden was replaced by Jack Potter.

All four made a great contribution to the attacking play and thus another valuable victory.

It was the perfect preparation to Thursday’s League Cup semi-final visit to Nostell Miners Welfare where Town will hope to book their place in the final as they bid for cup glory.

Assistant manager Carl Forman has pledged that Town ‘will be going all out to win’ when they visit Nostell.

Seven straight wins and 10 games without defeat have propelled Town into 6th spot in the NCEL Division One table, two points from 4th with two games in hand and five fixtures left to play.

Four of Towns last five games are against teams in the bottom half of the table.

Remaining fixtures:

• Nostell Miners Welfare (cup semi-final) - Away - April 18.

• Teversal - Home - April 20.

• Bottesford - Away - April 24

• Grimsby Borough - Away - April 27

• Appleby Frodingham - Away - May 1

• Dinnington Town - Home - May 4