White Wolves suffer home FA Vase defeat

Louth's Jamie Coulson grabbles with a visitors defender.
Louth's Jamie Coulson grabbles with a visitors defender.

LOUTH Town succumbed to a second home defeat in five days as they were dumped out of the FA Vase after a 2-1 defeat to Borrowash Victoria at Park Avenue on Saturday.

Another below-par performance saw Town beaten by the visitors who played with ten men for 65 minutes.

An early penalty from Danny Stevens was cancelled out by strikes either side of half time to give the Derbyshire side the win.

The White Wolves made a decent start to the game, creating an early chance for Steve Norton who fired over, but visitors also missed early chances before Louth took the lead.

Norton’s goalbound effort was blocked by defender Green’s hand on 25 minutes, the penalty was given and Green was given a straight red card. The ever reliable Stevens stepped up and netted his sixth of the season.

But, in a dramatic twist of events after Louth’s ten men heroics last weekend, the visitors fought back. Mottershead’s shot from the edge of the box squirmed past home keeper Wherry and into the bottom corner.

Borrowash continued to press after the break and half time substitute Shane Newton almost made an instant impact but his shot flew into the side netting. And goalscorer Mottershead saw his shot blocked for a corner.

The hosts were struggling to get to grips with the swirling wind, but an open game meant chances were still coming. Mark Fairburn saw his driven shot parried by visitors goalkeeper Cherry before Sam Smith’s curler clipped the bar.

But on 70 minutes, a Borrowash breakaway proved decisive. An inviting cross was nodded home by substitute Newton from close range.

Louth pushed for the equaliser but the visitors held on for a hard fought win.

The White Wolves hoped to get their season back on track at Teversal in the league on Tuesday evening, see www.louthleader.co.uk for the full report.

Meanwhile The White Wolves are appealing for football fans to go down to Park Avenue and support the team in their FA Cup showdown with Buxton on Saturday. Prices are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

Louth chairman Steve Clarke said: “Hopefully all football fans in the Louth and Grimsby area will show their support on the day and come and cheer the team on. I have no doubt that the game will be challenging and exciting and the players will be spurred on by a good crowd turnout.”