This was Louth’s first ever visit to Dronfield Town and
the pitch left a lot to be desired and was in need of a heavy
So there was not a lot of good football to be seen from both sides.
Prior to kick off a minutes silence was taken in remembrance of the Hillsborough disaster as was the case with all matches this weekend.
Dronfield started the brighter of the two teams, but were well contained by Town’s defence and the agile Scott Drury.
Jordan Smith made a good break and crossed to Lee Croft who shot over. Jamie Coulam was active up front, but restraining arms prevented his progression on more than one occasion.
Unfortunately on the 37th minute a Dronfield forward was brought down in the area, Drury went the right way for Whitehead’s spot kick, but it was placed just out of reach.
Being one down motivated the White Wolves and at the break they looked the better side. Armstrong came off to be replaced by Chris Ella, who added a new dimension to the forward line.
The hard work was now being rewarded as Gary Nimmo played a superb ball to Lee Croft. Crofty beat one defender and powered the ball into the top corner of the net. Game on at one all.
The last 15 minutes was all Louth’s as they peppered Dronfield’s defence with attack after attack with Coulson and Smith coming close.
Mention should be made to the whole team who worked so hard to end their opponents winning run. Michael Twigge earned himself man of the match for his tireless effort.
For Town’s last match of the season ballot forms will be handed out for ‘Supporters Player of the Year’.
Team: Scott Drury, Dan Marsh, Bobby McSpadden, Jordan Walden, Michael Twigge, Mike Armstrong, Gary Nimmo, Jordan Smith, Jamie Coulson, Lee Croft, Matthew Buck, Alex Nichols, Alex Nichols and Chris Ella.