LOUTH Men’s Hockey team 5 Rutland 3rds 0
AFTER a narrow loss last week away at Cambridge City, it was Rutland 3rd’s turn to visit Louth at London Road.
The first half kicked off with the away side looking the more likely to score. Louth soaked up the pressure and counter attacked with a great solo run by Andrew Webster which finished with a goal in the bottom corner.
With Louth now in the ascendancy and after several near misses in front of goal Richard ‘Birthday Boy’ Limmer giggled a powerful flick in off the keeper from a penalty corner.
The score was 2-0 as the half time whistle blew.
The second half kicked off with much of the same from Louth, grabbing an early goal again by Andrew Webster.
With Rutland struggling to break through the Louth defence, the home side broke again.
Louth took a shot just inside the opposing D. The Rutland keeper parried the ball in to the air like a ‘Pie in the Sky’ and Andrew Webster was there to strike a ripping shot into the back of the net to get his hat-trick, 4-0 to Louth.
With only a few minutes of the second half left an acrobatic shot by William Parker netted Louth’s fifth goal.
The game finished 5-0 to Louth.
A tremendous team performance by Louth who now have six points from three games. Man of the match was Stuart Trotter.