18 wins from 20 sees Louth Town U13s crowned league champions

Louth Town U13s - League Champions
Louth Town U13s - League Champions

Louth Town U13s completed their first season in the Mid Lincs League as champions in their final league match away at Sleaford.

On a hard and uneven pitch, Louth carved out several chances in the first half and were unlucky not to reach half time ahead.

James Larder hit the bar with an excellent header and Nathan Marsh was inches wide on two occasions when his pace opened the home side’s defence.

The first half was overshadowed by a broken collar bone to Ben Darke, following a heavy fall, and all wish him a speedy recovery.

The second half saw the young White Wolves score two excellent goals in the first five minutes. A precise through ball from Marsh released Larder who coolly smashed the ball home from 18 yards.

The second goal came shortly after and again Larder got the final touch.

Louth continued to look dangerous, with Marsh again unlucky to see his shot cannon of the post with the keeper beaten and Jordan Eyre continued to cause problems for the home side on the left wing.

Sleaford set Louth supporters hearts racing with a well taken goal with still 20 minutes to go. However, the Louth defence of captain Bakehouse, Leader, Rice-Mundy and Walker stood firm and at the final whistle Louth celebrated the league title!

Eighteen wins from 20 games this season, with only one defeat, is an excellent return for the young side and there are high hopes that several of the players will eventually progress to Daryl Clare’s senior squad in the coming seasons.