Clare bemoans missed chances as Town settle for a point at Hallam

Louth Town manager Daryl Clare bemoaned two ‘golden opportunities’ which were missued as his side were forced to settle for a point at Hallam on Saturday.

Town went into the game after a morale boosting 3-1 win over Selby Town in midweek but were missing some key players including Jamie Coulson.

On a sloping pitch and against a team with a good home record Town began well creating several opportunities in the first half.

Despite looking bright going foward Town were unable to find a way past Hallam and in the 54th minute Hallam`s Aaron Muxam was first to react when a shot cannoned off the crossbar to make it 1-0.

But five minutes later Chris Ella saw his lopping header fly over the home goalkeeper and into the net for 1-1.

Thw White Wolves pushed on for the winner but were unable to convert two late chances and had to settle with just a point in South Yorkshire.

“Hallam are a good young side,” said manager Daryl Clare.

“They are very fit and play nice football so we were pleased with a point as the slope on the pitch was very challenging. We played very well again and our little run continues.

“I do feel we missed two golden opportunities late on in the game which probably cost us two valuable extra points. No complaints though, in general we played very well again.”

Town stay 10th in the NCEL Division One table and face Pontefract Collieries in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday before they host Pontefract Collieries on Saturday (3pm).