Clare rescues valuable point for Louth

Andy Willoughby lets fly only to see his shot rebound off the woodwork against Teversal.
Andy Willoughby lets fly only to see his shot rebound off the woodwork against Teversal.

Manager Daryl Clare came off the bench to rescue a valuable late point for Louth Town at Teversal on Saturday.

Town found themselves 2-0 down with just 22 minutes played after Oliver Wood’s brace through two breakaway goals.

The game turned through when Wood limped off after his second with a hamstring injury, and shortly after Matt Kennedy lobbed the goalkeeper to net his 16th of an excellent season.

The White Wolves came out after the break in the hunt for the equaliser, and manager Daryl Clare brought himself on for the tiring Rocky Rawlings.

Jack Wightwick had a good chance when he latched onto Matt Kennedy’s pass but his shot struck the post, and Ian MacTaggert was keeping the visitors in the game at the other end with a string of saves.

Several corners resulted in Louth coming close but with just a minute of normal time left Clare showed he still knows where the net is when he struck the equaliser.

“Given the slow start we made, I’m sure come the end of the season this point will prove valuable,” Clare said.

“We piled on the pressure in the second half hitting the woodwork three times and count ourselves unfortunate not to have won the game on more precise finishing.

“It has been an excellent seven days in terms of results.”

Louth Town’s players have been growing moustaches to support charity fundraiser Movember.

“The whole squad have supported Movember, sporting dodgy moustaches, trying to raise money for charity and that cements our team spirit this season,” Clare added.

The point leaves Town in sixth in the NCEL Division One table, and they welcome Hemsworth Miners Welfare to Park Avenue on Saturday (3pm).