Five wins out of six for resurgent Louth Town

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Louth Town boss Daryl Clare hailed his side as they made it five wins from six with a 2-0 win at Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Tuesday night.

Clare couldn`t hide his delight as goals from Paul Goodhand and Elliot Broughton secured a sixth away win of the season.

Town lined up with new recruit Rick Peck in the side at full back after he signed from Cleethorpes Town, but it was the home side who began the better with Ian McTaggert in fine form in the visitors’ goal.

A free kick after Elliot Broughton was fouled brought some early excitement but the shot missed the target.

And it was a minute before half-time when Matt Kennedy’s excellent cross expertly found Goodhand who finished the job in style to make it 1-0 to Louth.

The White Wolves seemed to just better after the break and Broughton made it 2-0 on 71 minutes when he finished off a dazzling run and smashed home his fourth of the season.

Callum Hyland was brought off in the 74th minute with a nasty head injury and was replaced by Sam McSpadden who did well in his substitute appearance.

The result was clear when Frazer Findlay and Ross Brown were put on for Rick Peck and Elliot Broughton to finish the game in style.

“Without doubt we are on a great run of form.” said Clare.

“There is competition for places again within the squad and that factor is certainly bringing the best out of the players individually and collectively.”

In other news, Town have been drawn to visit Nostell Miners Welfare in the semi-final of the League Cup on a date to be announced.

The Wakefield side sit 17th out of 22 in the NCEL Premier League, one division above the White Wolves.

Thackley who won the competition last year, Long Eaton United or Scarborough Athletic will host Worksop Parramore in the other semi-final.

Town host Knaresborough Town in the league this Saturday (3pm).