FOOTBALL: Louth Town continue league push with Teversal win but can’t overcome Stamford in the cup

Luke Rayner-Mistry scored Louth's second goal in their 3-0 defeat of Teversal EMN-150420-091132001
Luke Rayner-Mistry scored Louth's second goal in their 3-0 defeat of Teversal EMN-150420-091132001

It’s been a big week for Louth Town, a cup final at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank against a team three levels higher up the pyramid followed by another league win.

Stamford AFC ran out 3-0 winners on Wednesday night in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy, but manager Paul Walden was proud of his team.

He said: “Even after the problems before the game with the unavailability of players we certainly didn’t let ourselves down.

“I thought we were superb to a man and the score line flattered them. At 0-0 their keeper pulled off a worldly from Norts and I believe we could have gone on and won the game if that had gone in.”

Town continued their suburb league form on Saturday though with a 3-0 win at home to Teversal to keep them sixth.

Drafted in were Paul Coulam in defence, Frazer Chapman in midfield and Lee Croft up front. All of whom produced good performances.

From the off Louth looked the better side and on 14 minutes a powerful free kick from Danny Stevens rebounded off ‘keeper West for poacher Callum Hyland to slot home.

The next major action came from a Teversal corner which was well cleared by Louth’s defence, allowing Jack Wightwick to run two thirds of the pitch and put in a low shot which West managed to save.

Louth’s second came when again the Teversal ‘keeper failed to hold on to a shot and Luke Rayner-Mistry was on hand to score.

The final goal came from a great solo effort on the left by Wightwick, beating the Teversal defence and shooting in from a very acute angle.

A different story in the second half as Louth could not maintain their impetus and took their foot off the pedal. Jordan Smith was unlucky when his pile driver was tipped over the bar.

If the same effort had been maintained as in the first half a bumper score line could possibly been achieved. Louth however possibly did the sensible thing by using all three substitutes. Hyland, Smith and Chapman were rested in favour of Bobby McSpadden, Dan Barrett and Michael Armstrong.

Paul Walden said: “With the game over early the boys struggled to raise their tempo. The three points were never in doubt though with the three good finishes. The concern at the minute is how many players were unavailable and with three tough games coming up we need the squad back to full strength.”