FOOTBALL: Louth Town look forward to new year

Louth Town will be looking to build on their success in 2015
Louth Town will be looking to build on their success in 2015

Louth Town could not continue their fine form as the match against leaders AFC Emley was called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

But The White Wolves will go into the new year in good spirit, sitting fifth in the league and just three points behind second place.

It’s a country mile away from this time last year when the White Wolves faced a relegation battle.

But, goals have been plentiful of late and Louth enter 2015 with a plus 20 goal difference.

All that preparation to face the league leaders was not in vain however.

Having been ready to welcome AFC Emley to London Road on Saturday, Louth now face a trip to the league leaders home near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

And the White Wolves may well fancy their chances. Emley went down 3-1 at home to Yorkshire Amateurs in their last match before Christmas, a team Louth Town had thumped 2-5 just the week before.

And this current run of form sees the White Wolves undefeated in the league since November 11, a run of five wins on the bounce.

Manager Paul Walden has paid tribute to his players during the first half of the season but has also highlighted the importance of the Louth Town fans support, which he said has been “fantastic” in 2014.

Louth then host mid-table Eccleshill United at London Road on Saturday January 10, a 3pm kick off before heading to local rivals Grimsby Borough on Saturday January 17.

For more information about Louth Town’s junior and senior teams visit the club’s official website