FOOTBALL: Louth Town on top in seven goal thriller

Michael fights from Louth Town fights off Dinnington's defenders. EMN-140421-091714001
Michael fights from Louth Town fights off Dinnington's defenders. EMN-140421-091714001


Saturday saw Louth Town finish the season with a well deserved win, but they were certainly pushed by their visitors Dinnington Town.

Playing on a great surface for the last game of a tough season, credit must go to the ground staff for working so hard on it.

Louth had the perfect start after five minutes when Jamie Coulson latched onto a clearance from ‘keeper Scott Drury to power home from 18-yards.

It was one way traffic up to half time to the delight of the fans. Jordan Smith found time and space to fire home from the edge of the box. Then Coulson scored, again from a McSpadden corner, rising majestically to score with a bullet header.

Dinnington were unable to get into the game and with Michael Twigge and Andy Appleby virtual spectators Louth scored their fourth. Smith was fouled on the edge of the box and Lee Croft bent the ball into the far top corner of the net. If the goal was special then so was Croft’s celebratory double summersault.

It was a great 45 minutes, but manager Paul Walden warned of complacency during the break. This was not taken on board by the players as the visitors got back into the game with a scrappy goal.

An injury to Andy Appleby then caused a change in formation and Louth struggled to find their first half dominance. Dinnington scored their second with a strike from outside the 18-yard box and it was quickly followed by a third. However Louth did regain their composure for the last 10 minutes much to the supporters delight.

Louth Town manager, Paul Walden said: “It was a disappointing second half from the White Wolves, but they valiantly held on to claim three points.

“It has been a tough season for everyone connected with the club, but signs are positive for next season and plans are already in place to push on and a much improved season is expected by everyone next year.”

Don Noble Betting Man of the Match: Jamie Coulson