Louth Town’s reserve team narrowly lost 1-0 against Market Rasen Town even though their performance was outstanding.
Town would have been a bit unlucky to draw this local derby so losing by the odd goal was mightily unfortunate. Even more so because Rasen’s only goal should have been disallowed for offside.
The goal was scored by Paul Nicholson with just 10 minutes played. Town protested that Nicholson was blatantly offside, but the protests fell on deaf ears.
Although Town dominated the next 80 minutes Rasen somehow managed to keep a clean sheet and won unconvincingly. Rasen’s goalkeeper saved many shots from the likes of Andrew Wyer, Danny Marshall, Adam Coddington and Lance James while Robbie Aldrich was a virtual spectator at the other end.
The back four of Mitch Whiley, Craig Dalton, Jake Marshall and Liam Stainton were solid in defence and kept Aldrich untroubled. Wyer impressed on his debut, Coddington played very well and so did the rest of Town’s players.
Since reforming at the start of the season this side have made a noticeable improvement and are starting to lose by less goals. At this rate their run of defeats will end soon and even if it doesn’t the players can be pleased with their efforts.
Ben Humphrey said: “I was very pleased with the performance today and we were so unlucky to lose.
“Their goal should not have been allowed because the scorer was clearly offside. We responded well to that early setback and played brilliantly for the rest of the match only to lose 1-0.
“Every player had a good game and we are improving so I’m sure we will get our first win before long. We can only keep on trying our hardest and as long as we do I cannot complain.”
Town are next in action on Saturday, January 17, at home to Skegness Town in the Lincs League (2pm).