FOOTBALL: Rampant White Wolves in seventh heaven

Carl Martin is presented with the Barry Brown Memorial Tropy by Iris Brown.
Carl Martin is presented with the Barry Brown Memorial Tropy by Iris Brown.

Saturday’s friendly game saw Louth Town put in an inspired performance against local Northern Counties rivals Grimsby Borough.

In earlier pre-season matches goals went begging, but not this weekend.

Before kick off one minute’s silence was observed in memory of Barry Brown, a gentleman and fantastic supporter to both of the clubs present.

When they kicked off, Louth’s Bobby McSpadden had a shot saved and this was soon followed by Jamie Coulson being played onside by a shaky defence. With only the ‘keeper to beat he gave him an easy save.

It took 15 minutes for the White Wolves to open the scoring. A great run down the right by Steve Norton produced a low cross which Lee Croft superbly headed in.

Soon after Frazer Chapman received a nasty knock to his nose and had to leave the field for treatment by the paramedics.

After the restart it only took a couple of minutes for Paul Coulam to cleanly put away his shot from the edge of the 18-yeard box.

There after it was a goal fest with Coulson passing square to Rocky Rawlings, who clinically finished.

Not surprisingly, young Matty Buck then got in on the act with a fine goal to make it 4-0.

Rocky was again on target putting the home side further ahead. Not to be outdone Croft produced another low header in a mirror image of his first half goal.

To end the proceedings, Danny Stevens was at his best to hit the ball home from a 35-yard free kick. Throughout, Borough battled valiantly but were no match for the rampant White Wolves.

No one player could be singled out for man of the match. This was a team performance where everyone, ‘keeper, defenders, forwards and substitutes played their part.

Immediately after the match, with all spectators remaining, the Barry Brown Memorial Trophy was presented to Louth Captain Carl Martin by Iris Brown.