FOOTBALL: Raynor scores hat-trick in astonishing comeback for Louth Town Reserves


Jamie Raynor hit a 21 minute hat-trick as Louth Town Reserves came from 4-0 down to draw at Market Rasen Town.

This was a truly memorable first experience for the new management duo of Ben Humphrey and Tom Harrison. Their first game in charge of Louth Town’s reserve team ended in a 4-4 draw after trailing 4-0 with barely a quarter of the game remaining.

Town were 3-0 behind after a disappointing first half before conceding a fourth goal early in the second half. Afterwards the White Wolves pulled off a staggering comeback.

Raynor scored a couple of goals in the 67th and 70th minute to give Town a glimmer of hope. Less than five minutes later Rocky Rawlings netted a good individual goal to put Town back in contention.

With barely two minutes of normal time remaining Raynor completed his hat trick to earn a point in the Supplementary Cup group stages. Unfortunately this result wasn’t enough for Town to progress to the next round though.

However, it was still an excellent performance and a fantastic comeback. It was also a day to remember for the new management team.

Ben Humphrey was pleased with his first match as manager. He said: “It is a pleasure to join Louth Town Reserves and my first match was unforgettable.

“We played good football, passed the ball around well and were the better side. After going 4-0 down we showed great character to get back in the game.

“All the lads played well – particularly Paul Coulam and Jamie Coulson who scored a hat-trick and was the man of the match.”

Town are next in action on Saturday, December 6, away to Sleaford Town Reserves in the Lincs League (2pm).

Town (4-4-2): Aldrich: B.McSpadden, Stainton (Armstrong 71), Healy, B.Coulam; Rawlings, D.Marshall, P.Coulam, Buck; Johnson (J.Marshall 46), Raynor.