Louth Town boss Daryl Clare hails Worsborough victory as ‘one of the most pleasing wins’

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Louth Town produced a carbon copy of their 1-0 win at the weekend to see off Worsborough Bridge Athletic at Park Avenue on Wednesday night.

On Saturday manager Daryl Clare struck an 84th minute winner to see off Knaresborough Town and last night it was Elliot Broughton who struck, again with six minutes remaining, to earn Town the points against the side directly above them in the table.

It was the White Wolves’ fifth win in a row and seventh win out of eight as they moved back into contention for a top four finish in the NCEL Division One season.

“It was a good test of character, Worsborough obviously came for a point but we came to take all three,” said manager Daryl Clare after the victory.

“They were very strong in defence though and I was pleased that we kept going and kept going until they finally cracked.

“We kept knocking them and eventually we broke them down. It is one of the most pleasing wins.

“Our recently added new members are outstanding and they are great new, young players to have on the team.”

From the first touch Town were the most hungry with all-out attack piling on the early pressure.

Elliot Broughton and Matthew Kennedy constantly worried the visitors with the help of their 16-year-old debutant Josh Walker whose family had travelled to Louth to see his first senior match.

Despite this though, the White Wolves were living up to their growing reputation for good attacking football and enjoying by far the majority of the play.

Worsborough put on Josh White for Adam Padmore in the 25th minute and Matt Kennedy minutes later stirred some excitement with a great run and then a thunderbolt shot which only just skimmed over the visitors’ crossbaw.

In the 30th minute, Matthew Kennedy was shown yellow for dissent. Man-of-the-match Paul Goodhand put in several great touches including a fantastic shot, following some good ball play that deserved a goal.

After half-time, Danny Stevens was taken off and Ross Brown replaced him, playing some good football. Nick Manders too put in some great touches but was taken off for Frazer Findlay in the 65th minute.

All Louth`s continous effort was building up and it was in the 84th minute that the defensive dam was breached when Elliot Broughton raced onto a fantastic long through ball from Matt Kennedy to lob the goalkeeper.

The result leaves Town in ninth in the NCEL Division one table, just six points off fourth with three games in hand.

Town’s next game is this Saturday (April 13 - 3pm) against Askern Villa at Park Avenue.