Louth Town drop to 12th after season’s final fixtures played

The record crowd at Louth's FA Cup clash with Buxton at Park Avenue.
The record crowd at Louth's FA Cup clash with Buxton at Park Avenue.

LOUTH Town’s season ended in 12th place after the league’s remaining fixtures were finally played last week.

Town’s defeat at home to Rossington Main on April 28 left them in 11th place, but previously postponed fixtures were hastily played over the last two weeks. AFC Emley leapfrogged Town into 11th after a 3-1 home win over Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on Wednesday to finish on 57 points. That was enough to lift them two points above both Worsbrough and Louth Town. Town’s bid to enter the FA Cup again next season will depend on their league finish this time out, though at present it is unclear whether their bid will be successful.

Handsworth’s final day win at Worksop saw them see off the challenge of second placed Glasshoughton Welfare.

But the league champions have been controversially relegated by Northern Counties East League Division One chiefs after it was deemed they had ‘failed to comply with league rules relating to ground grading compliance’.

The club have confirmed they will appeal to the FA against the relegation which would see them demoted to the County Senior League and a decision will be made shortly.

Meanwhile White Wolves striker Steve Norton made it into the top scorers’ charts, his 21 goals in all competitions putting him eighth overall in the list.

Keep checking the Leader website over the summer to follow Town’s pre-season progress.