HOCKEY: Louth 2nds seal first win of the season against Spalding


Louth Hockey Club Men’s 2nd team were at home against Spalding 5s seeking their first win of the season.

The game started and it was end to end stuff, with Louth creating lots of chances. Louth got the first goal thanks to a penalty corner injected by Jack Ordish and was flicked home by Graham West.

West then got another as Louth won a penalty flick, which he dispatched into the goal. Louth grabbed a third before half time when Jake Sanders found Tom Law in the D who slipped to Jack Ordish to have an easy finish into the goal.

The second half was tougher for Louth as early on Spalding grabbed two goals putting Louth under a bit of pressure. However they then went down the other end and Tom Law scored on his reverse, which rolled into the bottom corner.

Spalding pulled another one back but it made no difference because, as the ball was trying to be cleared by Spalding, Jake Sanders off his right foot fired into the bottom corner.

The game finished as a 5-3 win for Louth. Seb Darke won man of the match due to some excellent play in the middle of the park.

The Men’s 1st team then followed and were hoping to get there season back on track with a win against Wisbech Town 2s.

Louth were very dominant from the off and we soon got the first goal from a penalty corner, which captain Richard Limmer smashed into the bottom corner.

Later on in the first half, Louth got their second after a sweeping down the left where Tom Keast passed to George Johnstone, who touched it down the line to Rob Johnstone who crossed in on the reverse and the ‘keeper put it in the goal. The first half finished 2-0.

Louth started strongly in the second half feeling confident and this showed when Christopher Higgins received the ball on the half volley and scored from an acute angle. Then the captain stepped up again for a penalty corner, smashing the ball into the bottom corner.

The goals kept on coming as the ball came in from the right hand side and Rob Johnstone put away from the penalty spot. Jonny Dyas went on a mazy run with the ball and slipped it through the ‘keeper’s legs.

The performance was rounded off by the captain getting his hat-trick by putting a penalty flick in the top corner. Jonny Dyas won man of the match for some excellent running up front.