LOUTH hockey club men edged out 2-0 at home to Peterborough.
In a titanic battle against fellow title challenger’s City of Peterborough 7’s, Louth’s lead at the top is cut to one point.
After sustained pressure in Louth’s half, the visitors went ahead early on in the first half from a penalty corner. The home side pushed for the equaliser, only for it to be disallowed after a melee in front of the Peterborough goal.
Louth, knowing the importance of the second half, changed their formation to 3 -4-3. They started on the front foot, creating many chances in front of goal. They got close several times but the goal was still elusive.
Peterborough, who consistently passed their way out of trouble, scored their second with a penalty corner half way through the second half.
Louth responded with renewed spirits working the ball well through the midfield surging into Peterborough’s D.
Louth were awarded a penalty corner for their efforts, as the final whistle blew all Louth’s players lined the Peterborough D, but only for the first strike on goal to be disallowed as it was above the back board.