Hunger impresses Louth Town boss Daryl Clare
WHITE Wolves boss Daryl Clare says his team are feeling strong and confident going into the first of two "difficult" away fixtures tomorrow.
Louth Town visit Yorkshire Amateur in the Northern Counties East League Division One tomorrow ahead of their trip to Askern Villa next Wednesday.
Clare read the riot act after his team's 3-1 FA Vase defeat to Dunkik and his charges responded, beating Pontefract Collieries 4-2 at Park Avenue on Wednesday night.
The win moved the White Wolves back up to second in the table. Clare, pictured said: "It was very satisfying to see players rediscover their hunger and desire to win.
"We tried a new formation and it gave us a new dimension going forward and the lads can feel strong and confident going into the next two difficult away fixtures."
Louth put the visitors under pressure from the kick-off – only some good defending kept them at bay.
But something had to give and, in the 25th minute, Matt Kennnedy smashed home.
Three minutes later, Louth doubled their lead when man-of-the-match Callum Hyland headed home after good work from Kennedy.
Collieries almost pulled a goal back when Louth stopper Ian MacTaggart lost his footing, but covering defenders came to the rescue.
After Louth had a penalty appeal knocked back early in the second half, James McDaid pulled one back for Collieries.
The White Wolves kept their head as the game got more physical, and re-established a two-goal cushion in the 75th minute when Andy Willoughby tapped home.
But Collieries kept trying and had another reward in the 79th minute when Bradley Thompson steered the ball home after a rare defensive lapse.
Substitute Jack Wightwick had the final say, however, when he broke free and hammered home.
Louth Town would like to thank Match Sponsors – Paul C Bennett Ltd and Highfield Electrical Services for sponsorship of the match ball.
Louth Town: MacTaggart; Leafe, Manders, Martin, Stevens, Hyland, Goodhand, Pawson, Willoughby, Kennedy, Broughton. Subs: Wightwick, Armstrong, Rawlings, Coulam, Clare.
Attendance: 102. Match sponsors: Paul C Bennett Ltd and Highfield Electrical Services.