Kennedy goal not enough for Louth Town in defeat at Pontefract Collieries
LOUTH Town slipped down to eighth place in the Baris Northern Counties East League Division One table after a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Pontefract Collieries.
Callum Hyland got the ball rolling for the White Wolves with an early attack in the first minute.
Pontefract were also eager to start the game well and, unfortunately for Louth, scored in the third minute, through Luke Durham.
Several good shots from Walton and Kennedy were well dealt with by Pontefract's goalkeeper.
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In the 16th minute, Louth's top-scorer, Matt Kennedy, pictured, netted to level things up and the 70 in attendance knew they were in for a good game.
Louth were determined to take the lead and they nearly did on several occasions as they sent in some great shots.
Balls were flying in the box thick and fast, but they could not add to their tally despite the pressure.
Pontefract attempted some shots too, but Louth's defence stood firm – and MacTaggert lived up to his reputation as an exceptional goalkeeper.
However, in the 34th minute, it all went wrong when Pontefract were awarded a penalty and Brenton Leister converted.
Just before the break, a lapse in concentration led to Pontefract's Andrew Catton netting his side's third goal.
Louth came out for the second half looking to respond and piled on the pressure.
Broughton, Pawson and Martin led by example and put in some nice touches.
In the 52nd minute, Walton, who had played well and contributed a lot to the game, was replaced by Ella, who added some energy to the play.
Player-manager Daryl Clare replaced Goodhand on the 65-minute mark.
Coulam replaced Manders on 78 minutes and Louth dominated the majority of play in the latter stages.
But Clare's men could not add to their tally.