Louth Town on prowl for Selby clash
GOOD discipline and creativity were at the heart of Louth Town's return to winning ways on Saturday, according to assistant boss Carl Forman.
Jamie Coulson netted a hat-trick as the White Wolves bounced back from three successive Baris Northern Counties East League Division One defeats with a 5-1 home victory against Yorkshire Amateur.
It was a confidence-boosting return to form for Louth ahead of tomorrow night's tie against Selby Town at Park Avenue (kick-off 7.45pm).
Forman, assistant boss to former Grimsby Town striker turned Louth player-manager Daryl Clare, said: "It was nice to get back to winning ways and it was a well-earned three points from a good, disciplined performance.
"We looked creative and deserved the victory. It has given us confidence to take forward to tomorrow night.
"We've come through a difficult run of games and now we can go out and aim to win all the rest of our games this season – they are all winnable!"
After kicking off February with a 1-0 win at Rossington, Louth tasted defeats against three of the league's promotion-chasing sides – Shirebrook (3-0), Cleethorpes Town (6-0) and Athersley Recreation (2-0).
But they came out the blocks flying against Yorkshire Amateur, with Clare setting the example.
Matt Kennedy weaved past two defenders before his shot narrowly went wide as Louth dominated.
The deadlock was broken in the 35th minute when Clare teed up Coulson to score.
Coulson was bundled over in the box seven minutes later, and Kennedy netted from the spot.
Louth made it 3-0 by half-time when Coulson burst forward and lobbed the visitors' advancing goalkeeper.
A fantastic long-range shot from Coulson just one minute after restart sealed his hat-trick.
Kennedy's solo run and finish made it 5-0.
Substitute Robert McSpadden beat two men and the goalkeeper but saw his shot hit the post late on.
The visitors netted a consolation goal, through Nesh Billalli, in the 89th minute.