Solid Louth Town earn crucial away win
DARYL Clare paid tribute to his Louth Town 'back five' after his charges notched a precious away victory.
The White Wolves returned to action after a series of postponements with a superb 1-0 success at Rossington Main.
And that win keeps them within striking distance of the Baris Northern Counties East League Division One promotion-chasers.
"It was important to get three points," said Town boss Clare, whose side are now ninth in the table.
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"We've played much better football this season and gained nothing, but we were organised and disciplined.
"The back four and the goalkeeper were excellent.
After almost a month without a game, the Louth lads were eager to get back in action.
And it showed – the visitors were quick off the mark and enjoyed the majority of the early play despite Rossington's strong defence.
Town's goal arrived when they were awarded a penalty in the 45th minute, and Paul Goodhand slotted home to give them a crucial advantage.
Clare played himself from the start and the former Grimsby Town forward added strength to Louth's forward play.
In the 55th minute, Andrew Willoughby came on for Jamie Coulson who had also played a big part for the visitors in the attacking third.
Willoughby added more energy to the team and helped in several attempts at adding to the scoreline.
Louth's goalscorer Goodhand and Matt Kennedy were then brought off for Paul Coulam and Jonathan Walton in the 80th minute.
The substitutes and the rest of the team continued to keep their hosts on the back foot and held out for three valuable points.
The White Wolves put on a excellent show of quality football and responded well after their enforced break due to the bad weather.