Louth Old Boys 1-2 Caistor Tennyson
Caistor Tennyson stormed to the top of the East Lincolnshire Combination Division 2 table when they had a hard fought 2-1 win away at Louth Old Boys.
It was a game of two halves so far as Tennyson were concerned, they were well on top in the first half, but for long spells in the second period had to play second fiddle to their local rivals.
A key pre-match move was to move Andy Belt to a sweeper role, the first time he had played that position. It was to prove a masterstroke by the Tennyson management.
Tennyson opened well, creating through midfield, but ironically it was to be set piece moves that created the two goals. An excellent dead ball delivery by Ali Stopper created the opener for Luke Clifford and it was an exact repeat by the same duo that doubled Tennyosn’s lead. The score stood at 2-0 until the half time break.
After the interval the game took a totally different complexion with Old Boys dominating midfield and pushing further up.
Tennyson just could not seem to make the headers and passes out of defence hit a target and so inevitably Louth were soon back on the attack.
Louth reduced the arrears on the hour mark and then pushed on in search of an equaliser.
This allowed Tennyson to break more quickly and create chances themselves. With Belt magnificent in a superb man of the match performance the Tennyosn back line was not breached again and they held on for the 2-1 win and a place at the head of the table.