Coronavirus: Louth Town in limbo as Lincolnshire League suspended

Louth Town’s season was thrown into doubt after the Lincolnshire Football League suspended its fixtures due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

While the Premier League and English Football League stopped all of scheduled fixtures before the weekend, much of the non-league programme remained unaffected.

But the Lincolnshire League announced early on Monday that the league was following suit.

A statement read: “The league fixtures are currently suspended until further notice.

“This is due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and the health and well-being of the Lincolnshire League family.

“Thanks for your support on this matter. We will update when necessary.”

Debates are ongoing up and down the country whether seasons will be completed, and what will happen in terms of promotion and relegation if they are not.

Last weekend, Louth Town moved back into the top four after recording a comfortable win on the road at Lincoln United Development.

The hosts sat second-bottom at kick-off with just three wins from 20 matches, while Louth were looking to take advantage of Horncastle’s blank weekend and leapfrog them into fourth spot.

But the White Wolves held only a slender one-goal lead at the break thanks to Cole Nelson.

Any doubts were eased soon after the break when Mitch Taylor converted from the penalty spot to double the lead.

And the win was all but wrapped up soon after when Joe Marshall added a third to complete the scoring.

Louth looked to be heading for their best finish for several seasons after a fine run of form and sit a point ahead of Horncastle who have played two games less.