Tough test ahead at Beverley Town as Louth Town try to continue fine away form

After two blank weekends, frustrated Louth Town hope to continue their fine away form at second-placed Beverley Town this Saturday.
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But boss Carl Martin admits they need to improve home form too.

Five of their seven wins at NCEL Division One level since promotion have come on the road and their last league outing was a 2-1 win at Retford FC.

But, after a weekend off, Saturday's trip to Retford United was washed out and Martin said: “It is frustrating.

New Louth Town signing Max Taylor.New Louth Town signing Max Taylor.
New Louth Town signing Max Taylor.

“I can't be helped at this time of year with the weather and, obviously, the deluge we had on Friday.

“It's not ideal as we have a bit of momentum at the minute and it's a bit stop-start. We can only control the controllable at the minute.

“We have now had six on the road on the bounce which is not ideal for the lads with their commitments, especially the midweek games which are especially hard.

“But our away form has been absolutely superb and I wish could put my finger on why.

“I am not really sure what it is. Away from home we just seem to be more galvanised and organised and we seem to dig in a bit more in away matches.

“That is a bit of a concern at times as our home form is a little bit scratchy.

“Last year our home form was superb and is probably something that carried us through to win the league, so that is something we have to rectify.”

On the trip to Beverley, he added: “It will be another tough game. At the moment we seem to be playing quite a lot of the top half of the table. So it will be another good test for us.

“As always we go there to try to win the game. We will need to be organised and disciplined, stick to the game plan we use when we go away from home, especially against some of these the top sides.

“We do go there full of confidence and hope to bring some points back.”

Last week the White Wolves did manage some midweek action with a 2-1 defeat by Step 5 side Lincoln United in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup which saw a debut for new signing Max Taylor, a young full back from Grimsby Borough.

“Max is a young lad who we have had our eye on for the last six months or so,” said Martin.

“Because we have a few injuries and suspensions we have pounced to sign him.

“At this level we think he is going to excel and he is also a really great kid.

“We think with the run of games we have we are going to get the best out of Max at Step 6.

“We gave Max some minutes at Lincoln United and we gave a few of the young lads an opportunity to stake a claim for the league, which is our bread and butter.

“It was nice to play Lincoln United in the Senior Trophy but it was probably a bit of a step too far for us at the time.

“I was a little bit disappointed with the performance to be honest as we didn't lay a glove on them. The best team certainly won the night. Fair play to them.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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