Louth men’s Second XI went into the East League’s winter break with a 4-1 defeat at home to a tough March Town second team on Saturday.
The game started poorly for the home side who conceded early on from a short corner before March added a second before half-time at London Road.
Louth started the second half well and finally scored from a short corner, with Max Greenfield deflecting in from an Adaam Peera shot.
But despite this renewed optimism, and a period during which the away side were down to nine men, March extended their lead with two well-taken goals to complete a comprehensive win.
Louth men’s first team, however, ended 2019 with a convincing home win.
Entertaining Alford, the home side were 2-0 up before Alford pulled one back just before the break.
The home team went on to play some good hockey in the second half, finishing the game 5-1 victors.
Goalscorers for Louth were Will Trotter (2), Alex Armstrong, Richard Limmer and Andrew Webster.
Neither of the ladies’ teams had fixtures last weekend.
The season resumes on Saturday, January 11.