✔918.Saltfleetby Sports Ground

Louth Town 1-2 Parkgate
Northern Counties East League Division One
Saturday 20th April 2024

Louth is a market town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. Louth attractions include St James' Church, Hubbard's Hills, the market, a selection of indie retailers and Lincolnshire's last remaining cattle market.

 Following the demise of Louth United, the town's new club was established in 2007. Louth Town originally played in the Central Midlands League and won promotion to the Northern Counties East League in 2010.

At the end of the 2012-2013 season, Louth Town finished in their highest position of 3rd in the Northern Counties East League, but within two years they resigned from the division stepping down to the Lincolnshire Football League, taking the place previously occupied by their reserve team.

“The White Wolves “ were promoted back to the Northern Counties East League for the start of this season.

Central Midlands League: 2007-10; Premier Division champions - 2008/09; Supreme Division champions - 2009-10 

NCEL: 2010-15; 

Lincolnshire League: 2016-23; 

Champions 2022-23 

NCEL: 2023-.

The Welton Group Stadium

Main Road, 



LN11 7SS.

In June 2016, Louth Town were blocked access to the Park Avenue group by the landlord who intends to use the land for development, which led to their relocation outside of the Town at the Marshlands facility in Saltfleetby.

The ground has one small central stand, with the dugouts on the opposite side. The rest of the ground is open with the changing room and clubhouse buildings behind the goal at the entrance.

Louth Town 1(Coulam 87)

Parkgate 2(Whitfield 7 Tahar 60)

NCEL Division One Matchday 42/41

11th v 2nd


Admission £5

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Parkgate increased their chances in the Division One title race with a hard earned win at Louth. They took an early lead when Brandon Whitfield swept the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box, then doubled their lead on the hour with a snap shot by Ahmed Tahar from 20 yards. 

The hosts pulled a goal back late on with a fine 25 yard drive from Paul Coulam, but the visitors comfortably held on to take all three points. 


176 miles door-to-door 

The early X1 bus to Houghton-le-Spring to meet Katie & Lee at 9am, for the lift to Lincolnshire. On route we picked up Alan Oliver at Micklefield train station, who had travelled over from Manchester. 

We arrived in the town centre just after noon,then immediately called into the Boar's Head for a drink, the first of three GBGs visited. We had a leisurely walk around the town, where I picked up my required Record Store Day vinyl from the ‘Off the Beaten Tracks’ shop, before more beer in the Cobblers Bar and The Consortium Micropub, which all contributed to an enjoyable day in Louth. 

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