MARKET Rasen Town FC hope to build on their fine 4–2 victory over Hykeham Town when they have a chance to avenge the opening day defeat to Skegness Town who visit Rase Park this Saturday for a 3pm kick off.
It has been a topsy turvey start to the season for the club, which has seen the side suffer from a lack of numbers after being let down by new signings.
This and a heavy defeat to Skegness prompted manager Andy Brumpton’s resignation. Brumpton, who led the club back to the Lincolnshire League after a 20–year absence sighted his disappointment with certain players attitudes and his wish to spend more time with his new family.
As it turns out Market Rasen were one of a number of teams who struggled with player availability, with Lincoln Moorlands and Heckington Utd all postponing games due a shortfall in numbers.
Town’s victory over Hykeham was even more sweat as the visitors to Rase Park did the double over Rasen last season.
Much of the moral boosting victory was due to the return of last season’s skipper Aaron Greenbeck, who was supurb in the centre of the home defence.
Greenbeck returned after flirting with a higher grade of football with Cleethorpes Town in the first few games of the season. Unfortunately Greenbeck then went on to suffer a horrific leg break during a Sunday league fixture last weekend. The club sends its best wishes for a speedy recovery.
With further seven day approaches for defender Ryan Calvert and midfielder Tyrone O Donovan of Sleaford Town, along with the possible return of tough tackling James Bennett from his spell with Lincoln Moorlands, things should be looking up for the club.
Ex–Lincoln Utd striker Ian Williams has taken over the manager’s role in a caretaker capacity until the recently advertised job is filled with an appropriate candidate.
After next Saturday’s home fixture, Rasen make the short trip to Louth Town s Park Avenue on Tuesday 25 for a 7.45pm kick off.