Market Rasen Town beaten by Lincs League title chasers Skegness

Market Rasen Town skipper Joe Osbourne in the thick of the action against Skegness EMN-170313-110912002
Market Rasen Town skipper Joe Osbourne in the thick of the action against Skegness EMN-170313-110912002

Market Rasen Town remain one place off the bottom of the Lincolnshire League after a comprehensive defeat at the hands of current champions Skegness Town.

There was no repeat of the remarkable comeback in September when Rasen edged out the seasiders by the odd goal in seven at the coast.

After falling three goals down within 28 minutes, the home side stemmed the flow of goals, but rarely threatened to reduce the deficit.

And the seasiders wrapped things up with a fourth goal midway through the second half.

Leading goalscorer Will Britton headed the visitors in front within 90 seconds and doubled the lead on 16 minutes with a penalty when Rasen keeper William Bradford was adjudged to have fouled Britton.

Alex Nichols made it 3-0 when he diverted Ben Davison’s shot past Bradford.

Rasen had to wait until the 39th minute for their first real chance when Skegness keeper Travis Portas came for a high ball and missed his punch, but Ian Smith dragged his shot wide.

Rafael Garde’s good run and blistering shot then grazed the top of the Skegness bar.

But the Lilywhites had the last word of the half when Davison’s far-post header was scrambled off the line by Bradford and his defenders.

Rasen upped the tempo after half-time, but were thwarted by some excellent defending, and midway through the half Nichols popped up to make it 4-0.

Rasen: Bradford, Richards, Paul, G. Smith, Wade, Greenbeck, I Smith, Osbourne, Togher, Garde, N. Smith, Tindall, Wells, Korytnicktj, Bee, Brown.