More victories for rampant Rasen FC

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A SUCCESSFUL end of the season run for Market Rasen Football Club continued as their unbeaten run was extended with two wins this week.

That makes it nine league games without defeat, which sees them go second in the Lincoln League.

Town travelled to Nettleham for a midweek game and put in a great team performance to come away with a 1-0 win.

A superb individual goal from Paul Nicholson was the difference between the two sides, however Town were denied a clear penalty, as well as having a James Bennett goal disallowed with a dubious offside decision.

Saturday saw Town entertain R M Imp, and the home side, who started slowly, soon found themselves two goals down and went into half-time with a mountain to climb.

Rasen changed things at half-time bringing on Andrew Norburn at centre half, Jake Wade reverted to his customary roll at left back, which pushed Matt Rutherford further forward into midfield.

It was from a Rutherford corner, five minutes into the second half, that Rasen pulled a goal back.

The ball hit deep to the far post was nodded back across goal and Ian Williams was on hand to head the ball home from close range to reduce the arrears to 2-1.

Minutes later another set piece was delivered into the box with pace and was met by the head of James Bennett, who gave the keeper no chance to bring the scores level.

At this point there only looked like one winner and so it proved when Williams picked the ball up just outside the opponents 18-yard box, before playing an exquisite through ball into the run of James Bennett, who finished the move off by nut-megging the on-rushing keeper.

Great strength of character was shown by all the players to keep Town’s lead and run intact as the final whistle approached.

The 3-2 win may have been narrow, but it was deserved in the end and one Rasen would certainly have settled for at the interval when they faced a 2-0 deficit.