Swifts in a flap thanks to Rasen’s hotshots

Swifts (Ingoldmells) u8s 0

Market Rasen u8s 2

THE MATCH kicked off with both teams playing good football and both creating several chances.

After ten minutes a pass from Samuel Earl found George Balmer, who played a defence splitting ball for Ben Flear to run onto and hit a shot which the Swifts’ keeper saved, but could not hold.

Flear picked up the rebound and placed a lovely shot into the net to put Rasen 0-1 up.

This stunned Swifts and Rasen were on top for much of the remainder of the first half with Ben Flear forcing Swifts’ keeper into annother excellent save before half time.

The second half began with end to end footballand Finley Boyes made a good save to deny Swifts.

Halfway through the half a pass from Oliver Adlam found Ben Flear, whose shot was palmed away. Flear picked up the rebound and passed to George Balmer who smashed a great shot into the net to make it 0-2.

Swifts were then awarded a fortunate penalty, which was put way over the bar. The home side then played some good football, but the Rasen defence were inspired.

Near the end of the game, Rasen were denied a penalty after a foul on George Balmer.

This was an outstanding team performance with Man of the Match going jointly to Oliver Adlam and Davey Wallace.

Rasen’s next home game is against Hykeham Tigers on Sunday, April 10, at Rase Park. Kick off is at 12.30pm.

Team: Oliver Adlam, George Balmer, Finley Boyes, Samuel Earl, Benjamin Flear, Toby Ross (c), Davey Wallace.