RUGBY: Market Rasen eye top six league finish

(l-r) Main Club sponsor Ben Duckwoth (Managing Director of Duckworth Land Rover), Jonathan Fenwick (Club Ground Chairman and owner of Fenwick Bros Ltd) and club members Mason Cole, Martin Maslin and Ray Mawer.
(l-r) Main Club sponsor Ben Duckwoth (Managing Director of Duckworth Land Rover), Jonathan Fenwick (Club Ground Chairman and owner of Fenwick Bros Ltd) and club members Mason Cole, Martin Maslin and Ray Mawer.
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An away date with second placed Old Northamptonians is on the cards for Market Rasen Rugby Club this weekend

A win would most likely see the red and greens move up to sixth in the league, a strong position for the side and no doubt the aim for the rest of the season, the top five being some way ahead of the middle-table pack, which sees and eager Huntingdon and Derby sides snapping at the Rasen heels in eight and ninth.

Rasen overturned the high flying Northamptonshire team when they visited Willingham Road earlier in the season, but, as has been proved on so many occasions, anyone can beat any other team in this competitive league.

This mid-table pack has been where Market Rasen have been competing for the last three seasons, but a push to secure sixth is certainly a goal and would improve of the solid eighth and ninth place finishes the team have secured since being promoted to the Midlands East 1 league.

The red and greens’ next home match at Willingham Road takes place the following week, Saturday February 7, when they welcome a struggling Paviors team.

Last weekend Market Rasen and Louth Rugby Club unveiled their new scoreboard before they christened it with a 32-22 
victory over Newark.

Rasen player Jake Pryer scored the very first points on the board with a try in the 12th minute and won a bottle of whiskey for his efforts kindly donated by Martin Maslin, who along with Ray Mawer and Mason Cole initially supported the project, which was financed by club sponsors Duckworth Land Rover Market Rasen alongside local farm service providers and haulage contractors Fenwick Bros Ltd.

Pictured are Club sponsor Ben Duckwoth (Managing Director of Duckworth Land Rover), Jonathan Fenwick (Club Ground Chairman and owner of Fenwick Bros Ltd) and members Mason Cole, Martin Maslin and Ray Mawer.