Snow once again put paid to Market Rasen’s fixture away at Matlock this weekend as unseasonal weather gripped the country.
Following a poor autumn, the red and greens have really turned a corner and put in some fabulous displays in 2013 to secure there position in the Midlands East 1 league for another season.
Having gained promotion easily last year this season was always going to pose much more of a challenge and losing some prominent figures over the summer didn’t help.
But, the team has rallied in the last three months and produced some superb, battling displays, a loss to promotion chasing Bedford Athletic two weeks ago proving the only stumbling block for the team this year, and even then the side had enough fight in them to secure a very welcome losing point.
This has moved them away from the relegation battle and into mid-table. While the promotion chasing pack is some way away Market Rasen can be proud of their first season at this level and now have a foundation on which to build.
The penalty count has been an issue in most games and the squad know this is something to work on in the remaining games this season and next.
Weather allowing, the red and greens face Old Northamptonians next at home on Saturday April 6, 3pm kick off.
Market Rasen then complete the season with tough games away at Peterborough Lions on April 13 and a home match against Paviors on April 20.
And it was not just the first team’s day that was spoiled by the weather.
The U16s 7s match was cancelled as was the U15s match against Mosborough. The U 14s 7s match has been postponed until Sunday April 7 and the U11s match is now rearranged for April 14.
The Boston Festival of rugby was also called off due to the snow.