Rasen have chance to make progress

Market Rasen Town FC’s game against CGB Humbertherm was one of many that fell foul of the weather at the weekend.

With pitches across the 
county waterlogged only 
three games took place in the SILLS and Betteridge Lincolnshire League.

This Saturday Market Rasen Town will have the home advantage this week in their bottom-half-of-the-table clash with Grimsby Borough Reserves.

Grimsby have lost five of their last six games and lie two places below Town in 16th.

Market Rasen have taken six points from their last three games and were given the 
boost of defeating their Wolds rivals Horncastle Town last time out.

With CGB Humbertherm are in poor form and just three points ahead of Rasen in the table.

They face the top club, Skegness United, giving Rasen a real opportunity to close the gap and move up the table, and possibly more importantly, away from the bottom three.

With home games against mid-table Louth Town Reserves and struggling Heckington United kicking off the new year for Market Rasen, this is a real opportunity for the Rase Park men to pick up some points and build on the promise shown against Horncastle.

Elsewhere in the league this weekend, second placed Cleethorpes Town Reserves are without a fixture so victory for Skegness United will see them open a three point gap at the top of the table.

Third placed Gainsborough Town will put pressure on Cleethorpes if they can overcome Boston United Reserves at Marshalls Sports Ground, while Ruston Sports could go fourth with three points from their trip to Louth Town Reserves.

Horncastle Town will be looking for their first win in four games when they travel to Heckington United, while the second strings of Lincoln United and Boston Town cross swords at Ashby Avenue.

Skegness Town hope to play their much-postponed Lincolnshire Junior Cup tie against All Star Panthers from Grimsby at Burgh Road.