Boston Utd 2nds 5 Market Rasen Town 2
FOLLOWING a mixed bag of results Rasen took a break from Lincolnshire League action to travel to the impressive Jakemans Stadium, home of Boston Utd.
Although facing Boston’s second string, Rasen will feel disappointed not to have performed as they can on the big stage.
Rasen started brightly when the lively Nathan Smith ran at the heart of the Boston defence to create an opening which saw his right foot shot wrong foot the home keeper to take an early lead.
This brought an immediate reaction from the home side, which then began a relentless onslaught on the Rasen goal.
They were rewarded with goals from Nuttall and Eustace to send the home side going into the break with a 2-1 lead.
Although Rasen never really threatened the Boston goal they were still in the game and hoped the ever stiffening breeze would assist them in the second period.
However, Boston started the brighter and went further ahead when Sergeant looked to have made the game safe when firing home five minutes into the half.
Nathan Smith failed to convert an Ian Williams cross after a rare gift of an opening from the home defence before Sergeant grabbed his second for the home side.
Manger Andy Brumpton brought on last year’s player of the year James Bennett and live wire Aaron Ford to try and liven up the forward proceedings with 25 minutes remaining.
A Rutherford corner resulted in a fine Aaron Greenbeck header bringing some hope with 15 minutes remaining, before Jackson grabbed a fifth for last year’s league champions.
Rasen return to league action next weekend when Skegness Town are the visitors to Rase Park for a 3pm kick off.
Rasen should be at full strength as they look to return to winning ways, with the welcome return of Jake Wade and Drew Norburn.