Market Rasen Town hold high-flying Alford in Trophy

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Market Rasen Town upset the odds to hold higher-division opponents in knockout competition on Saturday,

Town, who sit fifth in East Lincs Combination Division Three, hosted Division Two title-chasers Alford Town at Rase Park in the Town Trophy for only their second match in a month.

After a goalless first half, Rasen’s leading scorer Kerim Djerbi put the home side in front just five minutes after the break with his 16th goal of the campaign.

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But Corey Lewis levelled for the visitors to deny Rasen a lead going into the second leg in Alford.

The eventual winners will go on to face Grimsby Borough in the semi-finals.

Rasen are without a fixture this weekend, but return on Saturday, March 21 when they head to Division One outfit AFC Holton Le Clay in the quarter-finals of the Junior Challenge Cup (kick-off 2pm).

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