Market Rasen and Louth RFC look to cash in as league run-in begins

Market Rasen and Louth RFC are scheduled to return to action on Saturday after a blank in their league fixtures last weekend.

Captain Ben Chamberlin has been in fine form. Picture: Jon Staves EMN-200113-160514002

The Red and Greens approach the season run-in still with an outside chance of a top-two finish in Midlands Two East (North).

With four games of the season left - depending on the evolving legislation around the coronavirus outbreak – and sit seven points behind second-placed Matlock and a slightly-too-distant 11 points adrift of leaders Dronfield.

The next two games look highly winnable with a trip to Derbyshire on Saturday to take on third-bottom Ashbourne, followed by a home tussle with bottom side Ashfield the weekend after at Willingham Road.

But although their own title hopes look remote, Market Rasen and Louth could still have a big say on the destiny of the champions crown.

The schedule ramps up in difficulty with an away match at third-placed Coalville on Saturday, April 4, before the Red and Greens wrap up their campaign with a home match against current leaders Dronfield a fortnight later.

All remaining matches kick off at 3pm.

Their form in 2020 has been good on the whole, with five wins out of seven, as well as a narrow defeat at title-challenging Matlock - a result which could easily have turned in their favour.