MATCH REPORT UPDATED - Market Rasen 50 - Newark 0
Saturday August 19
Market Rasen 50 Newark 0
An enterprising start soon faded into a tough afternoon at Market Rasen for Newark’s preparations for the new season.
Newark needed to capitalise early on before Rasen took control to build a 31-0 lead at half-time.
The introduction of Aloesi Waqalevu gave Newark some much-needed impetus after the break and the centre was stopped just short in one attack. Rasen added three late tries to complete the match.
Newark were not helped by first-half injuries to prop Jordan Hempstead and scrum half Josh Seabrook.
Team at Rasen: Callum Slack; McKenna, Moore, Jordan Slack, Hunter-Shaw; Chapple, Seabrook; Shiels, Bartsch, Hempstead, Jason Mattysz, Spencer, Crosby, Godfrey, Garland.
Subs: Primett, James Matthysz, Duggan, Christian, Waqalevu, Overland, Green, Clack, Allen.
Next Saturday - Aug 26
Newark 3rds/4ths combine to take on Keyworth at Kelham Road, kick off 3pm, in a pre-season friendly.
There is no first team squad game due to the Bank Holiday weekend but training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.
All players welcome.