Hucknall’s unbeaten start to the season and long unbeaten run at home in the league was on the line against one of the title favourites Heanor Town, who had scored 15 goals in their previous four league games.
Rainworth MWFC have concluded that clean sheets are the building blocks to success and whilst their finishing still needs refinement, their second consecutive shut-out against previously unbeaten Hucknall Town gave them a deserved point.
Player unavailability had already stretched the Rainworth squad for today’s game at Clifton and when Connor Wright was rushed into hospital in midweek with appendicitis it couldn’t have got much worse, or could it?
All the pre-season hopes and aspirations ended and the reality of competition started with some significant changes to the laws of the games, with a big introduction of the “Sin Bin” at the Step 5 and below levels of the National League System ...
Rainworth MWFC began their season at home against a strong and physical Ingles, who had won both the home and away fixtures last season. Pre-season had been mixed and with only one keeper, of the four in the squad, available due to suspension and injuries