A Performance that was More Important than the Result.
A passing performance just lacking the end product.
Rainworth’s final pre-season friendly was against another Step 5 side Heanor Town from The Midland League Premier Division and the inclusion of four former Wrens in the Heanor side gave added spice to the game.
On the day Heanor ran out 2-0 winners, but Rainworth can take a lot of positives from a very close and competitive game.
Rainworth had the better of the first half and probably went into half time disappointed that they weren’t in front, with Lewis Chambers going close on a couple of occasions and Lewis Bingham impressive.
The second half was evenly contested but it was Heanor Town that took the spoils, as a result of Kieran Debrouwer (59 minutes) and former Wren Jack Hawkins (66 minutes) converting their chances, whilst Rainworth spurned theirs.
Whilst HeanorTown left with the victory, Rainworth will be well pleased with their performance in what was only the sixth game together and with a number of players still unavailable.
The fans have become accustomed to the passing game which was once more evident today, if not the finishing.
Next Saturday the matches start in earnest, with the opening league game away to Garforth Town and then the result will be important..