Football in Market Rasen has had a checkered life, with many teams, different names and reformations.
Kelly’s Directory of 1892 listed the secretary of the Market Rasen Football Club was Mr Joseph Hackney of Mill Street.
1906-7 Runners Up in the final for the Shield
1910 Market Rasen Harriers beat Gainsborough by 5 points.
1909 Almanack Football Club- the grounds at Rope Walk, Waterloo Road.
In August 1919 there is a report in the Market Rasen Mail about the Football team being reformed. At the Waverley Hotel, there was a meeting of interested parties to reform the football club. It was to be called the Market Rasen and District Football Club. Membership fixed at 2s 6d and they hoped to secure a playing field by the beginning of the season
1920s The Market Rasen Football Club played in two local Leagues- Market Rasen Hospital League and the North Lincoln Village League.
1923-4 was a good season for the town, the team were winners.
1937 the Club was reformed again, Market Rasen Recreation Football Club
1950s The teams were winning again
Market Rasen Mai; December 1950 reported that In the Eat Barkwith & District Village league Division !! the Market Rasen match against Glentham had been postponed. However the away match at Scothern was on.
Market Rasen Town FC 1951-1952 were the League Champions and Challenge Cup winners
The Captain was Don Broadbent and the Assistant Trainer was GW (Bill) Priestley (related to the Priestley brothers who were in the winning team back in 1923-4).
1959 Barkwith League
1986 Town Guide Market Rasen Town Cricket and Association Football Club.
Chairman: Mr. B Williams
Nestled between the River Rase and the back of Gallamore lane Industrial estate lie the green pitches of the highly successful Market Rasen cricket and football club. The club enjoys continued growth and support, appealing not only to the sports club in the true sense of the word but also as a very pleasant social centre for the town.
The club house boasts a very comfortable lounge and bar which may be hired for private functions.
Membership fees: – Full £8; Junior £3; Social £3.50; Assoc. £2.50.
1990 Town Guide Market Rasen Cricket and Association Football Club
The club is situated between the river Rase and the back of the Gallamore Lane industrial Estate. The club also has a bar and rooms which may be hired out for private functions.
Membership fees: -Full: £8.00; Junior: £3.00; Social: £3.50; Association: £2.50