MARKET Rasen & Louth RUFC lost 45-3 away at Ilkeston.
The Red & Greens went into the Midlands One East (North) clash against the league leaders in inconsistent form, and they were put to the sword by their strong opponents.
Despite the heavy defeat, Rasen can take heart from what was a spirited display against strong opponents.
Grimsby RUFC lost 24-19 away against Scunthorpe 2nds in the Lincolnshire County Cup.
The Blues will aim to get back to winning ways in the league when they travel to Amber Valley on Saturday in the Midlands Three East (North).