A fine finish by Buckingham Town hot-shot Drew Mitten sent Bourne Town home without anything to show for a battling display on Saturday as the Wakes went down 1-0.
Mitten has averaged a goal a game this season and returned from injury in style with the match-winner on 56 minutes - although Wakes boss Rafa Mazzarella felt his side deserved a point.
Mazzarella said: “We have recently been scoring goals but also conceding them.
“On Saturday we kept it tight but didn’t manage to score.
“I felt we were probably the better side in the second half and were unlucky not to get a point.”
Henry Dunn and Mark Walklin both saw headers go narrowly wide late in the game as the hosts held on for the points.
Bourne lost striker Scott Spearink with a knee injury that is likely to rule him out of Saturday’s trip to Potton so Dunn could be pushed up front.
Mazzarella added: “Henry is excellent everywhere he plays and will guarantee you at least a seven out of ten performance so he will probably play up front.”
Bourne were meant to be playing at Raunds Town tomorrow (Tuesday) but the game has been postponed.
The Wakes’ high-flying reserves team went down 2-1 at home to Olney Town Reserves who are now second in the UCL Reserve Division and equal on points with leaders Northampton ON Chenecks.
Bourne Reserves are in fourth place in the table.