Bourne boss back after receiving messages of support

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Wakes boss Darren Munton says he received phone calls from other managers urging him to stick with struggling Bourne Town following his resignation on Saturday.

The club held an emergency meeting last night (Monday) and reinstated Munton who said thoughts of quitting started after last Tuesday’s 6-2 thrashing by St Neots when he received an anonymous text message.

He said he received the message from a number he did not know at around midnight and it read: “Resign, things need to change”.

Munton said: “I thought, is it all worth it? Then there were a couple of incidents with one or two players before the game, I’d left a couple out and one decided he was going home but he calmed down.

“And then some of the goals we conceded, they weren’t a good side and we gifted them the first goal.”

Straight after the game Munton told the players he was resigning, but said later that night he had messages from some players accepting responsibility for the recent poor performances. Wakes have lost six out of seven and drawn the other.

Munton then also had calls from other UCL managers urging him to stick with it as things would “turn around”.

And Bourne have the perfect chance to kick-start their season as they play fellow Division One strugglers Blackstones on Wednesday night.

Munton said: “It’s always good to play a local derby and this should be no different.”

Blackstones are coming into the game on the back of a 5-0 thrashing by Burton Park on Saturday.

Boss Gary Peace said the players got a major rollicking afterwards for an awful display.

He said it was particularly disappointing after good performances the week before.

He is now planning to change the formation and the team to give some players a “kick up the backside”.

Blackstones have signed striker Declan Carr and attacker Dan Fountain to bolster their goal-scoring chances.

The match is at Bourne, kick-off 7.45pm.