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Bourne draw at boggy Burton

The Wakes extended their unbeaten run to three games ahead of Wednesday’s cup clash against United Counties League leaders Holbeach United.

Bourne drew 1-1 away at the league’s bottom side Burton Park Wanderers on Saturday, on a bog of a pitch that Wakes boss Darren Munton reckoned was close to unplayable.

“The conditions were atrocious, the pitch was squelchy and it was painful to watch. I don’t think the game should have been played,” said Munton.

Bourne fell behind on the half hour through Jedd Whiteman’s goal on the break but drew level in the second with a rare strike from Tom Cardall.

“We were on top in the second,” added the Bourne boss. “They hit our post but otherwise we created more chances. We just could not get a final toe to the ball.

“It took a fullback to score for us but it was a great goal. He picked up the ball on the halfway line and ran and ran and finally slotted the ball into the bottom corner.”

He added: “It keeps the little run going and now we have a lot of the teams that are around us in the table for a few games.

“We have played more games than the rest but if we can get a couple of wins it will give us a gap above the others and then they have to win their games in hand.”

Bourne face possibly their toughest test of the season, when they travel to Carters Park in the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy on Wednesday.
“It’s going to be a big ask - they are flying - but you never know in a cup tie. We just have to go there an enjoy it.”

Bourne’s next league game is at home to Wootton Blue Cross on Saturday at 3pm. Kick off at Holbeach on Wednesday is at 7.45pm.

Bourne (v Burton Park): Aaron Bellairs, Tom Caldicott, Tom Cardall, Ben Easson, Kev Elger, Michael Feely, Seb Hood, Aaron Jesson, Andy Moss, Alec Robinson, Lee Wood. Subs: Fernand Bass, Max Hutchison.

 

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