Bourne Town are heading into two tough away fixtures on the back of a difficult week which saw them lose 10-0 and then exit a cup in injury time.
Saturday’s poor showing in the Chromasports and Trophies UCL Division One match against leaders Oadby Town will be difficult to forget for a while.
However the Wakes did put on a better performance on Wednesday night.
They were unlucky to lose out 2-1 to Peterborough Sports in the Hinchingbrooke Cup with the home side getting the winning goal in injury time.
Wakes boss Darren Munton said: “We were looking for a response after Saturday and, to be fair, the lads put in a lot of effort and commitment.
“I wasn’t there on Saturday but one or two players were not in a state to play football and they let themselves and the club down.
“I’ve said to them they can go play Sunday league football if they want to take that attitude because I’m not standing for it.
“We did have three or four missing and we were struggling to get a side but I’m not making excuses.
“By all accounts we just gave some poor goals away and we were 3-0 down after 15 minutes but youshouldn’t be losing like that at this level.”
Following the loss the Wakes are hoping to strengthen the squad in the coming days.
And despite the thrashing, Bourne managed to find some character and take the game to Peterborough Sports on their home turf.
The Wakes took the lead thanks to a classy strike from frontman Alec Robinson midway through the first half.
And they stayed in front until the 81st minute when Sports’ Kevin Brader hit a somewhat fortuitous free-kick which looped over Wakes keeper Aaron Bellairs.
And then in injury time Sports won another free-kick, worked it out wide to substitute Chris Garwell who crossed to find Brader who headed it in.
Munton said: “We gave away a stupid freekick, they went down the channel and got a cross in and managed to scramble it in.”
He added: “The lads put in a performance and to be fair we were unlucky not to win that game.
“I don’t think they were as strong as they were when they beat us earlier in the season and they were there to be beaten.”
The Wakes are on the road this week as they face Rushden and Higham away tomorrow and then have to endure a midweek trip to Bedfordshire to play Potton on Tuesday.
Bourne are in 17th in the division.