Wakes boss Darren Munton has said he will run naked through Bourne if his side beat Holbeach United in the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy tomorrow night.
He made the cheeky pledge after fans of rivals Deeping Rangers suggested Bourne - third from bottom of the UCL First Division - stood no chance against the side currently fourth in the UCL Premier Division.
Holbeach are enjoying a fine season and beat Eynesbury Rovers 4-2 on Saturday but Munton said: “It’s 11 versus 11. We have to match them all over the park and see what happens.”
On Saturday however Bourne lacked the killer touch, going down 3-1 at home to Wellingborough Whitworth.
Munton’s men had created several clear cut chances in the first half but the game remained goalless at half time.
The visitors then went ahead in the 51st minute, and although Bourne scrambled an equaliser midway through the half, Whitworth caught Bourne out twice in the final 15 minutes to secure all three points.
Fernand Bass and Tom Caldicott both seemed to be the right place to claim the final touch for Bourne’s goal and while the league has credited Bass, Munton backed the latter.
“It was a bit of a scramble but I think Tom got the final touch,”he said, adding: “We should have been three up at half time but we did not take our chances and in the second half we did not come out with the same tempo.
“It was disappointing. They were a side that we should have beaten. We are just not ruthless enough and sometimes a bit of a soft touch.
“We get muscled out too easily. We have to do better defensively and be more aware of what is happening around us.”
After tonight’s game at Holbeach (kick off, 7.45pm), the Wakes travel to Raunds Town on Saturday afternoon.
Bourne: Aaron Bellairs, Johnny Currall, Aaron Jesson, Dan Smith, Kev ELgar, Ben Easson, Mike Feely (Seb Hood), Lee Wood, Craig Rook (Andy Moss), Tom Caldicott, Fernand Bass. Sub unused: Darren Munton.