Bourne Town have unearthed a new striking sensation in local lad Danny Pick.
Wakes chief Darren Munton has thrown local Pick into first team action with spectacular results.
Pick has helped himself to five goals in three starting appearances in recent days.
His prolific haul included a match-winning double as Bourne caused a ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League KO Cup preliminary round shock by dumping out higher-level Yaxley with a 2-1 success on Tuesday night.
Munton said: “Danny’s record since getting into the team speaks for itself.
“He has waited a long time for a chance and has taken it with both hands.
“There is no better boost for a striker’s confidence than scoring goals and hopefully he can continue playing well and sticking chances away.
“By his own admission he has a lot to learn, but he’s made an excellent impact so far.”
It has been far from a one-man show as Bourne have shown some rapid improvement of late. They are unbeaten in four games in all competitions and richly deserved their cup triumph in midweek which followed a slight disappointment last Saturday.
The Wakes were on the receiving end of a late comeback when surrendering a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 Division One draw against Raunds Town. Pick again grabbed both of the Bourne goals.
Boss Munton added: “We have a willing bunch of lads who are determined to work hard for each other and they are starting to get their rewards.
“It felt like a couple of points dropped against Raunds but we delivered a really good response against Yaxley. We took the game to a team boasting some excellent players and performed very well to a man.
“A result like that will breed confidence and I thought we deserved it. Yaxley smashed us 6-0 in a pre-season friendly and the fact we beat them a couple of months later shows how much progress we have made.”
Bourne travel to Division One leaders Oadby on Saturday before visiting Peterborough Sports for a Hinchingbrooke Cup tie next Wednesday.