Burton Park Wanderers 4
Bourne Town 1
BOURNE’S recent revival was put on hold on Saturday with a disappointing 4-1 defeat at mid-table Burton Park Wanderers.
The Wakes surrendered an early lead on an afternoon when they were second best to a Burton Park side just a couple of points higher in UCL First Division.
Bourne took the lead through a well-placed, close-range header from Seb Hood, after Brazilian Icky Leopoldino had shown some tricky skills on the ball.
But within five minutes of Bourne’s 24th minute opener, the visitors were trailing to a deflected shot from Jack Wisniewski that evaded Dan Jarman and a second goal that resulted from a mix-up in the Bourne defence; Wakes players were static in response to a hit-and-hope pass that fell to grateful Curtis Taylor-Jacob who slotted home.
Two second-half goals showed the difference in class on an away day to forget for Bourne, who had moved up the League during a brief recent revival.
Three tough games conclude the season (Sileby Rangers, Huntingdon Town and second-placed Kempston Rovers, who beat Deeping Rangers midweek). Results from these games could leave Bourne looking nervously over their shoulder at the improving Buckingham and Potton at the foot of the table.
Bourne boss Darren Munton said: “It sums up our season – a couple of good results then back to square one.
“All the goals were avoidable.”
Bourne: Dan Jarman, Aaron Jesson, Seb Hood, Tom Cardall, Johnnie Currall (Nico Staffieri), Guiliano Staffieri, Andy Moss, Dan Mason, Ikharo Leopoldino, Jack Humphries, Alex Brockbank (Tom Dunn).
l BOURNE’S one remaining home fixture is on April 30 when Kempston visit the Abbey Lawn.
Kick off at 3pm.