Bourne’s stuttering form suddenly clicked on Saturday when they blasted five past strugglers Buckingham Town at the Abbey Lawn.
Ben Easson bagged a first half brace and should have sealed a hat-trick from the penalty spot early in the second half. He fluffed his spot kick but Bourne still won at a canter with Tom Caldicott, Mike Feely and Alec Robinson completing the rout.
Manager Darren Munton was delighted by the win that lifts his side two further place up the United Counties League first division table.
Munton said: “To be honest we could have had more. If we had gone in four or five up at half time it would have been fair but it’s three points and a clean sheet.
“They were scratching around for a side but it’s still 11 versus 11.”
The result, the Bourne boss suggested, had been coming for a few weeks.
“We have played quite well of late and the lads went out with the right attitude. Some of the football we played was excellent - it could have ten by the end.”
In addition to the five goals and Easson’s missed penalty, Andy moss had the ball in the net in the second half only to be flagged offside.
Easson gave Bourne the lead after 18 minutes and doubled the home side’s lead just after the half hour mark.
Caldicott, who was fouled in the box for the penalty, made it three, heading home a Mike Feely free kick .
Feely then scored a terrific solo goal, ghosting past a couple of defenders before firing his shot from a tight angle.
Robinson scored Bourne’s fifth goal from close range on 84 minutes after the visiting defence failed to clear a Fernand Bass corner.
Feely, who was instrumental in Bourne’s win a week earlier, won rich praise from his boss.
Munton said: “he has great talent but is not always consistent.
“All of a sudden he drops a shoulder and goes past players - it was a great goal.
“But all the side did well on Saturday. We kept the ball and passed well.
“Aaron Bellairs has kept two clean sheets and his form at the moment is rubbing off on the defenders.”
Bourne travel to Burton Park Wanderers tomorrow and to Holbeach United on Wednesday for a re-arranged Lincolnshire Senior Trophy tie.
Bourne: Aaron Bellairs, Kevin Elger (Max Hutchinson), Tom Cardall (Seb Hood), Andy Moss, Aaron Jesson, Alec Robinson, Craig Rook, Lee Wood, Tom Caldicott (Fernand Bass), Ben Easson, Mike Feeley.”
Scott McKenzie has taken over Bourne Town Reserves after James Dainty stepped down from the post.
The reserves, who lost 2-0 at Oadby last week, host Yaxley Reserves at the Abbey Lawn tomorrow.
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