Football: Bourne Town look to build on solid start

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The Wakes will head into tomorrow’s (Saturday) clash against Raunds looking to build on a solid if not electric start to the season.

The Bourne outfit drew 1-1 at home with Thrapston on Saturday and with a better touch in front of goal could have won it.

However the UCL Division One team couldn’t quite finish it off and had to settle for the point.

Munton said: “We’d probably take a point for the first game of the season. We were a bit disappointed to come away with a draw as we were in control for long periods of the game but we just didn’t have that killer instinct in front of goal.

“We had good chances and then got our noses in front, but they equalised three minutes later which was a bit disappointing.”

Wakes took the lead through Johnny Currall who came in from the left and found the bottom corner of the Thrapston goal.

But instead of creating a platform, the Wakes were caught napping at a Thrapston throw-in and then tried to play their way out of trouble.

Thrapston’s Luke Stevens found himself with the ball and swivelled to score.

In the second half Bourne kept knocking on the door but couldn’t find another goal.

The visitor’s keeper made a brilliant save from an Eddie MacDonald header, but even when Thrapston’s Jedd Whiteman was given a straight red for a challenge, the Wakes couldn’t take advantage of the extra man.

Munton said it was a late challenge but thought the card may have been a bit harsh.

The Wakes are going into tomorrow’s match with a full squad, apart from winger Robbie Pearce who is going to be missing for a few weeks.

Raunds finished four places below Bourne last year so the Wakes will be looking for a decent result.

And on Tuesday they take on Peterborough Sports at the Abbey Lawn.

Munton is hoping to go into that derby with three points in the bag against Raunds.

Tuesday’s kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Bourne team on Saturday: Aaron Bellairs, Alex Brockbank, John Currall, Lewis Hall, Sebastian Hood, Aaron Jesson, Stewart Lambie, Edward McDonald, Andrew Moss, Richard Nelson, Daniel Smith, Subs: George Holliday, Daniel Pick.