Harborough Town 2 Bourne Town 1
FRUSTRATED Wakes boss Darren Munton declared “the message just isn’t getting through to the players,” after errors cost his side points again last Saturday.
For the second week running, Bourne threw away a lead, making mistakes at the back against a decent Harborough side but one that had not won in the league since November.
Munton said: “Yet again we conceded silly goals and it ended up costing us.
“We lost Craig Rook and that unsettled us but we never got close in the second half. It’s frustrating because they were there for the taking.
“The players obviously did not listen to what they were told before the game.
“We were all over the place in the second half and gifted them goals.”
In a bright opening half, the Wakes took the initiative with a well-worked goal for Johnnie Currall after just quarter of an hour.
But that was as good as it got for Bourne and although they should have added to the scoreline before the break, good balls into the box were not met with a decisive finish.
Harborough came out the better side in the second half and levelled thorugh a messy goal after Bourne failed to clear their lines.
With everybody ball-watching, the ball fell to a Harborough who had time and space to bury his shot without a Wakes player within five yards.
The equaliser gave the home team heart and within a couple of minutes, Bourne keeper, Dan Jarman saved at full stretch, tipping the ball away for a corner.
But the day got worse for Bourne when they conceded a freak goal. The normally reliable Keith Gray mis-kicked a clearance and saw the ball skew to a Harborough player six yards out who thumped the ball into the roof of the net for the winner.
Bourne play second-placed Olney tomorrow. Kick off is at 3pm at the Abbey Lawn.
Bourne: Dan Jarman, Craig Rook (Alex Brockbank) Dan Smith, Jimmy McDonnell (Matt Davis) Aaron Jesson, Tom Cardall, Dan Mason, Johnnie Currall, Stuart Lambie, Andy Moss and Keith Gray (Ashley Firth).