Wakes boss calls for consistency

Abbey Lawn, Bourne'Football - Bourne vs Heckington
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THE Wakes will go into their final two pre-season friendlies with the call for consistency ringing in their ears.

Bourne travel to Cottesmore tomorrow with Darren Munton expected to play several of his recent recruits from the Rutland side.

They then host Boston’s youth side at the Abbey Lawn on Tuesday evening and Munton said: “Saturday and next week’s match will be the games where we will look at who will start the first game.”

The Wakes boss expects to have former Cottesmore men Alex Brown, Ben Easson and Mike Feely available for Saturday’s game as well as Tom Caldicott who has already scored four goals since his arrival from the Leicestershire League side.

The fourth of those goals opened the scoring against Heckington at home on Saturday when Bourne won 2-0.

Saturday’s game was goalless at half-time. Caldicott then capitalised on a error from the visiting keeper, and James Allan, a recent arrival from Spalding, added the second with a left foot strike.

“We were a bit hit and miss,” said Munton despite the victory and a clean sheet.

“We defended alright and they did not have too many chances but we made hard work of it. There’s still some improvement needed.

“Tom will be disappointed not to have added to his tally.”

Munton who gave the winger a trial upon the recommendation of Spalding boss Pat Rayment, said: “He’s good on the ball and looks a good addition.”

“We are looking for better consistency. At Stones (where Bourne lost 2-1 10 days ago) we looked good but for periods on Saturday we took a step back, which was a bit disappointing.”

The Wakes boss also admits he is impatient for the start of the 2012-13 season.

The Wakes kick off their UCL First division campaign with a home tie against Northampton’s ON Chennecks, and Munton said: “I just want to get started.

“We have a lot more options than last year, and Steve Elgar will be stepping up from the reserves and he’s a great motivator.

“We are still trying to get one or two more in but there is already a good togetherness about the squad.”

Bourne’s reserves kick off at home to Oadby Town Reserves on August 25.