Wakes continue to let points slip away

*Bourne v Olney football at Abbey Lawn
*Bourne v Olney football at Abbey Lawn

Bourne Town 1 Olney Town 1

THE Wakes let the lead slip away for their fourth draw in six league games on Saturday.

Darren Munton’s Bourne side went in front early on against Olney Town at the Abbey Lawn but were forced to settle for just one point when Jared Cunniff scored for the visitors just before the half hour mark.

And Munton saw it as two points dropped rather than one point won after Jake Mason had given the Wakes an ideal start, squeezing the ball past the keeper after just six minutes.

The Wakes need to turn draws into victories soon if they are to threaten the top of the United Counties League First Division table this season and Munton said:

“If we could turn a couple of the draws into wins it would put us in a decent position.

“It’s disappointing because we keep getting in front but do not kill games off. We got our noses in front and then conceded a sloppy goal.

“But I think that this time last year we might have lost the game. This year we are more resilient.”

New signing Aaron Campion acquitted himself well on his Bourne debut and Munton praised Seb Hood’s contribution.

Bourne travel to bottom-of-the-table Potton United tomorrow, but Munton was quick to warn his players against complacency.

“I do think they are as poor as the table suggests. They are perhaps just not having the run of the green. You certainly can’t take anything for granted.”

Bourne: Jarman, Jesson, Campion, Smith, P Conneely, Cardall, Walton, L Conneely (Colangelo), Hood, Mason, Brockbank (Bass). Unused: Munton.ourne

l A MINUTE’s silence was held in memory of Brian Sherwin before Bourne’s match against Olney on Saturday.

Bourne boss Darren Munton said: “I spent a lot of time with him at the ground last year. He had been involved with the club for quite a few years but especially looking after the pitch over the last three or four years. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to his family.”