Wakes face Harroby United on Boxing Day

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The Wakes continue a tough Christmas campaign today against Harrowby United after their recent run of form was brought to a juddering halt in the UCL Division One.

Saturday’s visitors Lutterworth Athletic showed why they sit comfortably in the top 10 in the table by taking their chances in a 3-1 defeat of Bourne Town.

Third-placed Harrowby will also be a tough contest and that’s followed by a trip to second-placed Eynesbury Rovers on Saturday.

Tommy Cardall scored at the weekend to briefly offer The Wakes hope of a recovery at Abbey Lawn but it wasn’t enough to add to Bourne’s back-to-back wins over the league’s bottom two sides.

“As good as we were in our last two wins, we were poor this week,” admitted Wakes manager Darren Munton.

“We fell off the pace, I don’t know why. We just didn’t get to grips with the contest and gave away some sloppy goals.”

Following a move down the left, Lutterworth’s Mark Baker opened the scoring with a strong low shot.

Fifteen minutes later, Bourne tried unsuccessfully to apply the offside but Athletic sprang the trap for George Lee to calmly score their second.

Bourne had one or two chances before half-time, particularly from Jason Kilbride, and came back out fired up.

Tommy Cardall went on the overlap down the left and carried on running to unleash a left foot score that brought Bourne back into the game.

However, a few minutes later another defensive lapse allowed Charlie Butler to wrap it all up with the visitors’ third goal.

Bourne: Marcus Baines (Anthony Wells), Aaron Bellairs, Alex Brockbank (Kevin Elger), Thomas Cardall, Paul Clark, Aaron Jesson, Jason Kilbride, Andrew Moss, Alec Robinson, Craig Rook (Ashley Firth), Daniel Smith.