Top six spot remains Bourne target

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Bourne RFC were knocked back but not out of the race for a top six spot when they lost 15-9 to Thorney insists skipper Adam Binns.

A Bourne victory on Saturday would have narrowed the gap between the two mid-table teams but despite the setback, the Bourne captain says his side’s target remains unchanged.

Their next three fixtures are against teams around them in the table and Binns, who kicked three penalties for Bourne’s points on Saturday, is determined to keep on Thorney’s coattails.

“They do not have the easiest run-in,” he said. “If they slip up we want to be in a position to take advantage.”

He was also encouraged by a scoreline that he says reflects a vast improvement since Bourne joined the Midlands 4 East (South) this season.

Thorney won 51-12 early in the season but Bourne were more than a match at Milking Nook Drove on Saturday.

“It was a physical game with brilliant rugby played by both sides,” he said. “It was one of those games where one mistake was crucial which proves how far we have come this season.”

Bourne are at home to Wellingborough Old Grammarians on Saturday. Kick off is at 2.15pm.

Bourne(v Thorney): Lee Wilcox (Tom Mellor), Thomas Donely, Jake Appleby, Anthony hilliam_Cooke (Tom Douglas), Paul Mamby (Alan Faversham), John Hume (James Paterson), Ed Hilliam-Cooke, Jason Rushton, Adam binns, Thomas Dixon, Matthew Ross, Jack Berry, Ewan Jones, Ashley Reeves, Aiden Smith (Drew Castle).