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Wakes seeking first home win ahead of double bill of games at the Abbey Lawn

Bourne Town are back in action at the Abbey Lawn on Saturday. (3770042)
Bourne Town are back in action at the Abbey Lawn on Saturday. (3770042)

Joint Bourne boss Leigh Porter has hailed the bond between his players which has been formed within the newly-assembled squad.

The Wakes brought in an influx of new players during the close season, but Porter feels they have quickly united in their aim to bring success to the Abbey Lawn.

Bourne host Birstall United on Saturday looking to build on the four points from their opening three United Counties League Division One games.

They bounced back from a disappointing home loss to Lutterworth Athletic with a 1-1 away draw at St Andrews last Saturday following an opening day victory at Rushden & Higham.

Porter commented: "We have experienced three different emotions so far, but all the games in August have been a really good test. We knew we'd be facing teams, like ourselves, who want to be there or thereabouts.

"We have learned a lot over the past couple of weeks. We played some fast, attacking football on Saturday and, if we keep creating chances, the goals will come.

"We are new to the club and several of the players are new to this level of football so it was never going to be a quick fix.

"It's a long-term project and we're pretty relaxed about how things have gone so far. It's all very positive.

"We have a real togetherness and character in the dressing room which is unusual to have so early on which is really pleasing.

"We are still learning all the time. We have got to make sure we do more of what has worked well for us and less on what hasn't.

"The committee has worked really hard to give Bourne the facilities we have got so hopefully we can reward them with some good football and another three points on Saturday.”

Bourne are also at home on Tuesday night when Division One rivals Harrowby United visit the Abbey Lawn in the League Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

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