Wakes target maximum points haul in home clash
Bourne boss Rob Middleton is urging his charges not to let all their hard work go unrewarded as they look to extend their unbeaten run on Saturday.
The Wakes host Holwell Sports at the Abbey Lawn this weekend looking to stretch their five-match unbeaten run in Division One of the United Counties League.
Bourne have been beaten just once in their last nine league games and entertain a third-from-bottom Holwell side who have lost six of their seven away matches this term.
And Middleton doesn't want his side to waste their excellent endeavours in recent weeks which have pocketed hard-earned draws with Harrowby and Sileby as well as an away success at Thrapston.
He said: "We have had some very hard battles recently against the likes of Harrowby and Sileby who are very good sides.
"With all respect to Holwell, it's a game we've got to be looking at winning. No game is easy, but we want the three points.
"We don't want to let the hard graft we've put in recently slip away by dropping points at home."
Middleton will make late fitness assessments on a number of his charges after both Max Cooper and Dan Smith missed Saturday's 1-1 home draw.
Craig Rook also took a knock in a match which saw Bourne bag a 92nd minute equaliser through top scorer Zak Munton.
Ryan Archer had given Sileby the lead just past the half-hour mark with Rangers also seeing star striker Leon Lobjoit red-carded after the final whistle.
Wakes joint chairman Darren Munton took charge of the side with Middleton away at a works event.
Middleton commented: "We had two key players missing out of the back line on Saturday, but I was told we soaked up a lot of pressure in the first half.
"We kept the same shape and formation. We had to show a lot of resilience and got our rewards in the end.
"We have still got injuries following the weekend so I'll have to see where we are before Saturday.
"There's a few with niggles so we've got a different kind of headache, but it gives the lads a chance who haven't been playing much recently to show what they're about."