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Great opportunity for Wakes to help club




Joint Bourne boss Rob Middleton (front). (3895005)
Joint Bourne boss Rob Middleton (front). (3895005)

Joint boss Rob Middleton is hoping Bourne Town’s first home success of the season will provide the perfect boost for Saturday’s FA Vase clash.

The Wakes entertain Eastern Counties League Division One side March Town in the first qualifying round tie at the Abbey Lawn.

After picking up four points from their opening four league games, the Wakes enjoyed their best win of Middleton and co-boss Leigh Porter’s reign on Tuesday night when they defeated Harrowby United.

A hat-trick from Zak Munton inspired the Wakes to the 3-2 League Cup success as Bourne battled back from conceding a second minute opener to blunt the high-flying Arrows and earn a home clash with Premier Division neighbours Pinchbeck United in the next round.

Middleton said: “The victory has given everyone a big lift and I'm just pleased that we've got our first home win.

"It's something that the committee deserved and hopefully we can give them a few more nights like that.

"It's given us a massive boost and hopefully we can take this performance into Saturday. It's a great opportunity for us to put something back into the club.”

March - who have ex-Wakes Adam Rothery and Gav Cooke in their ranks - have made a similar start to Bourne having collected five points from their first four league games.

Middleton continued: “What we achieved on Tuesday night is now done and put to bed. We need to make sure we're switched on and focused and ready to go again on Saturday.

"We have showed in two or three games that we're capable of putting it together for 45 minutes.

"But we've either given teams the first or second halves. Tuesday was the first time we have performed for the full 90 minutes.”

Summer signing Warren McSkelly is on the verge of returning to action from injury, but Dan Smith is still sidelined with a hamstring problem.



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