Clarets content with quarter-final spot while Wakes show progress in narrow loss
Substitute Harry Allcock delivered Deeping's knock-out blow as they ended battling Bourne's brave resistance in the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy tie at the Abbey Lawn on Wednesday night.
Allcock arrowed home the winning strike with 16 minutes remaining of the first round clash between the two near neighbours who could be both satisified with their night's work.
Deeping were pleased to negotiate a potentially tricky passage into the last eight of the county competition while Bourne's ability to compete with a side riding high at the level above showed their progress in recent weeks.
The Wakes had been thumped 7-0 by Pinchbeck United in their last home encounter with Premier Division opposition two months ago.
But they more than held their own on Wednesday night despite missing the services of unavailable 19-goal top marksman Zak Munton.
Deeping were also deprived of the services of Danny Durkin who has joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division side Grantham Town after netting eight goals in 13 appearances for the Clarets.
Rangers were also without centre-back Billy Stubbs, midfielder Michael Simpson and cup-tied attacker Jonny Lockie while Craig Rook was unavailable for the Wakes.
Deeping handed a debut to new number one Phil McGann who has joined the Clarets after spending last season with Lincoln United in the Evo-Stik Division One East.
And the Clarets custodian had an early scare as Deeping defender Luke Andersen headed an early through ball past his own goalkeeper who recovered to clear under pressure.
Deeping thought they had broken the deadlock after 19 minutes when Wakes goalkeeper Garry Doran appeared to claw Scott Mooney's effort out from beyond the goalline.
However, the visitors' appeals for a goal were turned down to deny Mooney what would have been his 100th strike in his 172nd appearance for the Clarets.
Mooney then dragged a shot wide following a scramble in the home box before Dan Schiavi was denied a goal against his former club by a fine block from Doran after the Deeping play-maker had burst clear.
Reece Driscoll sent a decent strike wide for the Wakes before Jake Mason went close with a well-struck first-time effort as the opening half finished goalless.
Deeping made a dominant start to the second half as they looked for the vital breakthrough, but Bourne were putting their bodies on the line in the home box with a series of crucial blocks while Doran produced another smart stop to deny Schiavi.
Driscoll flashed another shot wide from a decent Bourne opening before Luke Hunnings' volley from a Deeping corner was deflected narrowly over.
Mark Tinsley then had a header for the Wakes which forced McGann to hold at full stretch before the deadlock was finally broken.
The prolific Mooney this time provided the assist as he shrugged off a challenge down the right before picking out Allcock with his cross and the substitute fired home the crucial opening goal.
Deeping then had two cracking chances to increase their advantage late on as first Mooney chipped his shot straight at Doran after breaking clear before substitute Matt Carter fired wide with the goal at his mercy from close range.
Bourne threw extra bodies forward in the dying throes, but Deeping remained defiant to continue their four-pronged attack for honours in the league, KO Cup, county cup and FA Vase.
Bourne: Doran, Elgar, Cardall, Cooper (Currall), Smith (Ramsden), McSkelly, Driscoll, Bottreill, Mason, Tinsley (Burutsa), Waumsley. Not used: Russell, Murphy (GK).
Deeping: McGann, Flack, Fryett, Burton-Jones, Hunnings, Andersen, Jarvis, Coulson, Mooney, Dunn (Allcock), Schiavi (Carter). Not used: Marsden.
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