Bourne end barren run with a draw at Oadby

The Wakes go close at table-topping Oadby'Photo:
The Wakes go close at table-topping Oadby'Photo:
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The Wakes take on Bugbrooke tomorrow with renewed 
confidence as the first side to deprive table-topping Oadby of all three points.

Bourne ended a run of five straight losses with a goalless draw away at the leaders and Bourne manager Darren Munton admitted it was relief.

He said: “It was a great relief to end the barren run. It’s a massive lift.

“The lads’ attitude was first class. If they can show that level of performance each week we should have no problems.”

Munton made several tactical switches for the game with Seb Hood playing in front of the back four and Tom Caldicott 
deployed as a lone striker.

“I think they expected to turn us over but they never really opened us up once,” said the Bourne boss.

“Before the game, nobody gave us a hope but the lads put in a shift and were rewarded.

“I am really pleased with the way the lads performed but also a little disappointed that we didn’t win because we had a the best two chances of the game.”

Those chances fell to Caldicott and the returning Fernand Bass who both had a chances to cap a fine display with a 
winning goal.

Bass, who had a brief spell at the Abbey Lawn last season, has returned from UCL division one rivals Raunds, and Munton has recruited another ex-Raunds man, Lloyd Buchan, as well as veteran midfielder Lee Wood. Wood most recently played for Cottesmore Amateurs in the Leicestershire League before taking on a coaching role at Peterborough League outfit 
Oakham United.

Bourne are away against Bugbrooke tomorrow and then take on Blackstones in the first round of the Lincolnshire Cup at Stamford on Wednesday, October 17.

Bourne: A Bellairs, J Currall, T Cardall, A Jesson, J Allan (A Moss), F Bass, S Hood, C Rook, B Easson, T Caldicott. Subs: A Brown, K Elgar.

Bourne’s reserves take on Blackstones Reserves in the Reserves Cup at the Abbey Lawn tomorrow.