Bourne need to discover a ruthless touch

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Bourne’s lack of ruthlessness came back to haunt them on Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wootton Blue Cross.

Wakes boss Darren Munton had targeted nine points from three matches, beginning with fourth-from-bottom Wootton but left Weston Park frustated.

“We should have won the game,” said Munton, whose side travel to Rothwell Corinthians this evening and then host second-bottom Potton United on Saturday.

“We had enough possession but did not create enough chances. We got behind them a lot but without the killer ball.

“I see it as two points dropped.”

There were few clear cut chances for either side in the first half with a lob that went too high from Tom Caldicott and a low drive from Tom Waumsley among the Wakes’ best efforts.

The hosts went ahead just before the hour mark when Grant Williams took advantage of a slip by Kev Elgar. Williams’ cross found Jacob Ottley who scored at full stretch.

Wakes keeper, Aaron Bellairs pulled off a fine double save before Caldicott levelled for the visitors. Caldicott tucked away a spot kick after substitute Simon Penney had been fouled in the area.

Bourne finished the stronger of the two sides but failed to find the breakthrough despite Wootton being reduced to 10 men with the dismissal of Williams.

Bourne: Aaron Bellairs, Kevin Elger, Tom Cardall, Andy Moss (Jimmy McDonnell), Seb Hood, Aaron Jesson, Craig Rook, John Currall (Simon Penney), Tom Waumsley, Tom Caldicott, Mike Feeley (Jason Kilbride).