Brazilian on target on his Bourne debut

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ON Chenecks 2 Bourne 2

BRAZILIAN strike ace Ikharo Leopoldino made a fine first impression on British football.

The new recruit needed only 43 minutes of his debut to open his goalscoring account and double the Wakes’ lead with a smart shot from the edge of the box.

Jack Humphries had earlier broken the deadlock just after the half-hour, but a Bourne side including player-boss Darren Munton as an emergency goalkeeper were pegged back late in the second period.

Munton, who donned the gloves with regular keeper Dan Jarman away and having been let down by a replacement, admitted he was at fault for the second of the Chenecks goals which both arrived in the final 10 minutes.

Munton said: “Ikharo looked lively and showed up well. It’s always nice for a striker to get a goal on his debut.

“I’m not too disappointed with a point even though we did lead the game for a long time.

“I should have stayed on my line for the second goal, but I couldn’t have done a lot about the first one.”

Bourne: Munton, Braithwaite, Jesson, Smith, Rook, Cardall (N. Staffieri), G. Staffieri, Humphries (Firth), Hood, Brockbank, Leopoldino (Dunn).