Bourne Town stretched their unbeaten run to three ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One matches on Saturday (September 21) - but manager Darren Munton was quick to admit it was a case of two points dropped rather than being one gained.
The Wakes drew 2-2 with Raunds Town at the Abbey Lawn after being on the receiving end of a late comeback from opponents yet to taste defeat this season.
A double-strike from emerging striker Danny Pick, who broke the deadlock midway through the first period and struck again on the hour, had put Munton’s men in the driving seat.
But Raunds rallied to preserve their unbeaten record with two goals in the final 12 minutes.
Aaron Jesson had a late chance to snatch victory but the Wakes defender was denied by a brave save at his feet from the visiting goalkeeper.
Boss Munton said: “It was disappointing to only draw given that Raunds hadn’t really looked like scoring for much of the match.
“We couldn’t manage to hang on to the lead and it has to go down as a couple of points dropped.
“It is another game unbeaten but we are conceding far too many goals and the majority of them are avoidable.”
“The Raunds manager admitted after the game that they didn’t deserve anything from it.”
Bourne are back in action tomorrow night (Tuesday) when hosting higher-level Yaxley in the preliminary round of the UCL League Cup at the Abbey Lawn (7.45pm).
And Munton is anxious for his men to produce a better display than they did when facing the Cuckoos in pre-season.
“We lost 6-0 in that game,” he continued. “But we have a much more settled side now.
“We have made a bit of progress in recent games and hopefully we can give a better account of ourselves.”