Wakes face a tough return to league action

Action from Bourne's defeat to Rushden and Higham United'Photo: kevinrookphotography.com
Action from Bourne's defeat to Rushden and Higham United'Photo: kevinrookphotography.com
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The Wakes return to league action tomorrow with the visit of third-placed Eynesbury Rovers promising a tough test at the Abbey Lawn.

Bourne lost 3-0 at Eynesbury less than a month ago but a week later the Wakes ended a long winless run with a 2-0 victory at Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 - and it is the spirit of that performance that Darren Munton will want to see from his side tomorrow.

Bourne have been inconsistent this season and Munton was disappointed by his side’s display in their last outing, a 3-0 League Cup defeat to Rushden and Higham United on Saturday.

“We never really got going,” said the Wakes manager. “It was a heavy pitch and four or five of us were not at the races.

“We should have done better in key areas of the pitch but they got the better of us.

“We played some decent football in spells but I didn’t see anybody taking responsibility. Too many players were expecting the ball to come to them.”

Lee Wood delivered quality balls into the box, and Fernand Bass had a good opportunity in the first half but otherwise Bourne were below par.

Munton added: “It was a cup game and league wins are perhaps more important to us right now but you still want to do as well as you can because it can give you a bit confidence going into league games.”

Bourne’s game at home to Thrapston was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch on Tuesday evening.

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3pm. The Wakes are due to play at home again on Tuesday with the visit of Rothwell Corinthians in the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

Bourne: Aaron Bellairs, Kev Elgar, Tom Cardell (Dan Smith), Aaron Jesson, Seb Hood, Lee Wood, Craig Rook, Fernand Bass, Michael Feely, Tom Caldicott (Johnny Currall), Ben Easson (Andy Moss). Sub unused: George Halliday.

Scott Spearink scored the only goal of the game as the Wakes Reserves won 1-0 at Huntingdon in the Reserves Cup.

Bourne Reserves: Ross Bell, Jack Bottreill, Daniel Bratcher, Matthew Gilson, Ross Lomas, Daniel Mason, Scott McKenzie, Daniel Pick, Scott Spearink, Ben Thomson, Mark Walklin. Sub Adam Brown.

Langtoft United, who had a week off in the Peterborough and District league last weekend, face one of their toughest challenges of the season tomorrow with the visit of the first division’s top side, King’s Lynn Reserves. Kick off is at 2pm.

Mid-table Baston host Alconbury in the Peterborough league’s third tier tomorrow.

Last weekend Baston pulled back from 3-1 down at the break to earn a point from a high-scoring draw at Parkside.

Craig Stevenson, Ciaran Reynolds and Scott Collins with a brace were on target for Baston during the 4-4 draw. Kick off is at 2pm tomorrow.