Wakes finish in dull stalemate

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THE Wakes rounded off their season with a goalless draw at the Abbey Lawn on Saturday.

Bourne drew 0-0 with Buckingham Town to finish fourth from bottom of the United Counties League First Division, although Potton, whose match at Rushen and Higham was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch could still move above Bourne if they win their game in hand.

The visitors twice struck the woodwork and home keeper Dan Jarman made a great save from a 25 yard strike by Daley Cross. Bourne had their chances too but frustration in front of goal summed up the Wakes season perfectly.

Boss Darren Munton, who has worn his heart on his sleeve and threatened to resign at least once during a frustrating season at the Abbey Lawn, said: “Dan Jarman pulled off a couple of great saves. It was a good game for a nil-nil.”

He added: “It has been a tough year but was been enjoyable at times”.

“We had chances to win on Saturday and are slowly getting it right on the field.

“We have been a little bit naive at times and need some experienced players to come in and help the younger lads. In terms of facilities we are not badly off but trying to get players is difficult because we are not playing for money.”

Bourne’s 1st team will take on the reserves tomorrow for the Bill Mitchelson Cup, played in memory of a lifelong Wakes fan.

In previous years Bourne have played Morton for the trophy but since Morton’s football club folded, the Abbey Lawn club decided a play-off between the two club’s sides would maintain the tradition.

Bourne: Dan Jarman, Kevin Elger, Tom Cardall, Seb Hood (Mark Shrosbree), Dan Smith, Aaron Jesson, Andy Moss, John Currall, Alex Brockbank (George Holliday), Ben Easson (Dan Mason), Steve Mastin.