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Bourne boss Steve Wilson wants to see more of the same from his Wakes side as they aim to continue their solid run of form on Saturday.

The Wakes entertain seventh-placed Birstall United at the JJ Mac Stadium looking to maintain their strong streak of form that has seen them lose just once in the last six outings.

They will go into the clash buoyed by a 1-0 away win at Ingles on Saturday courtesy of Jamie Gaukroger's last minute goal.

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters

The win elevated Bourne above their beaten hosts in the league table and Wilson was pleased with how his side applied themselves in awful conditions.

He said: "It was a very close game so to score right at the death was perfect.

"It gave us something to defend and we had that little bit more desire to hang onto it.

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters

"The wind and rain made the conditions horrendous, but fair play to both sides because we each had spells when we got the ball down and tried to play football.

"We have spoken all season though about desire and commitment to get results because you need those qualities and on Saturday it was there for all to see.

"It showed in keeping a clean sheet and then getting a goal at the death which was really good.

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters

"Hopefully we can get another three points this weekend in what will be another tough game so I'll be looking for just the same from the players."

It was a cracking cross from Jamie Gordon that Gaukroger converted to win last weekend's match in a game of few clear-cut chances.

The Wakes had handed a debut on Saturday to the returning Danny Horton who was with Bourne last season before joining Premier Division North side Sleaford Town this term.

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters

Wilson commented: "Danny hasn't played for four or five weeks and Saturday did take its toll on him but hopefully we can get him fitter and he'll be a great addition to the squad.

"He's the kind of player that we're looking to bring to the club because he's got quality and has got a lot of years ahead of him.

"We should be looking to keep these young lads for a number of years so we have got a good nucleus to keep things going."

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters

The Wakes are likely to be without Aaron Warrener on Saturday while Zack Dunn is sidelined with a knee injury that was sustained in the match against Radford a fortnight ago.

The Wakes now have an online shop, selling club shirts, tracksuits and polos as well as hats and scarfs. It can be found at www.fanaticsteamweareastanglia.co.uk/collections/bourne-town-fc

Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters
Bourne Town went down to a 3-1 home defeat against high-flying Radford in their last home league game. Photo: Alan Walters


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