Wakes skipper earns draw with injury time equaliser
Bourne Town are making late goals to earn points something of a habit of late and on Saturday a stoppage time goal earned them a 2-2 draw at home to Thrapston Town.
Last week Kieran Blanchard struck two minutes into injury time to beat Potton United and there was equal drama this weekend at the Abbey Lawn.
How Trapston did not get all three points from this match only they will know.
Ben Morgan had put Thrapston ahead after ten minutes and they continued to threaten through out. In fact Bourne were walking a tight rope as they saw the visitors have two goals scrubbed off in the second half.
Unsurprisingly there is no goal line technology in the UCL Division One but they could have done with it after a Thrapston strike bounced down off the bar midway through the second half and hit the line. The visitors were convinced it was in but neither the referee or his assistance agreed. The rebound was tucked away but the Trapston man was judged offside just to add injury to insult.
Lewis Dupree had earlier seen a Thrapston goal disallowed for a foul in the build up.
So when Bourne levelled the score at 1-1 in the 83 minute when Tyler Sculthorpe finished a Zak Munton cross, the visitors couldn’t believe what was happening.
But just three two minutes later Jack Wisniewski added a second to give Thrapston the lead at the Abbey Lawn for a second time and set up the victory - or at least so they thought.
This young Bourne side don’t know when they are beaten and kept fighting away. A minute into injury time Bourne captain Dan Smith levelled the score with a powerful header to earn a share of the points.
The draw sees Bourne in eighth in the league table.
The points comes as a welcome boost as the Wakes lost promising attacking midfielder Henry Dunn to Deeping Rangers this week.
Dunn was last season’s players player of the year winner for Bourne and their top scorer in 2014/15 with 10 goals.
However the club, which has become a real production line for developing players to play at a higher standard, wished him well as the 23 year-old takes the step up to UCL Premier Division football.
He came off the bench on Saturday in Rangers’ 1-0 victory over Newport Pagnell Town.
In the mean time Bourne Town Reserves came back from Thrapston Reserves with a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Daniel Munton and Ashley Firth in the UCL Reserve Division while Bourne Town U18s completed a pretty good weekend for the club with a 5-1 victory over Spalding United Youth.
Bourne Town: Alex Brown, Jack Botterill, James Zealand, Dan Smith (c), Aaron Jesson, Andrew Moss, Craig Rook, Sam Wilson, Jake Mason, Zak Munton, Kieran Blanchard (Tyler Sculthorpe).
Substitutes unused: Jonjo Roberts, Dan Wilson.
Thrapston Town: Liam Fox, Carlos Lewis, James Langin, Lloyd Buckby, Duncan Charles, Wayne Brown, Lewis Dupree, Peter McDonald, Jack Wisniewski, Michael Rogers, Charlie Parkin.
Substitute unused: Dom Whitehouse, Thomas Mason, Gavin Cullum.