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Bourne Town host Barrow Town in United Counties League Division One match at the JJ Mac Stadium



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Bourne boss Steve Wilson is hoping his side have started to click as they target a third successive league victory on Saturday.

The Wakes entertain Barrow Town at the JJ Mac Stadium looking to build on their last two outings in the United Counties League Division One.

A super second half showing fired the Wakes to a 4-2 victory over Lutterworth Athletic in their last home match a fortnight ago.

Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167978)
Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167978)

They then backed that up at the weekend with a terrific away win at in-form Dunkirk which has moved the Wakes nine points clear of the danger zone.

Wilson said: "It had started the week before against Lutterworth and we just carried that into Saturday's game.

"We had been awful for the first 30 minutes against Lutterworth, but we changed the system and got a goal back before half-time and they then couldn't live with us in the second half.

"We were a completely different side to the first half and went from one extreme to the other. We tore them to pieces and everything has just seemed to click since that point.

"It was a different game on Saturday because Dunkirk had been on a very good run.

"We got in front with two goals and played well and then had to do a lot more defending in the second half after they scored just before the break.

Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167977)
Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167977)

"We defended very well as a team, not just the defenders, which was the key because they are a good side.

"If we hadn't defended as well as we did as a team then we might have been beaten.

"We are a relatively new team and it's taking time to get our voices across on how we want to play but hopefully it is coming together now.

"The players are coming on board with what we want and hopefully we can go on a decent run.

"We were looking back a bit ago and wondering where we were going to get a win from but now we're looking to see if we can get three on the bounce.

"It would be nice if we could do that because for the past couple of games we have looked a more solid team all-round. Hopefully we can keep it together and go on a little run."

Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167976)
Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167976)

The Wakes have strengthened their attacking options in the past fortnight with Kyle Onyon and Danny Miller both joining the club.

Onyon has netted twice in as many games since joining from Sleaford and has formed a strong partnership with Miller who has returned to his home-town club.

Wilson commented: "Kyle's got two goals in two games and you couldn't have asked for any more from him. He's got a lovely first touch of the ball and has made a big difference to us.

"Danny has added that little bit of pace up front and is always a threat. We looked dangerous on the break on Saturday which keeps teams pinned back at times and we have lacked that a little bit this season.

"He's got a great appetite for hard work and, when you've got players like that, it really makes a big difference to you."

Player availability has also aided Bourne's upturn in fortunes which has seen them pick up seven points from their last three games ahead of Saturday's first meeting of the season with Barrow.

Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167975)
Action from Bourne's victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Photo: David Pearson (53167975)

Wilson added: "It wasn't a coincidence that last Saturday was the first time we have had everyone available within the squad.

"It showed because, if it wasn't going right, then we had something on the bench to change it so hopefully the availability will be a lot better from now on.

"We've finished the midweek games as well now so hopefully injuries won't be a problem going forward.

"It's been hard because we've had too many midweek games and, when you've got an injury, they never get time to recover.

"With everybody not having played football regularly for the past couple of seasons, it's been a lot on the bodies to keep playing Saturdays and Tuesdays."



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