Blanchard strikes late toe earn Bourne Town victory

"Action" from Bourne Town  v Raunds football  at the Abbey Fields EMN-151121-184336009
"Action" from Bourne Town v Raunds football at the Abbey Fields EMN-151121-184336009

Bourne Town snatched victory in injury time on Saturday with a goal from Kieran Blanchard.

The strike two minutes into added time was enough to earn the Wakes a 1-0 victory away at Raunds Town to revenge their defeat earlier in the season at the Abbey Lawn.

Blanchard’s goal also ensure Bourne continue to be the plague to the UCL Division One’s top sides on their travels, making it three unbeaten on their travedls.

Young Zak Munton came off the bench the bench for Bourne and made a real impact before setting up the game winning goal.

However Bourne rode their luck on their way to victory and had to survive a penalty miss in the first half. Fortunately for the hosts the Royals taker didn’t even test goalkeeper Alex Brown from the spot as he fired his effort off target.

Bourne sit in eight place in the league, flanked either side by local rivals with Oakham United in seventh and Blackstones in ninth.

The Wakes welcome Thrapston Town to the Abbey Lawn on Saturday.

It was not such a great weekend for Bourne Town Reserves who were beaten 2-1 at home by Rushden and Higham United Reserves.

Bourne Town: Alex Brown, Jack Bottreill, Sam Makepeace-Beach, Aaron Jesson, Dan Wilson, Henry Dunn, Andrew Moss, Sam Wilson, Tyler Sculthorpe, Craig Rook, Jake Mason. SUBS: Kieran Blanchard, James Zealand and Zak Munton.

Potton United: Craig Lewis, Ash Yeomans, Calum Forster, Shaun Faulkner, Luke Harradine, Mark Ansell-Carter, Joe Jordan, John Bailey (Marc Umney), Gary Ansell-Carter (Alex Taylor), Kenny Smith, Jack Chandler (Adam Marsh).