Late winner provides boost for Wakes ahead of Thrapston clash

Kieran Blanchard (in red) lays the ball off against Raunds Town at the Abbey Lawn.
Kieran Blanchard (in red) lays the ball off against Raunds Town at the Abbey Lawn.

Bourne Town entertain Thrapston on Saturday after they upset high-flying Potton United last weekend.

Kieran Blanchard’s goal, set up by fellow sub Zak Munton, two minutes into time added at the end of the match proved decisive as Bourne snatched victory.

The Wakes had been beaten by the Bedfordshire side at the Abbey Lawn earlier in the season but they turned the tables in dramatic style.

Potton were left to rue first half openings that went begging as Wakes keeper Alex Brown saved well from Joe Jordan and Gary Ansell-Carter.

But most of all, Bourne were let off after a Calum Forster missed penalty just before half-time awarded for a foul on Jack Chandler.

Steve Wilson’s men, eighth in UCL Division 1, now start a run of three winnable games, with Thrapston followed by the trip to bottom side Burton Park Wanderers and then a home clash with Wellingborough Whitworths in two weeks’ time.

Speaking to Spalding Today after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Raunds Town, Wilson said: “The players are all still learning but they are at the point where there are no excuses.”