Bourne Town Reserves put in a spirited performance in their 1-0 away loss to high-flying Oadby on Saturday after conceding a late penalty.
It was a nightmare start for The Wakes as striker Danny Pick was injured in the warm up.
Oadby Town started the game with the wind behind them simply playing long balls towards The Wakes’ defence.
Skipper Josh Mountain and Sam Deykin were well equipped to deal with the long ball threat and with keeper Reece Evans behind them a great base was established.
Striker Kieran Rogers backed up by Jack Bottreil caused a lot of concern for the home defence going close on a couple of occasions.
The start of the second half saw the home team really pressure the Wakes but great work from co-manager Jonathon Ball and James MacDonald kept the score even.
Endless running from George Holliday led to a great chance which the Oadby keeper saved superbly.
With five minute to go a slip by the Wakes’ defence gave Oadby a penalty kick which Reece Evans got a massive hand to but he could not quite keep it out.
With time running out and the weather getting worse The Wakes pushed for an equaliser but Oadby showed good discipline and slowed the game right down allowing the clock to tick away.
Bourne Townb Res: Evans. Hall. Wallace. Mountain(C). Deykin. Ball. MacDonald. Burrell. Bottreil. Holliday. Rogers. Injured sub. Pick