Bourne finally rediscovered their scoring boots on Tuesday, only to concede five at the other end.
Darren Munton’s side lost 5-3 at home to Wellingborough Whitworth, a side they had beaten 1-0 last month. It was the first time in five matches that the Wakes had found the net but poor defending proved costly. “We gifted them four of the five goals,” admitted Munton after a defeat that leaves Bourne needing miracles if they are to avoid finishing in the bottom two. The Wakes, who host third-placed Harrowby on Monday (1pm), now need to win that game and also win at third-bottom Blackstones in their final match to have any hope of climbing out of the bottom two. They could be down before kick-off on Monday though if Blackstones win at Burton Park on Saturday. Matt Judge fired the visitors ahead after just six minutes on Tuesday and went on to complete a hat-trick. His second came straight after Seb Hood had hauled Bourne level with a 19th minute equaliser. Hood grabbed a second and Craig Rook also scored but it was a disappointing night for Bourne. Munton added: “We only had a slim chance of staying out of the bottom two but this has dashed those hopes. “Our defending was so poor and the performance was typical of our season. “It will be a big blow if we don’t get re-elected but if we go down we will at least be playing at our level because we have been found out big time this season.”