Fightback too late to deny Wakes

Bourne boss Rafa Mazzarella
Bourne boss Rafa Mazzarella

Bourne Town 4 Raunds Town 3

Bourne Town bounced back from three successive defeats to stun high-riding Raunds Town whose late fightback fell just short.

A great start by the Wakes saw Aaron Jesson open the scoring six minutes in and Harley Williams double the lead three minutes later.

Six minutes before the interval Henry Dunn scored a third for Bourne.

When Dunn scored again with 13 minutes left Bourne looked home and dry.

Jed Ainge’s 86th-minute strike might have initially seemed just a consolation, but Lewis Hallford added a Raunds second two minutes later and Dave Townsend followed up with a last-gasp third to set nerves jangling.

Bourne are back home on Saturday against Bugbrooke St Michaels.