Bourne Town 0 Peterborough Sports 3
That’s what happens if you can’t even get the basics right.
A poor performance saw Bourne Town concede three goals before the break as they made life very easy for Peterborough Sports.
The Wakes lacked desire and although boss Rafa Mazzarella missed the game due to illness, he would have felt sick watching this dreadful display.
The first game since the departure of prolific striker Jezz Goldson-Williams to Deeping Rangers might have offered the opportunity for others to shine.
Yet they didn’t take the chance and never made much of an effort either.
Bourne looked lightweight and they were forced to defend for long periods while Sports patiently passed the ball around.
It took just six minutes to open the scoring as Dan Fountain’s corner was flicked on for Daniel Clements to head home at the far post.
Ryan Wood’s low finish made it 2-0 and a spectacular 35-yard thunderbolt from Fountain put the result beyond doubt.
Clements came close to another goal when his header was tipped over by Aaron Fagan midway through the second half.
Bourne’s first real effort came with 14 minutes to go through substitute Jones De Souza and in stoppage-time Henry Dunn’s free-kick crashed off the crossbar.
However, it was too little, too late by Bourne who needed to make a bright start.
4-4-2: Fagan 4; Elger 4, Jesson 4, Spearink 4, D Wilson 4; Dunn 5, Bottreill 4 (sub Bratcher 82 mins), S Wilson 4, Bull 5 (sub De Souza 69 mins, 6); Pierre-Liverpool 4 (sub Williams h-t, 6), Gray 4. Sub not used: Gilbert.
4-1-4-1: McShane; Wood, Holt, Gibbs (sub Lenton 57 mins), Birtles; Nyang (sub Garwell 66 mins); Fountain (sub Cook 73 mins), Boome, Bogusz, Clements; Odain. Subs not used: Cox, Simpson.
Clements (6 mins, 0-1); Wood (21 mins, 0-2); Fountain (37 mins, 0-3).
Jones De Souza - only on the pitch for 21 minutes but at least he offered a threat.
Northampton Spencer (H) - Saturday.