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Bourne Town set for trip to UCL Division One leaders Long Buckby

Set-piece goals are still causing concern for Bourne Town boss Simon Daws after five successive defeats.

The Wakes conceded from two corners at home to Holbeach United in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy on Wednesday night.

Spencer Tinkler and Joe Braithwaite headed home for the Tigers then substitute Jonny Lockie was allowed to find space behind Bourne's back five and make it 3-0.

Simon Daws
Simon Daws

Daws admitted: "Headed goals are our Achilles heel.

"We've conceded three times like that in the last three games plus two more on Wednesday when it's just a case of attacking the ball really.

"We are giving away too many free-kicks and corners by inviting the opposition on to us. We are asking for trouble.

"I was disappointed with all three goals for Holbeach as the last one was really sloppy as well. We took our eye off the game.

"There is a lot of work to do here and I'm trying to get through to the players about these silly mistakes.

"The aerial issue is a recurring problem and we've got to sort that out.

"Kyle Evans is a young, inexperienced keeper who needs protection. We're playing a back five so I expect one of the central defenders to head the ball.

"We tried to limit the space but we know Holbeach are a good side and way in front of us."

Bourne Town v Holbeach United
Bourne Town v Holbeach United

Bourne are back on the road at Long Buckby on Saturday.

The Northamptonshire side are currently 10 points clear at the top of the uhlsport United Counties League Division One table with 12 wins from 14 games.

Daws added: "It's going to be a similar affair and everyone will expect them to roll us over.

"The big plus is that I don't need to pick the players up. They will be ready for it with a lot of effort.

"Getting the basics right will give us a chance."

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