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FOOTBALL: Bourne Town season review

Bourne Town
Bourne Town

Bourne Town are heading in the right direction – on and off the pitch.

Plenty of hard work went into improvements around Abbey Lawn last summer.

The Wakes’ chairmen and committee deserve credit, along with joint managers Jimmy McDonnell and Phil Gadsby.

The ‘band of brothers’ also produced results by playing ‘the right way’ – despite just missing out on a top-five spot.

A bumper crowd of 459 saw the opening game against Raunds Town – followed by big defeats to Pinchbeck United and Potton United who both went on to claim promotion.

Bourne soon fought back, beating Premier Division side Harborough Town in the FA Vase and climbing up the table.

Joint managers Phil Gadsby and Jimmy McDonnell
Joint managers Phil Gadsby and Jimmy McDonnell

They came so close to a home win over Pinchbeck as two stoppage-time goals kept alive the Knights’ unbeaten run.

At times, Bourne’s youthful side showed naivety but – more importantly – they provided entertainment.



Photos by Tim Wilson
Photos by Tim Wilson

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Jezz Goldson-Williams
Jezz Goldson-Williams

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Home – 6-0 v Bugbrooke St Michaels, January 6. Away – 5-2 v Olney Town, September 2.


Home – 5-0 v Wisbech Town (FA Vase), September 23. Away – 5-0 v Potton United, August 12.


4 successive wins, 3 defeats, 7 unbeaten.


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