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FOOTBALL: Double delight for Bourne Town's prolific striker

Zak Munton added two goals to extend Bourne Town's mini unbeaten league run.

The striker took his personal tally to 22 in 18 appearances this term.

But a controversial spot-kick left the Wakes waiting for their first clean sheet of the season.

Bourne Town v Holwell Sports
Bourne Town v Holwell Sports

Joint boss Rob Middleton said: "We really needed that win after picking up some hard-fought points recently.

"Holwell Sports didn't look like a side who had conceded five times last week so credit to them.

"However, it would have been a lot more comfortable if we had taken our chances in the first half.

"At 1-0, the game was on a knife edge but we dug in and stayed strong.

"Once we got the second goal, it felt pretty comfortable until a strange decision went against us with 12 minutes left.

"Holwell didn't even appeal for a penalty and everyone seemed to think the player had tripped over his own feet.

"Then we had to manage the rest of the game to see it out by holding the ball up front and taking it into the corners.

"Overall, I was pleased with our performance and it was a bit disappointing that we couldn't get a clean sheet.

"The back four has been restructured in the last couple of weeks and they have done well.

"We have a way of playing and we keep reminding them of what we're trying to do.

"It's working at the moment and we're not having to change things around."

Bourne Town v Holwell Sports
Bourne Town v Holwell Sports

Bourne head to third-placed Lutterworth Athletic next weekend, having lost 2-0 at Abbey Lawn in the opening home game.

Middleton added: "I can remember they looked a very good footballing side who got the ball down so this will be another extremely tough test.

"We won't change what we are setting out to do, though, and we can go into games with a bit of confidence now."

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