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Manager of Bourne Town praises team for maintaining good standards at Huntingdon Town




Bourne Town were well worth their win after taking their positive showing a week earlier against Melton Town on the road with them, according to manager Simon Daws.

Julian Joachim turned back the clock to show some of the skills that made him a Premier League regular with Leicester City and Aston Villa as he scored twice at Jubilee Park.

The opening goal came from Josh Randall, with an assist from Joachim, while Rares Demeter added a fourth in the second half after the ball rebounded into his path when Huntingdon Town keeper Sarunas Snitkas tried to clear his box.

Julian Joachim scored twice for Bourne Town in their win at Huntingdon Town.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-051019-004TW.
Julian Joachim scored twice for Bourne Town in their win at Huntingdon Town.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-051019-004TW.

But a dampener was thrown on the Wakes' win when midfielder Jack Botterill was sent off after picking up two yellow cards.

Daws said: "When we got the first goal through Josh, it gave us something to hang on to.

"Julian set it up when he picked the ball up in the centre forward position and put a pass between Huntingdon's centre half and full back for Josh to run on to and score past the keeper.

Bourne Town manager Simon Daws and assistant Tom Crozier.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-131119-087TW.
Bourne Town manager Simon Daws and assistant Tom Crozier.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-131119-087TW.

"For the second goal, Julian nipped in when the keeper spilled the ball.

"After that, we knew that we'd be under pressure early in the second half, so we left Julian up front on his own for 15 to 20 minutes.

"His second goal was the best because he picked the ball up on the half-way line, ran between two defenders and got himself into the box where he slid his shot past the keeper.

"It was brilliant goal considering how much pressure we'd been under.

"Then we conceded a sloppy goal after our keeper Gary Doran had made a good save.

"He pushed the ball away but our defenders didn't pick it up and they put it away.

"For our fourth goal, Rares Demeter ran through on their keeper who kicked the ball against him and Rares was able to put the loose ball in the net.

"Jack got sent off for two yellow cards, but I thought the second one was harsh because he didn't make any contact with the player.

"He tried to win the ball, but he missed it and the player, although the referee booked him for intent.

"I'm sure that the referee could have had a word with him, instead of sending him off, with just three or four minutes left.

"But we were down to ten men and they scored a second goal at the end of the game.

"Despite this, the effort we put in against Melton a week earlier was there to be seen again.

"However, this time we took our chances and it was a well-deserved win in the end."


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