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Former Premier League striker Julian Joachim claims four assists for Bourne Town

Simon Daws was delighted as Bourne Town made it two successive wins for the newly-appointed manager.

Player-coach Julian Joachim - who scored Premier League goals for Leicester City and Aston Villa - marked his debut for the Wakes with four assists.

Jonny Currall put them ahead and captain Dan Smith struck twice for a 3-1 half-time advantage over Raunds Town at the JJ Mac Stadium on Saturday.

The Shopmates hit back to level with a quickfire double before Seb Hood hit the winner.

Daws said: "We left it late and, although it was very disappointing to concede three goals, the aim was getting three points.

"A lack of concentration defensively cost us the 3-1 lead.

Raunds reply in the first half
Raunds reply in the first half

"Our keeper made a great save but we switched off and didn't get our shape when the corner was taken quickly. The player was unmarked at the edge of the box to smash the ball into the top corner.

"Raunds scored again to make it 3-3 but we made three changes to have two wingers for the final 20 minutes.

"Their captain was sent off for a second bookable offence and we got our rewards in the end. It must have been a great game to watch for the spectators.

"Julian set up four goals and slotted straight in. We know his dead-ball delivery is so good that we are a threat from every free-kick or corner.

"We are going in the right direction but there is a long way to go. There are more smiles on faces around the club than we saw a few weeks ago.

"We've got another tough game at Harrowby United next Saturday and we need to be ready for that."

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