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FOOTBALL: 'Two individual errors were inexcusable and those players held their hands up'

Bourne Town
Bourne Town

Mistakes proved costly as Bourne Town suffered a knockout blow at Abbey Lawn on Saturday.

Zak Munton, Jake Mason and Warren McSkelly were on target for the Wakes.

March Town United opened up a two-goal lead before the break and held on to make progress.

Bourne joint manager Leigh Porter said: "We play at similar levels but they have got more resources budget-wise which should bring in better quality players.

"However, I don't think there was any difference in the quality of the teams on the day.

"Two individual errors were inexcusable and those players held their hands up.

"If we don't make those mistakes, we would go on to win the game.

"There were other factors and, although I don't want to blame referees, it was the worst performance I've seen for a long time.

"The assistant apologised four times for decisions and they said sorry again in the changing room because we should have played more stoppage time.

"It was disappointing as we felt we had time to get a positive result and stay in the FA Vase.

"The first goal came down to a goalkeeping mistake when he chose the wrong option out of three and left them with an open net.

"There was another error and we felt one of the goals should have been ruled out for offside.

"The biggest disappointment is that we couldn't get any reward for those people who run the club.

"Everyone is involved for the right reasons to provide these facilities.

"After the work-rate and performance to beat Harrowby United in the Knockout Cup last week, it was difficult to produce the same level again.

"We were better in the second half when we got right back into the game and had chances to win it.

"Now we need to focus on another home game against
Aylestone Park and get ready for Saturday.

"A couple of first-team squad members helped out with the reserves on Saturday which was positive.

"We are a new squad and it will take time for everyone to settle in."

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