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FOOTBALL: Wakes beaten by league leaders

Bourne Town were punished for mistakes in a home defeat to Lutterworth Town on Saturday.

Wakes boss Rob Middleton felt they were "hard done by" as the Leicestershire side stayed one point clear at the top of the table.

Bourne trailed 3-0 at half-time then Zak Munton's penalty was saved before the top scorer got a consolation on 75 minutes.

Zak Munton
Zak Munton

Middleton said: "Overall, I wasn't too disappointed by the performance as the lads put in plenty of effort.

"Two goals in the first half were avoidable from our point of view.

"We should have dealt with a ball behind the back four and the opener was a gift to them.

"The second goal was frustrating because we had spoken previously about defending set-pieces into the box.

"I felt our line was too high and I wanted to give ourselves 10 or 15 yards to attack the ball instead of heading it when we are running back towards goal.

"That wasn't put into practice and it cost us a goal.

"All of a sudden, we were 2-0 down but we weren't getting played off the park.

"You have to give them credit for the third goal as he took a good touch, used his strength and slotted in a nice finish.

"We were punished for our own mistakes and our concentration levels need to be better.

"We must be stronger defensively, simple as that.

"We showed a bit of naivety and against the top teams, we don't have enough threat going forward.

"We dug in and we didn't disgrace ourselves on Saturday.

"I still believe we are moving in the right direction.

"The results hasn't really done any damage but we need to hold onto our current position.

"We are probably going to Burton Park Wanderers at the wrong time as their form has improved by picking up results."

Rob Middleton
Rob Middleton

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