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Bourne Town boss happy with response despite defeat at home

Simon Daws wants a repeat of Saturday's second-half display to push Bourne Town away from the relegation battle.

The Wakes conceded two late goals as Aylestone Park moved up to third place in the table.

Daws felt the 3-0 result looks harsh on the efforts of his side.

He explained: "It doesn't reflect the game as I thought we were the better side in the second half after going 1-0 down.

"Their three-man midfield against our two meant that we needed to tweak the system at half-time.

"We also asked people to work a bit harder and press them.

"Unfortunately, though, we just couldn't put away one of our chances. We put balls in the box and we pushed them all the way.

"Towards the end, they broke away and got a second goal which we thought should have been disallowed for offside.

"The assistant referee was 10 yards behind play and one of our players got sin-binned for arguing.

"So we were down to 10 men when they scored again in the last minute.

"Overall, I was pleased with the response in the second half against a good team with a big budget behind them.

"We need to start picking up points and we can't afford to leave it too late.

"We've got to show that sort of spirit which we saw in terms of the work-rate.

"We had an early chance before they scored which could have changed the game.

"It was a side-foot tap-in but Josh Randall put it over the bar when he needed a bit more composure."

Bourne are back home on Saturday against 14th-placed Rushden & Higham United.

Daws added: "We know what to expect from a couple of months ago when they beat us 4-1.

"We know how they will line up so we need to see if we can counter their plans and get a couple of goals against them."

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