FOOTBALL: Wakes rue defensive lapses

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Lutterworth Athletic 2, Bourne Town 1

The Wakes crashed out of the Knockout Cup after a match in which they were left to reflect on defensive errors.

Bourne started brightly with Alex Brockbank firing wide from a Seb Hood lay-off and Andy Moss sending a diving header wide at the far post.

But Athletic took a 13th minute lead when Charlie Butler caught Moss in possession on the halfway line and Liam Barrett was played to score with an angled shot from the left of the box.

Barrett broke clear only to finish weakly shortly afterwards but the lead was doubled on 27 minutes, Alec Robinson’s lapse in concentration allowing Butler to pinch possession and break clear to chip Aaron Bellairs.

Bourne were back in the game on the half hour as Joe Searson’s well flighted delivery from the left was glanced in by Hood.

Hood was denied a second goal early in the second half when his header from a corner was cleared off the line while at the other end Dom Ivens was just off target with a fierce drive and Bellairs saved point blank from Bedford.

Wakes substitute Clark went close for the visitors but with five minutes left Lutterworth had an even better chance to wrap up the win.

A short back pass played Bellairs into trouble and his poor first touch saw Barrett dispossess him only to be brought down by the keeper. Bellairs redeemed himself by saving Butler’s spot kick.

Bourne: Bellairs, Rook, Wells (Pick), Mason, Robinson (Penney), Jesson, Moss, Searson, Hood (Clark), Brockbank, Baines.