Sam’s ready to push for a first-team role

Rafa Mazzarella
Rafa Mazzarella
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Hinchingbrooke Cup preliminary round - Bourne Town 1 Potton United 3

Teenager Sam Makepeace-Beach earned praise on his senior debut – despite Bourne Town’s midweek defeat.

Boss Rafa Mazzarella says the central defender will continue to push for a first-team place.

He said: “Sam has played a few games in the reserves but I’ve known him since junior football so I wanted to give him a chance.

“I thought he was our man of the match. We know he can step in if needed.

“Overall I thought it was a good game and we gave it a really good go.

“But I was disappointed when we missed a penalty to go 2-1 up.

“Cardin Pierre-Liverpool won the penalty and felt very confident but he took the ball off Henry Dunn.”

Jake Mason levelled for the Wakes but an ankle injury will rule him out of Saturday’s home game against Olney Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One. Joe Moore-Papworth and Sam Wilson should be back.