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Wakes battle hard for deserved draw




UCL Division One

Bourne Town 2-2 Bugbrooke St Michael

Bourne Town went 1-0 and 2-1 down on satutday but battled back twice for a 2-2 draw at home to Bugbrooke St Michael.

Bourne Town players celebrate with Nathan Arnold following his late equaliser (42755065)
Bourne Town players celebrate with Nathan Arnold following his late equaliser (42755065)

Goals from George Couzens and Nathan Arnold maintained the Wakes’ unbeaten run in the league and pushed it to four matches without loss.

The first goal of the game came via the home side struggling to get the ball away, and leaving Calvin Green an easy tap-in to put the opposition one goal to the good.

But, the hosts fired back just four minutes later when Jamie Goukrouger found Couzens in the box, he did a couple of step overs, dropped the shoulder and finished emphatically at the keeper’s near post.

The controversial moment when a Bugbrooke player collides with James Leverton in the Bourne goal, for the visitors second goal of the game (42755082)
The controversial moment when a Bugbrooke player collides with James Leverton in the Bourne goal, for the visitors second goal of the game (42755082)

It was then Bugbrooke who started the second-half the better of the two teams with a good chance from inside of the box, but Jamie Leverton was equal to it, and kept the score level.

The visitors then had a golden chance to get back into the lead with a penalty, but Leverton was once again equal to it, diving to his right and saving it superbly.

However, just four minutes later the visitors did get back into the lead, albeit incontroversial fashion, as they whipped a ball into the box, Leverton come out to collect the ball, collided with a Bugbrooke player and dropped it, leaving Nathan Burrows to tap into an empty net.

It was then time for Bourne to mount the pressure, and they nearly scored directly from a corner, but the goalkeeper just tipped it over the bar.

Arnold then rolled back the years, as he capitalised on a defender’s poor headed pass, dropped the shoulder on two more defenders and hit the ball across the keeper and into the back of the net to bring the hosts level with only four minutes left to play.

This result kept the Wakes in mid-table in 11th place in the league, ahead of their tough fixture where they travel to Aylestone Park on Saturday.



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