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Bourne Town host Birstall United in the United Counties League Division One





Bourne Town will be aiming to head into a run of four successive away games by securing a home victory on Saturday.

The Wakes are back in action at the JJ Mac Stadium for the first time since the beginning of this month when they host play-off chasing Birstall United.

Victory over their sixth-placed visitors will further consolidate Bourne's strong position at the top of the United Counties League Division One table.

Bourne were 2-1 winners at Birstall earlier in the season. Photo: Dan Allen
Bourne were 2-1 winners at Birstall earlier in the season. Photo: Dan Allen

And it will give them the perfect send-off ahead of away trips to Holwell on Tuesday, Sandiacre, Dunkirk and St Andrews.

Manager Michael Goode said: "It is an important week for us.

"Everyone is after us because of where we are in the league and want a piece of Bourne Town but we're top of the league and we've been there for quite a while.

"We are showing a good mentality that we can keep coming away with the three points and are finding a way to win games."

Bourne returned to league action last weekend after a couple of postponements with a hard-fought 2-1 away success at Asfordby on Saturday.

It was more of a case of getting the job done for Goode's side and this weekend could be a similar scenario with any wet weekend further dampening the heavy pitches.

Goode added: "The conditions will be just as bad this weekend and we will need to find a way of winning the game.

"We will be better this weekend though and I don't mind the run of Saturday/Tuesday games because it will keep the boys in the groove and keep the rhythm going.

"Sometimes training can get a bit monotonous if you're doing it for a few weeks without any games.

"We'll train hard in the week though to prepare us for what is a tricky run that will take us into the final nine games of the season."

Saturday's visitors Birstall were beaten in the play-off semi-finals last season and are just three points outside the top five this term.

They ended the impressive run of play-off rivals Dunkirk at the weekend with a 1-0 away success.

Bourne were 2-1 away winners in the reverse fixture in Leicestershire in September after goals from Jake Sansby and James Hill-Seekings secured the success.

Bourne Reserves travel to face Wellingborough’s second string on Saturday.



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