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Bourne Town Football Club have withdrawn their reserve side from the United Counties League





Bourne Town have decided to withdraw their reserve side from the United Counties League for the coming campaign.

Uncertainty over the number of teams in the division has prompted the decision after a fourth placed finish last term.

A club statement said: "The number of teams have been diminishing over the last few seasons and travel costs increasing due to the lack of local teams.

Action from Bourne Reserves last season. Photo: Dave Mears
Action from Bourne Reserves last season. Photo: Dave Mears

"The club will therefore concentrate their efforts on a reserve side playing in the Peterborough League in line with other local United Counties League clubs at our level.

"The A Team and reserves will be amalgamated and play in Division Two next year with an aim of reaching the Premier Division (step seven) as quickly as possible.

"The club will look at the feasibility of having an Under 18 team playing in the midweek floodlit league for the 2025/26 season.

Action from Bourne Reserves last season. Photo: Dave Mears
Action from Bourne Reserves last season. Photo: Dave Mears

"The newly-amalgamated reserve team will play their games at the Abbey Lawn for the forthcoming season."

First team coach Matt Robinson has decided to depart the Wakes to take up a management position in the Peterborough League.

Robinson joined the Wakes when Steve Wilson took the helm and was part of the management team which led Bourne to the United Counties League Division One title last season.

He is taking over as first team boss at newly-merged Peterborough League Premier Division side Stanground Cardea Sports.



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