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Bourne Town host Leicester St Andrews at the JJ Mac Stadium





Bourne Town will be targeting a third successive home victory as they look to extend their winning streak in Division One of the United Counties League to eight games on Saturday.

The Wakes host Leicester St Andrews at the JJ Mac Stadium looking to maintain their seven-point lead at the top of the table.

They have beaten both Dunkirk and Sandiacre in their last two home matches and manager Michael Goode is keen to head into a tough run of matches by putting another three points on the board.

Bourne beat Sandiacre 6-0 on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen
Bourne beat Sandiacre 6-0 on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen

He said: "We will approach the game with the same process as the others.

"St Andrews had a good win last Saturday so we have to be on our game but, as the teams get better, we raise our levels as well.

"We're on a good run and we just have to keep going because we've then got a tough run against the likes of Clipstone, Radford, Lutterworth and Birstall."

Robbie Ellis will return to the Bourne squad after missing last weekend's win due to a one-match suspension.

Winger Jake Brown was back in the Bourne ranks last weekend but he isn't expected to feature again on Saturday.

Brown was a key part of last season's squad which reached the play-offs before moving away from the area.

Bourne beat Sandiacre 6-0 on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen
Bourne beat Sandiacre 6-0 on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen

Goode explained: "Jake has obviously signed on and will help us out as and when required.

"He happened to be back in the area last weekend so we got him involved because he's been playing regularly in London.

"He injected some pace into our forward movement when he came on and he's there if we need to call upon him which is good to know because he's still got strong roots to the area."

Deeping Rangers visit Belper United in the United Counties League Premier Division North on Saturday.

The Clarets are just three points adrift of their Derbyshire hosts who currently occupy the fifth and final play-off spot after Deeping's 1-1 home draw with Newark & Sherwood last Saturday.

Joint Deeping boss Luke Hipwell said: "We have to dust ourselves down for a tough game against Belper which will test us again.

"We've got seven days in between most games at the moment which does work in our favour in terms of our preparation in keeping players fit and healthy."

Blackstones travel to Lutterworth Athletic.



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