MATCH VERDICT: Bourne Town in cup exit after clinical Yaxley take chances

NO CUP CHEER: Zak Munton (left) and George Couzens drew blanks for Bourne Town at home to Yaxley in the UCL KO Cup Round One, with the Wakes losing 3-0.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
NO CUP CHEER: Zak Munton (left) and George Couzens drew blanks for Bourne Town at home to Yaxley in the UCL KO Cup Round One, with the Wakes losing 3-0. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Knockout Cup first round - Bourne Town 0 Yaxley 3

Any interest Bourne Town had in this season’s UCL Knockout Cup effectively ended inside the first half at The Abbey Lawn.

The Wakes went behind early when Matt Sparrow’s free-kick was spilled by Alex Brown for Tom Carroll to slot home.

Sparrow’s pace was posing problems for the Bourne defence and the Yaxley wide man made it 2-0 when the Wakes lost possession in their half for Charley Sanders to pick his team-mate out with a first-time pass to score.

Bourne striker Zak Munton shot wide from 18 yards and George Couzens went close from a corner before half-time.

But shortly after it, Sparrow hit the post after rounding Brown and Sanders was given a straight red card for a bad foul on Jonjo Roberts.

Dan Cotton finished the game off, poking home Michael Mackrell’s cross.

BOURNE TOWN

4-4-1-1: Brown 5; Avory 5 (sub Zealand 49 mins, 6) Jesson 6, Worthington 7, Cooper 8; Willerton 6, Smith 5 (sub Capes 79 mins), Rook 6, Spearink 6 (sub Roberts 55 mins, 6); Couzens 6; Munton 7. Sub not used: Avory.

YAXLEY

4-3-3: Butcher; Mackrell, Morris (sub Watson 64 mins), Nolan, Bogusz; Hook, Spencer, Carroll (sub Hughes 64 mins); Cotton, Sanders, Sparrow (sub Stebbing 74 mins). Subs not used: Stone, Furnell.

REFEREE

Ian Ruddock.

GOALS

Carroll (3 mins, 0-1); Sparrow (26 mins, 0-2); Cotton (81 mins, 0-3).

SENDING-OFF

Sanders (serious foul play).

BOOKINGS

Avory (foul), Sparrow (dissent).

ATTENDANCE

61

STAR MAN

Max Cooper - gave his all for Bourne.

ENTERTAINMENT

★★

WHO’S NEXT

Whitworth (A) – UCL Division One, Saturday.