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

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

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 9:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 10:11 am
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.

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.

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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.


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.


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.


Ian Ruddock.


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


Sanders (serious foul play).


Avory (foul), Sparrow (dissent).




Max Cooper - gave his all for Bourne.




Whitworth (A) – UCL Division One, Saturday.