Bourne Town 2 Northampton ON Chenecks 2
Saturday, 18 August 2012
A late Wakes fightback earned a point after they looked sure to make a losing start to the new season.
Chenecks took charge with two goals late in the first half, having earlier missed a penalty.
Elliot Muddiman made the Chenecks breakthrough two minutes after the half hour, cutting in from the right and unleashing a left footed shot into the top corner. New signing Jez Hindle extended the visiting advantage with four minutes of the half remaining, heading in from a set piece.
There was no more scoring until the 89th minute when Alex Brockbank cut the deficit from close range to give Bourne a glimmer of hope.
In the final minute a point was saved by Seb Hood's equaliser, and the same player almost won the contest for Bourne in stoppage time.
Bourne: Alex Brown, Kevin Elger, Tom Cardall, Seb Hood, Aaron Jesson, Dan Smith, John Currall (Andy Moss), Craig Rook. Ben Easson (Alex Brockbank), Tom Caldicott (George Holliday), Mike Feeley.
Chenecks: Janis Lauskinieks, Tim Clack, Dan Clarke, Joe Evans, Chris Doran, Jez Hindle, Jon Burdett, Lee Bradley (Justin McKenzie), Koi Bennett (Nick Woodroffe), Scott Barczewski (Joe Lewington), Elliot Muddiman.