Rushden & Higham United 2 Bourne Town 3
Saturday, 25 August 2012
The Wakes overcame an early setback to take the points at Hayden Road.
Craig Harrower gave the Lankies a first minute advantage with a shot which deceived the visiting goalkeeper.
The half was end to end but there were no further goals.
Mike Feely equalised for Bourne three minutes into the second half with a header and they went ahead five minutes later through Ben Easson's free kick which penetrated the home defensive wall.
A third visiting goal from Craig Rook, a well executed lob after 85 minutes proved decisive.
The Lankies had Stuart Goosey sent off.
Aaron Cormack cut the deficit from a corner with a minute remaining but the Wakes held on to the points.
Rushden & Higham: Kris King, Lewis O'Dell, Ashley Green, Chris Walton, Ryan Kalla, Ben Lord, Jory Mann (Lewis Moses), Stuart Goosey, Craig Harrower, James Harrison (Tyler Merries), Aaron Cormack.
Bourne: Alex Brown, John Currall, Tom Cardall, Craig Rook, Seb Hood, Arron Jesson, Tom Caldicott, Mike Feely (George Holliday), Alex Brockbank (Sean O'Donnell), Ben Easson, James Allen (Rhys Ford).