Bungay Town 0, Norwich United U23s 3

On an afternoon to forget, Bungay went down to a good Norwich United U23s side who played the better football on the day and were generally sharper on and off the ball.

Their cause was not helped by some questionable refereeing decision which saw the Black Dogs have two men sent off and two penalty appeals turned down.

After two defeats in a row they have no game this Saturday, and have time to regroup before the next game, at home to Easton on November 26.

In the 10th minute Bungay had what seemed a clear appeal for a penalty turned down as Alex Shreeve was felled as he took the ball around the keeper, but the referee ignored it.

But in a half of little serious goalmouth action the visitors took the lead in the 18th minute as a low cross spooned into the air off defenders and Samuel Tommy was at the far post to head home.

As Bungay responded Liam Williams brought a good save from the keeper after cutting in from the left.

But the final ball often let Bungay down, and Norwich went close again with a free kick that a forward got a touch to, only to see it fly wide.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Connor Doddington on the ball.Connor Doddington on the ball. (Image: Shaun Cole)

Early in the second half Connor Doddington fired a long-range effort over the bar, before Brandon Ling made a great save to block an effort from Tommy when he broke clear.

Andre Martens, who was having a good game, was sent off for a second bookable offence after an innocuous tackle, but Bungay upped their game for a spell after that and the keeper smothered an effort from Shreeve, and Charlie McAra headed over from a corner.

From the third of a series of corners the ball rebounded off a ruck of players and hit the bar.

But Bungay’s task was made even harder when Sam Allen was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 75th minute.

Soon after Bungay had another good call for a penalty turned down.

With nine men the side coped well until the 80th minute when a goal identical to the first put Norwich 2-0 up.

A cross ballooned to the far post where Tommy was again on hand to head home.

Three minutes later Charlie Barber headed in a left wing cross to make it 3-0, and Ling made another fine save to prevent a fourth in the 87th minute, punching a fierce shot clear from under the bar.

Bungay: B Ling, T Daniels (O Alexander), J Wightman, J Williams, A Bray (L Williams), J Child, S Allen (C McAra), C Doddington (S Allen), A Martens, L Williams (K Brown), A Shreeve.