Bungay Town 0, Easton 4

For the third successive game Bungay were reduced to 10 men on Saturday – this time for 73 minutes.

And though they fought well and defended well against Easton, the visitors eventually made their advantage count to win this Anglian Combination division one game comfortably.

To rub salt into the wounds former Bungay player Tom Amis got their first two goals.

The Black Dogs disciplinary record has become a problem this season.

Inconsistent refereeing can be exceedingly frustrating, but the squad has to learn that dissent and retaliation run a serious risk of yellow and red cards and extra pressure on team-mates.

Brandon Ling in goal was busy again, making his first firm block from a point blank shot in the sixth minute.

For Bungay a good cross from Oli Alexander brought a header from Alex Shreeve which was off target.

Then Jackson Williams fired in a 25-yard free-kick which narrowly cleared the bar.

But the Black Dogs were given a mountain to climb as Charlie McAra was sent off for retaliation after being fouled in the 17th minute.

They coped well initially, and Shreeve had another header which was off target, while two free-kicks from good positions came to nothing.

But Easton eased ahead in the 35th minute as Amis fired in a stinging low drive firm 25 yards which Ling managed to get a hand to but could not divert away.

Right on half time Ling did well to turn a snap shot over the bar.

Early in the second half an Easton attempt crept narrowly wide.

For Bungay a good cross from Adam Bray brought hope but it was cleared before a Bungay head could get on the end of it.

The visitors went 2-0 up in the 58th minute as Amis turned well in the area to fire past the unsighted Ling, and they made it 3-0 seven minutes later as John Curtis fired home when a cross wasn’t cleared.

The scoring was completed in the 74th minute as Curtis was again on hand to hook the ball home following a corner.

Ling made another fine save to prevent a fifth, but Bungay went close to a consolation with five minutes left as Alexander’s fine volley beat the keeper but was headed off the line by a defender.

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

On Saturday Bungay visit Thetford Rovers, 2pm.