Gorleston Reserves 5 Bungay Town 0

The Black Dogs came up against table-toppers Gorleston Reserves on the artificial pitch at Flegg High School on Saturday and were rarely in it against a side far too good for the Anglian Combination division one.

They were overrun by the speed and slickness of the home side’s football and only some stout defending and impressive saves by Brandon Ling kept the score down.

Bungay were not helped by an early injury to James Wightman which saw him replaced by new signing John Lovelock, who showed he will be an asset to the squad.

Gorleston took the lead in only the third minute as an attempted clearance was missed, leaving Luke Gorham to beat Ling.

Bungay were rarely able to mount any attacks, and had a let off in the 20th minute as a header hit the post and rebounded into Ling’s arms.

In a rare attack Liam Williams put a header just wide, but the home side made it 2-0 in the 28th minute as a cross from the right was turned in by powerful striker Maxwell Ibenne.

The closest Bungay came was a far post header from Lovelock from Jackson Williams’ cross which beat the keeper but was headed off the line two minutes from the interval.

The Black Dogs had done well to keep the score to two at the interval, but three minutes after the restart it was 3-0 as Ling made a reflex save from a powerful drive only for Jack Cottingham to head in the rebound.

Seven minutes later it was 4-0 as Ibenne scored with a fine first time volley from an angle.

Bungay had their best spell after that.

Jack Child had a shot blocked and Sam Allen headed wide.

Declan Allen wrapped up the scoring with a fifth goal 11 minutes from time.

On Saturday Bungay entertain Thetford Rovers, 2.30pm.