Fakenham Reserves 1, Bungay Town 2

After a run of three successive defeats the Black Dogs got back on the winning trail at Fakenham on Saturday.

Two second half goals did the trick, and though Fakenham pulled one back to make it a nervous last 15 minutes Bungay held out comfortably for a deserved Anglian Combination division one win.

The first half had very much of an end-of-season feel about it on a sunny afternoon and a lively pitch.

Andre Martens had a couple of half chances and Sammy Allen was unlucky to see a fierce volley well held by the keeper.

The first five minutes of the second half had as much action as the entire first half.

Within a minute of the restart Bungay went ahead as Jack Child got down the right and his cross was turned in by Martens under pressure from two defenders.

Allen was desperately unlucky when the goalkeeper came out of his area to clear, Allen picked up the ball just into the Fakenham half and fired in a shot which hit the bar with the keeper scrambling back.

Thurston and keeper Brandon Ling combined to thwart Fakenham when they had their first real chance, but Bungay made it 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Child brought a good save from the keeper at the expense of a corner and from the flag kick he was at the near post to turn the ball in for his fifth goal of the season.

Fakenham pulled a goal back in the 79th minute as the ball hit the chest of the unsighted Ling and Ricky Claxton turned in the loose ball.

The home side showed more urgency after that, and blazed one chance over before Ling made a fine save.

Apart from that the Black Dogs protected their lead comfortably.

Bungay have their final game of the season on Saturday when they entertain Martham, 2.30pm.