Attleborough put a dent in Black Dogs promotion ambitions with easy win
PUBLISHED: 15:25 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 01 March 2017
Attleborough dealt a severe blow to the Black Dogs' promotion aspirations on Saturday as they banged in three goals without reply.
Without four regulars – Rob Howes, Craig Hunting, John Riches and Callum Jones – Bungay were usually second best, and giving away early goals in each half did not help their cause. The result leaves them 10 points off the Anglian Combination division one pace with eight games left.
As Bungay again started slowly Attleborough took the lead inside three minutes, Jack Flynn drilling a volley into the corner when the ball was played in from the left, with Jimmy Bligh unsighted. Soon after they went close again with a far post header which went just wide.
Bungay settled, and had a great chance to equalise when a cross to the far post by Brennan Solomon found Dom Mirner unmarked, but he got his shape wrong and volleyed high over.
The home side was causing problems, particularly down the right flank, and missed a good chance from close in following a corner, and went close on a couple of other occasions.
For Bungay, Solomon did welt to get his head to a corner in the 35th minute, but could only direct it over the top.
Slack play by the Bungay defence gave Attleborough a chance in the first eight seconds of the second half, but a forward was thwarted as he was about to shoot, and at the other end Shaun Whiteman got his head to a cross from Aiden Lowe, but the keeper saved.
Seven minutes into the half Bungay gave away another goal as Tom Miles raced clear and took the ball round Bligh to score. Whiteman got in a good block to prevent a third goal, but that soon followed as a rebound from an attempted clearance fell kindly to Brad Rivett, and he drilled the ball into the roof of the net.
Whiteman and Mirner were unable to convert half chances for Bungay, and Attleborough almost got a fourth near the end as Miles hit a post in a hectic goalmouth scramble.
Team: J Bligh, S Olley, S Whiteman, T Daniels, M Jones, D Mirner, B Solomon (S Bone), J Knights, S Campbell, L Spear, A Lowe (N Wesby-Burrows).
Tomorrow Bungay entertain Scole United (2.30pm).