Baynes strikes twice in Bungay win
Bungay Town 4, Horsford United 3THE Black Dogs notched up their second win in three games on Saturday as young striker Ainsley Baynes struck two well-taken goals.
Bungay Town 4, Horsford United 3
THE Black Dogs notched up their second win in three games on Saturday as young striker Ainsley Baynes struck two well-taken goals.
But after building up a 3-0 lead with 12 minutes to go they almost undid all their good work as the visitors struck twice in a minute and threatened more before a Craig Hunting free-kick eased the unnecessary pressure.
Bungay were worth their win, dominating the first half and much of the second before the Horsford fight-back.
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They started well and Shane Ward should have got on the end of a good cross from Paul Bullen, but could not control the ball. Then the Horsford keeper took a corner well under pressure.
As Bungay played some positive football which pushed United back, they took a deserved lead in the 30th minute as Ward beat two men and fired in a shot the keeper could only parry. Baynes was on hand to slot the ball into the unguarded goal from 12 yards.
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Soon after Ward almost got on to the end of a shrewd through-ball from Joe McFarlane, and another long ball forward from the same player gave Baynes and Ward a chance, but they were crowded out.
At the other end Hunting cleared a dangerous situation at the expense of a corner and Horsford went close when a lob caught Robert Long out of position, but it went wide.
Right on half-time Bungay made it 2-0 as the keeper dispatched a Hunting free-kick and Bullen guided the ball into the gaping goal.
Dawdry fired wide from a good position for Horsford at the start of the second half.
McFarlane had a shot diverted for a corner for Bungay and Long made a good save to block another Horsford effort as play swung from end to end.
Bungay survived another scare as an effort was blocked on the line.
Justin Doughty had a good chance for Bungay as the keeper knocked a McFarlane cross down to him, but he mis-hit his hurried effort wide.
The Black Dogs went 3-0 up in the 71st minute as Dan Lowe harried the defence into a mistake and, with the keeper out of position, Baynes lobbed the loose ball into the net from 20 yards for his fourth goal in three games.
Ward saw a good shot turned round the post by the keeper, but with 12 minutes left Sean Payne conceded a penalty with a trip inside the box and Mark Bailes converted the spot-kick.
Within a minute Scott McKinnie drilled home a low shot just inside a post from the edge of the area, and it was game on.
As Horsford went for an equaliser Long was injured as several players went for the same ball. He continued after lengthy treatment.
Bungay regained their two-goal lead in the 90th minute as Hunting's free-kick on the edge of the area took a deflection off the wall, leaving the Horsford keeper stranded.
But Horsford were not finished and in the 92nd minute Tom Kenny hooked the ball into his own net, trying to clear from another attack. Payne immediately replaced the injured Long in goal.
Team: R Long (S Batt), M Shipley, C Hunting, J Doughty (S Payne), T Kenny, J McFarlane, N Renaut, M Clarke (D Lowe), P Bullen, S Ward, A Baynes.
Tomorrow, Bungay visit Wymondham Town (2).