Black Dogs lose out at home
Bungay Town 1, Hindringham 2BUNGAY slipped to their first home defeat since November on Saturday as two second-half goals saw the lively visitors deservedly take all three Anglian Combination Division One points back to north Norfolk.
Bungay Town 1, Hindringham 2
BUNGAY slipped to their first home defeat since November on Saturday as two second-half goals saw the lively visitors deservedly take all three Anglian Combination Division One points back to north Norfolk.
The Black Dogs struggled to get their passing game going, and only really threatened once Hindringham had gone 2-1 up, but were unable to force an equaliser.
Hindringham looked the more likely attacking threat early on, and they went close after 14 minutes, Carl Pask's cross/shot going just wide of Ian Barber's post.
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Bungay were forced into a change after 21 minutes, as Paul Bullen had to go off with a knee injury, and was replaced by Sam Olley.
Two minutes later Bungay created their first chance, Sean Whiteman and Olley linking up well down the left to set up Ainsley Baynes, but his shot was deflected for a corner.
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At the other end the visitors continued to look dangerous, and Johnny Clipston just failed to connect with a left-wing cross when well-placed. Scott Gray was then sent through, but Barber did well to smother his shot.
Baynes saw a 20 yard snap-shot go just wide, but after 43 minutes Bungay broke the deadlock with a fine goal, Neil Renaut finishing sweetly after good approach play by Whiteman and Matt Holmes.
Bungay went close again straight after the restart, as Baynes' cross-shot was saved, but the visitors continued to enjoy more possession, and they equalised after 53 minutes.
A left-wing cross looked to have missed everyone, but Scott Saunders ghosted in on the far post to finish from close range.
Baynes again went close for Bungay as his shot was saved, but Gray should have put the visitors ahead when sent clear, but he delayed and Barber was able to complete the save.
Dan Lowe headed just wide after an almighty scramble in the area from a Bungay corner, but Hindringham went ahead with 20 minutes remaining, a rash foul by Billy Davies conceding a penalty which Gray emphatically put away.
Bungay pressed for an equaliser, as the visitors began to sit back in defence, but first Steve Batt's shot went just over, then Cracknell in the visitors' goal saved well from a deflection off his own player, and Hindringham held on to avenge Bungay's win by the same scoreline in the away fixture in November.
Bungay: I Barber, M Shipley, C Hunting, D Lowe, S Whiteman, S Batt, N Renaut, P Bullen (S Olley), B Davies, A Baynes, M Holmes.
Tomorrow, Bungay entertain Poringland (kick-off 2.30pm) then host Stalham on Wednesday (kick-off 7.30pm).
Bungay A next visit Ellingham and on Sunday Bungay Veterans visit Poringland Veterans and on Thursday Bungay U18s entertain their Lowestoft Town counterparts (kick-off 7.30pm).