Bungay back to winning ways
Hindringham 1, Bungay Town 2AFTER five defeats in a row, Bungay got back to winning ways on Saturday in their first-ever visit to Hindringham.A goal in each half were the deserved results of a workmanlike performance, with Neil Renaut returning to add steel to the midfield after four games out through injury and Ainsley Baynes, Billy Davies and Steve Batt coming into the team to perform with credit as Mike Derbyshire gave youth a chance.
Hindringham 1, Bungay Town 2
AFTER five defeats in a row, Bungay got back to winning ways on Saturday in their first-ever visit to Hindringham.
A goal in each half were the deserved results of a workmanlike performance, with Neil Renaut returning to add steel to the midfield after four games out through injury and Ainsley Baynes, Billy Davies and Steve Batt coming into the team to perform with credit as Mike Derbyshire gave youth a chance.
The Black Dogs were the more positive side throughout the first half, playing some good accurate football which tested the home defence regularly. And after having a confident appeal for a penalty turned down they took a deserved lead five minutes before the interval as a slick move down the right saw the ball crossed low into the box for Paul Bullen to steer it home from six yards.
Five minutes into the second half they were 2-0 up as Baynes got away down the right and he drilled the ball across the keeper into the far corner for a fine finish. It was his third goal in 30 appearances, but it should give him a lot of confidence.
Soon after the busy Shane Ward laid on a chance for Davies and the U18 player was denied only by a superb save from the home keeper. Then a fine ball from Paul Hunter picked out Baynes but this time his shot, under challenge, lacked power and Hindringham broke quickly, only for Gray to fire wide when well placed.
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As the home side took the game to Bungay Gray again broke though but was foiled by a fine blocking save from Robert Long. But the home striker did pull one back in the 70th minute as Chilvers put Gray clear again and this time he beat Long with a cool finish.
Bungay contained the home offensive well and when Hunter found Davies down the right the player was again denied by a one-handed save by the home keeper.
Then Bungay had a better chance as Baynes was put clear. As the keeper came out he square the ball to Ward but from a difficult angle he could only hit the post with the goal unguarded.
Later Baynes fired wide as the keeper advanced after he was put through by Hunter.
Five minutes from time a fine display by Bungay was marred when Bullen was sent off for a second bookable offence when he needlessly kicked the ball away after it had gone out for a throw.
Team: R Long, M Shipley, C Hunting, S Batt, S Whiteman, B Davies, P Hunter, N Renaut, P Bullen, S Ward, A Baynes (J McFarlane).
Bungay visit Anglian Combination Division One leaders Poringland tomorrow (2pm).
The Reserves entertain Long Stratton Reserves (2pm). On Sunday the Sunday first team visit Winfarthing in the Players Aid Cup first round and Bungay Ladies visit Aylsham.
On Thursday the U18s entertain Wroxham U18s (7.45pm).