Bungay ease to win
Bungay Town 2, Caister United 0TWO first-half goals gave the Black Dogs a comfortable win on Friday night to maintain their third place in the Anglian Combination Division One.
Bungay Town 2, Caister United 0
TWO first-half goals gave the Black Dogs a comfortable win on Friday night to maintain their third place in the Anglian Combination Division One.
It was generally another good performance though they failed to press home their advantage in the second half. Caister rarely threatened going forward as Bungay recorded their third win of the season.
Mark Shipley made a fine tackle to cut out an early Caister threat, but it was mostly Bungay in the ascendancy. Dan Lowe's half-volley from Paul Hunter's cross was wide, and in the 18th minute a free-kick from Hunter curled just wide. From another Bungay opening Joe McFarlane volleyed just too high.
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The Caister keeper made two fine saves in quick succession, blocking Lowe's well-struck effort for a corner then keeping out a powerful effort from Craig Hunting following the flag kick.
Moment's later McFarlane set up Hunter for a shot which flew wide. McFarlane's angled shot ran wide of the far post.
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A goal came in the 27th minute as Myles Clarke poked the ball under the advancing keeper from another good Bungay build-up, his fourth goal of the season.
Caister enjoyed a period of possession without posing a threat before Clarke curled a free-kick narrowly wide, and King was also wide at the end of another swift Bungay raid.
Three minutes before the interval Neil Renaut crossed low and McFarlane scored from close range after his first effort was blocked.
Early in the second half Renaut rolled his effort wide as Bungay continued to create chances, but the nearest they came to a third goal was when Lowe's shot cannoned off a post. Renaut went to take the ball round the keeper but ran it out of play.
The visitors' only serious effort was a well struck shot which Robert Long did well to turn away for a corner.
Later, Shipley - in attempting a clearance - headed against his own bar, and Sean Wightman cleared an effort off the line.
Bungay finished strongly. Substitute Matt Holmes landed an overhead kick on the roof of the net and fired another chance wide, while Clarke was just off target from long range.
Team: R Long, M Shipley, C Hunting, S Payne, S Wightman, M King (J Doughty), P Hunter, N Renaut, D Lowe, J McFarland (M Holmes), M Clarke.
Tomorrow, Bungay visit Wells.