Bungay end goal drought
BUNGAY scored their first goal for more than a month, and ended a three-game losing run, as they fought out a 1-1 draw with hosts Wells.Tomorrow Bungay entertain Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves in a top-four clash (2.
BUNGAY scored their first goal for more than a month, and ended a three-game losing run, as they fought out a 1-1 draw with hosts Wells.
Tomorrow Bungay entertain Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves in a top-four clash (2.30).
It was Joe McFarlane, the last player to score, on February 28 against Mattishall, who got the early goal to put the Black Dogs ahead. But Wells soon equalised and in the end a draw was a fair result in a game in which a stiff breeze and a high bouncing ball on a hard pitch made good football difficult.
Tino Oxoborugh made his first-team debut and showed plenty of running and energy. But the Black Dogs were hampered by first-half injuries to back four defenders, player-manager Lee Henwood and Sean Payne, who both had to be substituted.
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Bungay certainly made a good start and took the lead after only five minutes. Henwood played a searching free-kick in from the left and McFarlane strode forward to beat the keeper with a good header.
Soon after, Oxborough played in Rory French, but he was just offside. Stuart Campbell replaced the injured Henwood after only 13 minutes, and as Wells took up the running keeper Nathan Einecker cleared well when a forward broke clear and then made a fine diving save to hold a follow-up shot.
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The home side threatened an equaliser and it came in the 23rd minute as a player broke down the right and pulled the ball back for Joe Harrison to score with a first time shot from the edge of the area which went in off the bar. Einecker clawed away a close-range effort.
Wells opened the second half on top, but with Bungay defending well, particularly through captain Craig hunting and Dan Lowe, they were unable to create any serious openings, and gradually Bungay got on top.
They threatened with a dangerous free-kick but no forward was able to take advantaging in the danger area. Then a fine cross from Oxborough caused problems, but again no forward could get a head on the ball.
The best chance fell to French as sub Ainsley Baynes played a good through ball, but he was unable to control the awkward bounce before the keeper grabbed it from him. Oxobough got in another great cross from the left and Baynes fired over.
In injury time Wells had a player sent off for dissent.
Bungay- N Einecker, C Hunting, L Henwood (S Campbell), S Payne (A Baynes), J McFarlane, P Bullen, N Renaut, T Oxborough, D Lowe, A Ling, R French.