Bungay lose cup thriller
BUNGAY Town put in impressive display against Anglian Combination Premier Division Dersingham in a seven-goal Mummery Cup thriller.Twice they came from behind, and had it not been for a missed penalty they would have taken the game into extra time at least, having matched their opponents in most areas.
BUNGAY Town put in impressive display against Anglian Combination Premier Division Dersingham in a seven-goal Mummery Cup thriller.
Twice they came from behind, and had it not been for a missed penalty they would have taken the game into extra time at least, having matched their opponents in most areas.
Bungay were the first to threaten from a free-kick on the edge of the area, but that was cleared and the visitors took a fifth-minute lead with a move down the right that ended with Nelson Moreira scoring with a fierce drive from an acute angle.
Bungay were giving as good as they got, and were unlucky when an effort from the returning Danny Wilby struck the bar.
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In the 28th minute another free-kick on the edge of the area saw Tom Amis's effort beat the wall but just clear the bar.
Jimmy Bligh did well to block an effort when Dersingham broke though, but Bungay equalised on 35 minute, Joe MacFarlane's low cross coolly converted by Wilby.
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Three minutes later Cameron Copeland robbed a hesitant Hunting on the byline as he tried to shepherd the ball out and lashed a drive past Bligh from a narrow angle.
But as the action came thick and fast. Bungay deservedly equalised right on half-time as they made ground down the right and Joe MacFarlane's cross was deflected high over the stranded keeper's head by Gary English.
Bungay started the second half in determined fashion and went close following a fine move involving Paul Hunter and Wilby which saw Amis get in an effort which the keeper only partially saved, only for a defender to clear as Amis moved in for the kill.
Dersingham regained the lead soon after as Copeland converted a penalty after Mark Harvey had brought down a forward.
Still Bungay came back and MacFarlane went on a solo run through the middle but was thwarted on the edge of the area by the keeper.
Dersingham almost scored again when Moreira broke through and took the ball round Bligh but Lee Henwood made a great block on the line.
The Black Dogs should have equalised in their next attack. A defender climbed over Amis in the penalty area, and then used blatant gamesmanship to delay the penalty kick by arguing with the referee. When Amis was finally able to take it, he put it wide.
Albon McAleese replaced Luke Field in the 67th minute and immediately broke through onto a great ball from Hunter and took the ball round the keeper before his low cross was blocked for a corner, from which Amis fired wide through a crowded goalmouth.
At the other end Tom Daniels headed a goal-bound effort from a corner off the line and blocked the follow-up. But Dersingham got a fourth five minutes from time when Moreira's free-kick on the edge of the area deflected off the wall, leaving Bligh stranded.
The Black Dogs made it 4-3 when McAleese chased a long ball and forced English to score his second own goal of the afternoon with a lob over his keeper's head.
Team: J Bligh, M Harvey, C Hunting, L Henwood, T Daniels, P Hunter, L Field (A McAaleese), N Renaut, J MacFarlane, D Wilby (A Kennedy), T Amis (O Beare).
Bungay have no game tomorrow by entertain St Andrews on Tuesday evening (7.30pm).