Disappointing finale for Bungay
Bungay Town 0, Wells Town 2THERE was a disappointing end to Bungay's home Anglian Combination Division One programme as they went down 2-0 to Wells on Saturday.
Bungay Town 0, Wells Town 2
THERE was a disappointing end to Bungay's home Anglian Combination Division One programme as they went down 2-0 to Wells on Saturday.
The Black Dogs created numerous good chances in the first half but failed to convert any of them, and the Seasiders dominated and took their chances in the second.
A victory looked on the cards in the first half. Within two minutes Ash Ling rolled his shot wide. Stuart Campbell broke though. When the keeper blocked his shot Sam Olley found Ling, but his shot from 10 yards was over the bar. Campbell picked up a loose ball and found Ling in a good position, but again his shot finished off target.
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Bungay missed a golden opportunity as Ling found James Youngman down the right and his low cross eluded the keeper but Campbell scooped the ball over the gaping goal from two yards.
In a rare Wells attack Nathan Einecker did well to turn an effort over the bar, but Bungay continued to dominate and Shaun Whiteman saw a good header cleared off the line. Campbell put a good header narrowly wide and Matt Holmes fired a 25-yarder narrowly over the bar.
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Early in the second half Campbell had an effort saved, but it was the last the Black Dogs saw of goal as Wells emerged a different side.
Einecker did well to turn a dipping shot over the bar, and they should have gone ahead in the 67th minute as Craig East broke through only to fire wide.
But a minute later they were ahead as East fired a low free-kick wide of the wall and inside the post.
Five minutes later it was 2-0 as Daniel Grocott scored with a simple header from six yards from a corner. In the final minute Craig Hunting's free-kick was straight at the Wells keeper.
Team: N Einecker, R Mattocks (J Wilson), D Lowe, C Hunting, S Whiteman, J Youngman, M Holmes, D Shimmon, S Olley, A Ling, S Campbell (A Baynes).
Bungay Reserves play Barsham this evening in the semi-finals of the Bungay Charity Cup.
Caister Utd 3, Bungay Town 0
WITH virtually the club's U18 side, the Black Dogs put up a highly creditable performance at Caister on Tuesday evening in their final league game of the season. With only two first team regulars, teenagers Dan Lowe and Shaun Whiteman, available, the rest of the side apart from Dan Shimmon was made up of U18s.
But the side worked hard and with commitment to limit the much more experienced home side to two goals in the first half and one in the second. And they did create one or two chances themselves.
In the final 15 minutes U18s manager Nick Read came on joining his 16-year-old son Robert up front - the first time a father and son have figured in the Bungay line-up since January 21, 1995, when then manager Jimmy York joined his sons Chris and Matthew in the team which suffered the Black Dogs' record beating 14-0 at Anglian Windows.
Lowe - whose brother Matthew was in Tuesday's line-up - and Whiteman were magnificent at the heart of the defence and George Shipley, carrying a motorbike arm injury, worked like a Trojan in mid-field in a team in which everyone could be proud of their efforts.
Caister went ahead on 10 minutes against the run of play and got a second in the 22nd minute. Shortly after another strike hit the bar.
But the young Black Dogs remained focused and Read's header from Shimmon's cross was only jut wide, before Stuart Campbell tested the keeper with a well-struck shot and then the keeper did well to grasp a fine free-kick from Shipley.
Keeper Nathan Einecker made two good saves at the start of the second half, but Caister got their third in the 60th minute.
The keeper made further impressive saves, while for Bungay Mattocks and substitute Jaik Wilson tested the home keeper before a fine run by Whiteman set up Wilson, whose shot from an angle was just too high.
Bungay: N Einecker, R Mattocks, S Whiteman, D Lowe, S Campbell, R Jones (N Read), G Shipley, M Lowe, D Shimmon (J Wilson), R Read, A Shilling.