Henwood is new Bungay boss

THE new year finds Bungay Town handily placed in fourth in Anglian Combination Division One following their promotion last season.And Lee Henwood is the man in charge.

THE New Year finds Bungay Town handily placed in fourth position in the Anglian Combination division one following their promotion last season.

And Lee Henwood is the man tasked with that challenge. After taking over temprarily when Richard Daniels left in December he has now been named officially as player-manager, having seen the side win the last two games after narrowly losing at St Andrew sin his first game in charge.

Club chairman Jon Fuller said: “Lee is now in charge of the first team, though we are looking for someone to give him some help. He is valuable to us on the pitch, and probably needs some regular assistance because of that.”

The Black Dogs generally good form in the first half of the season sets them up nicely for a push for promotion to the top flight - but they need to score more goals if they are to achieve that.

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They have won eight, drawn four and lost five of their 17 league and cup games so far, but in only three of them have they score more than two goals. They have scored a total of 28.

Tom Amis and Rory French are top scorers with just four each (though French has played only four games), and Danny Wilby is next with three.

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In the appearance charts, captain Craig Hunting, Jimmy Bligh and Thomas Daniels have played in all 17 games, with Neil Renaut missing just one and Henwood and Paul Hunter two each. Wilby and Amis have each missed three.

Hunting has now played 304 times for the Black Dogs, putting him 15th in the club's all time appearances list. Another 52 games would see him into the top 10.

Danny Wilby is now on 184 appearances, Mark Harvey on 163 and Joe MacFarlane on 135.

An interesting statistic of the season so far is that Bungay have been awarded eight penalties - more than the combined total for a number of seasons. Of those two have been missed, with Tom Amis coverting two (one each in the last two games), Lee Henwood two, Rory French one and Paul Hunter one.

Picture shows Lee Henwood, right, with Richard Daniels at the start of the season.

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