Youth football scene
BUNGAY U15 BOYS were at home to Hemsby Hornets and both teams were looking for their first win of the season Bungay won 2-1. Bungay went ahead after only three minutes when Jak Clark chipped the ball over the Hemsby defence into the path of Levi Jay, who lobbed the ball into the net.
BUNGAY U15 BOYS were at home to Hemsby Hornets and both teams were looking for their first win of the season Bungay won 2-1. Bungay went ahead after only three minutes when Jak Clark chipped the ball over the Hemsby defence into the path of Levi Jay, who lobbed the ball into the net. Minutes later Alex Clarke was brought down in the penalty area giving Bungay their second goal from the spot, taken by Curtis Moore. Bungay looked to make it three when Alex Clarke's shot hit a post. Hemsby's reply came 30 minutes into the first half when Cormac Warne saved a shot and kicked the ball out, but it rebounded off a Hemsby player and went in the net. Half-time: Bungay 2, Hemsby 1. The second half was full of chances for both sides and both defences had to work hard. There were no goals in the second half, so Bungay were able to claim their first victory of the season. MoM: Jack Powley.
BUNGAY TOWN U14 resisted a spirited revival from Loddon Grasshoppers to take the points in this local derby 4-2. Loddon were one player short, but it was scarcely noticed as they competed for everything in an evenly balanced opening spell. The match was well advanced when a moment of inspiration from Bungay separated the teams. An intelligent pass from Marcus was matched by the quality of George's finish. The next soon followed, when George found Rhys on the far post. Bungay failed to press home their advantage after the break, and Loddon started to take control of the midfield. Their pacy and skilful forward players continued to stretch the home defence and it was no surprise when they pulled one back with a well-worked move. When they added another with a long shot on the break, the match threatened to swing back in their favour, and it was only a splendid save by Jake which kept Bungay on terms. This proved to be a turning point, as Bungay's extra player started to take effect in the closing stages. First Harry R was on hand to bundle home a corner, then turned in another from further out. In the final minutes a long ball from Charlie put Sam in the clear, and the most delicate of touches steered the ball wide of the keeper to provide a score-line which was probably harsh on the visitors. Man of the match: Jake.
ST BENETS WASPS U14B were away in the cup to Martham. Wasps soon realised that they were a match for their higher league opponents. After a couple of early corners, well cleared by the Wasps' defence, Wasps began to pressure Martham, prompted by Callum in midfield. Cam forced the keeper to make a diving save. Sam put over a great corner which the keeper failed to hold and Cam was on hand to fire home. Matt then took a throw in and received the ball back and from the corner of the area hit a great shot into the top corner. Jamie was linking well with Sam and Cam ahead of him and a precise through ball saw Cam run and shoot past the keeper. In the second half, Martham put the Wasps' midfield and defence under immediate pressure and quickly pulled a goal back. Wasps couldn't get out of their half and Martham forced numerous corners and had several shots. The Wasps' defence stood firm, making some great blocks and clearing headers. Elliott made some superb clearances and saves. However, the pressure told and Wasps failed to clear one of the corners and Martham made it 3-2. Martham then missed a couple of good chances and Elliott made a full-length diving save. Jamie then broke from a long clearance, the Martham keeper making a fine double save. Matthew then played a pass through to Jamie who ran past the defender and coolly scored. Jamie then picked up another clearance and turned the Martham defence all ways before firing home another goal. The game finished 5-2 to the Wasps. This was a magnificent performance from the whole team. The determination, team spirit and good passing football was superb. Coopers men of the match: the whole team.
ST BENETS WASPS U13A beat Halesworth U13 4-0. Another rugged performance by St Benets that delivered another well deserved win. The amount of play by both teams was equal throughout most of the first half, but a goal by St Benets shortly before half-time broke the deadlock. Wasps were pressing into the Halesworth goal area when Ryan took the ball past two players and released a shot which deflected back out to Kieran, who had a follow through shot, scoring from the edge of the area. Halesworth started the second half in a determined mood. The St Benets midfield of Ricky, Michael, Hazza, Jack and Liam had to be alert during this period of pressure. Wiggy, Matt, Jamie and Len in defence had their work cut-out to contain Halesworth. Ian in the St Benets goal made some brave saves and on one occasion was injured when he dived and took the ball away from the feet of one of Halesworth players. Ian was attentive throughout the whole game. St Benet's second goal was an impressive high shot from Len. As St Benets attacked the ball was sent into the Halesworth goal area, which was returned out of the box when Len received the ball, positioned himself and let fire over the Halesworth keeper. With renewed confidence, St Benets began to take control of the game and it was only a matter of time before a third goal came. Michael played a long ball through the centre of the pitch to Ryan, who accurately placed his shot into the bottom corner of the Halesworth goal. The fourth goal came with a ball played through from Wiggy to Alex, who crossed it into the box where Ryan poked the ball past the Halesworth Keeper. MoM: Jamie.
ST BENETS WASPS U9A beat Waveney Youth E 11-2. Despite conceding early, St Benets Wasps U9A played superbly, enjoying a goal bonanza, with James scoring seven. Max was first to score with an equaliser from distance. A well executed attack then saw Harry supply Max, who spotted James in space. A good cross met with an excellent finish as James put Wasps 2-1 up. Ollie held off a counter-attack from the re-start and sent James on his way again, but this time he hit a post. James was soon credited with his second goal when his on-target shot deflected in off a Waveney player to make it 3-1. Dan and Ollie combined to block another push by Waveney, with James benefiting from another quality delivery to fire in his third and Wasps' fourth. James had to leave the field through injury and Jamie took to the pitch to help maintain the momentum with a precise ball for Max to run on to and fire in his second and Wasps' fifth goal.Early in the second half Liam opened his account with his deserved first goal and he nearly bagged another when Ollie's throw-in was chipped into the box. The keeper blocked, but Jamie popped up to slam the clearance back past him for Wasps' seventh. James re-joined the action, wreaking havoc in front of goal. Thomas saved well from a strike and immediately threw out to James, who galloped up the pitch to finish with a lethal strike for 8-1. James was soon bearing down on goal again to fire a lethal shot in for goal nine. Waveney then scored their second goal with a tap-in. James continued his goal-fest as he poached a loose ball in the Waveney area for his sixth goal and as the clock ran down, he notched up his seventh in style with another outstanding run to underline an outstanding team effort.