Beccles/Bungay area reports

BUNGAY GIRLS U14 played Hempnall Hunnies U14 and fantastic play enabled them to deliver their second-highest scoreline of the season.

Their 16-1 win, in very windy conditions, enabled them to return to pole position in the league. Bungay’s winning balls, great passing and keeping possession meant that Hempnall Hunnies had few opportunities, and when they did they had Chloe to contend with. Hannah turned in one of her best performances of the season, scoring and setting up plenty of goal opportunities. Goals were scored by Eva (5), Laura (4), Megan (3), Lauren (2), Frankie and Hannah. The girls play their second semi-final of the season against Dereham Wanderers on Saturday (kick-off 10.30am).

BUNGAY TOWN U9A welcomed Gorleston Rangers U9B to Maltings Meadow on Sunday. Both teams battled hard against the relentless wind, neither taking full advantage. Gorleston were the first to hit the back of the net, against the wind, and their second soon followed. Bungay had a close miss with Lewis hitting the bar in the second half, but with 90 seconds to go a cross from Harvey was cleanly finished by Bailey, bringing Bungay back into the game. In the closing minute both teams made great breaks but were closed down. Brilliant defending and goalkeeping by both teams kept the score at 2-1.

BUNGAY TOWN U15 lost 4-2 at home to Halesworth Town after they failed to make their early chances count. They took the lead when Callum dribbled through from deep, and the same player nearly added another before Halesworth equalised when Bungay failed to clear effectively. Adam’s goal-bound shot was kept out, but Bungay went ahead after the interval when Callum side-footed home. Halesworth went in front with two goals stemming from their right wing, then hit the bar before sealing things with a powerfully-hit shot. Tthe Black Dogs struggled to reduced the gap, but Bungay old boy Miles in the Halesworth goal dealt ably with everything.

ST BENETS WASPS U9A entertained Kirkley & Pakefield on a windy and difficult day but played good, solid passing football, putting their visitors under pressure from the start. Wasps had early chances but a solid Kirkley keeper kept them out. Wasps were rewarded with a goal following good passing play from Harvey, Tom and Owen leading to a deliberate back-pass from Kirkley. It gave Wasps a free-kick on the edge of the area which Tom rifled into the top corner. In the second half, Will, Ryan and Browny were exceptional again at the back with goalkeeper Zac dealing comfortably with everything thrown at him. Alex made the midfield his own and created chances. Kirkley applied late pressure but Wasps held on for the win. Final score: Wasps 1, Kirkley & Pakefield 0.

ST BENETS WASPS U9C visited Blundeston U9. The teams were evenly-matched but strong winds and a sloping pitch made it very difficult to play football. The whole game was quite scrappy with few chances in the first half. Leo and Alfie kept it tight at the back with Callum Finlay and Charlie N working hard uphill against the wind. Harrison, CJ and Ryan N also did well in the conditions. Blundeston scored early in the second half but Wasps were soon back in it when Finlay went through and finished well. Ryan D kept things even with a couple of great saves from a one-on-ones and a good volley. Wasps were rewarded when CJ finished afine move after good work from Finlay and Ryan. N Callum had a fine match and was everywhere making sure Wasps held on for the win. Final score: Bludeston U9 1, Wasps U9C 2.