Beccles/Bungay youth notes

BUNGAY TOWN U13 GIRLS travelled to Lowestoft to play Waveney Girls on Sunday morning. From the kick-off there was end-to-end action with Waveney being the closest to scoring with a shot against a post.

BUNGAY TOWN U13 GIRLS travelled to Lowestoft to play Waveney Girls on Sunday morning. From the kick-off there was end-to-end action with Waveney being the closest to scoring with a shot against a post. Bungay pressed on and were rewarded when Eva broke through with a shot just under the bar to put Bungay 1-0 up. Waveney were unlucky, again hitting a post, with Bungay also having a near miss. A goal finally came for Waveney from a shot that hit goalkeeper Katie but just crept over the line. Bungay continued to apply pressure and just before the break Lauren produced a superb shot/cross over the keeper into the top corner to give Bungay a 2-1 lead at half-time. Bungay maintained the pressure after the break with more neat passing football and had three corners from which Eva had a shot saved, and a great effort from Rosie was pushed round the post. Bungay continued to press with Eva scoring again to give Bungay a 3-1 lead. However, Waveney never gave up and were rewarded with a super goal from the edge of the area, leaving Bungay with a slender lead and only 10 minutes to go. Nail-biting stuff for the parents but Bungay's reply was quick. From the kick-off Eva broke through and scored a great fourth goal to give Bungay the points and a hat-trick for her. Final score Waveney Girls 2, Bungay Town Girls 4. A solid display from Megan and Chloe at the heart of defence to keep Waveney out and an all-round impressive team performance which was much improved from Bungay's first match. Next match is a return of this fixture on Sunday, November 15.

BUNGAY TOWN U14 registered a sizeable 15-1 win against a Repps Rangers side which was under-strength because of illness. It was clear from the start that Repps would be fighting a rearguard action, though it took some time before Sam opened Bungay's scoring. Harry H burst through for the second, and added another with a flicked header from Miles' cross. Marcus fired in a high shot for the next, and Lambert was on hand to tap home one more after a flowing move involving Tom and Rhys. Kieron, up for a corner, completed the first-half scoring from close range. More of the same followed when Kyle's long ball set up Harry H's blast for his hat-trick. Miles crossed to Marcus for No 8, then Ben lobbed the next from distance. Harry R provided the ammunition for Sam's next, then saw his own effort parried for Rhys to score on the follow-up. Kyle's first-ever goal arrived when he finished expertly from Sam's corner. Repps had battled determinedly and put together enough attacks to keep Jake on his toes before Jamie scored a fine solo goal for them. There was enough time for three more from Bungay - a Sam breakaway for his hat-trick, a characteristic drive from outside the area by Harry R and Shaun's solo run and shot from a narrow angle for his own first goal. Ten different players had managed to score Bungay's goals, which must be some sort of a record. MoM: Kyle.

BUNGAY TOWN U15 were at home in the league against Bohemians B and were looking to recover from a shock cup defeat a week earlier. They appeared to have put that defeat behind them by starting brightly in attack as well as defence. Bungay coped well at the back with a new-look back four and prevented Bohemians from taking the lead on many occasions, but they did concede a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area which was driven in and fumbled by the Bungay keeper. The ball fell to a waiting Bohemians attacker who put his side in front. Bohemians had a long string of corner kicks which they eventually turned into goals, with a debatable second and a well-worked third giving Bohemians a strong lead going into the break.

Bungay had a lot of work to do to catch up with Bohemians and they certainly had the willpower, as they never once gave up. They pressed Bohemians, especially when Cormac's header was saved well by the keeper early in the second half. It was shortly followed by Levi Jay having a good chance, but it just didn't seem to be Bungay's day. Bungay's luck turned 15 minutes into the second half when Cormac Warne scored an impressive goal. Bungay had many chances and rattled Bohemians. Bungay managed to reduce the deficit to one by scoring a scrambled goal eventually finished by Kris Hanner.

All players were praised for their outstanding performances. Final score Bohemians B 3, Bungay Town 2. MoM: Alex Clarke.

ST BENETS WASPS U15 lost 4-3 to St Benets Wasps U15A. The game was a classic derby with both teams giving it everything. Wasps United struck early in the first half when Nathan eluded his marker to fire home a low shot: 1-0. Wasps U15A replied when Chris Sprang Wasps United's offside trap and ran through to score from close range. Wasps United then went 2-1 down when Wasps U15A Lewis scored from just outside the area. Wasps U15 United then equalised when Markus forced the ball into the net from a goalmouth scramble: 2-2. With keeper Olly grounded, defender Aaron stopped a certain goal with a calm clearance off the line. Wasps U15A then scored another for 3-2 but Wasps U15 continued to play hard and were rewarded when Billy's goalbound shot was deflected into the goal: 3-3. The second half continued in the same manner with Wasps U15 midfield duo of Joe and Henry working hard and the defence holding firm. But the deadlock was broken midway through the second half when Wasps U15A scored their fourth goal, from a well-worked move down the left wing. Wasps U15 still had chances with Nathan, Billy and Joe having shots on goal, but the score remained 4-3. The boys can be proud of their performance in this match. Wasps U15 United Siblings Man of the Match is the team.

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ST BENETS WASPS U14B were at home to unbeaten Oulton Mariners. Wasps started strongly with a shot from Sam hitting the keeper and then a post. Jamie shot just over from Matt's long throw. Oulton then began to pressure the Wasps defence and Elliott saved well at the feet of the speedy strikers. Eventually they scored from one of their breaks. In the second half Wasps continued to pass well, with Callum and Harry showing well in midfield. Oulton again scored a well-taken goal from a breakaway. Wasps didn't give up and Matt made a great run and cross that the attackers couldn't quite get to. Callum then did the same and Cam slotted home. Wasps piled on the pressure in search of the equaliser, but Oulton scored another goal on the break towards the end. For the second match in a row Wasps played well and proved to be a match for their opponents, but were not able to take their chances. Special mention to the defence for containing a very strong Oulton midfield and attack, especially to Greg and Matt. Coopers MoM: Captain Matt for leading by example.

ST BENETS WASPS U9A eased their way into the second round of the League Cup with a convincing 5-0 home win against Hemsby FCB. Wasps got of to a flyer and maintained a high standard of football throughout. Ollie and Danny minimised the threats to Thomas' goal with great defending. Hemsby's keeper was tested early when Harry forced a corner with a shot. Max delivered a great corner and Harry tried again. The keeper, saved the initial shot then the follow-up. Harry capitalised on his poor goal-kick to try another shot that again the keeper blocked. Max quickly pounced on the rebound to open the scoring. Wasps maintained the pressure with James chasing down and winning the ball, passing on to Harry whose cross won another corner. Max delivered the corner long and James volleyed the ball back into the box. Harry controlled then quickly slammed the ball past the keeper for Wasps' second and a great team goal. Ollie prevented a brief Hemsby attack, forcing a weakened shot for Thomas to save easily. He cleared the ball away to James. He was in fine form, playing a great through-ball to Harry. Harry took the defence out wide and battled his way into range to slot another ball in behind the keeper for Wasps' third. The end of the half saw more corners won with the Hemsby keeper doing well to palm one out of Harry's path. Liam came very close to scoring with a cracking shot just wide. Several corners were won as Wasps continued to push early in the second half. James took a swing at one and Danny prevented Hemsby from breaking away, allowing Liam another shot. Max delivered another great corner and James tried to finish. The keeper blocked his effort but James struck the deflection well for Wasps' fourth goal. From the restart Max surged into the Hemsby area. The desperate defenders were unable to stop him from notching goal No 5. Continued pressure from Wasps saw another shot from Liam saved and Max and James created more chances with quick, precise passing. Wasps won a free-kick which Danny blasted towards the top corner, stopped only by the alert keeper. Jack contributed well in his second game with strong tackling, allowing Wasps to continue their dominance until the final whistle.