Bungay Ladies win top-of-table clash

Bungay Town Ladies won their top-of-the-table clash at Coltishall 3-1 with a superb all-round team performance.,

They must now await the results of other games to see if they are to finish as champions or runners-up.

Bungay started well and dominated the early play but had a wake-up call when a Coltishall corner was headed on to their bar before being cleared, but Bungay with Annie Piper and Emily Robbins closing down midfield they continued to push forward and were rewarded when Jo Oakley battled her way past two defenders to fire home.

Michelle Stanborough then showed how she has progressed this season by first turning sharply and as she glided passed defenders was brought down for a penalty which Imo Williams calmly dispatched.

Remy Dowe then kept Coltishall out by producing a top-quality save by turning a snap shot round the post. In the early stages of the second half Coltishall did all they could to take the game to Bungay but were kept well away from goal by their resolute back line. However, when Bungay for once failed to clear their area a Coltishall forward was left in space to fire home. Bungay soon put the game out of Coltishall’s reach when Jo Oakley found space in the six-yard box to stroke the ball home.

This was a great result for Bungay and they can only hope that earlier dropped points don’t spoil their recent run of wins against the other top teams.