Wymondham beat leaders
WYMONDHAM Town travelled to morning leaders Bungay and returned with a great 2-1 win.Manager Garwood had the rare luxury of naming the same starting XI which beat Sprowston the previous week.
WYMONDHAM Town travelled to morning leaders Bungay and returned with a great 2-1 win.
Manager Garwood had the rare luxury of naming the same starting XI which beat Sprowston the previous week. This meant the returning Hill and Cracknell had to be satisfied with a place on the bench.
Bungay came out of the traps flying and applied early pressure to the Town back four.
The best chance came after 20 minutes. The Bungay player got free and Felgate clipped his legs. The referee rightly awarded a penalty. Fortunately for Town keeper Hodges guessed correctly and saved from the spot.
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From the resultant rebound the referee awarded an indirect free-kick.
The excellent Ramsbottom showed his spirit and got in a block. This gave Town renewed vigour and they started to come in the game. Rackham overlapping from left-back got in a great cross but unfortunately fell to a Bungay player.
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Town did break the deadlock. when Pipe outpaced his marker on the right and unselfishly crossed to Stannard who finished from close range. Town were now creating chances with Pipe, in particular, being thwarted by the impressive Bungay keeper.
Unfortunately, Town conceded an equaliser with just five minutes of the half remaining.
The Bungay striker got space in the area and shot into the roof of the net. Town showed their new- found character and scored straight from the kick-off.
McCloy was put through, he drew the keeper and slotted in style. Town went into the break 2-1 up.
At half-time Pattison made way for Cracknell who slotted in at centre midfield and played well.
In the second half Town were able to take the game much more to Bungay with Priest twice, Pipe once and Felgate being denied by excellent saves from the keeper.
Bungay did threaten a couple of times with ex-Town player Amis having their best chance but he was denied by the outstretched leg of Hodges.
The back four of Rackham, Etheridge, Felgate and substitute Hill were excellent and restricted their opponents to in the main speculative chances. Town saw out the seven minutes of injury time for a good victory.
MoM: This was the epitome of a team performance with a number of excellent displays. With that said, Pipe just edges it. He worked hard up front as the target man.
Bungay are thanked for their excellent hospitality and the sportsmanship they showed in defeat, a real credit.