Wymondham's good start in vain

WYMONDHAM Town flattered to deceive on Saturday as they led promotion-chasing Bungay at the interval only to allow them to grab the initiative, and three goals, in the second half to win 4-2.

Wymondham Tn 2,

Bungay Tn 4

WYMONDHAM Town led promotion-chasing Bungay at the interval only to allow them to grab the initiative, and three goals, in the second half.

Despite the six-goals in the game Robert Hodges and his Bungay counterpart has few serious saves to make, and with Luke Rackham and Chris Priest effective in the first half, Town looked on their way to completing a double over their old rivals.

But it was not to be as the Black Dogs' twin strike force - including Wymondham resident Tom Amis - shared the goals.

It means Wymondham remain in mid-table and will now need a consistent run if their faint hopes of promotion are to be realised.

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Wymondham put a chance wide in the first minute and on 10 minutes Rackham went even closer with a low drive which just missed the far post.

But the Black Dogs settled and took the lead in the 14th minute as French controlled keeper Einecker's long kick and played it inside for Amis to score with a fine low shot on the turn.

Shortly after Einecker went down well to cut out a dangerous low left-wing cross.

Bungay netted again in the 23rd minute, Renaut finishing another slick move with a fierce volley, but it was ruled out for offside, and Wymondham equalised in the 26th minute. Chris Priest sent in a speculative effort and before Einecker settled his position the ball hit a

divet and went through his legs into the net.

Danny Wilby won the ball well on the edge of the area but his cross just eluded the in-rushing French, and then Wymondham's dangerous attacking full-back Rackham sent a fine volley just too high.

But the home side grabbed the lead four minutes before the interval as a free-kick fell to the unmarked Joe Patterson and he scored from close range as the Bungay defence stood still.

As the Black Dogs came out in determined fashion after the interval Wilby's effort hit the side netting and Amis had an effort charged down by Hodges. Craig Hunting also tested Hodges from long range, and Bungay's deserved equaliser came on 67 minutes as Amis won the ball on the right and crossed low for French, coming in at the far post, to prod home.

Wilby cleared his lines in one Wymondham break, but the Black Dogs were looking the better side, and two goals in five minutes near the end won the points which kept them in second place in the Anglian Combination Division One table.

First French, out on the left, beat Hodges with a superb long-range lob into the top corner for his eighth goal of the season.

And in the 83rd minute French was brought down in the area and Amis crashed home the resultant penalty for his seventh goal.