Bungay battle back to draw
BUNGAY Town Ladies put together a strong performance to come back from 3-1 down at half-time to draw 3-3 in Lowestoft to second place Swanton. With the strong wind in their favour Swanton soon put Bungay under pressure and took the lead when a forward poached a goal from close range.
BUNGAY Town Ladies put together a strong performance to come back from 3-1 down at half-time to draw 3-3 in Lowestoft to second place Swanton.
With the strong wind in their favour Swanton soon put Bungay under pressure and took the lead when a forward poached a goal from close range. But Bungay were catching Swanton with quick breaks with Jo Oakley working hard up front. She set up an equaliser when she laid the ball back to Lauren Purling to score with an excellent shot from outside the area.
Swanton continued to push forward and they quickly took the lead again when a cross from their right winger was turned home by an incoming forward.
They soon extended this from a left-wing corner which swung in with the wind and sailed over the Bungay keeper to cross the line despite the best efforts of Jenny Head to keep it out. Bungay began to come to terms with the wind and uneven pitch and kept Swanton well away from goal. They were still causing problems for Swanton with Jo Oakley and Lauren Purling again going close.
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With the wind in the second half Bungay's midfield became more of an attacking force as they tried to pull back the deficit. After Jo Oakley was put though she unleashed a powerful drive but the Swanton keeper made a superb save. When again she tried with another power drive the keeper got to it but could not prevent the ball crossing the line. Jo Oakley went close again and when Emily Leach headed wide it looked like Bungay's efforts would be in vain.
With minutes to go Emily Leach was put through and drove home from the edge of the area. There was still time for Swanton to give Bungay a scare as a forward went though, but Bungay's keeper Ashley was up to the task as she pushed the shot round the post to give Bungay a well-deserved point.
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The whole of the back four worked hard to cover any gaps, especially Jo Oakley who works so hard up front. It's pleasing to see how she is improving each week.