The Marketmen played host to Mildenhall Town in this seasons 1st Round of the Suffolk Premier Cup Sponsored by Omni Freight Services Ltd.
A goal in each half saw The Marketmen to a 2-0 victory at a blustery Bloomfields.
Needham began on the front foot and had two good opportunities to take the lead through midfielders Luke Ingram and Max Booth. However, The Hall defended resolutely as Ingrams shot was blocked and Booth was to be denied by the crossbar.
With half an hour played, forward Manny Osei was forced off with a suspected calf injury. He was replaced by Reece Dobson.
On 42 minutes, Needham took the lead through substitute Dobson. Goalkeeper James Bradbrook found Dobson with a long ball, and he drifted into the penalty area before firing low into the goal beyond Josh Pope.
Half Time: Needham Market 1-0 Mildenhall Town
With Mildenhall pushing further forward and the scoreline at a rather precarious 1-0, thoughts were drawn as to whether extra time could be on the horizon.
Ollie Snaith, who recently completed his move from Newmarket Town, made his debut on 55 minutes. Snaith was soon called into action when he made a sublime tackle to prevent a Mildenhall attack.
On 77 minutes Billy Holland doubled Needhams advantage in front of a crowd of 119. His header from a corner was beyond Pope and confirmed victory as Needham progressed to the Quarter Finals.
Full Time: Needham Market 2-0 Mildenhall Town
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