30.11.2016 at 19:45 Attendance: 128
Grays Athletic
1 - 2
Referee: Jason Richardson Ryman Premier League-match

Kieran Bishop (42) Callum Harrison (25)
Luke Ingram (59)
Opening squads
Amadou Tangara
Arron Wickham
Jamie Mascoll
Nathan Campbell
Jordan Aghatise
Terrell Forbes
Harry Watkins
Adeyinka Cole
Lheureux Menga
Kieran Bishop
Alexander Cunningham
Danny Gay
Darryl Coakley
Jake Dye
Ian Miller
Joe Whight
Jack Curtis
Reece Dobson
Callum Harrison
Luke Ingram
Ollie Snaith
Billy Holland
Luke Hornsley
Jordan Stansbury
David Fallah
Billy Taylor
Kwabena Osei
James Bradbrook
Keiran Morphew
Kem Izzet
Manny Osei
Max Booth
David Fallah - Harry Watkins (65)
Luke Hornsley - Lheureux Menga (79)
Max Booth -> Reece Dobson (69)
Manny Osei -> Ian Miller (81)
Kem Izzet -> Jack Curtis (86)
Yellow cards
Amadou Tangara
Alexander Cunningham
Callum Harrison
Jack Curtis
Red cards
None None.
Match report
The Marketmen recorded a valuable 2-1 victory against Grays Athletic this evening. The scorers were Colchester loanee Callum Harrison and Luke Ingram either side of Grays Kieran Bishops strike.

With temperatures precariously close to freezing, there was little action to warm the crowd until the 25th minute. A speculative, dipping effort from distance proved too much for Amadou Tangara in the Athletic goal and Harrison scored with his and Needhams first shot on goal.

The hosts responded well after conceding and Danny Gay made a string of saves, most notably denying Alex Cunningham.

On 35 minutes, the woodwork came to The Marketmens rescue. Kieran Bishop prodded against the post, as the visitors slender lead was now looking rather precarious.

With 42 minutes played, Bishop equalised from inside the penalty area and was just reward for a resurgent Grays.

Half Time: Grays Athletic 1-1 Needham Market

The Markets Ollie Snaith was the key man in a counter attack before his shot was parried away for a corner.

After a strong run, Luke Ingram was upended in the penalty area. Despite this golden opportunity, Jack Curtis saw his spot kick saved by The Gravelmens goalkeeper Tangara as the score remained all square.

However, Curtis soon made amends for this as he played a pivotal part in what turned out to be Needhams winning goal just before the hour mark. His through ball found Ingram in space and he made no mistake with a hard, low strike into the bottom corner. (59)

Despite a late home onslaught which included a flurry of set pieces, the Suffolk side yielded all three points. A true smash and grab result.

Full Time: Grays Athletic 1-2 Needham Market

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