The Marketmen advanced through to the Quarter-Final stages of this seasons Alan Turvey Trophy thanks to a tight 2-1 victory at Ware. Their progression means they now face Tonbridge Angels at Bloomfields.
Needham Manager Mark Morsley fielded a very strong side with only one change from Saturdays 5-2 victory over Hendon. Billy Holland returned to the line-up at the expense of Kem Izzet.
On 7 minutes Joe Whights shot from an indirect free kick was blocked, before the hosts Laurence Vaughan was unlucky not to give them the breakthrough.
Reece Dobson continued to revel in his attacking role and he was fouled just outside the penalty area. Colchester loanee Callum Harrison took the resulting free kick and it shaved the crossbar.
The first goal of the game was scored on 26 minutes by Dobson. Darryl Coakleys ball found Dobson and his low drive into the far corner left Ware keeper Kyle Forster with little chance.
However, the lead was to be short-lived as The Blues equalised 4 minutes later through Josh Oyibo. This goal gave Ware a real confidence boost as they then peppered Needhams goal with efforts from Gareth Price and Brian Haule.
Half Time: Ware 1-1 Needham Market
In truth, the second period was far from a footballing classic. The Hertfordshire outfit will feel frustrated at not taking their chances as it turned out to be costly when Luke Ingram scored The Markets second goal with an hour played.
Hollands ball found Darryl Coakley and his pull back from the byline was smashed in from close range by Ingram.
Full Time: Ware 1-2 Needham Market