FA Trophy Success
By MARK EASLEA
Needham Market safely through to next round
The Marketmen put their disappointing league form to one side, as they record a 3-1 home victory against Arlesey Town.
With four successive away trips, Needham were back at Bloomfields for today’s FA Trophy encounter.
The visitors started well and had the better of the very early opening exchanges.
Despite this, with 11 minutes on the clock, the hosts broke the deadlock thanks to Gareth Heaths dipping free kick.
Half Time: Needham Market 1-0 Arlesey Town
Adam Mills doubled his sides advantage on 68 minutes. An emphatic finish from inside the area which left the Arlesey ‘keeper with little chance.
Gareth Heath scored his second and Needhams third on 88 minutes with a curling strike from outside the area.
However, The Bedfordshire outfit squeezed a late equaliser courtesy of Rafe Goodman deep into stoppage time, with a strike into the bottom corner from distance.
Full Time: Needham Market 3-1 Arlesey Town
Entertainment Rating: 3/5