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1st Team - Match centre

Needham Market
Enfield Town
L Ingram  (40'), D Morphew  (90' Pen)
Full time
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 304

Late drama at Bloomfields

An injury time penalty from Dan Morphew secures the Marketmen a point.

Picture shows Luke Ingram celebrating putting Needham 1-0 up. (Picture Credit Ben Pooley)

An entertaining, end to end game between Needham Market and Enfield Town ended 2-2 this afternoon, with the hosts rescuing a point in second half stoppage time.

Following their impressive FA Cup victory against Chesham United, Needham looked to transfer that success into their indifferent start to the league campaign.

Their first real chance came on 18 minutes when Dan Morphew headed over the crossbar, before fellow centre-half Sam Nunn followed suit as his effort was off target four minutes later.

However, the visitors had chances of their own and Mickey Parcell fired high and wide after a deep cross picked him out at the back post.

With half an hour played, Needham forward Luke Ingram's strike hit the post with goalkeeper Joe Wright scrambling. The ball rebounded to Callum Harrison but his strike was off-target.

After an abundance of chances at both ends, it was the Suffolk side who got the breakthrough. Unselfish play from Ryan Gibbs teed up Ingram and his deflected strike from close range made it 1-0.

Half Time: Needham Market 1-0 Enfield Town

Moments into the second period and Jack Higgs' header was wide, with the single goal margin now looking rather precarious.

The Town were rewarded for their bright start and equalised via an own goal from full-back Darryl Coakley on 52 minutes.

Enfield 'keeper Wright produced a fine save to deny a dipping Joe Whight free-kick, with the game level going into the closing stages.

The Town took the lead for the first time with 81 minutes on the clock. Higgs' inch perfect free-kick was just out of the reach of Danny Gay.

However, there was to be one last twist in this epic encounter as Dan Morphew's penalty rescued a point for The Reds at the death.

Full Time: Needham Market 2-2 Enfield Town

Next Up: The Marketmen are on the road on Tuesday evening when they travel to Harlow Town. The game could see Ex-Needham forward Reece Dobson line-up against his former club.

Key moments

Goal Luke Ingram scores for Needham Market
Scored Penalty Dan Morphew scores a penalty for Needham Market


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90:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 0
Dan Morphew scores a penalty for Needham Market
80:00 Sub On
Billy Holland is substituted on for Needham Market
80:00 Sub Off
Callum Harrison is substituted off for Needham Market
71:00 Sub On
Kieran Morphew is substituted on for Needham Market
71:00 Sub Off
Ryan Gibbs is substituted off for Needham Market
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 1 - 0
Luke Ingram scores for Needham Market
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Needham Market
  • Enfield Town
  • 0
  • Luke Ingram Goal 40:00'
  • Ryan Gibbs Sub Off 71:00'
  • Kieran Morphew Sub On 71:00'
  • Billy Holland Sub On 80:00'
  • Callum Harrison Sub Off 80:00'
  • Dan Morphew Scored Penalty 90:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
17. Enfield Town 46 56
18. Merstham 46 56
19. Needham Market 46 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 46 48
21. Harlow Town 46 47
22. Lowestoft Town 46 43
23. Burgess Hill Town 46 36

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