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1st Team - Match centre

Harlow Town
Needham Market
Full time
D Morphew  (32'), G Heath (41'), S Nunn (45')
Tue 26 Sep 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 141

Marketmen continue impressive away form

Three First half goals enough to seal the points on the road.

Gareth Heath pictured putting the Marketmen 2-0 up from a free kick (Picture Credit: Ben Pooley)

The Marketmen recorded an impressive 3-1 victory on the road at Harlow Town this evening thanks to first half goals from Dan Morphew, Gareth Heath and Sam Nunn.

Reece Dobson lined-up against his former club and had the first effort in this game when his volley sailed over the crossbar with 4 minutes played.

Needham were dealt a blow on 16 minutes when Kieron Morphew limped off, with Joe Whight his replacement.

On 21 minutes, Darryl Coakley's crisp pass found Luke Ingram on the edge of the penalty area as Needham's number 9 fired narrowly wide on the turn.

The deadlock was broken 10 minutes later as Dan Morphew climbed the highest to head beyond the Hawks goalkeeper.

Gareth Heath doubled his sides advantage with a spectacular free kick on 42 minutes as Needham were rewarded for their dominant first half showing.

Sam Nunn added a third goal just before the half time whistle as Harlow's defensive frailties were highlighted. With both Morphew and Nunn on the scoresheet, and not for the first time this season, there may well be a battle on the cards for top scoring centre half!

Half Time: Harlow Town 0-3 Needham Market

However, on 51 minutes Harlow were handed a lifeline when Junior Dadson's cross was turned into his own net by Nunn.

Despite the hosts having greater second half possession, Needham's defence remained strong. A bad evening was compounded on 84 minutes as Craig Pope was shown a second yellow card.

Full Time: Harlow Town 1-3 Needham Market

Needham put their Ryman league campaign to one side on Saturday as they host high flying National League South side Dartford. This is a 3rd Qualifying Round tie, with the winner receiving £7,500 from the FA's prize fund.

Jack Simmons

Player of the Match

Jack Simmons

Key moments

32:00
Goal Dan Morphew scores for Needham Market
41:00
Goal Gareth Heath scores for Needham Market
45:00
Goal Sam Nunn scores for Needham Market

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jack Simmons is awarded player of the match for Needham Market
87:00 Sub Off
Callum Harrison is substituted off for Needham Market
87:00 Sub On
Max Booth is substituted on for Needham Market
80:00 Sub Off
Jack Simmons is substituted off for Needham Market
80:00 Sub On
Ryan Gibbs is substituted on for Needham Market
45:00 Assist
Gareth Heath makes an assist for Needham Market
45:00 Goal 0 - 3
Sam Nunn scores for Needham Market
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 0 - 2
Gareth Heath scores for Needham Market
32:00 Assist
Gareth Heath makes an assist for Needham Market
32:00 Goal 0 - 1
Dan Morphew scores for Needham Market
16:00 Sub Off
Kieran Morphew is substituted off for Needham Market
16:00 Sub On
Joe Whight is substituted on for Needham Market
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Harlow Town
  • Needham Market
  • 0
  • Kieran Morphew Sub Off 16:00'
  • Joe Whight Sub On 16:00'
  • Gareth Heath Assist 32:00'
  • Dan Morphew Goal 32:00'
  • Gareth Heath Goal 41:00'
  • Gareth Heath Assist 45:00'
  • Sam Nunn Goal 45:00'
  • Jack Simmons Sub Off 80:00'
  • Ryan Gibbs Sub On 80:00'
  • Callum Harrison Sub Off 87:00'
  • Max Booth Sub On 87:00'

Team selection

Gay, Danny Gay, Danny
Dye, Jake Dye, Jake
Morphew , Dan Morphew , Dan
Coakley , Darryl Coakley , Darryl
Morphew, Kieran Morphew, Kieran
Nunn, Sam Nunn, Sam
Harrison, Callum Harrison, Callum
Heath, Gareth Heath, Gareth
Ingram , Luke Ingram , Luke
Simmons , Jack Simmons , Jack
Holland , Billy Holland , Billy

League round up

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Wingate & Finchley
Hendon
3
0
Staines Town
2
0
Dorking Wanderers
Worthing
1
2

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# Team Pl Pts
18. Leatherhead 17 22
19. Dorking Wanderers 19 21
20. Burgess Hill Town 19 20
21. Needham Market 20 19
22. Harlow Town 20 18
23. Tooting & Mitcham United 21 18
24. Worthing 22 17

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