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Needham Market's title crowning day was dampened slightly by a 2-0 home defeat to Mickleover.

Kevin Horlock's side made one change to Tuesday's fourth straight Suffolk Premier Cup Final win, Seth Chambers dropped to the bench with Adam Mills starting.

Sault gave Mickleover an early lead, chipping the onrushing Garnham on 13 minutes.

In truth not much really happened in the game, though Needham saw a dangerous low free kick into the danger area cleared away, before Luke Ingram fired a shot on the half-volley just wide on 21 minutes.

Needham had the majority of the chances, but couldn't take them, Kyle Hammond's right wing corner seeing Adam Mills' bullet header beaten away by the goalkeeper on 29 minutes, while Jamie McGrath saw a shot blocked with Mills' follow-up shot hit just over 4 minutes later.

After the restart, Keiran Morphew headed just wide at the far post from Tevan Allen's 54th minute right wing corner, before Ingram did likewise soon after from another Allen right wing set-piece, glancing just wide of the near post in the two minutes later.

Jacob Lay and Adam Mills were both withdrawn for Seth Chambers and Reece Harris on the hour mark, while Dylan Williams was fed into space to thunder a half-volley just wide, from the right-hand side of the box on 62 minutes, before Chambers fired over from just outside the box 6 minutes later.

Mickleover were awarded a penalty on 71 minutes, which Greaves converted, sending Garnham the wrong way to find the bottom right corner.

Reece Harris meanwhile curled a right wing free kick just over the crossbar on 78 minutes, before Chambers then broke onto the right-hand side of the box and saw a low shot smothered away by the legs of the onrushing keeper.

Williams made way for Byron Lawrence as Needham's league title, and County Cup, double celebrations began. Needham travel to Redditch United in their final league game of the season on Saturday 27th (3pm).


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