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Non-league round-up: Leiston celebrate a win at Brightlingsea, while Bury Town hit six goals on the road

PUBLISHED: 22:06 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 August 2017

Ollie Hughes, who scored twice in Bury Town's 6-0 win at Hertford. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Ollie Hughes, who scored twice in Bury Town's 6-0 win at Hertford. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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It was a night of high-drama in non-league tonight, with some big East Anglian derbies, some big victories and also an abandoned match.

Brightlingsea Regent, enjoying their first-ever season in the third tier of non-league, were beaten 1-0 at home by Leiston at North Road in a Bostik Premier Division clash.

Kyle Hammond came up trumps with the winner in the 27th minute, his second goal in two games, in front of a crowd of 285.

Also in the Bostik Premier, Needham Market celebrated a 2-1 home win over Thurrock, thanks to first-half goals by Callum Harrison (37) and Ryan Gibbs (43). Jordan Clark (83) halved the deficit late on for the visitors.

A star-studded Billericay Town side secured a late winner in a 2-1 victory at Lowestoft Town, in front of a bumper crowd of 603.

Jake Robinson put Billericay 1-0 up on 10 minutes, only for Jake Reed to equalise from White’s cross just six minutes later.

But the visitors, who included former top-flight players Jermaine Pennant and Paul Konchesky in their starting line-up , grabbed an 83rd minute winner through Louie Theophanous’ back-heel from close range.

Bury Town were big winners in the Bostik North Division , thrashing Hertford 6-0 away.

The Suffolk side were 2-0 up at the break, via an eighth minute own goal by Glenn Draper and a goal from Leon Ottley-Gooch on the stroke of half-time.

Ollie Canfer made it 3-0 in the 49th minute, with Ryan Jolland (69) and Ollie Highes (79 & 88) also on the score-sheet.

The Maldon & Tiptree versus AFC Sudbury fixture was abandoned at half-time due to floodlight failure caused by an electrical fault.

The score was 1-1 at the time, L’heureux Menga having scored for Sudbury, and Junior Ofelia-Uzokwe side-footing home an equaliser for the Jammers.

Also in the Bostik North Division, Mildenhall Town were undone by a last minute goal from Jake Anema in a 1-0 home defeat to Dereham, while Witham Town were soundly beaten 3-0 away at Bowers & Pitsea.

In National League South, Braintere Town were hammered 5-3 at East Thurrock, despite going in 2-2 at half-time through goals from Phil Roberts and Billy Crook (33rd minute penalty). Dernell Wynter netted an injury-time consolation goal.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy spoke openly about his uncertain future at this morning’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Preston. STUART WATSON posed the questions.

Martyn Waghorn wants Ipswich Town to make a fast start and ‘have a real go’ at Preston North End tomorrow afternoon.

Mick McCarthy has confirmed striker David McGoldrick will not play again this season.

Mick McCarthy believes Luke Hyam needs to remain patient and push his case on the field as he enters the final few months of his Ipswich Town contract.

Mick McCarthy is hopeful Joe Garner will be fit to face former club Preston this weekend while a trio of youngsters could get a chance to impress at Deepdale.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End, at Deepdale, on Saturday in what will be their third Championship game in seven days.

Ipswich Town travel to Preston North End for a third Championship game in seven days on Saturday. STUART WATSON previews the action.

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam knows he is playing for a future at the club he loves.

Ipswich Town defender Jonas Knudsen believes wins will come if the recent level of performances are replicated.

There was a sense a toxic atmosphere awaited manager Mick McCarthy as the Blues faced Cardiff following the weekend’s events at Norwich.

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