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Leiston, Needham Market and Lowestoft Town progress in FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:32 03 September 2017

Dominic Docherty. Picture: PAUL VOLLER

Dominic Docherty. Picture: PAUL VOLLER

Leiston avoided a potential banana-skin as they won 3-1 at Evo-Stik South side Aylesbury, to progress in the FA Cup, on Saturday afternoon.

Glen Driver’s Blues went 3-0 ahead in the First Qualifying Round tie, thanks to goals from Byron Lawrence, Dominic Docherty and Seb Dunbar, before Jonny Montgomery pulled a goal back with just over 15 minutes to go, to set up a nervy finish to the game.

Montgomery was then pulled back by midfielder Docherty, as he looked to break through, the Leiston man receiving his marching orders.

Needham Market also made it past the First Qualifying Round with a comfortable 3-0 win at Clapton.

Goals from Gareth Heath, Luke Ingram and Callum Harrison ensured Richard Wilkins’s side progressed into the hat for the next round.

Lowestoft Town cruised into the second qualifying round of the FA Cup as an own goal and a fine individual strike from Travis Cole downed hosts Bedford Town.

Haverhill Borough crashed out of the FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage, as Evo-Stik Southern League Premier side, King’s Langley scored eight at the New Croft without reply.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit, Haverhill squandered some early chances to go ahead and the visitors never looked back from that point, four goals in a 15-minute period before the break, ending the game as a contest.

Kieran Turner opened the scoring after 29 minutes, with Gareth Price breaking the offside trap and adding a second two minutes later. Mitchell Weiss netted a third from a corner and then Turner scored a fourth with a beautifully curled shot deep into first half injury-time.

Price added his second just after the break, before Weiss doubled his tally with a powerful finish from the edge of the box.

Steve Ward completed the scoring with a quick-fire double, one a penalty, the visitors prevailing in comprehensive and ruthless fashion.

Each team progressing from the first round of the competition netted £3,000 in prize money.

Police have been called to three overnight ram raids at shops in Ipswich, Combs Ford and Brantham.

A shop assistant who witnessed a row between members of two rival groups in an Ipswich town centre store a few hours before 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death has described her shock at the incident.

Shoppers flooded into Tower Ramparts shopping centre when it first flung open its doors more than 30 years ago.

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

A spate of burglaries in Ipswich has left Suffolk police urging residents to be vigilant and secure with their homes and property as the evenings draw in.

Gritters are out on Suffolk’s vital roads tonight and tomorrow morning ahead of dropping temperatures and a risk of icy conditions.

A police officer intervened in a row between members of two rival groups in Ipswich town centre a few hours before 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death, it has been alleged.

Jewellery and cash were snatched from a home as burglars smashed their way into a property.

Police are appealing for information in the hunt for a missing teenager from Colchester.

Liz Nice went to Gorleston Pavilion Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty and discovered the answer

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