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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.

Suffolk’s Tory MPs look set to vote together to support Theresa May in Wednesday night’s confidence vote on her leadership – but in Essex the picture is somewhat different.

A £750,000 revamp of St Peters Wharf on Ipswich’s waterfront has been announced – with work set to kick-off in January.

Colchester Zoo have said goodbye to one of their residents who doubled their aged expectancy and had lived with them since 1980.

Today, Universal Credit will be introduced in the few last remaining isolated pockets of the country where it has yet to be introduced - including two towns in Suffolk.

Labour’s MEP for the east of England who was in Strasbourg during the suspected terror attack in the French city last night has expressed her sorrow following the incident.

Conservative MPs from across Suffolk and Essex have been making their views known on Theresa May’s vote of confidence which is set to take place this evening.

When we dwell on the current impact of global warming, we tend to think of polar ice caps melting or Californian wild fires, both of which might seem a world away from sleepy Suffolk. But Jonathan Dyke, the managing director of Suffolk Yacht Harbour, says he can already see the impact of climate change on his harbour in Levington.

A new 80-room hotel and coffee shop development in Bury St Edmunds had been scheduled to open in January, but has now been put off.

A village road is to be closed for the majority of a day so highways workers can carry out emergency repairs to the carriageway.

As MP’s get ready to vote on the future of PM Theresa May tonight we want to know how you would vote.

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