Dereham produced a superb team performance to secure a hard-fought 2-0 win away to high-flying Coggeshall in BetVictor North.
Dereham Town turned to cup action this weekend but could not change their recent run of results as they suffered suffer defeat to a very good Halesowen Town side in the extra preliminary round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.
Dereham Town fell to their second defeat in a week, going down to a Bury Town team who fought back from 2-0 down to claim all three points.
Dereham gained another useful point from a hard fought game that they could have won.
Dereham may have exited the FA Cup in midweek, but manager Adam Gusterson saw enough from his side to be optimistic about their league ambitions.
Luke Ingram's late equaliser for Needham Market at Dereham Town means the two sides will have to do it all again on Tuesday night at the Bloomfields.
Dereham entertain BetVictor Southern Premier Central side Needham Market in the FA Cup first qualifying round this afternoon.
Two superb strikes gained Dereham their first league win of the season at Great Wakering Rovers.
Adam Gusterson is demanding a reaction from his players after what he called the worst performance since returning to the club.
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