Dereham Town have the tantalising prospect of an FA Cup second qualifying round tie at Lowestoft Town, if they can overcome Needham Market in a replay on Tuesday evening.
Lowestoft Town went into this Emirates FA Cup tie as strong favourites but visitors Leighton Town gave them plenty of worries particularly in the opening half hour.
New Lowestoft Town striker Malachi Linton's blossoming partnership with Jake Reed was the only bright spot of a thorough disappointing afternoon for the Trawlerboys.
Dereham Town and Lowestoft Town have both been handed home ties in the first round qualifying of the FA Cup.
Lowestoft Town wilted in the intense heat as Royston Town netted the only goal with a quarter of an hour left to play.
Blues squander two-goal lead to leave Redditch empty-handed
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Lowestoft Town boss Jamie Godbold paid tribute to the club's loyal supporters after watching his side record their first win of the season.
Lowestoft were desperately unlucky to come away from their opening game of the season without a point after dominating the second period and carving out several good opportunities before losing 2-1 at Hednesford.
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