BURY Town and Needham Market faced development squads from Football League sides Charlton Athletic and Colchester United last night, with mixed results.
The Blues were beaten 2-1 by npower Championship outfit Charlton.
The Addicks took a first-half lead through Ade Azeez, but John Sands came off the bench to draw Bury level with a powerful header from Mark Coulson’s cross.
However, substitute Ashley Sloots tripped Tobi Sho-Silva in the penalty area with eight minutes remaining, allowing Joe Piggott to net the winner from the spot.
At Bloomfields, Sam Newson showed the sort of goalscoring prowess that has attracted the attentions of League Two outfit Gillingham in recent times.
Needham Market’s number nine scored a stunning hat-trick as the Marketmen beat Colchester United 3-1.