Bury Town remained rooted to the foot of the Ryman League Premier Division after a dreadful display at Witham Town on Saturday.
In a mad opening 15 minutes, the Blues found themselves 3-1 down — despite Justin Miller cancelling out Ellis Brown’s seventh-minute opener within 60 seconds.
The hosts’ former Chelmsford City striker then took centre stage.
He bagged two more before the quarter-of-an-hour-mark and followed that with a third in the second half.
Needham Market conceded a late goal against Ware in Ryman One North and their gap at the top was cut to two points by Harlow Town, who drew 2-2 at Romford.
In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, Dean Greygoose’s rein as Mildenhall Town manager got off to a slow start as they lost 2-1 at home to Thetford Town.
David Cooper scored Hall’s goal, but Ian Fancett and Ryan Pearson guided the Brecklanders to victory.
Walsham-le-Willows lost 3-0 at home to Godmanchester Rovers, while in the First Division there was a 2-1 loss for Stowmarket Town at Haverhill Borough.
Stanton crashed out of the Suffolk Senior Cup after going down 2-0 at home to Woodbridge Town.
Noel Hunt netted a 95th-minute winner for Ipswich Town as they rose to second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 triumph at Charlton Athletic.
Norwich City’s poor run of form continued as they lost 2-1 at home to Reading, despite Gary Hooper opening the scoring.