Bury Town’s winless run of form continued on Saturday as they slipped to a fifth straight defeat going down to a convincing 4-1 defeat to Margate.
Ryan Moss and Jamie Taylor gave the visitors a two-goal advantage at the break before Phil Weavers reduced the deficit.
However, there was to be no comeback as Barry Cogan and Jason Prior both struck late on to wrap up all three points.
In stark contrast Needham Market continued their charge for promotion in Ryman League Division One North with a 3-1 win away at Romford.
Luke Ingram, Ollie Fenn and the in-form Sam Newson were all on target to send the Marketmen top of the league.
In the rugby, Bury St Edmunds climbed to fourth place in National League Three London and South East with a second successive victory, overcoming basement boys Westcliff in a 39-14 win.
Elsewhere, Mildenhall Fen Tigers succumbed to the Cradley Heathens in the National League play-off semi-final.
With a 68-27 deficit from the first leg, Mildenhall failed to make a dramatic turnaround as they slipped to a 48-41 defeat.