Thetford pull clear of drop zone while Walsham hit four

Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press
Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Matt Hayden made himself a super sub on his Thetford Town debut, scoring a 73rd-minute winner in the home derby with Diss to seal a vital 1-0 win.

The ex-Lakenheath player’s goal moved the Brecklanders a further three points clear of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division relegation zone, leaving them six points and five places above the bottom three.

Walsham-le-Willows comfortably overcame Wivenhoe Town 4-0 to move up to eighth.

Andrew Cuscack scored the first at Summer Road from the penalty spot.

It was added to by strikes from chris McLaughlin, Tom Agricole and Andrew Wood.

Bury Town, Bury rugby, Needham Market, Mildenhall Town, Stowmarket Town and Team Bury all saw their games called off due to waterlogged pitches.

In the Barclays Premier League, Norwich City are just two points above the relegation zone, following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City in South Wales.

After Robert Snodgrass gave the Norfolk side an early lead, Kenwyne Zones and former Canary Craig Bellamy ensured Cardiff’s first points under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ipswich Town recorded a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road, courtesy of a David McGoldrick penalty 10 minutes after the break, to maintain their push for a play-off place.

Mick McCarthy’s men are four points and one place off the top six in the SkyBet Championship table.

* For a full round-up of local sports results, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, see Friday’s Bury Free Press print edition.