Victories keep Bury and Needham on course for the playoffs

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BURY Town bounced back to winning ways on Saturday following a 1-0 win away to Hastings United.

Billy Clark was introduced into the action after 72 minutes and he didn’t take long to make an impact on proceedings, converting Connor Hall’s low cross to slot home past Matt Armstrong-Ford in the 79th minute to a secure victory, which leaves Bury in fourth place in the Ryman League Premier Division.

On Wednesday night, the Blues travel to Staines’ Wheatsheaf Park in search of silverware as they take on East Thurrock United in the Alan Boon League Cup final (7.45pm).

Needham Market’s quest for a playoff place in Ryman League Division One North continued on Saturday following a narrow 1-0 victory over Waltham Forest at Bloomfields.

Duane Wright rose highest in the fifth minute to head home Bradley Barber’s free kick to ensure victory over the Stags and keep Needham firmly within the league’s all important top five places.

In the ruygby, Bury’s impressive league form continued on Saturday with an emphatic 128-0 home win over Braintree, their seventh consecutive London One North victory.