Weekend round-up: Bury Town return to winning ways

Nnamdi Nwachuku and Jordan Patrick
Nnamdi Nwachuku and Jordan Patrick

Bury Town returned to winning ways in fine style on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over in-form promotion-chasing outfit Bognor Regis Town on Saturday.

Danny Cunningham had a hand in both goals, winning a penalty for Nnamdi Nwachuku to convert the opening goal, before delivering a wicked cross for Jordan Patrick to power in the second with his head.

It was the Blues’ first three-point haul in the Ryman League Premier Division for more than two months.

In Ryman One North, Dave Cowley showed he was back to his best as he bagged a brace for Needham Market to keep them firmly in the play-off hunt.

Keiran Morphew and Sam Newson were also on target in the 4-0 triumph over Waltham Abbey at Bloomfields.

Thetford Town lost 3-0 at Haverhill Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, while Walsham-le-Willows returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at home to struggling Ely City.

In the First Division, Needham Market Reserves lost 3-2 at Long Melford.

Norwich City eased their relegation fears in the Barclays Premier League thanks to strikes from Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey in their 2-0 triumph over Sunderland.

Ipswich Town’s bid to join them in the top flight earned a boost as second-half goals from Tommy Smith and Daryl Murphy helped them overcome Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.

Bury St Edmunds endured a difficult afternoon at CS Rugby 1863 in rugby’s National Three London and South East as they crashed to a 42-27 loss.

Stowmarket slipped closer to relegation from London two North East after a heavy 67-13 defeat at Rochford Hundred, while Thetford edged out Thurston 27-24 to stretch their lead at the top of Greene King IPA Eastern Counties League Division Two to four points.

Mildenhall and Red Lodge Eagles were beaten 66-12 by Norwich Medics in the same division.

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