Weekend round-up: Roulston steps up in Blues victory

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Australian teenager Anthony Roulston filled the void left by John Sands and scored on his full Bury Town debut as the Blues defeated Cray Wanderers 3-1 on Saturday.

Roulston scored the second goal at the Ryman League Premier Division’s bottom club, with Ryan Semple and Tom Bullard also on target.

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The Blues have not rearranged a game for this midweek, meaning their next fixture is at home to Chatham Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, a brace from substitute Jimmy Attwood helped Mildenhall Town win 3-1 at Walsham-le-Willows.

Jack Brame cancelled out Attwood’s opener, but James Paterson volleyed Hall back in front and Attwood sealed the result a minute from time.

Luke Catchpole and Ian Fancett scored to earn Thetford Town a terrific point at Brantham Athletic, while Team Bury exited the Red Insure League Cup, losing 1-0 at Halstead Town.

In the First Division, Stowmarket Town’s recent revival came to a shuddering halt as they lost 6-0 at home to Ipswich Wanderers.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club suffered just their second defeat of the season in SSE National Three London and South East when losing 39-29 at home to Guernsey on Saturday.

Captain Matt Edison scored a brace of tries to help Bury lead by 10 points at the start of the second half, but they let that slip to crash to defeat.

In London Two North East, Stowmarket lost 36-20 at home to Enfield Ignatians, while in Eastern Counties Two, Thurston narrowly overcame Norwich Medics 15-14, but there were defeats for Thetford and Mildenhall and Red Lodge Eagles.

In football’s professional ranks, Norwich City had 31 attempts on goal, but were forced to settle for a goalless draw at home to Cardiff City in the Barclays Premier League, while David McGoldrick salvaged Ipswich Town a point at Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship.

Meanwhile, Bury’s own Ed Upson scored twice to fire Yeovil Town to victory over Nottingham Forest — their first league victory since the opening day of the season.