Weekend round-up: Rugby club still top, Blues adrift at bottom

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Bury St Edmunds maintained their three-point advantage over London Irish Wild Geese at the summit of rugby’s National Three London and South East with a 24-10 victory at struggling CS Rugby 1863 on Saturday.

Loma Kivalu powered over for Bury’s first try before storming 50 metres to tee up the next for Matt Edison as the Suffolk side moved 12-0 clear by the break.

Kieran Black and Kivalu took Bury up to the line to create an opening for Sam Bixby and Shaq Meyers glided in for the fourth to secure the bonus point.

Fortunes for the town’s football side continue to head the other way as Bury Town crashed to a 3-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Margate in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Ollie Fenn, Sam Newson, Darryl Coakley, Sam Nunn, Kem Izzet and Adam Mills were all on target as Needham Market went back to the summit of Ryman One North with a 6-2 triumph over Romford.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, Walsham-le-Willows, Mildenhall Town and Thetford Town all suffered defeats on the road, while there were First Division losses for Stowmarket Town and Needham Market Reserves.

Ipswich Town’s recent downturn in form in the SkyBet Championship continued as they lost 2-0 at Rotherham - the Tractor Boys have not won in three league encounters.

New manager Alex Neil continues to leave a mark on Norwich City though as they thrashed Blackpool 4-0 courtesy of a Gary Hooper hat-trick and moved to just one place behind the play-off places.