Weekend roundup: Blues crash out of FA Cup while Bury RFC claim maiden win

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Bury Town’s woeful form continued on Saturday as they were dumped out of the FA Cup following a 2-0 first round qualifying defeat at home to Thurrock.

Charlie Stimson proved the visitors hero with goals in the fifth and 61st minute to claim the victory and guide his side through to the next round.

There was better news for Needham Market who saw off a battling Brantham Athletic side to eventually progress with a 3-2 victory.

Debutant Kemal Izzet played an instrumental role, marking his first game with a goal in-between a Sam Newson Newson brace, to finally seal victory, after Sean Gunn and Edward Nobbs had twice levelled.

Mildenhall Town still await their fate after a 1-1 draw away at Witham Town saw their tie go to a replay tomorrow night (7.45pm).

Ricky Cornish had given Christian Appleford’s side the lead before the hosts levelled after the break to force a replay.

Elsewhere, Bury St Edmunds CC saw their final day East Anglian Premier League relegation battle quashed after their match away at Woolpit was cancelled due to adverse weather.

The outcome left Bury’s 29-point advantage over rivals Sudbury intact to confirm their league status.

Meanwhile, there was a day to remember for Bury St Edmunds RFC who gained first win in National League rugby with a hard fought 42-27 success away at Barking.