Bury keep up promotion push with away win

HOME DEFEAT: Bury Mens II were beaten on their own turf
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EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION THREE

NORTH EAST

Lowestoft Railway 0

Bury St Edmunds 1

Bury St Edmunds maintained second spot in the table after recording a 1-0 win away at Lowestoft Railway on Saturday.

It was a professional away performance from Bury, who were up against some focussed opposition.

Bury take on leaders Harleston Magpies in a top of the table clash tomorrow (12pm), which may go a long way to determining which team is crowned champions.

n Bury St Edmunds II let a one-goal lead slip as they lost 3-1 at home to Ipswich II.

Richard Heap put the hosts in front, before defensive errors saw them give away two goals, and in the second half Ipswich were awarded a penalty stroke to make it 3-1.

n In Division Four North East, Bury St Edmunds III were beaten 3-0 on their travels by Pelicans III at the weekend.

Only ten men travelled to King’s Lynn for the fixture, but a valiant performance from Bury resulted in only a three-goal defeat.

n Bury St Edmunds IV slumped to a 6-3 defeat away at Thetford Town, who themselves clinched promotion in Division Five North East with this victory.

Simon Davies cancelled out an early opener for Thetford to make it 1-1, before the hosts pushed forward relentlessly and ended the half 5-1 ahead.

Peter Watson and Richard Prentice pulled two goals back for Bury, but Thetford struck once more to end the game 6-3 winners.

n In East Women’s League Division One North, Bury St Edmunds Ladies were thrashed 6-0 at home by Cambridge City II, which confirmed their relegation this season.

Bury kept working hard throughout the game, despite conceding goals regularly to their visitors, with Jo Thompson going close to getting on the scoresheet.

n Bury St Edmunds Ladies III maintained top spot in Division Four North West (South) by thumping Ely City III 11-0.

Mother and daughter duo Helen and Kate Bastow scored six goals between them, with Emily Bull, Daisy Allen and Lottie Adams also finding the target.

n Bury St Edmunds Men’s Over-50s were beaten 5-1 by Timperley in the EH Trophy semi-finals on Sunday.

After going 4-0 behind after 25 minutes, Bury pulled one back in the second half through Ian Konrath, before Timperley scored another to seal a 5-1 win.