Weekend round-up: Bury Town get back to winning ways, while Bury RFC rack up 24th consecutive victory

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A brace from Craig Parker helped Bury Town bounce back into the Ryman League Premier Division play-off places.

The Blues edged out Hampton and Richmond Borough 3-2 on their travels, coming from behind to level through John Sands before Parker’s brace gave them breathing space.

Despite a consolation goal, Bury held on to move up to fourth.

Meanwhile, the town’s rugby side recorded their 24th consecutive victory in all competitions, but were made to work hard before defeating Luton 21-14.

Phil Gouldie’s try and Brenton Krammer’s penalty had the two sides level at the break in this London One North clash, but Luton moved 11-8 clear after the interval.

However, just before the hour-mark, Bury levelled through a Krammer penalty before the Kiwi fly-half converted Kenny Eggars’ 16th try of the season.

Luton pulled it back to 18-14, but another Krammer penalty proved to be the final action of the match.

Back in football, Needham Market are still searching for their first home league victory of the season after drawing 2-2 with Harlow Town in Ryman One North.

Danny Bloomfield and Duane Wright netted for the hosts.

Mildenhall Town and Walsham-le-Willows occupy first and second in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division after both recording victories on Saturday.

Kris Thomas, Andrew Wood and an own goal accounted for Hall’s strikes in their 3-0 success at Kirkley and Pakefield, while Walsham threw away a two-goal lead before edging their clash with CRC 3-2.

The top two meet at Recreation Way on Saturday (3pm).

Meanwhile. Thetford Town lost 2-1 to Gorleston and, in the First Division, Stowmarket Town were beaten 3-0 by Whitton United.

In the Barclays Premier League, Norwich City survived a fightback from Swansea City to record a 4-3 victory in Wales.

Steven Whittaker, Sebastien Bassong, Grant Holt and Robert Snodgrass scored for the Canaries.

Ipswich Town won their third consecutive npower Championship match to move five points clear of the relegation zone, with DJ Campbell bagging a brace and setting up the other for Daryl Murphy.