Blues beat the weather but suffer convincing defeat

AMONG THE POINTS: Bury St Edmunds' Will Martin
AMONG THE POINTS: Bury St Edmunds' Will Martin
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Bury Town couldn’t reward their fans for the clearing the Ram Meadow pitch as they slumped to a convincing 4-0 defeat to Concord Rangers.

A thick layer of snow was cleared ahead of kick-off by volunteers, who may have wished they hadn’t, after Harry Elmes hat-trick either side of half-time, was added to Jason Hallett to gift the visitors all three points.

The result leaves Richard Wilkins’ charges in eighth place in the Ryman League Premier Division table, four points adrift of second-placed Wealdstone.

Elsewhere, Bury St Edmunds RFC also beat the cold snap to keep their London One North title charge on track with a hard-fought 22-15 success away at Ruislip.

Following a week-long absence due to the snow, a solid first-half performance proved just about enough for Gavin Hogg’s side who held off a strong second-half comeback from the hosts, who trailed 19-0 at the break to clinch the points.