Sports ed’s top three of the weekend

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SPORTS editor Derek Bish picks his top three local sporting fixtures of the weekend (Mar 12/13).

1. RUGBY: Stowmarket v West Norfolk

Saturday, March 12. Kick-off: 2.15pm.

Address: Stowmarket RUFC, Chilton Fields, Chilton Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1SZ.

Stowmarket host West Norfolk in a key Eastern Counties League Division One match.

Gavin Hogg’s charges are top of the table, four points clear of Saturday’s opponents, and victory would put them on the verge of promotion to London League Division Three.

2. FOOTBALL: Thetford Town v Whitton United

Saturday, March 12. Kick-off: 3pm.

Address: Mundford Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1NB.

Two of the Ridgeons League First Division’s form sides come together at Mundford Road.

Promotion-favourites Whitton United, unbeaten in the league since August 2010, travel to Thetford Town, who have made themselves surprise outsiders to go up with a run of seven wins and two draws from their last nine.

3. FOOTBALL: Team Bury v March Town United

Saturday, March 12. 3pm kick-off.

Address: Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1XP.

Watch the future stars of Bury Town turn out for feeder club Team Bury in their Ridgeons League First Division encounter against March Town United.

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