Jordan Patrick scored a late equaliser as Bury Town earned a 1-1 draw at Maidstone United in front of 1,615 fans in the Ryman League Premier Division on Saturday.
The result leaves the Blues 12 points adrift of the play-off places ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Wingate and Finchley — get all the live updates via www.buryfreepress.co.uk/sport/live-sport or by following @BishDerek on Twitter.
Ryan Crisp bagged a brace and Darryl Coakley got the other as Needham Market won 3-1 at Waltham Forest to remain seventh in Ryman One North, a point adrift of the play-offs.
In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, Mildenhall Town thrashed basement boys Woodbridge Town 7-0, Walsham-le-Willows drew 0-0 at Gorleston and Thetford Town lost 1-0 at Godmanchester Rovers.
In the First Division, Stowmarket Town defeated Cornard United 2-0, but Team Bury lost 1-0 to Fakenham Town.
Norwich City overcame West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the Barclays Premier League thanks to goals from Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer, while Daryl Murphy headed a late winner to guide Ipswich Town to victory over Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship after David McGoldrick had earlier netted for the Tractor Boys.
Bury St Edmunds’ rugby side were taught a lesson by London One North leaders Dorking, who defeated the Suffolk side 73-35.
Stowmarket are second-bottom of London Two North East after a 44-21 defeat to Braintree.
In Eastern Counties Two, Thurston beat Thetford 15-7 and Mildenhall and Red Lodge Eagles lost 43-0 at Norwich Medics.