Weekend round-up: Stalemates for Blues and Needham, defeat for Bury in rugby

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Bury Town stretched their unbeaten record to eight matches, but were forced to settle for a goalless draw with Thamesmead Town in the Ryman League Premier Division.

At the end of a tough week for the Blues — during which off-the-field issues dominated the news — a crowd of 327 turned up to show their support for the club, only their sixth highest of the campaign so far.

The visitors struck the crossbar just before half-time through Shamir Mullings, while Danny Cunningham missed Bury Town’s best chance when he hit the post after the break.

The Blues are due to travel to Billericay Town

In Ryman One North, Needham Market were also involved in a stalemate as they drew 0-0 at Chatham Town.

A late goal from former Thetford Town striker Andrew Wood guided Walsham-le-Willows to a 2-1 victory at the struggling Brecklanders in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

Mildenhall Town led against runaway leaders Hadleigh United in the same division before succumbing to a 4-1 defeat.

In the First Division, Team Bury earned a 2-0 victory at high-flying Halstead Town, while Stowmarket Town slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Haverhill Borough.

In rugby, a late try from Louis Michalski condemned Bury St Edmunds to a 20-15 defeat in SSE National Three London and South East.

Casey Stone scored two tries, one of which was converted by Cody Mason, and debutant Jesse Rush also struck over a penalty.

In London Two North East, Stowmarket slipped to a 25-5 loss at Saffron Walden.

Thurston won 60-5 at Felixstowe in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties League Division Two, while Thetford defeated Mistley 55-19.

Mildenhall and Red Lodge Eagles were beaten 29-0 by Fakenham.