Weekend Round-up: Walsham survive weather and late onslaught to record three points

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Walsham-le-Willows held off a second-half comeback to defeat Brantham Athletic 4-2 on Saturday, in what was one of only a few games in the area to survive the wet weather.

A Jack Brame hat-trick inside the first 21 minutes gave the hosts a 3-0 half-time lead at Summer Road in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division encounter.

The visitors pulled two goals back before Lee Sim’s 90th-minute strike sealed back-to-back wins for the Willows.

Mildenhall Town were edged out in a seven-goal thriller against promotion-chasing Gorleston.

The Greens powered to a 3-0 lead before a Steve Holder double either side of half-time forced the Hall back into the match.

The hosts scored next to go 4-2 up and held on to the points despite a late Allicion Blake goal.

Bury Town’s scheduled visit to Dulwich Hamlet was postponed after a failed pitch inspection, while Needham Market’s Ryman League Division One North fixture with Waltham Forest was also postponed as their Bloomfields surface failed to be fit to stage its first game of 2014.

Thetford Town’s visit to Woodbridge Town fell foul of the weather after the Notcutts Park pitch was deemed unplayable.

Stowmarket Town’s scheduled Thurlow Nunn League First Division Knockout Cup quarter-final match with Great Yarmouth Town was another to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Meanwhile in the rugby, Bury St Edmunds won their third consecutive match with a 24-12 win at Guernsey in SSE National Three London and South East.

In the Barclays Premier League, Norwich City held title-chasing Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.

Ipswich Town scored twice in the final 10 minutes to snatch a point at Barnsley in the Sky Bet Championship.

Christophe Berra and David McGoldrick scored the late goals for the Blues to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.