Bury Town’s five-match winning run came to an abrupt end as they suffered a comprehensive 5-2 defeat away at Bognor Regis Town.
In what proved a disappointing afternoon for Richard Wilkins’ charges, Billy Clark and Shane Tolley were on target for the Blues, with a hat-trick from Terry Dodd and further goals from Ben Johnson and Kane Wills sealing the points for the hosts.
In contrast, Needham Market made it back-to-back victories in all competitions with a comfortable 3-0 success away at Waltham Abbey.
On target for the Marketmen were Ryan Crisp, Kemal Izzet and Ian Westlake.
In the rugby, Bury St Edmunds’ torrid run of form continued in National League Three London and South East as they slipped to a fourth consecutive defeat going down 22-17 to East Grinstead.