Winless home runs go on for Bury and Needham

Craig Parker
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Bury Town were unable to build on Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Wingate and Finchley as they slipped to a 2-1 loss at home to Hendon last night.

Although Craig Parker scored his second goal in as many games since returning to the club, it came too late for the Blues, who have not won a Ryman Premier match at home since

Tom Bullard gifted Junior Morias a clear run on goal just nine minutes in, which the striker gleefully accepted by smashing the ball into the bottom corner.

Although the first was a horror show for Bury, the second was arguably the best goal seen at Ram Meadow for many years as Kevin Maclaren rocketed a shot from all of 40 yards into Marcus Garnham’s top left-hand corner.

Parker steered in a consolation in the fourth minute of stoppage time, but the final whistle sounded seconds later.

There were more home troubles for Needham Market, who are yet to win a league match at home this season.

The Marketmen had goalkeeper Louis Johnson to thank for preserving a point in a goalless draw with Wroxham in Ryman One North.

Johnson pushed a shot on to the foot of the post on the stroke of half-time and made several other good saves, while the hosts went close through Elliot Crowe — who was denied by the visiting custodian — and Sam Newson — who saw an audacious lob drift just wide.

In the Thurlow Nunn League First Division, a late goal condemned second-bottom Stowmarket Town to a 2-1 victory against Great Yarmouth Town in the Gold and Blacks’ first home game since December 8.

Meanwhile, Team Bury were beaten 3-0 at Fakenham Town.