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Weekend round-up: Woolpit edge a close Suffolk derby to secure first win

Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press
Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Woolpit beat local rivals Bury St Edmunds by 21 runs to clinch their first East Anglian Premier League win of the season.

Sean Dickson (54) and Andrew Northcote (40) made vital contributions with the bat for the hosts, with Bury’s Justin Bishop (4-54) reducing Woolpit to 221 runs.

However despite a century from Simon Rees (116) Woolpit bowled Bury out for 200 runs to secure their maiden win of the campaign.

Mildenhall continued their winning start in Two Counties Championship Division One, seeing off Elmstead Grasshoppers by 112 runs.

Worlington notched their first win of the campaign at the third attempt, beating Frinton-on-Sea II by six wickets, while in Division Two Lakenheath remain bottom after a seven-wicket defeat against Long Melford.

In the football, Mildenhall Town secured a top 10 finish in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division after thrashing Ipswich Wanderers 5-1.

Goals from Matthew Green (two), Richard Logan, Alex Steed and Dave Werthmann ensured Mildenhall finished the season in 10th place.

Thetford Town (14th) ended their campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Stanway Rovers, while Walsham-le-Willows (15th) completed their Premier Division fixtures with a 1-1 draw against FC Clacton.

In the Sky Bet Championship, Norwich City signed off the season in style with an emphatic 4-2 win over Fulham at Carrow Road.

A Bradley Johnson double was added to by Nathan Redmond and substitute Graham Dorrans with Matt Smith and a Johnson own goal giving the visitors their goals.

The Canaries can now set their sights on a play-off semi-final derby day encounter with Ipswich Town on Saturday, after the Tractor Boys sealed a sixth place finish despite a 3-2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

Darryl Murphy struck twice but goals from Jordan Rhodes, Craig Conway and Rudy Gestede gifted Rovers the points. However, the visitors still clinched a play-off spot on goal difference.


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