Key win keeps Blues in hunt

Lowestoft Town have turned up the pressure on Ridgeons League Premier Division pacemakers AFC Sudbury. The Blues beat FA Vase semi-finalists Bury Town 3-0 on Saturday to move back into second place.

Lowestoft Town have turned up the pressure on Ridgeons League Premier Division pacemakers AFC Sudbury.

The Blues beat FA Vase semi-finalists Bury Town 3-0 on Saturday to move back into second place.

With a game in hand, they're now seven points behind Sudbury, who drew 2-2 at Needham Market.

Goals from Gary McGee and Russell Stock gave Lowestoft a 2-0 interval lead at Crown Meadow, where Ian Smith was their other marksman in a match watched by 314 fans.


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David Daniels and David Head (penalty) scored for Sudbury, who entertain Lowestoft tomorrow night in a Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final.

Wisbech Town are fourth in the table after beating sixth-placed Ipswich Wanderers 1-0 at Fenland Park, where Liam Nimmo netted in the 50th minute.

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“It was always going to be a tight game,” said Wisbech manager Dick Creasey.

“We defended a lot better than of late and won with a great strike.”

Nimmo said: “I'm pleased for the lads, as we have to win our home games if we are to achieve our aim of a top three finish.”

Diss Town are ninth after losing 2-1 (Danny White) at Brewers Green Lane to Leiston, for whom Stewart Roach scored an injury-time winner.

Dereham Town are 10th after a 3-2 (Andy Gleave and Sam Willis) defeat by Mildenhall at Aldiss Park which ended a proud 12-match unbeaten record stretching back to December.

Wroxham are 11th after a 1-1 draw with Cambridge City Reserves. They fell behind to an Andy Hughes goal on 24 minutes, but equalised through Adrian Coote in the 88th minute.

Kirkley are 13th after twice coming from behind before beating already relegated bottom team Clacton 4-2, their goals being scored by Ben Goddard, Robert Horton, Robbie Lawrence and Nathan Stone.

King's Lynn Reserves are 15th after beating Halstead 3-1 at The Walks, where Simon Bush, Liam Forshaw and Lee Hyde were their marksmen.

Norwich United are fourth from bottom after losing 1-0 to Newmarket at Plantation Park.

Swaffham Town are sixth in Division One after beating Cornard 1-0 at Shoemakers Lane, while Fakenham Town are 10th after drawing 2-2 (Tim Kavanagh and Danny McKail) with fourth-placed Fulbourn Institute at Clipbush Park.

Yarmouth Town, who won 2-0 at Godmanchester, are now 16th in the table on goal difference from Gorleston, who beat Long Melford 1-0 (Louis Turner) at Emerald Park.

Downham Town are 19th after a 4-0 defeat by leaders Stanway Roverss, with Thetford Town bottom after losing 5-1 to second-placed Tiptree at Mundford Road.

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