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Weekend round-up: Sudbury rugby clinch title and promotion

Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field
Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field

Sudbury ran in nine tries as they beat Beccles 55-7 at Whittome Field on Saturday to clinch promotion and the London League Division 3 North East title with two games still to play. This was their 19th win of a so far unbeaten campaign, their only other game ending in a draw at Harlow.

In football, AFC Sudbury consolidated their position in the Ryman League Division One North play-off spots with a 2-0 home win over strugglers Chatham Town. Goals from Scott Kemp and Craig Parker keep them in third place.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division Hadleigh United were held to a 2-2 home draw by Newmarket Town.

In the First Division Cornard United moved off the bottom with a 3-0 win at Woodbridge Town, and Halstead Town drew 0-0 at King’s Lynn Town.

In the Sky Bet Championship, Norwich City moved to within three points of leaders Bournemouth with a convincing 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.

In a devastating 14-minute spell starting on the stroke of half time, goals from Jonny Howson, Cameron Jerome and a Wes Hoolahan had the Canaries well in control before Chris Burke struck a 76th minute consolation.

Elsewhere rivals Ipswich Town climbed into sixth place with a 1-0 victory away at promotion rivals Watford.

Substitute Richard Chaplow scored his first goal for the club with a dramatic 90th minute winner to seal a vital three points.

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