Weekend round-up: Bury suffer dramatic defeat at Canterbury, while Diss and Sudbury boost promotion hopes

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Bury St Edmunds conceded a last gasp try to lose 34-33 at Canterbury, while Diss and Sudbury boosted their promotion hopes with victories.

Tries from Josh Walker, Mat Hema (two), Will Affleck and Dave Micklethwaite gave Bury a 33-17 lead, but a late try from Harry Sayers handed Canterbury the win at the death.

Diss bounced back from their defeat to title rivals Saffron Walden with a 25-17 win over South Woodham Ferrers, while Sudbury eased to a 50-18 triumph at Holt.

RUGBY RESULTS

NATIONAL LEAGUE TWO SOUTH

Canterbury 34, Bury St Edmunds 33.

LONDON TWO NORTH EAST

Holt 18, Sudbury 50; Diss 25, South Woodham Ferrers 17.

LONDON THREE NORTH EAST

Beccles 17, Stowmarket 29.

GREENE KING EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE

Division One: Crusaders 10, Ely 11; Mersea Island 17, Thurston 18; Newmarket 5, Wymondham 40; Thetford 32, Swaffham 5.

Division Two South: Felixstowe 3, Hadleigh 60; Stowmarket II 0, Colchester III 17; Sudbury Talbots 7, Harwich & Dovercourt 31.