Weekend round-up: Paterson at the double in Jockeys’ win

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Ross Paterson’s double fired Newmarket Town to a 2-1 triumph over Thetford Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division on Saturday.

However, it was not such a good day for Mildenhall Town or Ely City.

Hall lost 2-0 at Kirkley and Pakefield, while Ely City slipped four points adrift at the bottom despite picking up a 2-2 draw at Ipswich Wanderers.

Daniel Brown’s 21st-minute opener was not enough for Soham Town Rangers as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Barkingside in Ryman League Division One North on Saturday.

Ipswich Town’s recent downturn in form in the SkyBet Championship continued as they lost 2-0 at Rotherham - the Tractor Boys have not won in three league encounters.

New manager Alex Neil continues to leave a mark on Norwich City though as they thrashed Blackpool 4-0 courtesy of a Gary Hooper hat-trick and moved to just one place behind the play-off places.

Cambridge United went down 1-0 to title-chasing Wycombe Wanderers in SkyBet League Two to leave them 14th.

In rugby’s Greene King IPA Eastern Counties League Division One, Newmarket lost 37-19 at Mersea Island, while Ely won 21-5 at Wymondham.