Weekend round-up: Cowlinge runner finishes fourth at Cheltenham

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John Ferguson’s Devlilment rode to a fourth-placed finish in the JCB Triumph Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

The Cowlinge handler’s runner finished behind the favourite 12 Peace and Co, 16 Top Notch and 5 Hargam, which was ridden by AP McCoy.

In the football, Soham Town Rangers suffered back-to-back defeats in Ryman League Division One North, losing 1-0 at home to Thamesmead Town on Saturday.

Newmarket Town got back to winning ways in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, beating Haverhill Rovers 4-2 at the Town Ground.

Adam Dalby (two), Steve Holder and Mark Webster were on target for the Jockeys, who remain seventh in the table.

David Cooper netted twice to help Mildenhall Town move up to eighth with a 2-0 victory over Gorleston.

Norwich City remain fifth in the Sky Bet Championship after sharing a 1-1 home draw with fellow promotion chasers Derby County.

Cameron Jerome had put the Canaries ahead in the first half following an eye-catching move, but goalkeeper John Ruddy fumbled a corner into his own net shortly after the hour mark.

Ipswich Town’s realistic hopes of a top two spot evaporated in the early kick-off on Tesside as they went down to a 4-1 defeat at new league leaders Middlesbrough.

Daryl Murphy had equalised Daniel Ayala’s early header before Albert Adomah put them 2-1 ahead going into half-time and on-loan Chelsea player Patrick Bamford hit two in the second half.

Brentford’s loss later in the day seeing the Tractor Boys remain a point off the play-offs in seventh.