Brig surrender unbeaten record

Greg Johnstone on the attack for Bamber Bridge v Salford City. PIcs by Stefan Willoughby
Greg Johnstone on the attack for Bamber Bridge v Salford City. PIcs by Stefan Willoughby

Bamber Bridge 0

Salford 3

Bamber Bridge surrendered their unbeaten record in the league on Saturday with a tame display against Salford.

Liam Coyne went close after just four minutes heading just wide from a corner-kick and it seemed to set the tone for the game as the depleted hosts were forced to defend resolutely.

At the other end, Alistair Waddecar was the shining light after he watched his shot being saved at full stretch by City goalkeeper Andy Robertson.

The back three Luke Atherton, Michael White and stopper Lee Dovey worked tirelessly to keep out the visitors out but the deadlock was broken on 51 minutes when winger Adam Morning fired home.

Brig went close to getting back on level terms in the 69th minute when Danny Mahoney fired just beyond the goalpost following good work by Greg Johnstone down the right.

However, that was as good as it got for Neil Crowe’s side when defender Coyne headed home a corner kick on 79 minutes to make it 2-0.

The win was sealed with one minute left as striker Gavin Salmon reacted quickest to a rebound off keeper Dovey.

Bamber Bridge: Dovey, Bowyer, Lakeland, Atherton, White (Jackson 75mins), D Mahoney, Waddecar, M Mahoney, Johnstone (Green 74mins), Cass (Wright 66mins), Marlow. Unused Subs: Reynolds, Woodhead.

Attendance: 132