Brig’s super run is extended with comfortable win

Alistair Waddecar
Alistair Waddecar

Bamber Bridge ran out easy winners at Wakefield on Saturday to complete a perfect November.

A fiercely contested game in which tempers flaredconcluded with a comfortable success for Brig, who have claimed six points off the Yorkshire side over successive weekends.

The Irongate outfit had not dropped a point throughout the whole month of November, notching up seven wins ahead of the trip to Wakefield.

And it was clear from the first whistle they were keen to keep the run going.

A physical opening exchange, littered with late challenges and off-the-ball incidents, included a surging run into the left of the Wakefield box from George Bowyer, who was illegally brought to a halt.

The referee did not hesitate in awarding a Brig penalty and the in-form Tom Williams stepped up, only to see his spot-kick saved.

But he missed opportunity simply served as extra motivation to the away side and when Ally Waddecar released Williams on 22 minutes, he made no mistake this time, slotting home past the onrushing goalkeeper.

After the break it was all Brig.

They began to dominate possession and control the midfield.

When Chris Marlow drove a low half-volley into the corner of the net on 57 minutes, the home side were

deflated.

Waddecar grabbed the goal of the game on 82 minutes to rub salt into the wounds.

The pacy forward picked up the ball on the right and beat two defenders on his way into the box before firing Brig into a 3-0 lead and sealing a fine victory.

Bamber Bridge: James, Mahoney, Lawler, Bonaminio, Bowyer, Reid (Buchan), Thompson, Kay, Marlow, Williams (Watt), Waddecar. Sub not used: Bell