Brig ship six in day to forget for Irongate outfit

Ally Waddecar
Ally Waddecar

Bamber Bridge had a day to forget as they were thrashed 6-1 by East Lancashire outfit Padiham FC in their Evo-Stik Northern Division One tie.

Brig fell behind in the fifth minute but Ali Waddecar drew the sides level on half hour mark.

But a crazy second half saw the Irongate outfit ship five goals and succumb to a heavy defeat.

Brig didn’t have the greatest of starts and they fell behind in just the fifth minute as Martin Parkes put the home-side infront.

Brig lined up in a new look 4-3-3 formationand the away side hit back through Waddecar.

The tricky midfielder capitalised on a sloppy back-pass and a smart finish saw the sides draw level on the half-hour mark.

But the second half could be considered a horror show for Brig as lacklustre defending ruled out any chance of taking a point or three.

Dean Overson gave Padiham the lead on 63 minutes after his deflected effort left Stuart Barton no chance in the Brig goals.

It was 3-1 soon after as man-of-the-match Kieron Pickup struck an excellent curled effort past Barton.

Padiham continued to rout and their fourth came in unusual circumstances as Ashley Barton charged down a clearence which rebounded into the back of the net.

Pickup then grabbed his second on 72 minutes with another smart finish and the frontman sealed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after the referee had no other option but to award a penalty after a sloppy challenge by Matt Lawlor to make it 6-1 and a torrid afternoon for Brig.

Bamber Bridge:- Barton, Marlow, Doughty, Bonaminio, Mahoney, Bell, Waddecar, Williams, Thomson, Johnstone, Wilkins