Droylsden 4, Bamber Bridge 0

Ally Waddecar tries to stop a Droylsden attack
Ally Waddecar tries to stop a Droylsden attack

The most embarrassing performance in his 30-year football career was how bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe described his team’s capitulation against Droylsden on Saturday.

Brig were outfought and outclassed against the Bloods to suffer a comprehensive 4-0 defeat.

Despite a tight opening to proceedings with Brig looking lively, Droylsden quickly took the game by the scruff of its neck when Danny Parkinson converted after being teed-up by Luke Daly in the 11th minute.

Stuart Vasey had a chance to equalise shortly after but he fired his effort over the crossbar.

Disaster struck for Brig a minute before the half-hour mark when the Bloods’ Brandon Zibaka was brought down inside the penalty area.

He got up, dusted himself down before firing home from the spot despite visiting goalkeeper Thomas Goodwin getting a hand to the ball.

Bloods goalkeeper Lewis Fielding tipped Alistair Waddecar’s effort over the bar but worse was to follow for Brig in the 36th minute as William Hasler-Cregg lobbed Goodwin to make it 3-0 to the home side.

Vasey saw a header clip the crossbar before half-time and any hope of a fightback in the second half was extinguished as the Bloods continued to have the better of the match.

Zibaka wasted two good opportunities before Daniel Parkinson added his second of the match to make it 4-0 in the 66th minute.

Elsewhere in the NPL First Division North, Clitheroe moved into the play-off zone with a 3-1 win at Harrogate. Burscough dropped to sixth after losing by the same scoreline at Spennymoor.

Lancaster City maintained their play-off charge by thrashing Radcliffe Borough 4-1, while Kendal Town defeatede bottom side New Mills 3-0 at Parkside Road.