Free-scoring Brig put on another five-star display

Photo: David Hurst Bamber Bridge FC V Padiham FC at Irongate, Bamber Bridge Tom Williams
Photo: David Hurst Bamber Bridge FC V Padiham FC at Irongate, Bamber Bridge Tom Williams
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Bamber Bridge exorcised a few demons on Saturday with a demolition of Padiham.

Brig were fired up, still feeling the pain of the 6-1 humiliation they suffered earlier in the season at the Est Lancashire side.

The hosts started brightly with lively link-up play between the midfield and the forwards, which resulted in most of play being focused around the Padiham box.

The deadlock was broken on 31 minutes when Curtis Thompson latched on to a loose ball and scored with his second attempt.

Moments before the half came to a close, Ally Waddecar broke down the right and fired a low cross into the box which Tom Williams despatched at the near post.

The second half began with Waddecar putting his name on the scoresheet with a superb volley on the turn.

A momentary lapse in the Brig defence allowed former player Louis Mayers space in the left channel and his cross-cum-shot found its way past goalkeeper Lee Dovey.

Despite the setback, Brig continued to attack and produced the move on the match as left-back Jamie Hastings played the ball into Chris Marlow. He found Williams who set Waddecar free down the left, and his first-time cross found debutant Zach Clark, who netted int0 the bottom corner.

The gloomy day was complete for Padiham on 85 minutes when Waddecar scored his second from the penalty spot, after Clark was tripped by the goalkeeper.

Bamber Bridge: Dovey, Mahoney, Lawlor, Alexander, Hastings, Clark, Kay, Thompson, Marlow, Williams, Waddecar