Frustration for Brig at untimely abandonment

Chris Marlow has a shot on goal.
Chris Marlow has a shot on goal.
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Neil Crowe’s Bamber Bridge will have to make the trip to the North Yorkshire coasts again after their match at Scarborough Athletic on Saturday was abandoned.

Ally Waddecar had given the away side the lead after 24 minutes.

But a serious knee injury to Scarborough midfielder Chris Bolder saw the game come to a halt just after the half-hour mark.

After a lengthy delay in the game, referee John Matthews decided to abandon the match just after 4pm.

Brig had made an excellent start to the game despite missing the services of Paul McKenna, who was serving a one-match ban.

Centre-half Matt Lawlor shot wide from six yards and former Chorley and Blackpool winger Simon Wiles thundered a strike against the bar.

Waddecar then found the net after 24 minutes when he took advantage of a mix up at the back to roll the ball home.

Bolder went down after a challenge just after the half-hour mark, and it was later revealed that Bolder had suffered a dislocated knee but he has been discharged from hospital and he is on the road to recovery.

Brig will now have to make the long journey north later in season with the fixture almost certainly destined for a Tuesday night.

McKenna will now miss Saturday’s Evo-Stike North league game against New Mills due as the abandonment of this game meanshe must sit out another fixture.

Bamber Bridge: Campbell, Bowyer, Steel, Lawlor, Doughty, Waddecar, Wiles, Kay, Marlow, Pickup. Subs: Alexander, Bell, Parish