Poor first-half costs Brig the win at Farsley

Ally Waddecar
Ally Waddecar

A mixed performance from Bamber Bridge saw them bag a deserved point away at Farsley AFC on Saturday.

Neil Crowe’s side put in a lack lustre performance in the first half and fell behind to a seventh minute Andrew Welsh strike.

Darren Green drew the sides level on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot before Ally Waddecar gave Brig the lead in the 59th minute.

But Crowe’s side couldn’t hold onto the lead and Robert O’Brien scored an equaliser in the 62nd minute.

A point in Yorkshire has left Brig in seventh spot in the Evo Stik Division One table and tonight, Tuesday, they take on Ossett Town.

Farsley dominated the first half but could only take advantage in fortunate circumstances.

Welsh picked up the ball on the half-way line, he ran 40 yards before shooting towards goal, the ball seemed to take a bobble which helped it divert past Lee Dovey.

On the stroke of half-time, Brig were awarded a penalty and Green made no mistake from the spot.

In the second half Brig improved and dominated, with Waddecar converting a low cross.

Tom Taylor pulled off several saves in the Farsley goal before O’Brien took advantage of a defensive error and slotted into an empty net.

Brig had the better of the chances late on but they failed to take advantage.

Bamber Bridge: Dovey, Steel, Marlow, Lawlor, Muscat, Wiles, Waddecar, Kay (c), McKenna, Thompson, Green.

Subs: Bell, Pickup, Vasey, Reynolds, Doughty.

Attendance: 148