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The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Neil Reynolds

Clitheroe 0, Bamber Bridge 3

Bamber Bridge moved to fourth in the NPL First Division North table after a resounding away win over Clitheroe.
A piper leads Jim Bryson's funeral cortege into Fulwood Barracks

Final whistle for ‘colossus’ of refereeing

Referees from Premier League to parks football turned out in black to say their farewells as Jim Bryson took the final whistle.

Neil Crowe

Heart to heart led to Crowe’s Brig return

A frank discussion with the club’s hierarchy paved the way for Neil Crowe’s return to Bamber Bridge.


Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
Neil Crowe

Crowe refreshed and up for new role at Brig

Neil Crowe admitted he needed a break, but says he is now relishing his Brig new role as director of football at Bamber Bridge.

Adam Dodd is back in the Brig squad

Brig boss Renno urges men to be more clinical

Boss Neil Reynolds has urged his Bamber Bridge team to be more clinical in front of goal –when it matters the most.

Neil Crowe

Crowe rejoins Brig as director of football

Former manager Neil Crowe is back at Bamber Bridge.

Neil Reynolds

Boss Reynolds excited by the potential of Brig

Bamber Bridge’s excellent start to the new NPL First Division North season is making other clubs sit up and take notice.

BMX champ Finley Hough, seven, from Clayton-le-Woods

Clayton-le-Woods BMX rider Finley Hough is British champion aged just seven

A seven year old BMX rider from Clayton-le-Woods has raced his way to the top becoming a British champion.
Craig Carney was on target for Lancaster City (photo: Tony North)

Non-league round-up

There was frustration for Bamber Bridge on Saturday when their NPL First Division North fixture at Colne was postponed.

Gail Newsham (right) and Alison Hitchen pick up the award in London

Ladies get FA approval at last

Almost a century after they were banned by the FA, the footballers from Dick, Kerr Ladies have won them over at long last.

Oscar ONeil in action for Preston's youth team against Stoke last season in the FA Youth Cup

O’Neil capture is a major coup for Brig

Neil Reynolds believes the capture of young Preston midfielder Oscar O’Neil will provide his Bamber Bridge team with an extra dimension.

Oscar O'Neil

Young PNE midfielder joins Bamber Bridge on loan

Preston North End have allowed young midfielder Oscar O'Neil out on loan to Bamber Bridge.


John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
Brad Carsley struck a hat-trick for Bamber Bridge in their thumping win over Kendal Town. Photo: Ruth Hornby

Bamber Bridge 4, Kendal Town 0

Bamber Bridge bounced back from the disappointment of last Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Ashton Athletic with a superb 4 -0 victory against Kendal Town at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Leyland's Andrew Makinson

Second spot still in sight for Leyland

Leyland beat Fleetwood by 35 runs at Fox Lane to keep alive their hopes of finishing runners-up.

Brad Carsley is unable to apply the finishing touch against Ashton Athletic on Saturday

Brig face anxious wait on midfielder’s fitness

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds may be forced to delve into the loan market after Jamie Milligan broke down in training last week.

Brad Carsley was on target for Brig

Athletic knock Brig out of FA Cup

Bamber Bridge suffered a shock 2-1 away defeat to North West Counties outfit Ashton Athletic in the FA Cup.

Brad Carsley in action against Brighouse Town Picture credit RUTH HORNBY


Maybe Brad Carsley will one day become the subject of a famous footballing conundrum; which player got knocked out in the opening round of the FA Cup but then went on to play in the next round during the same season?

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