Johnstone leads from the front

Greg Johnstone scores
Greg Johnstone scores

Salford City 2

Bamber Bridge 4

The week had started so well with Bamber Bridge as they produced a complete performance on the road at Salford City.

Brig started quickly and enjoyed the better of the game’s opening exchanges.

Matty Kay fed Chris Marlow on the edge of the box and Marlow made no mistake slotting past the keeper for Brig’s first.

Salford replied immediately signalling their intent not to roll over.

It wasn’t long before Marlow threatened again and was fouled inside the box, allowing Greg Johnstone (pictured right) to calmly fire past the keeper to restore Brig’s lead.

The second half got underway and Brig increased the lead with a solo effort for Johnstone who beat the last defender and fired into the far corner.

They extended their lead when Mark Buchan fired home before Salford grabbed a late consolation effort.

Salford got a consolation goal but to no avail to the overall contest.

This victory was not without cost as Rob Henry limped off and Phil Doughty had to limp around for the final few minutes after all the subs were used.