Sweet revenge for Brig as Waddecar fires in a hat-trick

Stu Vasey in action against Clitheroe last Tuesday
Stu Vasey in action against Clitheroe last Tuesday

Rampant Bamber Bridge banished last weekend’s FA Trophy exit with a thumping victory over Spennymoor Town.

The sides met last weekend with the home side then emerging the victors.

But it was a completely different result on Saturday as a hat-trick from Ally Waddecar, along with a brace from Glenn Steel and a Paul McKenna strike, sealed an emphatic victory and condemned Spennymoor to their heaviest defeat this Evo-Stik Northern Division One season.

The home side started strongly and on loan Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Harry Campbell was forced to tip a shot over the bar.

That was as good as it got for Spennymoor as Brig put on a fine display of passing football dominating their big-spending opponents.

Chris Marlow pounced on a loose ball eight minutes in and he squared it to Waddecar for the easiest of finishes.

Steel doubled the lead soon after heading in a

McKenna free-kick.

And four minutes before the break, Steel grabbed his second as he headed in a Matt Lawlor pull-back.

The second half saw more class from Brig.

Just before the hour mark, Darren Green struck the upright but the rebound fell kindly for Waddecar who scored his second.

Waddecar claimed his hat-trick seven minutes later after breaking down the right and firing a shot into the left-hand corner.

Brig completed their rout with just under 20 minutes remaining, when former Preston midfielder McKenna

curled a ball into the left-hand corner with the home keeper rooted to his spot.

Andrew Stephenson scored a consolation.

And in the dying minutes. McKenna was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Bamber Bridge: Campbell, Steel, Bowyer, Lawlor, Alexander, Wiles, Marlow, Kay, McKenna, Waddecar, Green. Subs: Doughty, Bell, Vasey, Johnstone, Reynolds

Attendance: 505