Vasey rescues a point with late strike at Kendal

Bamber Bridge striker Greg Johnstone
Bamber Bridge striker Greg Johnstone

Stuart Vasey was the Bamber Bridge hero as his late strike rescued a point for Neil Crowe’s men in Cumbria.

Frontman Vasey, who impressed in pre-season, grabbed his first goal for the club with just four minutes remaining

Just after the hour mark, Brig had fallen behind to a Mark Jackson strike.

The result was the least Crowe’s side deserved, as his young side kept plugging away in a gritty performance.

Brig started strongly and star man Ally Waddecar was twice denied by Kendal’s David Stevenson.

Brig keeper Lee Dovey was then called into action to pull off a tremendous save to his right and then saving from a free-kick.

And Dovey was involved in the action once again as he had to make a great save from Isaac Kusaloka.

It was the home side who started the stronger early in the second half, however Brig stood tall with Glenn Steele and Phil Doughty impressing at centre-half.

It was end-to-end stuff as Brig rasped a shot over the bar and Dovey once again pulled off a useful save.

Kendal then took the lead after taking advantage of some sloppy play and Johnson tapped in from six yards.

The game seemed to be drifting away from Brig until the final minutes.

Sub Andy Bell saw his lobbed effort go just over before Vasey latched onto a diagonal ball and nestle the ball into the bottom corner.

The game then petered out with little chances for either side meaning it would be all square at the Northgate Vehicle Hire Stadium.

Bamber Bridge: Dovey, Bowyer, Steele, Doughty, Alexander, Kay, Mahoney, Parish, Vasey, Waddecar, Marlow. Subs: Johnstone, Bell, Griffiths, Atherton, Reynolds