Williams strikes to ensure Brig’s good run goes on

Curtis Thomson for Bamber Bridge FC in their game against Wakefield FC
Curtis Thomson for Bamber Bridge FC in their game against Wakefield FC
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Bamber Bridge recorded a 2-1 win against Wakefield to take their unbeaten run to 10 games.

An own goal from Dan True and a strike from Tom Williams was enough to seal the points for Brig in this Evo-Sttik Division One North


It took just four minutes for Brig to take the lead as Paul Alexander swung in a corner from the right that Wakefield goalkeeper Daniel Trueman pushed into his own goal.

Wakefield, despite looking shaky at the back, pushed forward and were solid in midfield.

Just before the break, a Brig attack broke down and Wakefield countered, winning a free-kick on the fringe of the penalty area.

Up stepped Rob Bordman, hitting a hard side-footed shot into Steve James’ bottom corner to rally the Yorkshire side at a crucial time.

Brig looked more of themselves in the second half ,passing the ball with confidence and causing problems.

Brig boss Neil Crowe made some changes which would proved decisive, with Chris Marlow coming on for Mark Buchan, which meant pushing Tom Williams up front to partner Ali Waddecar.

And in the 70th minute, the front two combined well as Waddecar through ball released Williams and the latter made no mistake calmly finishing to make it 2-1.

Jerome Watt was brought on along with George Bowyer to bolster the midfielder in the late stages and any hopes of an equaliser faded when Wakefield were reduced to 10 men.

Bamber Bridge: James, Mahoney, Lawlor, Alexander, Hastings, Williams (Watt), Thompson, Kay, Reid (Bowyer), Buchan (Marlow), Waddecar. Sub not used: Bell