Ossett Albion 2 Bamber Bridge 6

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Bamber Bridge had six appeal when they smashed Ossett Albion 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Bamber Bridge had six appeal when they smashed Ossett Albion 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Tony Greenwood's previously shot-shy side has now scored 13 goals in their last three games.

Ossett Albion should really have got their noses in front after just six minutes when Ryan White threaded the ball through to Shane Kelsey, but Brig goalkeeper, Ben Hinchliffe, came out quickly to deny the Albion striker.

Bamber Bridge responded immediately and took the lead a minute later when Neil Reynolds knocked an angled ball through the retreating home defence for RITCHIE ALLEN to drive home low into the far corner of the net, leaving Albion goalkeeper Ashley Connor stranded.

Bamber Bridge were the more creative as they began to get on force the pace and increased their lead on 22 minutes when RITCHIE ALLEN scored his second with a neat header at the near post from an Alistair Waddecar corner-kick on the left.

Albion were stung into reaction and pulled a goal back on 28 minutes when Kelsey hooked the ball back from the bye-line for JOSHUA MOORE to stroke home from close in.

The goal galvanised the Yorkshiremen as Albion began to get into their stride and Hinchliffe had to be on his toes on the half-hour mark to turn a viciously struck in-swinging corner-kick, by skipper Michael Senior, over the crossbar.

However, the home side were knocked back on their heels on 36 minutes when AARON TAYLOR deftly lifted the ball over the advancing Connor, for his fourth goal in as many games, after a huge clearance by Hinchliffe had zoomed over the home defence.

Albion werre on top at the start of the second half and chance after chance fell to the home side.

A weak header by Ryan White right in front of goal was pushed aside by Hinchliffe only for Parker to blast the rebound high and wide from just six yards out.

Kelsey was then guilty of firing over from an excellent scoring position before Parker forced Hinchliffe into a fingertip save.

However, the goal that Albion had so eagerly sought arrived in the 58th minute when JOSHUA MOORE grabbed his second of the night when heading home a well directed corner driven in by Kyle Cook.

The home side had their tails up and went in search of parity.

A fine cross by Stephen Ball on the hour mark was met by Bennett on the six-yard line, but Hinchliffe blocked the effort at point-blank range.

The Brig goalkeeper was again called into action a few minutes later when denying Moore his hat-trick with a brave intervention.

A fourth Brig strike on 76 minutes broke the Yorkshire sides' steely will, when an Aaron Taylor shot from 30 yards, following a neat Sean Williams lay-off, was diverted beyond Connor by LUKE ATHERON for his first goal of the season.

The heart had gone out of the homesters and the visitors ran in two further goals in the dying minutes of the game.

Persistent Brig substitute LOUIS MAYER robbed full-back Stephen Ball 30 yards out in the 89th minute before advancing towards goal and confidently placing his shot past a bemused Connor for Brig's fifth strike of the evening. Dad Kenny would have been proud.

A sixth goal followed immediately when Connor got fully into the spirit of the pantomime aeason.

With no danger to his goal and hugging the ball to his chest, the Albion goalkeeper inexplicably flattened Martin Crowder with a forearm smash leaving the referee with little choice other than to award a penalty-kick and send the offender off.

Brig skipper and leading marksman, MICHAEL WHITE, completed the scoring by blasting the resultant spot-kick under stand-in goalkeeper Kelsey.

Bamber Bridge : Hinchliffe, Bowyer, Crowder, Atherton, White, Reynolds, Waddecar, Beattie, Taylor (Mayers 81mins), Williams (Marlow 77mins), Allen (Wright 58mins). Unused sub : Galliers.

Attendance : 88