IMPRESSIVE LATE BLITZ KEEPS BRIG ON TRACK
BAMBER BRIDGE 3 STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0
THREE fantastic second half goals saw Bamber Bridge run out big winners.
Micky Taylor’s side started the brighter and Danny Forbes flashed a well-struck effort from distance just wide.
As the half wore on the game became more scrappy – Darren McKnight hit a fierce free-kick that was wellsaved by Jake Turner on the half-hour mark.
And just before halftime McKnight whipped in a peach of a cross that Matt Dudley glanced agonisingly wide.
Five minutes into the second half Ali Waddecar worked space and almost found the top corner with a curler.
Moments later that was forgotten though when Chris Marlow skipped round three tackles, worked the ball onto his right foot and, from the edge of the box, rifled the ball into the bottom corner.
With just over 70 minutes gone Brig then took their next chance in emphatic style. Dudley flicked the long ball on, Waddecar latched on to it and raced through to finish clinically into the bottom left corner.
And substitute Paul Dawson added the icing on the cake.
With the visitors committing bodies forward, Waddecar broke, cut inside and laid the ball off to Dawson, who took one touch before rattling in the third to seal backto-back victories.
STAR MAN: Chris Marlow (Bamber) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★