Brig boss wields the axe as striker Ben departs

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds has begun to wield the axe at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium as he looks to put his own stamp on the club.

Neil Reynolds (photo: Stefan Willoghby)

Brig pay the penalty at Rammy

Neil Reynolds’ Bamber Bridge side went down to the only goal of the game in their NPL First Division North clash at Ramsbottom United.

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Matt Jansen

Jansen’s anger at Magpies’ wasted journey

Chorley manager Matt Jansen expressed his frustration after their game at Boston was called off at short notice.

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City boss Phil Brown (photo: Tony North)

Staying power for Phil

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has urged his side to cement top spot.

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Michael Potts was a scorer in midweek

Renno’s boys ready for a Ram raid

Bamber Bridge make the trip to Ramsbottom United tomorrow, buoyed by a midweek cup victory.

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Dale Whitham scored twice in four days (photo: Josh Vosper)

Jansen hoping for a Boston tea party

Chorley head east to Boston tomorrow as they look to put a rare away defeat behind them.

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Rowe celebrates yet another goal

Striker Rowe is better than Messi!

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have finished 2016 with 50 goals apiece, but an ex-Preston North End schoolboy had that total with a month to spare.
Jamie Milligan on the spot

Non-league round-up

A Jamie Milligan penalty secured Bamber Bridge a point in their match against Brighouse Town at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.


Brackley 0, Chorley 1

A classic defensive display brought Chorley three precious points against fellow National League North promotion-chasers Brackley.

Lancaster's Jacob Gregory (photo: Tony North)

Dolly Blues’ squad game

Phil Brown says the strength in depth of his squad will be key to keeping his Lancaster City side top of the table.

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Stu Vasey is pushing for a first-team return for Brig

Brig still adapting to Reynolds’ rule

Bamber Bridge are still very much a work in progress, says manager Neil Reynolds.

Action from Monday's game (photo: Tony North)

Old boy’s late strike sinks Brig

Bamber Bridge started the new year with a 3-2 defeat as old boy Louis Mayers popped up with a late winner for NPL First Division North leaders Lancaster City.

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John Cofie on the ball for Chorley against AFC Fylde ( Photo: Josh Vosper)

Magpies’ unhappy start to new year

Chorley 1 AFC Fylde 3

It was honours even at the end of the festive-season double-header between promotion-chasers Chorley and title favourites Fylde, who showed more character than in the first meeting on Boxing Day.

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Neil Reynolds (photo: Stefan Willoughby)

Renno demands big derby response

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds is set to ring the changes for this afternoon’s mouth-watering derby clash against Lancaster City at Giant Axe.

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John Cofie during his Sheffield United days

Fylde won’t relish Victory Park visit

It’s part two of the big festive showdown on Sunday as the scene switches to Victory Park for the final instalment between Chorley and AFC Fylde at Victory Park.

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Winger Waddecar is ruled out for rest of the season

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds has conceded he could be without talismanic forward Alistair Waddecar for the rest of the season.

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Regan Linney (photo: Stefan Willoughby)

Strike duo look the business for Brig

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds believes Regan Linney and Ben Wharton have the makings of being a potent strikeforce.

Boss Phil Brown (photo: Tony North)

Derby date for Dolly Blues

Phil Brown has warned his table-topping Lancaster City side they will be in for a different test against Kendal Town on Boxing Day.

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Regan Linney got the winner for Brig

Brig back on track

Bamber Bridge 2 Hyde United 1

A resilient second-half performance from Bamber Bridge ensured they took their first NPL First Division North three points since mid-November in a hard-fought win over Hyde United,

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Matt Jansen

Honours even in Victory Park fog

Chorley 1 Tamworth 1

The spoils were fairly shared as the final whistle pierced the fog at Victory Park after a contest accurately described by Magpies boss Matt Jansen as a ‘nip and tuck’ affair.

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