Brig pegged back, Lancaster win

Brett Ormerod scored twice for Brig
Brett Ormerod scored twice for Brig
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Bamber Bridge had to settle for a point on the opening day of the NPL First Division North season despite leading 2-0 with just 10 minutes to go.

Ex-North End and Blackpool star Brett Ormerod had Neil Crowe’s men ahead after 16 minutes and then doubled the advantage at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in the 79th minute.

However, Town pulled a goal back a minute later through Scott Metcalfe and then grabbed an equaliser shortly after through Ciaran Kilheeney.

Goals from Joseph Whittingham and Ryan Winder ensured Lancaster got off to a flyer against Burscough 2-1. Elsewhere, Clitheroe beat Prescot Cables 3-1 and Kendal Town were comprehensive 3-0 victors at Farsley.