Brig seal place in play-offs

Chris Marlow

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Chris Marlow was the hero as Bamber Bridge secured a NPL First Division North play-off spot thanks to a 2-1 victory over fellow promotion chasers Spennymoor Town.

Marlow scored the winner in the 72nd minute and produced an excellent all-round performance.

It was the visitors who opened the scoring inb the fifth minute thanks Andrew Stephenson’s fine solo effort.

But the game changed after the interval, with the introduction of ex-PNE striker Jon Macken and Danny Mahoney.

Darren Green equalised six minutes after the break, finishing well after Mahoney’s pin-point pass.

Mahoney provided the assist for the winner when his through ball was latched onto by Marlow and he chipped the keeper.

Elsewhere in the division, goals from Joshua Draycott, Simon Wearing, Matthew Poole and Ryan Winder helped Lancaster City thrash Droylsden at Giant Axe.

Kendal Town were beaten 2-0 by New Mills and Clitheroe lost 2-1 at top-of-the-table Salford City.

Burscough drew 2-2 away at Ossett Town.

An unfortunate end to a great game of football at Kellamergh Park, as AFC Fylde picked up a point in a 2-2 drawagainst Solihull Moors.

Darryl Knights broke the deadlock for the away side as he found time and space to find the back of the net after 20 minutes, before goals from Danny Rowe and Richie Allen saw the Coasters take a 2-1 lead just after half-time.

It took a bit of luck for Solihull to get anything from the game, as referee Graham Fyvie awarded Solihull a penalty kick in the 93rd minute and the Conference North’s top goal scorer Omar Bogle converted for the away side as they stole a point when it looked likely that Fylde would take all three.