Brig still on the up

Paul McKenna was on target

Paul McKenna was on target

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Neil Crowe’s Bamber Bridge made it four wins on the spin as they made light work of strugglers Prescot Cables in the NPL First Division North.

A goal in either half from the lively Ally Waddecar and evergreen Paul McKenna sealed the three points in a routine 2-0 victory.

A sour moment in the second half saw Prescot’s Andrew Mawdsley suffer a suspected broken ankle.

Brig broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark.

A ball was whipped into the area, Steel headed towards goal and on the line was Waddecar, who deflected the ball past Quinn.

Eight minutes into the second half, the home side doubled their lead. After Waddecar was hauled down on the edge of box, McKenna used all his experience to curl the ball around the wall into the bottom right-hand corner.

Southport stretched their unbeaten run under Gary Brabin to nine games with a 1-1 draw at Dartford in the Conference Premier, making this their sixth unbeaten away game on the run.

But it is not a result that will have brought much satisfaction to The Sandgrounders because, after taking the lead on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a John Marsden shot, they conceded an equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time when Harry Crawford scored.

The result kept Port in 20th place in the table, when a win would have lifted them to 16th, so tight is it at the bottom half of the Conference.

In the NPL First Division North, Burscough won 2-1 at Droylsden, Liam Caddick (32) and Daniel Smith (90) on target.

Kendal Town were 3-0 winners at home to Warrington Town, Jordan Connerton scoring twice and Craig Carney also netting.

Lancaster went down 2-1 at Ossett Town, Billy Akrigg (45) getting the Dolly Blues’ consolation goal.

Clitheroe lost 3-0 at Northwich Victoria.