Vics test for promotion-chasing Brig

Greg Johnstone (left) was on target for Brig
Greg Johnstone (left) was on target for Brig
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Bamber Bridge’s play-off charge continues this evening when they travel to Northwich Victoria.

Neil Crowe’s men are currently in a rich vein of form having collected six wins and a draw from their previous seven games.

They enjoyed an excellent 2-0 victory over derby rivals Clitheroe at Irongate on Saturday thanks to goals from Ally Waddecar and Greg Johnstone. 
Brig are now firmly in the driving seat to secure a play-off spot in the NPL First Division North table.

They currently lie in fourth spot in the table, three points ahead of sixth-placed Lancaster City and only five behind third-placed Warrington Town, with a game in hand.

Meanwhile, AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor has urged his men to use Sunday’s victory over Skelmersdale United in the Doodson Sports Cup has a springboard to achieve promotion from the NPL Premier Division.

The Coasters defeated Skem 1-0 to pick up their second piece of silverware this season – they have already won the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy after beating Chorley 4-1 in the final.

Currently they lie six points behind the Magpies at the top of the table but do have a game in hand. That game arrives tomorrow night at home to Blyth Spartans. Challinor said: “We played okay but not amazingly well on Sunday.

“We made changes with a eye on tomorrow’s home game with Blyth.

“We won the game and the cup which is all that matters.”