Non-league round-up

Brad Carsley’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned a point for Neil Reynolds’ Bamber Bridge in a 1-1 draw at Droylsden’s Butcher’s Arms in the NPL First Division North.

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Marcus Carver was sent off

Ten-man Magpies hang on to earn a point

Darlington 2 Chorley 2

Chorley twice came from behind to earn a point against relegation-threatened Darlington despite playing the last 10 minutes plus seven of added time with 10 men.

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Nick Haughton (right) celebrates his final goal for Chorley against Curzon Ashton before moving to Salford City

Chorley boss Matt Jansen backs Nick Haughton for Football League return

Matt Jansen says departing loan star Nick Haughton can still make a career for himself in the Football League despite leaving Fleetwood Town.

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Neil Reynolds (photo: Stefan Willoughby)

Bamber Bridge have the stomach for promotion battle

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds believes his players are relishing the pressure of being one of the teams to beat in the NPL First Division North.

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Lancaster City boss Phil Brown.

Boss Phil Brown wants Lancaster City to make their move

Lancaster City need to get themselves in the mix sooner rather than later according to boss Phil Brown.

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Kieran Charnock in action for Bamber Bridge last Saturday against Mossley

The Big Interview: Kieran Charnock

Kieran Charnock is not one to shout from the roof tops about his footballing career.

Alistair Waddecar was on target against Mossley on Saturday

Brig boys wary of new manager effect

Bamber Bridge will have to contend with the ‘new manager effect’ tomorrow when they welcome Ossett Town to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Lancaster City hit back in style with a big win at Whitby Town on Saturday. Picture: Brian Murfield

Phil Brown confident his Lancaster City side are on the right track

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is confident his side are showing all the hallmarks of a top-10 finish in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

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Kieran Charnock

Charnock swoop just the tonic for Renno

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds has backed Kieran Charnock to form a formidable partnership with captain Matt Lawlor in the heart of defence.

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Mamadou Djabi, left, scored on his Lancaster City debut. Picture: Brian Murfield

Lancaster City boss on hunt for more new recruits after signing Fleetwood striker

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is looking to strengthen his squad further after the arrival of Fleetwood Town youngster Mamadou Djabi.

Hartlepool striker Connor Simpson

Preston eyeing Hartlepool striker Connor Simpson

Preston North End have shown an interest in Hartlepool United striker Connor Simpson but have not yet reached a deal to sign him.

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Brad Carsley scored twice for Brig (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Non-league round-up

In the NPL First Division North, Bamber Bridge ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at Mossley.

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Matt Urwin saved a late penalty

Beaten Magpies need to find the killer instinct

Chorley 0 Harrogate Town 1

This was another wake-up call for the shot-shy Magpies in the National League North, writes MIKE NEILD.

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Matt Mahoney is doubtful for Brig's trip to Mossley

Brig lose services of loan centre-back Baines

Bamber Bridge have lost the services of defender Lewis Baines after he was recalled by parent club Fleetwood.

Scott Leather (right) faces a fitness test before Saturdays visit of Harrogate Town

Matt targets revival after Magpies’ defeat

Matt Jansen is confident that Chorley will not have a problem bouncing back from their New Year’s Day defeat to Southport when they host Harrogate Town tomorrow.

Steve Williams is struggling with a hamstring problem.

Lancaster City assistant says Dolly Blues have to cut out errors

Lancaster City must cut out their costly errors in their bid to get back to winning ways according to assistant manager Dave McCann.

Chorley boss Matt Jansen

Southport 3 Chorley 0

Chorley ultimately failed an endurance test in atrocious conditions as two late goals put a flattering gloss on a hard-earned first victory for Southport since September 2 in the National League North, writes MIKE NEILD.

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Alistair Waddecar (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Non-league round-up

Bamber Bridge led twice in North Wales but had to settle for a point in their NPL First Division North 2-2 draw at Colwyn Bay.

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Brigs Adam Dodd, left, goes up for a header in the win over Radcliffe Borough on Saturday (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Brig boss Reynolds eyes the big picture

Neil Reynolds is set to buck the commonly held football trend of ‘taking one game at a time’ over the next week or so.

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Paul Jarvis (photo: Tony North)

Jarvis is a Christmas cracker for the Dollies

The signing of Paul Jarvis on a permanent deal is like an early Christmas present for the Lancaster City supporters, says boss Phil Brown.

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