Non-league round-up

Brig were victorious on the road in their opening NPL First Division North fixture, a 2-1 win at Radcliffe Borough.

Sunday, 13th August 2017, 1:25 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:27 pm
Matt Lawlor got Bamber Bridge's winner

Neil Reynolds’ men went ahead in the 29th minute through Macaulay Parkinson but Boro were level 10 minutes before half-time when Kurt Sherlock netted.

But 13 minutes from time, Matt Lawlor made it the perfect start for Bamber Bridge with the winner.

Elsewhere in the NPL First Division North, Clitheroe beat Droylsden 2-0 with goals from Sefton Gonzales (23) and Kurt Willoughby (54).

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Kendal Town were beaten 5-2 at home by Mossley with Connor Gaul and Aaron Taylor on target for the hosts.

In the NPL Premier Division, promoted Lancaster City made it a great start to life at the higher level, 2-1 winners at Buxton, who went ahead early on through Niall Doran.

Sam Bailey (37) and Oliver Wood (68) got the Dolly Blues’ goals to give boss Phil Brown plenty to smile about.

Also getting used to life at a new level, relegated Burscough suffered defeat in their NWCL Premier Division home game with 1874 Northwich, who won with a goal from Adam Whitlock.

After their midweek victory at Bradford Park Avenue, Southport continued their winning start to the season with a 1-0 triumph at Leamington on Saturday.

They now lie third in the National League North table on goal average, with Brackley Town and Darlington the only other teams with a 100% record after three games.

In a low tempo game, Ethan Jones scored the only goal in the 76th minute, beating his man and curling the ball from a steep angle over the advancing keeper into the net.