Non-league round-up

Regan Linney, Matt Lawlor and Stuart Vasey goals gave Bamber Bridge a 3-1 home win over Ossett Albion in the NPL First Division North.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
Brig scorer Regan Linney

Elsewhere, Burscough lost 2-0 at home to Ramsbottom United, while Kendal were trounced 5-0 at home by Farsley Celtic.

Clitheroe beat Brighouse Town 3-1.

It is all change at Southport – relegated from the National League – with Nigel Allen installed as interim chairman after Charlie Clapham’s resignation.

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But on the pitch the story was much the same as The Sandgrounders stayed rooted to the bottom of the National League table, as Tranmere’s 4-1 derby victory ensured they claimed the second play-off place.

James Norwood opened the scoring in the 26th minute and followed it up immediately after the interval with a second.

Connor Jennings 30 yard shot five minutes later made it 3-0.

But Spencer Myers pulled one back for the visitors, before Jennings slid the ball past Chris Cheetham from a narrow angle for his second to give the match a realistic 4-1 scoreline.