MATCH PREVIEW: Lancaster City vs Bamber Bridge

MATCH PREVIEW: Lancaster City vs Bamber Bridge

By James Wilson
30 November 2022
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Lancaster City vs Bamber Bridge | Wednesday 30th November | 19:45 | Giant Axe

City return to cup action, looking to beat rivals Bamber Bridge in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy.

Giant Axe
West Rd

Adults: £10
Concessions/OAPs/Students: £7
Juniors (14-17): £5
Under 14s: FREE (if accompanied by an adult)
Armed Forces: FREE (on production of warrant card) except cup games
Concessions include: season ticket holders of other clubs in the top four divisions (on production of their season ticket) except cup games

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Bamber Bridge
Looking at Bamber Bridge's form by numbers, five wins, and five losses from their last 10 games, shows a team with one of the most mixed records in the division. Those five defeats came in six games and featured 7-0 and 5-0 beatings by Hyde United and South Shields respectively. However, they beat Matlock Town 5-1 on the weekend.

Their away record has hurt them this season as they have only won four away from home and have suffered heavy defeats including a 6-1 defeat by Macclesfield in the FA Trophy.

Both sides received a bye for the first round of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy so this is Brig's first game in the competition since they were beaten 2-0 by Chorley in the Second Round last season.

They have won the competition once previously, in the 1994-95 season.

Lancaster City
Lancaster got to the semi-final stage of the competition last season before Southport knocked City out, missing a penalty before converting two second-half corners to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

The Dollies have won the competition seven times, the last win coming in 2021 after the final had been postponed because of Covid-19.

Recent results between the two have been relatively evenly matched and generally high-scoring, though City haven't beaten Brig since 2017. The last meeting was City's final home game of the 2021-22 season and ended in a 1-0 defeat.

Here are the last five results across all competitions:
04/09/2018: Lancaster City 1-1 Bamber Bridge (Northern Premier League)
12/02/2019: Bamber Bridge 2-2 Lancaster City (Northern Premier League)
26/12/2019: Lancaster City 2-3 Bamber Bridge (Northern Premier League)
27/12/2021: Bamber Bridge 2-1 Lancaster City (Northern Premier League)
18/04/2022: Lancaster City 0-1 Bamber Bridge (Northern Premier League)

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