Lancaster City
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Tue 26 Dec 2023  ·  Northern Premier League - Premier
Bamber Bridge
D Forbes (81'), J Baxter (90')L Toure (86' Sent Off)
2
1
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
J Mellen (15')

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Luke Oakes25 Dec 2023 - 10:59
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2023 comes to an end for the Dolly Blues as they make their annual trip across Lancashire to Bamber Bridge.

Location:
Sir Tom Finney Stadium,
Bamber Bridge,
Preston,
PR5 6UX

Tickets:
Adults: £12
Concessions*: £8
Accompanied Under 16s: £2
Accompanied Under 11s: Free

*Concessions are those ages 65 and above as well as under 18 year olds.

If you are unable to join the lads at home, make sure you tune in to Craig Thompson’s live match day commentary. Coverage will start with around 20 minutes to go before kick off and can be found at
https://dollybluesound.mixlr.com

Bamber Bridge:
Last season, the Briggers finished third in the league under the direction of Jamie Milligan. The third place finish allowed the South Ribble side to face up against Gainsborough Trinity in a tie they won 5-3 on penalties after a one all draw in normal time. The Brig faced Warrington Town in the final and fell to a one nil defeat. Jamie Milligans side came into the new season without top goal scorer Fin Sinclair-Smith as he departed for Marine earlier this year.

Last time out for Bamber Bridge saw them defeat Bradford Park Avenue three goals to nil away from home. Harry Scarborough opened the scoring before the hour mark before Billy Bould and Ewan Bange added a second and third before full time. That emphatic result placed Bamber Bridge 15th and one place below the Dolly Blues on 28 points.

Lancaster City:
Lancaster City’s unbeaten run stretched to seven games following a goalless draw with play off hopefulls Worksop Town. Chances were few and far between for both sides as adverse weather conditions played a big role in the fixture. However, Andrew Teague and Simon Grand will feel as though they should have nicked the points in the closing stages. The result put Lancaster City 14th in the table on 30 points.

Interim managers, Teague and Grand, are hopeful of a return for Nic Evangelinos following his long absence with a broken leg. The Christmas period is a busy period for football so changes could be made to freshen up the squad. Lancaster City will host Atherton Collieries on New Year’s Day to kickstart 2024.

Head-to-Head:
Monday 10th April 2023 Bamber Bridge 2-1 Lancaster City (Northern Premier League Premier)
Monday 26th December 2022 Lancaster City 1-1 Bamber Bridge (Northern Premier League Premier)
Monday 18th April 2022 Lancaster City 0-1 Bamber Bridge/b] (Northern Premier League Premier)
Monday 27th December 2021 [b]Bamber Bridge
2-1 Lancaster City (Northern Premier League Premier)
Thursday 26th December 2019 Lancaster City 2-3 Bamber Bridge (Northern Premier League Premier)

Northern Premier League - Premier Fixtures

Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Ashton United
1
FC United of Manchester
2
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Atherton Collieries
4
Workington
3
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Ilkeston Town
0
Matlock Town
1
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Macclesfield
0
Hyde United
0
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Marine
1
Warrington Rylands
1
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Morpeth Town
0
Whitby Town
1
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Radcliffe
3
Bradford (Park Avenue)
0
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Stafford Rangers
4
Gainsborough Trinity
0
Tue 26 Dec 2023KO: 15:00
Worksop Town
1
Basford United
0

Head-to-Head

Mon 10 Apr 2023
Bamber Bridge
2
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
1
Mon 26 Dec 2022
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
1
Bamber Bridge
1
Wed 30 Nov 2022
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
0
Bamber Bridge
1
Mon 18 Apr 2022
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
0
Bamber Bridge
1
Mon 27 Dec 2021
Bamber Bridge
2
Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City
1

Appearances

Lancaster City
K Brownhill
K BrownhillWing Back
20
B Carroll
B CarrollCentral Midfield
20
S Grand
S GrandCentral Defender
20

Top Scorers

Lancaster City
D Lawson
D LawsonStriker
5
K Brownhill
K BrownhillWing Back
3
B Carroll
B CarrollCentral Midfield
3

Match details

Match date

Tue 26 Dec 2023

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

629

Competition

Northern Premier League - Premier

League position

13
Bamber Bridge
16
Lancaster City
Team overview
Further reading

Team Sponsors

Team Sponsor - Lancaster City Supporters Club
Team Sponsor - Fans Fund
Team Sponsor - Netbusters