Gr-eight win after last week

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Garstang Yth 8

Bamber Bridge Yth 1

Whether they had three shredded wheat or the sight of returning manager Alex Spence on the touch line, Garstang’s improvement from last week’s thrashing was dramatic.

Garstang’s defence had Spence back at centre half and Murphy at left back with Turner slotted into midfield.

It was no surprise when Garstang took the lead. Bisby had several strong runs down the right and was finally rewarded when he fired home.

Against the run of play Bamber Bridge drew level but Garstang were not disrupted and a lightning break by Cross resulted in his shirt being grabbed in the box by a defender, Mower dispatched the penalty. As half time approached, good work down the left by Assalone allowed Turner to calmly wrong foot the keeper and make it 3-1.

The second half carried on in the same vein. A couple of goals from Cross, a shot over the keeper from distance and a close range finish meant Garstang could relax at 5-1.

Assalone made it 6-1 with a crisp finish, then R Swale got his first goal in Garstang colours punishing a goal keeping error and Ball also got his first for Garstang taking advantage of indecision in the defence.

Garstang: J Jones, A Murphy, C Spence, C Hancox, D Hodson, L Assalone, H Turner, J Handley, J Bisby, A Swale, A Ball, L Bailey, R Mower, J Pakeman, D Cross, R Swale.