Boss Crowe is architect behind Brig’s super run

Bamber Bridge chairman Fran Doyle and boss Neil Crowe receive the Evo-Stik North Division One November team of the month award from an Evo-Stik League official. Left, Matt lawlor celebrates Brig's first goal
Bamber Bridge chairman Fran Doyle and boss Neil Crowe receive the Evo-Stik North Division One November team of the month award from an Evo-Stik League official. Left, Matt lawlor celebrates Brig's first goal

Bamber Bridge midfielder Tom Williams paid tribute to boss Neil Crowe after the side’s sixth consecutive victory.

Former Chorley player Williams is delighted with how the squad is playing and insists credit must go to Crowe who is just keeping things simple.

He said: “Crowey has been excellent in everything he has done here.

“He has given us the licence to perform and nothing needs over doing. He makes the changes when needed and he has been excellent.”

Williams also appreciated the squad’s efforts and feels the financial stability at Brig is definitely benefiting them on the pitch.

He added: “It’s well known that we all aren’t on massive amounts of money.

“I’ve seen it before players get on big contracts and they just rest on their laurels.

“But here at Bamber Bridge we don’t do that and again it’s great from the squad and Crowey.

“We have players in the changing room such as Matty Lawlor who keeps the squad going and everybody just wants to play football/

“ I don’t think any of us are really that bothered about the money side of things.”

Brig take on North West Counties outfit Bacup and Rossendale Borough tonight in the Lancashire FA Trophy at

Irongate.

And Williams feels Crowe may make a few changes.

He said: “We don’t have a huge squad but we are a very close-knit bunch.

“I think a couple of changes may be made, but I think everyone can be involved.

“Hopefully we can get the win, we don’t want to beat Barrow and then lose out against lesser opposition.”

Williams also spoke highly of the side’s performance against Ossett Albion on Saturday and is relishing the weekends tie against

Darlington 1883.

He added; “We battled hard against Ossett and once we started playing we played very well.

“This Saturday I think the pressure is on them. Yes we have our excellent record but I think playing in front of a big crowd, but also on a bigger pitch will suit our style of

play.

“But it will be a big test for us – there is no doubt about that.”