Brig boss: Cheer us into the play-offs

Ally Waddecar score Bamber Bridge's second goal
Ally Waddecar score Bamber Bridge's second goal
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Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe has issued a rallying call to the fans to turn out in force against Mossley on Monday.

That fixture is the final game of the regular season to be played at Irongate this season.

Brig currently sit fourth in the Evo-Stik League Division One North and have huge hopes of securing a play-off place.

Tonight, Tuesday, they head to Northwich Victoria, before continuing their travels on Saturday with a trip to Radcliffe Borough.

Easter Monday then sees Brig take on Mossley, which could prove a pivotal fixture in the club’s season.

And Crowe is hoping a bumper crowd could make a difference.

He said: “The crowd definitely make a difference and I’d love it if we can have a big one for the final home game of the season.

“We are pushing for the play-offs and in a great position so hopefully we can get the numbers down at the ground.

“The players do realise when we have a big gate and it definitely helps.”

Striker Greg Johnstone has hit four goals in his last two games.

The frontman is still on the comeback from a broken leg but Crowe is delighted with the impact he has made.

He said: “It’s great Greg is scoring, and it’s great all our strikers are finding the net at this stage of the season.”

Crowe expects tough games tonight and over the weekend Easter but insists each game will be treated with the same respect.

He added: “There are no easy games left – Northwich are currently 15 games unbeaten and that’s play-off form.

“Radcliffe have picked up and are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, so I expect both games to be tough, we certainly won’t be taking anything for granted.”

It is believed Bamber Bridge currently have one of the lowest wage budgets in the league.

But Crowe feels the club has benefitted from having players who want to play for the club.

He said: “There is a brilliant atmosphere at the club, the team spirit and togetherness that the lads have shown is unbelievable.

“They have all learnt when it’s time to switch on and get down to business, and that is exactly what they are doing.

“At Bamber Bridge, we have players who really want to play for the club.

“Yes the money is always helpful but it doesn’t always bring success and a low budget has helped us in a way.”