Crowe left impressed by ever-improving Marlow

Bamber Bridge's Chris Marlow
Bamber Bridge's Chris Marlow

Neil Crowe admits tonight’s, Tuesday, fixture against Ossett Town is a must win for his Bamber Bridge side.

Brig are currently three points outside the play-off places as they sit seventh in the Evo Stik Division One North.

And the Bamber Bridge boss feels victories against mid-table teams are a must if his side want to progress.

“If we are serious about getting into the play-offs, then we needed to be beating teams like Ossett Town, especially at home,” he said.

“They are usually a big strong side, I know they’ve changed quite a lot of players, they look like they concede a few as well, I’ll be assessing the squad tomorrow to see whether or not I’ll be making any changes.”

Brig grabbed a deserved point on Saturday against Farsley AFC.

An unusually poor first-half saw Brig fall behind before fortunately going in level at the break.

But a much improved second half display saw Brig dominate, Chris Marlow was a player that continued to impress as he fills in at left back.

He said: “The first-half saw a number of individual errors which we don’t usually do, Lee Dovey couldn’t do anything about the first goal as it it took a huge bobble over his shoulder.

“I made some changes at half-time and we dominated the second half, looking back a draw probably was a fair result.

“Chris Marlow is improving each game, he’s filling in at left back and he doesn’t look out of place.”

On Saturday, Brig have a bumper tie as they travel to title chasers Darlington 1883.

Darlington currently have an 11-point lead over Brig but Crowe insists his side have nothing to fear.

“We will be going to Darlington looking for all three points,” said Crowe.

“We know what to expect, they are a big tough physical side and they play with a direct style of play.

“It’s a massive game and we are going with confidence, I think we are more than a match for them.”