Crowe looking for that killer instinct

Brett Ormerod scores for Bamber Bridge against Warrington Town
Brett Ormerod scores for Bamber Bridge against Warrington Town

Neil Crowe wants his Bamber Bridge side to be more clinical in tonight’s, Tuesday, Evo-Stik First Division North fixture at Lancaster City.

Brig were held to a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the season at home to Warrington Town.

A Brett Ormerod brace ensured Brig were leading with 10 minutes to go.

But two goals in the final few minutes handed Warrington a deserved point at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

The hosts should have been out of sight in the first half, Glenn Steel and Ally Waddecar were both guilty of missing chances.

Tonight’s opponents Lancaster were worthy 2-1 winners away at Burscough on Saturday.

Last year, Darren Peacock’s side defeated Brig 1-0 at Giant Axe.

“We need to be more clinical against Lancaster City,” said Brig boss Crowe.

“I want us to mirror our first half display from

Saturday.

“They’ll be a good young side and it’s going to be a tough game.

“If we win tomorrow then it’s four points from six, that would be a good start for us.”

Crowe admitted his disappointment at throwing away a two goal lead on Saturday.

Brig are a bogey team for Warrington and last season claimed six points off Shaun Reid’s team.

But Crowe felt Warrington were worthy of their point.

He added: “Saturday really was a game of two halves.

“I thought we dominated the first half and they came out and played well in the second, a draw was a fair result.

“It was a sickener and I’m disappointed that we couldn’t hold on.

“We should have been out of sight, I don’t think Warrington would have argued if we had been three or four nil up at the break.

“But it’s only the first game of the season, there’s a long way to go.”

On-loan Salford City goalkeeper Marcus Burgess made his debut for Brig on Saturday.

He will play tonight and on Saturday against Northwich before returning to City.

Crowe said: “I think Marcus had a great debut, he made several good saves and I think he’ll take a lot of confidence from that.”