Crowe makes call for bumper crowd

Brett Ormerod celebrates his goal against Kettering Town
Brett Ormerod celebrates his goal against Kettering Town

Neil Crowe hopes the Sir Tom Finney Stadium will be struck down by FA Cup fever as Kettering Town visit for tonight’s, Tuesday, replay.

The two sides battled it out to draw 1-1 at the weekend.

Brett Ormerod opened the scoring as Brig led at the break.

Liam Canavan equalised early in the second half for Kettering and late on, Jamie Milligan missed a penalty for the visitors.

The two sides lock horns again tonight and on the line is £7,500 in prize money plus an away trip to either Brackley Town or Rugby Town in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Speaking ahead of the game, Brig boss Crowe said: “It’s a huge game for the club, £7,500 is on the line and then if we can get to the next round then it could be another £12,500 in the bank.

“Tonight is a big game and we’d love a big crowd, the fans that travelled on Saturday were excellent, they

really made some noise and at times they shut the Kettering fans up.

“It’s not the best journey to make on a Tuesday night from Kettering, traffic was kind to us on Saturday and it took us three hours.

“I’m happy with the cup draw but for now we have to focus on Kettering.”

At the weekend, Brig return to league action against Mossley.

Crowe will be without the services of Matt Lawlor as the centre-half was sent off against Burscough.

“Mossley is always a tough place to go,” Crowe added.

“They’ve picked up in recent weeks so it makes for a good game.

“But for now, all our focus is on the cup game.”

Kick-off at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium is 7.45pm.