Crowe on a high as wins keep coming

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Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe is delighted with his squad after securing another three points at the weekend.

Brig defeated an inconsistent Salford City 3-1 thanks to goals from Lennie Reid, Andy Bell and Paul Alexander.

And Crowe is delighted with how his squad is performing, and what the Irongate outfit are managing to do on the pitch.

He said: “Saturday was a good three points.

“We started quite sluggish and when they scored, it gave us the kick up the backside that we needed.

“After that, I thought we played really well and we could easily have scored five or six in the end.”

On-loan goalkeeper Steve James also took the plaudits after an excellent performance in the nets.

The Preston North End stopper pulled off a string of good saves.

And he has impressed that much that Crowe has decided to extend the loan.

Crowe said: “I thought

Steve James was excellent again on Saturday.

“He couldn’t do anything about the goal and Saturday was probably his busiest game.

“He’s only conceded three goals, and two of those were penalties, so it is fair to say he has really done the business.

“This is why I was more than happy to extend the loan for another month.

“It gives Lee Dovey plenty of time to recover and come back fit and strong later in December.”

Brig are without a game in midweek but take on Harrogate Railway Athletic this Saturday at Irongate.

And Crowe is wary of a side that have won their last two games.

He added: “Harrogate are a bit of a funny side.

“They came here last year and we got a good result but they play decent football and have good players.

“So Saturday will be a tough game, there is no doubt about it.”

Despite Brig not having a midweek fixture, Crowe will still be taking to the road as he will be looking at both Lancaster City and Clitheroe.

He added: “I’m going to watch Lancaster and see what they are about.

“I’ve heard they are a good side but they seem to have stuttered a little bit, so I’ll have a look.”

Brig currently sit fifth in the Evo-Stik League Northern Division One after a run of excellent results.

But Crowe isn’t getting carried away with the situation and says he will only look properly at the table in March.

He said: “At the moment,all I am telling the lads is stay in touch with the top 10.

“There are a lot of games to be played but with the squad we have I definitely think we are good enough to keep in touch.

“All we need to do is keep winning games.

“At the moment our bench is as good as the first team, but I’m telling everybody to stay patient, as the lads know that there is good competition for places here.”