Greenwood resigns as Brig manager

Bamber Bridge manager Tony Greenwood and Phil Denney at the final whistle. Pics by Stefan Willoughby
Bamber Bridge manager Tony Greenwood and Phil Denney at the final whistle. Pics by Stefan Willoughby

Bamber Bridge have parted company with their manager Tony Greenwood.

Greenwood’s former assistant Neil Crowe and player-coach Neil Reynolds have taken charge on a permanent basis.

Chairman Terry Gammans said: “We would like to thank Tony for all his hard work over the past couple of years.

“He has helped develop a good crop of young players and this season we reached the final of the Lancashire Trophy.”

The Brig chairman added: “However, we didn’t want speculation or uncertainty following Tony’s resignation so we’ve given the job to two people who know the club well and have a wealth of experience.”

New boss Crowe has moved quickly to secure the services of promising youngsters Ally Waddecar and Luke Atherton, who have both signed improved terms while defender George Bowyer has pledged his future to Brig by agreeing a new deal.

Crowe and Reynolds will take charge for the first time when Bamber Bridge face title favourites Chester at the Deva Stadium on Saturday.