Boss to make changes after defeat

Matt Mahoney in action for Bamber Bridge
Matt Mahoney in action for Bamber Bridge

BAMBER Bridge FC boss Neil Crowe says he will be wielding an axe after watching his side crash to a 3-0 away defeat to Durham City.

The QED Stadium side lie 16th in the Evostik First Division North after indifferent league form with one win in the past five matches.

Brig have a break from the league this weekend when they take on Cammell Laird on Friday night in the FA Trophy and is eager for his side to get back to winning ways.

He said: “I cannot quite put my finger on what went wrong on Saturday (against Durham).

“I don’t understand how we could play so well against AFC Fylde during the week then be so poor.

“We will not be making excuses for the way we played but I will be making changes including bringing Matt Mahoney and Matt Jones into the midfield.

“I don’t have a problem with bringing in a few reserves if the other guys are not up to the challenge.

“We were not hungry enough and didn’t defend as a team. You cannot just blame it on the back four but we have to defend from the front.

“Some of the players made an effort but you cannot expect to win when seven or eight of the lads have poor days.

“It was just a bad day at the office but I don’t want many more of them.”

Crowe says he is not too concerned about their lowly league position just yet.

“If we can win then that would move us up at least six places in the league.

“It is always difficult when you have five away games on the trot and we are mid-way through that.

“We are just taking two steps forward and three back at the minute.

“I am doing what I can with the lowest playing budget that the club has had for the past nine years and money talks when it comes to bringing new lads in.

“Chorley and Chester had money last year and that is why they went up last season.

“I think that we have a good squad and if we get a win under our belt then I think we can build up some momentum to rise up the table.”