Alex is Taylor made for Brig’s style of play

Chris Marlow bags the winner for Bamber Bridge against Kendal Town
Chris Marlow bags the winner for Bamber Bridge against Kendal Town

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe hailed the impact new signing Alex Taylor made after the striker bagged a goal on his Brig debut.

Taylor signed from Evo-Stik League Division One North side Northwich Victoria and his goal helped Brig to a valuable three points away at Kendal Town.

And boss Crowe is hoping Taylor can continue the start he made and find the back-of-the-net once again as his side take on 16th place Burscough tonight at Irongate at 7.45pm.

He said: “I was delighted for Alex to get off the mark.

“It was a real goal poachers goal, he followed up a shot which the goalkeeper could only parry and he was there to tap it in the back-of-the-net.

“I can’t remember the last time we scored goals like that and it was good to see we have a player like that.”

Taylor was named Northwich’s player of the year last year and boasts a record of one goal in every two games.

And the frontman is expected to start tonight against Burscough.

Crowe added: “Alex will start for us, he fitted in straight away and he linked up well with Ally Waddecar.

“It’s a great partnership they both have pace and power and I’m hoping it’s a success.”

Crowe was delighted with his sides performance against Kendal Town on a difficult pitch.

Ex Kendal Town man Zach Clark bagged a goal against his former club and Crowe was pleased he could get himself on the scoresheet.

He added: “Me and Neil Reynolds spoke before the game and felt starting Zach we would get that extra 20 per cent out of him against his former club.

“And that’s what we got plus he got himself on the scoresheet and I’m happy for him.”

Brig take on Burscough tonight and Crowe feels all Saturday’s hard work will be wasted should his side drop points tonight.

He said: “I may look to make a few changes against Burscough.

“We have a big squad at the moment and I want to keep people happy and keep them fresh.

“Tomorrow is a must win for us. We are treating the remaining games as a mini-league. We now have 14 games remaining and we are playing for 42 points and we will look to win each game and see where it takes us.

“We are going into March still having something to play for which delights me.”