Brig all out for promotion

Neil Reynolds celebrates Brig's win over Wakefield. Pic by Stefan Willoughby
Neil Reynolds celebrates Brig's win over Wakefield. Pic by Stefan Willoughby

Officials at Bamber Bridge have identified 74 as the magic number of points.

Assistant boss Neil Reynolds says that tally is the target for the QED Stadium side as they bid for promotion.

Neil Crowe’s outfit have been on a great run of form which has seen them move into 10th spot in the Evo-Stik First Division North with 48 points.

Reynolds said: “It is a long shot for us to get in the play-offs but you never know.

“We took big positives from our most recent game against Trafford at the weekend because we deserved at least a point.

“Apart from Skelmersdale United (Tuesday night) all of our last nine matches are against team that are lower in the league.

“If we can put a run together just like the one we have just been on then we will be in with a shout.

“That points tally means that we need to win nine of our 11 matches which we could do.

“However, we have to remember that there are no easy games in this league.

“If we can apply ourselves then who knows.”

Bamber Bridge will be hoping to have put their defensive errors behind them from the Trafford match behind them when they travel to Wakefield on Saturday.

Reynolds said: “We played them recently and beat them 3-1.

“It is going to be hard but I think we should have enough quality in our side to be able to get a win.

“Crowie (Neil Crowe) feels that we could go on a little run and we need that if we want to push on for a top eight finish.”

With two matches a week from now until the end of the season Bamber Bridge will be delighted to have top scorer Andy Bell coming back into the mix from injury.

Reynolds said: “Bellie has been on the bench for the past couple of matches.

“He got 10 minutes against Salford on Tuesday night then another 20 minutes on Saturday.

“We put Mark Buchan on the bench as well against Trafford to give him a rest.

“He has come in and done well.

“We wanted to unleash Mark on Trafford in the last half hour but it did not quite work out like that.”