Crowe delighted as Brig rediscover winning form

The controversial goal line clearence
The controversial goal line clearence
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Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe was delighted with his team’s 1-0 victory over Cammell Laird on Saturday.

A goal from Ali Waddecar secured the Evo-Stik North Division One win for Brig, and Crowe was extremely pleased with the performance.

He said: “It was important that we got three points today as we needed to stop the rot.

“I was impressed with the way we played today and it was just a shame we didn’t get any more goals.”

Crowe again was without four or five players due to injury and suspension.

But the Irongate outfit did welcome Steve James, a young goalkeeper from Preston, to their squad and Crowe was delighted with the impact he made.

He said: “Steve was excellent today.

“We heard quite a bit about him and the coaches at Preston rate him.

“His handling and distribution were spot on, and I was really impressed with his


Brig now take on Ossett Town this Saturday, against who they recently lost to in the FA Cup qualifying round.

But Crowe is feeling confident, adding: “Chris Marlow will be back from his ban and George Bowyer looks like he could be fit too.

“I’ve told the lads if we can get through these injuries, we will start to see a much stronger squad competing each week.”

* FIFA don’t need to spend millions of pounds on goal-line technology when photographer Stefan Willougby is on scene.

Our Bamber Bridge lensman brilliantly captured the moment last Tuesday evening when unlucky Brig were wrongly denied a


Curtis Thompson’s shot clearly went fully over the line, but the officials failed to recognise that fact, and Neil Crowe’s men went to suffer an unjust 2-1 Evo-Stik North Division defeat at Salford City.

*Brig last night battled hard to earn a point away at Farsley FC.

Neil Crowe named an unchanged side for the Monday night fixture which was rearranged due to the England game.

Andy Bell has Brigs best chance of the game bus his deft lob just went over the crossbar.