Williams looking on the bright side

Bamber Bridge midfielder Tom Williams
Bamber Bridge midfielder Tom Williams

Bamber Bridge midfielder Tom Williams wasn’t too disappointed with Saturday’s FA Trophy defeat against Brigg Town.

Brig could only take a squad of 13 in their 2-1 defeat, with injuries and suspensions ruling several members of the squad out.

But Williams thinks the side played excellently despite the unfortunate


He said: “We could only take a squad of 13 so we had quite a few players playing out of position.

“Matt Lawlor was at left-back and big Greg Johnstone was at centre-half.

“But we played really well and had quite a dominant spell just after we scored.

“Me and Andy Bell were on the bench, and we were both struggling for fitness.

“We played some decent stuff but after the game we looked at it and discussed where we went wrong, but we were never going to win the competition so we can’t be too disappointed.”

Bamber Bridge have yet another double header coming up as they travel to Salford City tonight, before a home tie awaits them against Cammell Laird.

Both fixtures are Evo-Stik Division One North games, and Williams feels the club must concentrate completely on the league.

He added: “Now it’s time to focus on the league.

“Saturday was a shame as we had an excellent win against Kendal during the week.

“But hopefully we can build on our performance against Kendal and take it into the next two league fixtures.”

Williams himself expects to be back to full fitness and he thinks more will be joining him to strengthen the Brig squad.

He said: “I think I will be fit and hopefully a few more of the injured lads will be back.

“I think Reno is back so we won’t be struggling as much.”

Williams has set a target for the next two games and he hopes that Brig can bounce back to winning ways.

“I think a fair target is four points from the next two games. The boss Neil Crowe said to forget about September and concentrate on now so if we can get the wins, it would be great.”