ON the Bury AFC changing room wall there is a message that reads 'Whatever It Takes' – and Andy Welsh’s side certainly lived up to those words following a dramatic 3-2 win over Steeton in their first ever league game.

The phoenix club trailed 2-1 going in to injury time in their opening NWCL Division One North fixture but found a way to win thanks to two goals from Tom Greaves – much to the delight of Welsh.

“That could go down as one of the most memorable games in the history of Bury AFC because of the way we won it,” said Welsh. “Anyone who was there will certainly remember that game for a long time.

“I put a sign on the wall saying ‘Whatever it Takes We Will Win The Game’ and that was certainly the case on Saturday.

“That is the message I am trying to drum in to the boys, just to keep going.

“I was delighted for them, they showed real character, never gave up and kept going right until the end, even when the win looked beyond us.

“They found a way to win and we lived up to that message on the wall of winning a game by whatever it takes.

“You have to remember this is a new team, a new group of players so moments like that galvanise a team. It not only brings the club together, it brings the community together.”

Steeton had looked like they were going to spoil the party as goals from Ben Wignall and Andy Briggs had cancelled out Tony Whitehead's opener before Greaves’ late intervention.

“They came and raised their game,” said Welsh. “They scored two goals and their keeper played a blinder but we will have to get used to that this season.”

With Tuesday’s fixture with Holker Old Boys postponed and no game this weekend, Welsh will go on a scouting mission ahead of next Wednesday’s clash at Pilkington.

“We’ll have a good run out tonight (Thursday) and then the players can have the weekend off,” he added.

“I might go and watch Pilkington but it gives me the chance to go and watch some football and check out some players.”