RADCLIFFE boss Lee Fowler said it was all about the result after seeing his side get the better of Bamber Bridge.

Having impressively seen off title favourites South Shields, Boro were brought crashing back down to earth with a 3-0 defeat at home to Basford United on Saturday.

But goals from Larnell Cole and Jean Louis Akpa-Akpro saw the Boro to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Brig at the Neuven Stadium on Tuesday night.

Fowler conceded his side were not in top gear but insisted that picking up three points was all that mattered.

He said: “I couldn’t care less about the performance if I am honest with you, it was about the result.

“I told the lads beforehand that the result was more important than the performance because as we have seen over the past couple of games the performances have been there but the results haven’t.

“I thought first half we were good, we could have had a couple more goals and second half to be fair to them they caused us a lot of problems.

“The lads sat a little too deep for my liking but obviously being 2-0 up is a new position for them to be in.

“The result is exactly what I wanted and that puts us up to 13th.”

Fowler said his side’s defensive display was the highlight against Brig with Boro having their backs to the wall at times as they saw out a welcome victory.

He said: “They dominated the last 20 minutes of the game.

“It was it a bit edgy at times, yeah of course it was. Heart in your mouth, course it was.

“We haven’t been conceding goals by balls coming into our box, it has been coming from individual errors under no pressure.

“I have no doubt about Jack (Shiels) and Olly (Thornley) after what they have done tonight.”

Fowler now looks ahead to his side’s trip to table-topping Warrington Town on Saturday, believing Boro remain very much a work in progress.

The fancied Wire have won four out of five in the early weeks of the new campaign as they look to seal a spot in the National League North next season.

“It’s on to Saturday now which will be a different game,” said former Fleetwood and Wrexham man Fowler.

“I have learnt from the mistakes after the South Shields game.

“So obviously I have a few tired boys in there so I’ll have to freshen it up.

“I trust in the squad we brought in, let’s not get complacent, we are still nowhere near the finished article.

“Going forward we look a threat and we are starting to solid up a little more.

“We’ll keep going, keep learning and this team will grow.”