ANDY Welsh was full of praise for his players after picking up two wins in the space of three days.

Bury AFC followed up Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Campion with a 3-1 win at Nelson on Tuesday to move top of NWCL First Division North.

Now it will be a case or recovering and getting ready to go again at big-scoring Cleator Moor Celtic on Saturday who hit 10 past St Helen’s Town last weekend.

“Two games in three days, it has not landed lucky for us the way the fixtures have but it was outstanding workrate from the lads,” said Welsh, whose side have won four of their opening five games.

“These are lads that some of them have been working on a roof or working in gyms or they have been in an office sat down. I am just so happy that they look like they are loving their football and that is what is great to see.

“The fans look like they are loving it themselves in terms of getting behind the team and it is great to see and hear.”

Lewis Gilboy opened his account for the season with two goals at Nelson while Greg Daniels followed up his effort against Campion with another against the Admirals.

“It was a solid really, really good performance away from home,” added Welsh of Tuesday night’s win.

“I thought some of the football we played first half was excellent and again dragging teams in to areas that they don’t want to be. That was typified by the goals that Lewis Gilboy got and I am so delighted for that kid that he got those goals.

“He has been knocking on the door in terms of getting those goals, I thought he took them ever so well.”

Welsh was also happy to see Daniels hit the target again – and believes there is more to come from the striker.

“What I liked about that goal is that we kept the pressure on and we didn’t force it,” said the AFC boss. “I think it was Greavesy who laid it off and Greg, quick feet and an excellent finish but he is capable of doing that.

“We know that he can add a lot more to his game which he is doing.”

While Welsh was disappointed not to keep a first clean sheet of the season after Nelson grabbed a late consolation, he chose to concentrate of the positives.

“You are always disappointed especially when you dominate the game,” he said. “I don’t really think Jack (Atkinson) has had a save to make all game but again we haven’t kept that clean sheet. But let’s look at it from a positive perspective, what a performance in both games in three days.”

Welsh is expecting a tough challenge on the long trip to Cumbria to face Cleator Moor but said his side will be prepared.

“The reports on them is that they are a big strong physical side, he said

“We have to deal with the journey, we have got to recover well but we will put a plan in place to go up there and continue to try and pick up points.”