RADCLIFFE boss Lee Fowler was a proud man after seeing his side back up their FA Cup win against Skelmersdale United with a point at Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night.

Boro progressed through the first preliminary round on Saturday with a 2-0 victory at the Neuven Stadium and then were good value for more than the point they got in their 1-1 draw at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in midweek.

Fowler’s men, 19th in the early Northern Premier League Premier Division table, next host Nantwich Town on Saturday looking to really kickstart their season.

Against Brig, Bobby Grant cancelled out Ewan Bange’s early goal for the hosts with an excellent header, Boro then going on to dominate large spells of the game with skipper Matty Crothers seeing a second-half penalty saved by Danny Roccia.

“I’ve been really proud of the lads over the last two games,” he said following the draw at Brig, who finished the game with 10 men after Matthew Flynn’s red card.

“Tonight’s game, against a technically good side, we went 1-0 down and reacted superbly.

“There was some massive performances within this game, Bamber Bridge have been flying this season and they will know they got a good point tonight.

“We missed a penalty, hit the bar twice, hit the post and numerous chances unfortunately missed again.

“The commitment and the style we played was very pleasing to see, their goalkeeper Danny Roccia being given man of the match tells you it’s own story.”

Blackpool loanee Bange’s goal was his seventh of the season, the frontman converting a rebound 10 minutes in after goalkeeper Cam Belford had kept out Rob Apter’s initial effort.

It took just five minutes for Boro to level things up against a side fourth in the early standings, Grant heading home his third of the season after Adam Dawson had whipped in a fine cross.

In the FA Cup on Saturday, strikers Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Kole Hall got the goals at the end of each half to see off North West Counties Premier League side Skem.

Boro then found out on Monday they will travel to Mossley in the second qualifying round on the weekend of September 18.

Despite a slow start to the season, Fowler is confident things will soon come together for his side having already shuffled the pack with some new signings, including the returns of midfielder Kingsley Williams and striker Andy Owens.

“Someone will be on the end of a high scoreline soon, however we have to turn chances and hard luck into goals and victories,” he added.

“Thank you to the fans that travelled on Tuesday night and supported the lads throughout.”