BURY AFC are on a 10-game countdown to achieving their promotion goal and manager Andy Welsh and his players want fans to play their part.

AFC followed up Saturday’s 2-0 win at South Liverpool with a hard-fought 2-1 victory on the road at Campion on Tuesday night - a game where the majority of the 500 supporters had travelled across to Bradford from Greater Manchester.

Goals from Jonathan Hunt and Ben Wharton in the opening 14 minutes put AFC 2-0 before Aidan Kirby pulled one back soon after.

Wharton then missed a penalty early in the second half but AFC held on to secure a 20th victory of the season.

The two wins maintains an impressive unbeaten record in NWCL First Division North and opened up a six-point lead over title rivals Golcar United.

AFC are back at the Neuven Stadium on Saturday when they entertain Atherton LR and Welsh says every game from here on is massive.

“Every game for us until now until the end of the season is a huge game,” Welsh told the club website.

“We are in a fantastic position, come and watch us, come and get behind us and get us over the line and it starts Saturday.

“We need everyone behind us like we had at the last home game. Like we have always said, these lads will run themselves in to the ground.

“They deserve a big crowd, they deserve people to get behind them and we just want to keep moving forward.”

Midfielder Kris Holt knows just how important the fans are to him and his teammates.

“I think if you look across all the leagues, you won’t get that support coming away to Bradford on a Tuesday night, it is absolutely incredible the lads appreciate everyone who travels,” he said.

“It is massive and with 10 games to go , we need the numbers to keep on coming through the gate, keeps us going and hopefully we can carry on.”