DAVE McNabb says he wants Bury to keep ‘churning out the results’ in their quest to win the NWCL Premier Division title.

The Shakers were made to work hard for their 2-1 win against Lower Breck at Gigg Lane on Saturday - not helped by difficult playing conditions - but McNabb said all he and his players want to do is play games.

However, their next two home fixtures against Barnoldswick Town on Tuesday and Charnock Richard the following Saturday will be played behind closed doors after the club’s appeal against charges relating to offensive supporter behaviour in September was dismissed.

On Saturday, victory was secured thanks to goals from returning captain Tom Moore and Arthur Lomax-Jones which keeps Bury three points clear at the top of the table - with two games in hand over second-placed Wythenshawe Town.

Wythenshawe, in third, could prove to be more of a threat to Bury’s title aspirations for while they are six points adrift they do have two games in hand.

McNabb knows consistency is key in the season run-in.

“Every team now just wants to keep playing games,” he told the club website.

“The run-in is going to be incredibly difficult, Saturday-Tuesdays, but we want to keep games on and keep playing and keep churning out the results.

“A massive shout out to the fans, I thought there was a difficult spell in the second half where we looked like we were tiring and the fans got us through it.”

Bury now have nine games left to play as they target promotion - starting with a tough trip to Irlam on Saturday.

“I am surprised at where they are in the league. I think they are a better side than their league position suggests, I know they have got a lot of games in hand.”

Looking back on the game, McNabb said: “Hard fought, I thought first half we were excellent, little bit disappointed that we didn’t open them up a little bit more and the chances that we created probably should have scored a few more in the first half and a little bit of a lapse in concentration allowed them to get in and get the equaliser.

“Second half, it was a bit more scrappy game all round but it’s hard and I don’t want to be looking at the pitch too much but we got the game on, we did everything we could, we were devastated to have Tuesday off.

“The groundsman has been here sort of 24-7 so massive kudos to them for the work they have done but you are playing on what looks like a beach at time.

“It is just so difficult to play the way we want to play but I thought the lads were excellent, the work rate and commitment on such a difficult pitch at times and I thought we deserved the win.”

Miles Storey, signed on a month’s loan from Curzon Ashton, made his debut as a second half substitute and played a role in Lomax-Jones’ winner.

“I thought he was excellent,” said McNabb. “His hold up play and link up play was really good. He stretched them and helped to set the goal up and should have scored at the end but we will let him off with that knowing how hard he worked.