Bedlington Terriers down to five games to save their season

Action from Bedlington Terriers League Cup quarter-final against North Shields. Picture by Chris Chambers: CJC Photo

Action from Bedlington Terriers League Cup quarter-final against North Shields. Picture by Chris Chambers: CJC Photo

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It is now crunch time for Bedlington Terriers, who only have five games remaining this season, as they look to avoid relegation to the Northern League second tier.

And in those final fixtures, third from bottom Bedlington face four of the top six sides.

They have played more games than any other side in the bottom eight, with the exception of West Allotment Celtic, and a 4-1 defeat to Sunderland RCA at the weekend means it is backs against the wall time at Welfare Park.

Their run-in begins with a home game against Guisborough Town, who thrashed the Terriers 5-2 back in November, this coming Saturday.

Andy Ferrell’s men travel to play Washington, who were promoted themselves from division two last season, in their final away game of the 2015-16 campaign.

By this stage, Terriers will have some idea where they will be plying their trade next season, as the teams in and around them will have begun to catch up on their games.

Three consecutive home games finish the season off for Bedlington. Former captain Stephen Little returns to Welfare Park for the first time on April 23 with his Consett side.

Title favourites Shildon are the visitors the week after, in what was supposed to be the final game of the season, however, league changes mean the last game is now a week later, when current Northern League division one champions Marske United visit Welfare Park on Saturday, May 7.