Bedlington Terriers head coach believes derby win was deserved

Jonathan Wright celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in the 2-0 win over Ashington. Picture by Chris Chambers (CJC Photo)
Jonathan Wright celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in the 2-0 win over Ashington. Picture by Chris Chambers (CJC Photo)
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Bedlington Terriers head coach Craig Heward labelled Saturday’s 2-0 win over neighbours Ashington as a “superb result” as they battle to beat relegation.

Heward, who joined the coaching staff midway through the season, said the victory was “thoroughly deserved” and he also spoke of the togetherness in the changing room.

“It was a superb result and the lads done exactly what we asked of them,” he said.

“They worked hard, got the ball into the right areas and were committed.

“We spoke about that [togetherness] before the game, we are down at the bottom and we need everyone to be pulling in the right direction.

“The lads in there want to do well and today we spoke about togetherness and we pulled through and got the result.”

The coach could not recall a save Bedlington keeper Dan Staples had to make in the game, and the Terriers could have arguably scored more.

He has now urged the players to continue to build up momentum with Wednesday night’s game against Newcastle Benfield a “must-win”.

Heward said: “We have to take this momentum into the next game, if we don’t put a performance in on Wednesday then this win against Ashington goes out the window.

“Benfield is a must-win game, they are all must-win games. We have got 14 games left and we are looking to win between six and nine of those.

“We have to perform week in, week out and take it one game at a time.”