Bedlington Terriers put 11 past basement side Crook

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Bedlington Terriers put basement side Crook to the sword on Saturday afternoon at Welfare Park with a ruthless display.

The home side never took their foot off the pedal even when they went several goals clear before running out 11-1 winners.

With the game only seven minutes old Crook got off to the worst possible start as defender David Webster was sent off for a last man foul on Jordan Nellis in the box.

But the home side failed to take advantage as Lee Scott’s penalty was well saved by Ryan Graham.

Crook then took the lead ten minutes in after a blocked shot fell to Adam Emson and he took his chance well by lobbing the goalkeeper from long range.

But within five minutes Bedlington were 2-1 ahead with Sam Walton instrumental in both goals.

For the first the goalkeeper parried a great strike from Walton with Scott pouncing upon the rebound and for the second Walton cleverly played Nellis in and he finished well when one-on-one with the keeper.

The third was a result of great interplay between Nellis and Dylan Williamson with the former teeing up the latter to score from close range.

The fourth was a great strike from Walton from the edge of the area into the top corner.

The Terriers grabbed a fifth right on half-time with Williamson racing clear before scoring with a low drive under the goalkeeper.

Just before the hour mark Willamson completed his hat-trick, capping a great display for him before being replaced by midfielder Andrew Keenan.

And the substitute made an instant impact as his fierce strike crashed off the bar before being headed in by Nellis as he grabbed the first of an incredible five-goal second half haul.

Nellis scored again after a great through ball from Stephen Young to complete his hat-trick and he quickly added another directly from a corner before notching a further two thanks to incisive and unselfish play from Young, who made a great impact from the bench.

Bedlington’s next game is at home to Newton Aycliffe on Saturday, December 13, with a 3pm kick-off.