Bishop Auckland boss admits win was ‘scrappy’

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Bishop Auckland boss David Bayles was delighted that his side ended a run of six successive defeats with their 2-0 win over Ashington on Saturday.

Bayles said that his outfit were desperate for a result and that he had talked pre-match about even gaining a scrappy win.

“In the end it was a game which was spoilt by the wind blowing from one end to the other,” he said.

“Both teams tried their best and I did think we had the upper hand, especially in the first half.

“Ashington put us under pressure for 20 to 25 minutes after the break, and although we did create a couple of good chances, we didn’t hit the target.

“After losing our last six games we just needed a result with any kind of scrappy win and today it was exactly that.

“Luckily we got a bit of a fluke for the second goal right at the end which took the pressure right off us for the last couple of minutes.”