Boss stands down over health issue

Bedlington Terriers FC have been rocked by the news that long-serving manager Keith Perry has resigned due to health reasons.

Mr Perry has spent nearly 20 years at the helm of the club, taking over from Billy Ward.

And during his time in charge of the first team, he brought unfounded success to the Terriers, with five consecutive Northern League titles, Northumberland FA Senior cup wins and an appearance in the FA Vase final.

Club chairman Ronan Liddane said the decision was a body blow for the club but they were confident of getting the right man for the job.

Mr Perry said: “I gave a great deal of thought but decided it was my health that was more important. I look back on many great memories at the Terriers.”

He also paid tribute to former joint manager Tony Lowery who helped bring success to the side during the 1990s.