Harmison wants Bedlington to keep same application

Bedlington's James Harmison starts celebrating as David Brown's shot rolls past keeper Karl Dryden. Picture by Ian Appleby
Bedlington's James Harmison starts celebrating as David Brown's shot rolls past keeper Karl Dryden. Picture by Ian Appleby

Bedlington lynchpin James Harmison will help to bring his team-mates back down to earth in time for their relegation six-pointer against Sunderland RCA at Welfare Park on Saturday following the derby success at Woodhorn Lane.

Harmison said: “Obviously the dressing room was buzzing with the lads over the moon after our win at Ashington.

“It was vital points for us but more importantly to see us pull away from that zone near the bottom.

“However, we need the same application from everyone again this weekend – as there is no point in beating Ashington then coming unstuck against RCA.”

Harmison was delighted as the Terriers restricted the Colliers to a minimal amount of chances.

“We went ahead then our objective was to shut up shop and see if they could break us down,” he said.

“Although Ashington had a lot of possession, we limited their opportunities and also contained Glen Taylor and Andrew Johnson very well.”

And Harmison was full of praise for his team-mates.

He said: “I thought we deserved to win the game for the way we defended and went about our business.

“Every player was fantastic – including those who have just come out of junior football.

“There was a crowd of 340 inside the ground and some of our lads had never played in front of as many spectators.

“It was a great experience for them as well as for us which you simply cannot beat – but derby games are tremendous.”