Innes hoping Terriers can upset title-chasing West Auckland

Bedlington Terriers manager Gary Innes has dubbed Saturday’s visit of title-chasing West Auckland Town as a “massive game” for his side.

The Terriers suffered a 4-1 defeat to Sunderland RCA on Saturday, this following a 4-0 defeat three days prior to Newton Aycliffe.

However, Innes is hoping his side can bounce back from those setbacks at the weekend.

He said: “Our form at the minute is not the ideal time to play West [Auckland Town], but all the games are hard and they are no exception.

“It is a massive game, but hopefully we can raise our game.”

West Auckland are top-of-the-table and come into the game off the back of a 5-0 thumping of strugglers Crook Town on Saturday.

And Innes believes his side need to be wary of Mattie Moffat in front of goal.

He added: “He’s a massive threat, but we need to be positive and eliminate the threat.”

The game at the weekend will not change anything in Bedlington’s season, with relegation looking highly unlikely, but they can put a huge dent in their opponents’ chances of lifting the Northern League trophy come the end of the season.

The Terriers host West Auckland Town at Welfare Park on Saturday with kick-off at 3pm.