Match-winner Scott knocks back the plaudits

Bedlington's double goalscorer Lee Scott in a aerial battle with former team-mate James Taylor during their 3-1 win. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
Bedlington's double goalscorer Lee Scott in a aerial battle with former team-mate James Taylor during their 3-1 win. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
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Ashington born striker Lee Scott put the skids under his former side on Monday when he grabbed a brace to help steer Bedlington to a 3-1 derby victory at Woodhorn Lane.

However, the 23-year-old sports coach and gym attendant at the Hirst Welfare Centre was quick to play down the plaudits which came his way and preferred to compliment his team-mates.

Scott who lives at nearby North Seaton, said: “To be honest I scored two but it was all about us getting the three points.

“We knew it was going to be tough, derby games always are as tactics go out of the window, but to be fair we got the ball down and played some great football.

“Our three midfielders were outstanding and our defence strong and we just knocked the ball about.

“When you do that, it gives the strikers opportunities and you expect to score.

“There was a connection of ex-Ashington players linking together for the opening goal as Scott Blandford put me through whilst for the second, when I play up front I always know I will be in the right place at the right time, and to be fair I thought I proved that today.

“I am more than pleased after scoring two and claiming an assist.”

Scott is also grateful to manager Ian Skinner.

“It wasn’t really so much a case of me coming back to Ashington and proving a point to anyone but myself,” he said.

“And Ian Skinner, who had me when I first started playing senior football with Ashington Reserves, has given me my chance.

“He tried to get me at the start of the season and believes in me.

“He has given me the opportunity to play up front and thankfully today I have repaid that faith.”

The victory was Bedlington’s second in consecutive seasons at Woodhorn Lane. Last term, David Brown returned to his old club to score the goal in a 1-0 win for the Terriers.