McCafferty believes Terriers can upset the odds

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Bedlington Terriers goalkeeper Sean McCafferty reckons the Dr Pit Welfare outfit can put the cat among the pigeons by upsetting the odds in Saturday’s derby with Ashington at Woodhorn Lane.

The 22-year-old stopper said: “We are an inexperienced side but I see no reason why we cannot cause an upset by getting a result.

“We have collected some good points like in a 1-1 draw at West Auckland, and our form has picked up recently.

“Earlier in the campaign we were leaking goals but we have tightened up defensively and seem more settled, whilst the younger lads have had more time and are finding there feet.”

McCafferty, a process engineer at Opsol UK in Cramlington, added: “We are all looking forward to the derby because they are good games to play in and I personally know a few of the Ashington lads.

“The match should also attract a good crowd, which in turn will generate a noisy atmosphere, and I can’t wait.”

McCafferty was between the posts when the Colliers won 3-0 on August Bank Holiday Monday, and he acknowledged that his side were well beaten on the day.

“We performed OK for the first 20 minutes,” he said.

“But when Glen Taylor put the visitors ahead it seemed to knock our end in and Ashington’s class shone through.”

As for Saturday, McCafferty remains positive.

He said: “It’s a one-off derby game and I see no reason why we cannot upset the odds.”