McCafferty praises Bedlington team spirit

The fingertips of the diving Bedlington keeper Sean McCafferty is enough to deny Ashington's Marc Walton. Picture by Ian Appleby
The fingertips of the diving Bedlington keeper Sean McCafferty is enough to deny Ashington's Marc Walton. Picture by Ian Appleby
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Bedlington’s Sean McCafferty firmly believes the club can overcome the threat of relegation following Saturday’s crucial three points picked up in the 1-0 victory over Ashington.

The goalkeeper made two fabulous one-on-one blocks to keep out efforts from Glen Taylor and James Taylor.

And he also revealed that a great team spirit within the camp is proving instrumental – illustrated amid jubilant scenes at the final whistle.

“The wind spoilt the game,” he said, “It was hard to play football and made it a bit of a leveller.

“We knew Ashington would have a lot of the ball and our aim was to try to see it out whilst also hoping to get an opportunity to score.

“Thankfully we got a goal which came early and it was then a long way away from the final whistle, but we kept Ashington’s chances down to a minimum.

“The longer the game went on so our hopes increased and although we rode our luck, which you need if you are to win at Ashington, Andrew Leeson and James Harmison were terrific for us, but the whole of the back four were excellent as a unit.”

McCafferty added: “We have picked up over the past five or six games when we have shown the same team spirit as on Saturday.

“This is a massive three points for us and not just because it has come against our rivals.

“The Ashington fans were very complimentary to us after the game – and I firmly believe we can stay up.”