New boss Innes could not fault Bedlington Terriers’ performance

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New manager Gary Innes expressed his delight after Bedlington Terriers beat Billingham Synthonia 2-1 on Saturday in his first game in charge.

He said: “Every single player did exactly what I asked of them, I couldn’t fault anything.

“This is the first win for me, so the standards have been set and it’s up to me to keep them standards.”

Stephen Young bagged a brace before the Synners pulled one back late in the game.

The Bedlington man took both of his goal really well to Innes’ delight.

The Consett-born manager added: “Stephen Young took both of his goals really well, but everyone played a massive role in the win over Billingham.”

Bedlington’s new manager thought his side “thoroughly deserved” the win because they defended better, worked as a team and took their chances well when they came.

The Terriers now go into a run of seven straight games against top opposition, with the trip to Newcastle Benfield coming up on Saturday.

Innes added: “We have some really tough games coming up, but I believe I have the squad to cope with those games. I love a test.”