Newbiggin rally from behind to beat Bedlington Reserves

AFC Newbiggin's Michael Hogg with a header during his side's win over Bedlington Terriers Reserves. Picture by Steve Miller
AFC Newbiggin's Michael Hogg with a header during his side's win over Bedlington Terriers Reserves. Picture by Steve Miller
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AFC Newbiggin scored four goals in nine second half minutes as they came from two behind to beat Bedlington Terriers Reserves.

Having already lost 2-1 to the visitors in the first meeting earlier in the season, the home side were also looking to get back to winning ways after a defeat to Hexham the previous weekend.

But they did not make the best of starts as on 14 minutes Andrew Welsh lost his marker to head Bedlington in front.

And it got worse three minutes later as this time Dean Ellis was left unmarked at a set-piece to make it 2-0.

Newbiggin quickly responded and pulled one back when John Bone played a long ball to the left for Kris Allington, who found the bottom corner.

In the second half Newbiggin pressed for an equaliser, but 15 minutes in Bedlington were awarded a penalty and Keenan Ellis stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 3-1 to Terriers.

But the home side rallied and an incredible four goals inside a ten-minute spell put them firmly in charge.

A great ball from Michael Hogg set up John Bone and he made it 3-2 on 71 minutes.

Two minutes later the scores were level when Bone tucked away a penalty.

Newbiggin went in front for the first time soon after as Richie Morris created the opening for Allington to score his second.

The scoring and comeback were complete when Brent Aisbitt set up Morris to find the target.

And the Seasiders’ title challenge was enhanced further with the news that league leaders Percy Main lost 4-1 at Newcastle University.

Newbiggin face Newcastle Chemfica on Saturday in the league as they look to pile the pressure on Percy Main and keep Wallsend Boys Club off their tails.