Ten games without a win for Bedlington Terriers after Penrith defeat

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Bedlington Terriers conceded four goals for the second time in a week as Martyn Coleman scored a hat-trick for Penrith at Welfare Park.

The striker opened the scoring after five minutes of a first half which turned out to be scrappy with few openings for either side.

Richard Faustino doubled the lead just before the hour mark before Coleman scored two goals in quick succession to take the game away from the Terriers two minutes before time.

Adam Harvey scored a consolation for Bedlington in injury time.

Bedlington went into the game off the back of a 4-0 thumping off North Shields just three days before, and boss Gary Innes would have been hoping for a reaction.

After a fairly even start, Terriers fell behind when Coleman’s first attempt was blocked but fired home the second.

Just after 20 minutes Stephen Young found himself through down the right after a neat pass from Jordan Nellis, however, his shot rolled to the keeper and did not cause any problems.

Coleman then had an attempt cleared off the line by Harvey, while Jordan Nellis’ drilled shot was fumbled and collected before the striker could follow in.

Terriers closed out of the half strongly with three big chances, but Young, Jordan Nellis and Lee Scott failed to get on the score sheet.

With a lack of connection between midfield and the forwards, Bedlington made a double change at half-time, bringing on Jonathan Wright and Keelan Nellis.

Although the change made an impact in the opening exchanges, with the side attacking more fluently, the Blues continued what they were doing for most of the first period.

Coleman found his shot blocked by the defender and from the resulting corner Grant Davidson flicked the cross on to Jamie Hope, whose acrobatic volley went just wide of the post.

The Cumbrian’s doubled their advantage when Faustino intercepted a soft back-pass and made no mistake with the finish, calmly sliding it under Luc Glasper.

After a strong finish to the first half, Terriers never really looked like creating a moment of magic in the final third, and the closest they came within normal time was when a lofted pass from Liam Davison was headed on towards goal.

Penrith’s top scorer Coleman completed his hat-trick late in the game with a double.

The first came three minutes before the end as he muscled off his marker and smashed a shot in off Keelan Nellis on the line.

Just 43 seconds later it was practically a carbon copy of the goal seconds before, but down the left of the box which made it 4-0.

Full-back Harvey smashed home a consolation goal deep into injury time.

The defeat leaves Bedlington without a win in their last ten games, picking up just two points along the way, with the visit of Celtic Nation on Saturday proving to be crucial in their pursuit to end a bad run of form.

Bedlington: Glasper, Harvey, Donohoe, Davison, Little, Walmsley, Thompson (K Nellis 46), Watson (Wright 46), Scott, Young (Ferrell 60), J Nellis Subs not used: Innes.