Three in a row for battling Bedlington Terriers

Bedlington Terriers made it three league wins in a row after battling to a 2-1 win over Durham City in midweek.

The Terriers were lively from the outset and after some sustained pressure had a golden chance to take the lead after only 11 minutes.

A cross from the left hand side by Dylan Williamson was deliberately handled in the box by a Durham defender and the referee awarded a penalty.

Young full back Adam Harvey stepped up to take it but his effort was tipped onto the post by Gareth Young.

Midway through the first half Bedlington finally made the breakthrough after a corner was flicked on at the near-post by Williamson to Colin Morton who made no mistake with a strong close range effort that found the net via the underside of the crossbar.

The lead was doubled ten minutes later as Jordan Nellis played in Williamson with an incisive pass and he coolly placed the ball into the bottom corner after drawing the goalkeeper.

Just before half-time Durham got back into the game from a corner as the Terriers failed to mark up properly with Ross Wilkinson heading in from just outside the six-yard box.

The goal seemed to have handed the initiative to Durham as in the second half Bedlington were not as crisp with their passing and the game seemed to pass them by.

But the Terriers should have wrapped the contest up on the hour mark as Jordan Nellis had a great chance form a corner but he failed to connect properly and his effort was cleared off the line.

Just after that Durham could have been level as a free-flowing counter attack resulted in them hitting the post.

With the game approaching 90 minutes Bedlington fashioned another chance as once again Nellis and Williamson linked-up well with the former playing the latter in with a clever flick, however, Williamson’s effort was saved by the goalkeeper.

The chance was immaterial, though, as Bedlington held out for another win and the midweek result put them comfortably at the right end of the Ebac Northern League first division table.