Watson double helps Terriers retain top flight status

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Bedlington Terriers retained there Ebac Northern League status after a superb 2-1 win at Newton Aycliffe.

Young star Sam Watson scored both goals, to the delight of manager Keith Perry, who heaped praise on his young squad.

He said: “Many people doubted our decision at the start of the season in bringing in a group of young inexperienced players, a number coming direct from junior football, but they have done the club proud and proved that they have the bottle to commit at this level.

“It has been a difficult season as there are no easy games and the squad has given everything, many times against the odds.”

Perry also paid a big thanks to his coaching team, who have put the hours in bringing on many of the youngsters.

He said the Terriers also owe a debt to chairman Ronan Liddane for his dedication to keep the club alive when all looked lost.

“Over the years Bedlington have been a credit to the Northern League having had their fair share of success and hopefully the good days will return,” added Perry.

“Liddane is working tirelessly to encourage sponsors to get involved as finance plays a major part in the success of any club.

“Let’s hope the young Terriers bring back the glory days at Dr Pit Welfare Park.”