Terriers suffer the agony of an injury time defeat
Washington 2-1 Bedlington Terriers
A goal deep into stoppage time condemned Bedlington Terriers to defeat at Washington on Saturday.
Manager David Leightley once again made six changes from the team that started against Thornaby in midweek.
Terriers started brightly and had a succession of shots from outside the penalty area which were either saved or off target.
In the 17th minute, and entirely against the run of play, Washington took the lead with almost their first chance of the game. A through ball split the visitors’ defence and was tucked home past Sean McCafferty in the Terriers goal.
In the 20th minute Terriers were level. Brad Higgins was brought down as he drove into the home penalty area. Stephen Young stepped up to convert the penalty for his 12th goal of the season.
The early stages of the second half saw Terriers create chances which they could not turn into goals.
After 64 minutes goalkeeper McCafferty had to leave the field with a dislocated shoulder sustained in a tackle.
Neither side seriously threatened to break the stalemate and just when it looked as though the points would be shared, a home attacker chipped the ball over Stewart from wide on the left for the winner in the 95th minute.
It was a game where Terriers really should have taken all three points but came away empty handed because they could not force the ball into the net, despite creating chances.
Next up for Terriers is a game at home against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion on Saturday (November 17), kick off 3pm.