Tired Terriers go down to Willington
Bedlington Terriers 0-2 Willington
Bedlington Terriers’ run of four successive victories came to an end at Dr. Pit Welfare Park on Monday with a goal in each half giving Willington all three points.
Terriers made three changes from the team that won at Jarrow on Saturdaywith Liam Dobson, Ronnie Jones and Paddy Gibbons replacing Andy Hall, Stephen Young and Trae Rowlandson as the effects of playing a large number of fixtures in a short space of time kicked in: this was the club’s tenth game in 18 days.
Terriers had the first chance after five minutes when Paddy Gibbons linked up down the left before a cross to Jack Foalle found the striker unmarked but his shot went over the bar.
Willington responded immediately with Jason Brazauskas running at the home defence down the left before his shot hit the outside of the post.
CXhris Glass hit the crossbar just before half-time, but Willington scored right on the stroke of half time. An under hit backpass was intercepted by Michael Brown who rounded Curtis Richardson in the Bedlington goal before finding the net.
Willington stepped up a gear in the second half and they got their second following the award of a controversial penalty for hand ball after 73 minutes.
Connor Winter struck his penalty straight down the middle of the goal, as Richardson dived to his left.
Terriers’ tired legs then carried the players to the final whistle.