Bedlington Terriers concede six against Consett

Bedlington Terriers failed to capitalise on their superb performance the previous week against West Auckland as they were swept aside by Consett at Belle View Park.

Terriers took the lead through Andrew Keenan, however, lack of concentration allowed the Steelmen to hit back with three first half goals as they went in at the break 3-1 up.

Manager Gary Innes said: “First half we were really good, the wind played a factor, butfor the goals conceded we could not blame the wind for that.”

In the second half Jordan Nellis reduced the deficit for the visitors with a superb solo run and finish, but again Bedlington switched off and allowed Consett to score two quick consecutive goals.

Assistant player manager Andrew Ferrell said: “You work hard to get the game back when Jordan scored, and then they go and score their fourth and fifth within two minutes of each other.

“That comes through lack of concentration and switching off.”

After Consett had added a sixth, Ferrell’s superb lob pulled the score back to 6-3, but it was a mere consolation as the final minutes slipped away.

The midfielder said: “To score three goals away from home is great, but if you’re going to then concede six then that isn’t great.”

Despite conceding six goals, Innes was full of praise for goalkeeper Luc Glasper.

“Luc was fantastic today, he was my man of the match by far, if it wasn’t for him it could have been a lot worse,” he said.

Bedlington now face Bishop Auckland at Welfare Park on Saturday, with everything to play for as Innes and Ferrell are looking for their side to finish the season well.