Crook Town manager Peter Mulcaster firmly believed his already relegated side got the better of Ashington in the second half of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Woodhorn Lane.
Following the game, the boss said: “I thought spectators saw two sides of us today. The first half we were outclassed and got a lucky goal from a deflected free kick, which brought us back to 3-1, but in all honesty in the second period, we matched and even bettered Ashington.
“Having said that, I know they missed a couple of good chances, but we had two great opportunities at the beginning of the half and one later on.
“We have got three games left and just want to see the season out to be fair.
“We haven’t got a lot of quality but we’ve got people who just want to play football, and I was pleased today.
“I’ve got to be honest and say that when Ashington scored their third on the half hour mark, it crossed my mind ‘how many is it going to be?’.
“I looked across at the home dugout and saw head coach Ian Skinner, who was manager of Bedlington at the time when we went up to Dr Pit Welfare and they beat us 11-1.”