Defensive errors cost Bedlington Terriers in defeat to Jarrow Roofing

Bedlington Terriers striker striker Marc Walton.
Bedlington Terriers striker striker Marc Walton.

Bedlington Terriers slumped to second bottom in the Northern League after a defensive error led to the deciding goal in a 2-1 defeat to Jarrow Roofing at Welfare Park.

Marc Walton gave the home side an early lead but the Roofers were level on 32 minutes when Shaun Vipond found the back of the net.

The home side were then caught out at the back 12 minutes from time and Jarrow captain Alex White made them pay by scoring the winner.

Jonathyn Quinn started his first game since joining from neighbours Ashington on loan, but it was Jarrow who had the first real chance but Paul Chow failed to hit the target.

Bedlington took the lead when Marc Dummett’s corner was cleared as far as John Pendlebury who showed no hesitation to shoot, but his effort bobbled to Marc Walton and the striker showed the clinical edge as he turned his marker and curled his effort into the bottom corner.

Jarrow’s Corey Barns drilled in a low cross after beating his marker but it was cleared after it came all the way across the Terriers six-yard area.

The Roofers drew level and punished their opposition for dropping deep as Shaun Vipond shot home through a crowd of players.

Bedlington reacted well, with Mason Stephenson showing his quality down the flank on three occasions before the break.

The first came two minutes after the equaliser. The youngster whipped the ball in and Marc Walton headed just over.

Quinn also got on the end of a Stephenson cross seven minutes before the break, but he hit over first time following great play from Bedlington.

Frazer Nairn saved well down low after the break after John Campbell tried to place his effort into the bottom corner.

Fifteen minutes went by before the next opening came, substitute Kallum McGlen was quickest to react to Marc Walton’s lay-off, but he could only hit over.

It was Andy Ferrell’s men that were looking the more threatening going forward for most of the second half, although the danger of Jarrow breaking out was always looming.

Sam Walton started a swift counter attack, carrying the ball from inside his own half, and after no Jarrow player decided to confront the midfielder he curled his effort at goal.

Daniel Regan kept out the shot and shortly after the visitors took the lead after a defensive error.

Kieran Wrightson latched upon a mistake at the back, his cross was punched by Nairn but only as far as White, who fired into the roof of the net.

Campbell almost found the visitors third a minute later, but his audacious effort from midway into the Terriers half was inches away from finding the top corner.

The visitors were content with the lead and held on until the end for the three points, a defeat for Bedlington which leaves them now only two points above West Auckland Town.

Ferrell now has to pick the side up ahead of a huge FA Vase tie against Durham |City on Saturday. Terrriers were runners-up in the competition back in 1999.

Bedlington Terriers: Nairn, L McGlen, Dummett, Liam Davison, Nellis, Pendlebury, S Walton, Anjos (K McGlen 62), M Walton (Jasper 75), Quinn (Harvey 78), Stephenson.