Floodlights problem sees Terriers move kick-off time

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THE kick-off for Bedlington Terriers’ home game with Bishop Auckland on Saturday has been brought forward two hours.

Recent high winds have caused damaged to the floodlights.

The club are looking to get thedm repaired, however, wet weather has added to the problems.

Equipment needed to fix the lights cannot be carried onto the pitch without causing irreversible damage to the playing surface.

“We have been in discussions with both the league and officials at Bishop Auckland to explain the situation,” Terriers chairman David Holmes said.

“We had been hoping to able to get on and address the problems, however, this hasn’t been possible so we have been left with no option but to move the kick-off time to 1pm to allow the game to take place without the use of the lights.”

Meanwhile on the pitch, Bedlington travelled to Billingham Town on Saturday and put seven past their hosts with two players scoring hat-tricks.

In their previous fixture, Town had scored seven goals themselves against relegation rivals Jarrow Roofing.

The visitors took the lead when John Campbell converted a penalty after Steven Stewart was fouled in the area.

In the second half Campbell added his second of the game after 53 minutes when good play with Craig Hubbard set the forward up to volley home.

Campbell completed his hat-trick when he side-footed a powerful low cross from Hubbard home in the 63rd minute.

Not to be left out, top scorer Anthony Shandran got in on the act with a goal on 69 minutes, rounding the Billingham Town keeper and slotting into an empty net.

He added a second after a run down the right wing by Stewart saw him slide the ball across for the top scorer to knock the ball home.

Shandran then added his third of the game a minute from time.

But there was still time for Ian Graham to get his name on the scoresheet with a shot from 35 yards finding its way into the top corner.