Four in a row for Bedlington Terriers as they beat Darlington RA

Bedlington Terriers FC's 2016-17 squad.
Bedlington Terriers FC's 2016-17 squad.

In-form Bedlington Terriers made it four wins in a row with a convincing 4-0 victory over Darlington RA at Welfare Park.

And it was Lee Scot who caused the damage as he scored a hat-trick.

After a bright opening, both sides created chances with Darlington midfielder Harrison shooting over from a free kick while at the other end both Scot and Jack Foalle missed glorious chances to put the home side in front, Foalle in particular after a great run bore down on goal to drag his effort past the upright when it looked easier to score.

The home pressure paid off when Scot picked up a right wing cross to fire low past keeper Callum Liddicot in the 25th minute.

Bedlington continued to force the pace and it was Scot again on target when after a goalmouth scramble he showed great strength to win possession and fire home for his second on the half hour.

After the break Bedlington dominated, putting the Darlington defence under constant pressure .Up to this point Darlington had difficulty in penetrating a resolute Terriers defence with centre half Chris Armstrong outstanding.

Bedlington created numerous chances and added a third when Foalle found the net with a fine individual strike.

In the last minute Bedlington were awarded a penalty and it was Scot who drilled home the spot-kick to complete his hat-trick.

Overall a good performance for the young Terriers side who under new manager Paddy Atkinson are gaining in confidence as the season progresses.

The former Benfield, Whitley Bay and Blyth Spartans has brought in no fewer than eight new faces from the early season.

He said: “The lads who have come in are doing well and beginning to gel, which augurs well for the future. It’s early days but the signs are promising and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Terriers are also currently looking for a shirt sponsor, and anyone interested should contact the club.

Bedlington: J Wells, L Watson, C Locke, S Lowery, C Armstrong, D Halliday, L Clarke, A Smith, J Foalle, L Scot, K Oliver. Subs not used: G Cairns, N, Graham, T Scarth.