Hat-trick as Terriers overcome Town in league opener

Bedlington Terriers 3Blyth Town 2Bedlington and Blyth opened their Northern League Division 2 campaign with a local derby match on Saturday.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 1:31 pm

It was Blyth’s first game back in the Northern League after stepping up from the Northern Alliance League and they will have been disappointed not to take a point after conceding a late goal.

The hosts moved into a two-goal lead in the first half through striker Sado Djalo before Rhys Groves pulled a goal back.The Terriers hit the bar through Djalo in the second half and under a minute later Blyth drew level in the game when Nathan Beesley steered home from close range.Captain John Iveson was shown a controversial second yellow card. The hosts were then awarded a late corner in which Djalo scored the winner from to snatch the three points with his hat-trick.

On Tuesday, Terriers are away to Durham City with Blyth Town also on their travels, away to Redcar.