Bedlington Terriers chairman Ronan Liddane has heaped praise on his young side’s performance at Morpeth on Saturday after three away victories from their last four games.
Saturday’s 2-1 win at Craik Park followed on from a 3-1 derby success against Ashington at Woodhorn Lane on the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Only a home reverse to North Shields following a midweek win at Newton Aycliffe blotted the copybook over the last four games.
Liddane said: “We have a very young squad and after the wins at Ashington and Morpeth I firmly believe the club is heading in the right direction.
“The squad under manager Ian Skinner are playing well and will be no pushover at this level.
“We fully deserved our win at Morpeth and when you consider the number of 18-year-olds in the squad it augurs well for the future.
“Whilst it would be difficult to single out any player as they all played their part I have to mention our central defenders Kyle Dobson and Keelian Nellis, who were outstanding, also Jordan Nellis, who was a constant threat to the Morpeth defence, and last but not least right back Adam Harvey, a real prospect and an immense talent.
“All of these lads were straight from junior football last season.
“If they continue to improve I hope the local support back them up as they deserve it.”
Goals from Dylan Wlliamson and Jordan Nellis put Terriers into a two-goal half-time lead at Morpeth on Saturday before the home side pulled a goal back after the interval through Sean Taylor.
It was the Highwaymen’s first league reverse of the season.
Terriers were due to host Durham City on Wednesday evening and then travel to the same opposition on Saturday for the reverse league fixture.
Morpeth face another derby fixture on Saturday when they travel to Ashington.