Terriers denied as home side hold on

GUISBOROUGH Town played host to Bedlington Terriers on Saturday in what had been expected to be an easy win for the visitors.

In the first half the Terriers were on the attack and Anthony Shandran went close to scoring in the 22nd minute, however, Guisborough’s keeper was on form and managed to deflect all shots on target during the first half.

On 25 minutes Steven Richardson thought he would try his luck with a shot from 25 yards but he misjudged the angle and his effort went wide.

Mark Convery was shown a yellow after a tackle on a Guisborough forward three minutes before half-time.

The free kick awarded was deflected by the defence.

The Terriers took a well earned lead when in the 54th minute Shandran went for the shot which was deflected by the keeper to the feet of Richardson who planted it firmly in the back of the net.

After the goal, Shandran twice went close to extending the lead.

His first was two minutes after Richardson’s goal but it went over, and the second was blocked by the keeper.

On 68 minutes Stuart Elliott was shown yellow for a foul on a Guisborough forward.

The home equaliser ten minutes from time when Henry found the Bedlington net.

The goal seemed to spur the Terriers on, and with their next attack Chris Carr met a cross from Mark Convery but his header hit the crossbar and came back out to Richard Flynn, but he sent his effort wide of the home upright.

In the final minuye of normal time James Novak took a free kick that was headed away by Wood.

This was closely followed by an attempt from Peter Snowdon which went straight into the hands of the home keeper.

Despite the Terriers efforts to find a breakthrough and take all three points, the game ended all square.