Terriers march on at head of Northern League

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Bedlington Terriers retained their position at the head of the Ebac Northern League with a convincing win on Saturday.

They concluded a three-game winning run over the week by thumping Billingham Synthonia 5-0 at Welfare Park.

Terriers set their stall out from the off with Sam Walton rattling the crossbar from long range after only four minutes.

And the opening goal came only moments as a great cross from the right wing by Scott Blandford was headed into the top corner by Lee Scott.

The lead was doubled on 25 minutes after a long range shot from full back Jack Walker was spilled by the goalkeeper and Dylan Williamson was on hand to pick up the pieces and slot home the rebound from close range.

With the game approaching half-time Bedlington pulled further away with a goal of real all round quality.

Jordan Nellis made a penetrating run on the left wing before delivering the ball into the box and it was then expertly knocked down by Blandford for Williamson to get his second with a half volley into the bottom right hand corner of the goal from 20 yards.

The second half was a relatively low key affair with Bedlington seemingly content to play the game out, but this did not stop them adding to their goal tally.

The fourth goal came courtesy of a corner. Full back Adam Harvey put in a good delivery from the right which was not fully cleared by the defence with the ball bobbling to the feet of Blandford who showed great technique to keep his effort down and found the net with a firmly struck shot.

The final goal of the game came 15 minutes from time with substitute Paul Watson scoring from the edge of the area with the ball helped on its way via a deflection off a defender.

Bedlington now have a week’s break from league action as they play at home in the FA Vase on Saturday against Liversedge FC with a 3pm kick-off.