Terriers’ set-piece defending was criminal – Ferrell

Newly appointed player-assistant manager Andy Ferrell expressed his disappointment with Bedlington Terriers’ defending from set pieces in their 6-3 defeat at Consett.

He labelled the defending ‘criminal’ after pulling the game back to 3-2, but then going on to concede two goals within quick succession in the second half.

He said: “I thought we did alright for the opening 20 to 25 minutes, but we conceded two very sloppy goals before half-time and our defending from set-pieces was criminal.

“You work hard to get the game back when Jordan [Nellis] scored and then they go and score their fourth and fifth within two minutes of each other, that comes through lack of concentration and switching off.”

Ferrell, who was appointed on Thursday evening, previously had a spell with Bedlington two seasons ago, but this time around his roles are different as he has the managerial side to his game this time around.

He added: “I don’t think Consett were three goals better than us, what they were is clinical in front of goal, the only problem we have is our ability to defend them and that starts from the front.

“All we can do is to ensure the side that our attitudes are spot on because players are playing for their futures, we’re looking at which players we want to keep for next season.”