Terriers too strong for Bay in FA Cup win

BEDLINGTON Terriers progressed through to the next round of the FA Cup with a resounding 3-0 win at Whitley Bay on Saturday.

Two goals from Paul Brayson and one from Mark Convery earned the Welfare Park side a home tie against Bishop Auckland in the next round.

The game at Hillheads was played in pouring rain with Bedlington adapting to the conditions far better than the home side.

The Terriers quickly took the lead with a well worked goal from captain Convery.

And they went from strength to strength and could have increased there lead with Brayson hitting both the crossbar and post before he eventually found the target to make it 2-1.

Great work from Steven Baptiste down the left culminated in a Craig Baxter header which was looking like a certain goal until it was handled in the area.

Brayson stepped up to score what can only be described as the perfect penalty.

Bedlington continued to dominate with Whitley Bay on the back foot most of the time.

Andy Ferrell and Kris Gate controlled the centre of midfield and the tempo of the game, creating numerous chances for the visitors.

The second half was much the same with Bedlington on top, although Bay did have a spell of pressure but the Bedlington defence stood resolute.

Brayson and Phil Bannister worked hard up front and again Bay had the crossbar to thank for keeping the score to 2-0.

Bedlington finally killed the game off with a well worked goal culminating in Brayson finding the net after some very unselfish work from Bannister.

A more than accomplished victory by Bedlington with Bannister, Stuart Elliott and Convery shinning in what was a good team display.

The preliminary round tie against Bishop Auckland is at Welfare Park on Saturday, September 8, kick-off 3pm.

Footage from the game agianst Whitley Bay can be seen on www.NorthernLeagueFootball.co.uk by clicking here.