Bedlington Terriers 4
Ryton and Crawcrook Albion 1
Ebac Northern League Division Two
Two wins in the space of three days saw Bedlington Terriers continue their run of good form.
A superb 5-4 win over title chasing Stockton in midweek saw strikers Lee Scott and Jack Foalle share the five goals, Scott scoring his third hat-trick in successive games.
And on Saturday they followed this up with a 4-1 win at Welfare Park against Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, in a game played in atrocious conditions, but both sides deserved credit for producing an excellent end to end encounter on the rain soaked pitch
In the opening minute Terriers set up a quick attack that saw Foalle head wide.
Apart from that, Ryton had the better of the early exchanges, going close in the 12th minute when Joshua Holland made ground to drive in a low cross that home keeper David Stewart did well to save at the feet of striker Sam Moore
However, it was Terriers who took the lead against the run of play in the 17th minute when a poor clearance by Ryton keeper Ross Coombe was picked up Liam Clark who, seeing the keeper off his line, drove a 35-yard shot high into the net.
Just before the break Foalle went off injured with Tyler Scarth coming on in his place.
Bedlington came more into the game as the half progressed, Kyle Oliver bringing a great save from Coombe.
In the 30th minute it should have been all square when the visitors were awarded a penalty, but Callum Turnbull drove the resultant kick against the post.
Early in the second half the hard-working Scott fired wide from close range, while at the other end Ryton’s Andrew Farrey was denied by a brilliant save from Stewart.
Terriers gained a second goal when Oliver floated over a cross that found the net with Coombe unsighted.
Ryton pulled a goal back when Karabwa broke through to shoot home.
With the game evenly balanced, it was the home side who showed great spirit and went further ahead when Scarth scored a magnificent third, gaining possesion on the right and firing past the bewildered Coombe.
Terriers made it four late in the game when Scott hammered another great drive into the net.
Bedlington were good value for the win but they were made to fight all the way against a useful Ryton side.
On Saturday, Bedlington are at home to Durham City, kick-off 3pm.