Bedlington Terriers manager Gary Innes was left bitterly disappointed after conceding an own-goal in the final seconds in Saturdays 1-1 draw with Marske United.
Innes, who was managing in his first home game as Bedlington manager, couldnt fault the players after a complete display against title-chasing Marske.
He said: “The performance and the effort today was fantastic, we knew the second-half we were going to have our backs against the wall. “
“It is hard to take, however, all credit to the lads, each and everyone of them, I couldn’t fault them at all. “
“I think we performed very well, first-half I thought we could have scored one, but the second-half we were astonishing. “
Although they didn’t get the three points today, Innes believes his side can take the draw as a positive going into the forthcoming fixtures against Newton Aycliffe and Sunderland RCA.
He added: “Last week we got beat because of a goalkeeping error and this week we didn’t get the three points because of an own-goal, but you have to take the rough with the smooth. “
“Everyone put their hearts on their sleeves today. The lads have to take that as a massive positive today and if it wasn’t for an own-goal we would have got the three points. “