Terriers v West Auckland Town Preview (Andrew McDonnell)

The Terriers

The Terriers

Bedlington Terriers manager Gary Innes has dubbed the game against title-chasing West Auckland Town as a “massive game”.

The Terriers suffered a 4-1 defeat to Sunderland RCA on Saturday and a 4-0 defeat three days prior to Newton Aycliffe, however, Innes is hoping his side can bounce back at the weekend. 

He said: “Our form at the minute is not the ideal time to play West [Auckland Town], but all the games are hard and they are no exception.

“It is a massive game, but hopefully we can raise our game.”

West Auckland are top-of-the-table and come into the game off the back of a 5-0 thumping of strugglers Crook Town, and Innes believes that the Terriers need to be wary of Mattie Moffat in front of goal.

He added: “He’s a massive threat, but we need to be positive and eliminate the threat.”

The game at the weekend won’t change anything in Bedlington’s season, with relegation looking very unlikely, but they can put a huge dent on their opponents’ chances of lifting the Northern League trophy come the end of the season.

The Terriers host West Auckland Town at Welfare Park on Saturday with kick-off at 3pm.

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