Scott – Defeat Leaves a “Sour Taste”
By Andrew McDonnell
Bedlington Terriers forward Lee Scott broke his four month goal drought with his strike against Bishop Auckland, but claimed the defeat leaves a sour taste.
His goal in the first-half gave Bedlington the lead, but individual errors in the final half hour of the game handed all three points to the Bishop’s.
Scott said: “It leaves a sour taste because when that goal goes in your thinking it is going to be your afternoon and then we went and conceded two poor goals.
“I came off at half-time and I felt like my old self, how I was before Christmas, I had that bit of energy back in me and I was putting myself about.
“The confidence in getting the goal, and the way in which we played as a team it felt like the old Bedlington that we were, we were right on top of them.”
The forward was awarded man-of-the-match by manager Gary Innes for his work rate and all-round effort throughout the game, but Scott claimed that he “hasn’t been good enough” since Christmas.
Innes said: “I am really pleased for Lee [Scott], obviously he has gone through a period where he hasn’t scored and for a striker it can play on your confidence, as it had done.”
Scott added: “We need to look at our first-half performance and for twenty minutes of the second we played good football, collectively we are working hard as a team.
“We have got goals in the team, good pace, we have technically good players, the nit and grit of the Northern League can be mentally draining and we need to learn that we can’t always play attractive football.”