Heward – Winning run is needed now
By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno)
Bedlington Terriers assistant manager Craig Heward believes the side need to go on a winning run now otherwise it is “goodnight” for them.
The games are running out now, says Heward, and he was left disappointed after the Terriers didn’t take anything from the game after being in a positive position “once again”.
“It is simple, we need a run of three, four or five wins otherwise it is goodnight for us,” he said.
“There have been that many games since I have been here where we have been leading and then not taking anything from the game.
The assistant was left “frustrated” after a poor first-half display, but has stated that the management won’t be giving up until it is “mathematically” impossible to stay up.
Heward said: “It is not good enough, it was another game that we should have taken something from the game, but we didn’t.
“Where do we go from here? We have said this for weeks now, we just can’t let the season fizzle out.
“If we had of picked up a point from the game today, it would have been a great point. They are challenging for the title, but we have come away with nothing.
“As long as there is point remaining, I won’t be giving in, Fez won’t be giving in and we are hoping that the lads don’t give in now.”
Morpeth’s winning goal came nine minutes from the end, and a short corner wasn’t picked up properly, leading to Jordan Fry having a free header at the back post.
“We haven’t reacted to a short corner, and the cross has come in and there is nobody marking at the back post,” Heward added.
“If that lad doesn’t head it in, the lad behind him would have.
“The games are running out now, we were leading 2-0 against Bishop Auckland the other night and we ended with a point.”