Bedlington have five games to save their season ( Andrew McDonnell )

Bedlington have five games to save their season 

By Andrew McDonnell

The Terriers

The Terriers

 

 

It is now crunch time for Bedlington Terriers, who only have five games remaining this season, as they look to avoid relegation to Division Two.

What a five games those are too, as they face four of the top six sides in what is a crucial stage of the season, with the Terriers sitting third bottom in the division.

They have played more games than any other side in the bottom eight, with the exception of West Allotment Celtic, and a 4-1 defeat to Sunderland RCA at the weekend means it is backs against the wall time at Welfare Park. 

Their run-in begins with a home game against Guisborough Town, who thrashed the Terriers 5-2 back in November, this coming Saturday.

Andy Ferrell’s men travel to play Washington, who were promoted themselves from Division Two last season, in their final away game of the 2015-16 campaign.

And by this stage, the Terriers will have some sort of idea where they will be plying their trade next season, as the teams in and around them will have begun to catch up on their games.

Three consecutive home games finished the season off for Bedlington, former captain Stephen Little returns to Welfare Park for the first time on April 23 with his Consett side.

Title-favorites Shildon are the visitors the week after, in what was supposed to be the final game of the season, however, league changes mean the final game is now a week later.

Marske United, who are the current Northern League Division One champions, come to Welfare Park on Saturday 7 May for the final game of the season.

 BT

Photo: Chris Chambers @CJCphotoUK

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