Terriers game against Washington postponed
By Andrew McDonnell
Four days straight of rain took its toll at the weekend as Bedlington Terriers’ game with Washington at the Nissan Sports Ground was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Despite the efforts of groundstaff and volunteers, the inspecting referee deemed the pitch unplayable and the fixture list has, once again, had to be reshuffled.
Bedlington will play Consett at Welfare Park this coming Saturday as planned, but like many other teams, the rain has taken its toll this season, meaning many games still have to be played in the closing three/four weeks of the season.
Andy Ferrell’s men were set to take on title-chasing Shildon, who have all but sealed the championship, on Saturday, 30 April, but that will not take place on Tuesday, 26 April.
The game with the Mechanics, which was set to take place last Saturday will be played on Saturday, 30 April.
Meanwhile, the Terriers’ final game of the season, which was set to take place on Saturday, 7 May, with Marske United has been rearranged and will take place on Tuesday, 3 May.
Bedlington’s fate may well be sealed this coming Saturday, they now sit nine points from safety, and a defeat against Consett would see the inevitable happen.
They will be keeping a close eye on the four teams above them, because three of them play through the week, and depending on the results, the Terriers may have to win all four of their remaining games to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.