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It's win or bust, insists Senior; NTH/LAND LEAGUE.

GREIG SENIOR has warned his Blagdon Park side defeat to Bedlington tomorrow could hand them the Premier Division on title, writes STEVE BROWN.

However, the Park skipper insists the league leaders remain "catchable" and that this could yet be his team's year.

Bedlington top the table by 27 points after 13 wins and one abandonment.

That rained-off game came against secondplaced Blagdon - who have lost only once at Berwick - and the fixture has been rescheduled for September.

Yet, while confident of sustaining a "two-horse race" after dashing thirdplaced Tillside's hopes last week, Senior says defeat tomorrow could leave Bedlington out of Blagdon's reach.

He said: "It has been building up nicely and we are looking forward to Saturday.

"Both teams have been playing well, although everybody has been talking about Bedlington and their 100% record.

"That is fine by us, we are at home where we have a good record and I still think they are catchable.

"It is 27 points, it is not impossible and it might be our year yet.

"We slipped up at Berwick earlier in the season and that could come back to haunt us.

"Since then we have been battling away and grinding out results we might not have had in past years.

"Games we have lost or drawn in the past have been won.

"People have chipped in each week to keep us in the hunt and it looks like a two-horse race now."

Senior added: "Apparently, they have a few missing tomorrow but I take that with a pinch of salt.

"I know we still have to go to their place but it could come down to Saturday if we do not win." Tomorrow's other top-flight games are: Ashington RCC v Stocksfield, Bates Cottages v Warkworth, Berwick v Clara Vale, Blue Flames v Kirkley, Blyth v Tillside.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2013
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