Ex-Hebburn Town striker and Newcastle United & Carlisle triallist Cedwyn Scott reacts to promotion
Former Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott was delighted to see the club secure promotion into the Northern Premier League East Division.
Scott scored 22 goals in just 17 games last season to help the Hornets to the top of Northern League Division before his form piqued the interest of several clubs.
Trials with Newcastle United and Carlisle United eventually led to a short-term deal with the latter – but he maintained an interest in his former club as they looked to secure promotion into step four of the non-league pyramid for the first time.
The Northern League season was eventually curtailed by the Football Association, but the governing body still carried out their restructure of steps four to six of the non-league pyramid.
That opened up an avenue for Hebburn and the success of their application for promotion into the Northern Premier League’s second tier was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
They will now compete with the likes of Dunston UTS, Marske United, Shildon and Stockton Town in the East Division and their former striker was pleased to see the club get their reward for the progress they have made over two disrupted seasons.
“I am really, really happy to see Hebburn go up,” explained Scott, who recently returned to the North East to join National League North club Gateshead.
“It’s really deserved because they should have gone up in the season before as well.
“I played a few games in that season, and then last season, we lost one out of 13, or something like that.
“To see them get some rewards for their efforts over the last two seasons was great to see.”
Scott’s January departure to Carlisle United also meant that he was unable to feature in Hebburn’s FA Vase Final win against Ebac Northern League Division One rivals Consett – but that didn’t prevent him from feeling satisfied at playing some part in their road to Wembley.
“I watched it at home and kicked every ball,” he explained.
“I was delighted for them and to have played a small part in it makes it special for me as well.”