Morpeth edged out by Sunderland XI

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Liam Henderson scored on his return to the side, but it wasn’t enough as a Sunderland XI edged past Morpeth Town 2-1 at Craik Park. Andrew Nelson capitalised on a long clearance from ‘keeper James Talbot and lofted the ball over Karl Dryden to open the scoring on 12 minutes. Wayne Phillips headed off the post before Henderson brought the hosts back into the game with a composed finish on the stroke of half-time. Nelson got his second of the game three minutes after the restart,…

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Match Preview: Morpeth Town vs Sunderland XI

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Pre-Season Friendly Venue: Craik Park, Morpeth Common, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2YX Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Kick-Off: 7:00pm Morpeth Town have their first home pre-season friendly of the summer as they welcome a Sunderland XI to Craik Park. The Highwaymen have played two pre-season games so far and won their game with Alnwick Town on Wednesday evening. It’s quite a quick turnaround for the players, having less than 48 hours between games, but they’ll be keen on getting minutes under the belt, especially against a team like Sunderland.…

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