Match Preview: Blyth Spartans vs Morpeth Town

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Pre-Season Friendly Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Rd, Blyth, NE24 3JE Date: Tuessday, July 25, 2017 Kick-Off: 7:30pm Updates: @MorpethTownAFC We all remember that sunny afternoon at Croft Park last September, a memorable day for Morpeth Town, who beat renown giant-killers, Blyth Spartans, in the FA Cup. A breathtaking start to the game saw Morpeth pounce into a 3-0 lead within the blink of an eye. Michael Chilton opened the scoring from close range before lobbing the ‘keeper for his second, while Luke Carr curled into the top corner soon…

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Match Preview: Blyth AFC vs Morpeth Town

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Pre-Season Friendly Venue: Off Sandringham Avenue, South Newsham, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3PS Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 Kick-Off: 7:00pm Updates: @MorpethTownAFC Morpeth Town travel to South Newsham for the first time on Thursday night as they are set to meet Blyth AFC in a Pre-Season Friendly. The two sides met in a friendly back in December, which Morpeth won 3-0, but Blyth’s squad has changed a lot since then. Morpeth edged out National League North side Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night, and have had under 48 hours to recover…

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Match Preview: Morpeth Town vs Spennymoor Town

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Pre-Season Friendly Venue: Craik Park, Morpeth Common, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2YX Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Kick-Off: 7:45pm After an impressive display against a Sunderland XI on Friday night, Morpeth Town will be looking to do the same against Spennymoor Town. The last time the two sides met at Craik Park was back in 2013, when the Moors won 4-1 in the Northern League Division One. Fast forward four years, and Jason Ainsley has taken his team into the National League North for the first time in their…

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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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Match Preview: Alnwick Town vs Morpeth Town

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Pre-Season Friendly Venue: St. James’ Park, Weavers Way, Alnwick, NE66 1BG Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Kick-Off: 7:45pm Morpeth Town kicked off their pre-season campaign at the weekend with a goalless draw with Scottish League Two side, Berwick Rangers. They now turn their attention to the game with Alnwick Town. Alnwick kicked off their pre-season with a 2-1 win over local side Shankhouse, with Jonny Wilson and Connor Powell helping the Magpies come from behind. Richie Mitchell’s side are in Division Two of the Northern League…

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