HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTION: Highwaymen forced to settle for a point

Picture: George Davidson Morpeth Town had to settle for a draw following a fiercely competitive clash at North Shields. In a ding-dong clash, Liam Henderson opened the scoring for the visitors before Ben Harmison cancelled that out just before half-time. Stephen Elliott – the former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland international – started on the bench, with Ben Sayer in from the start following the injury to Stephen Turnbull during midweek. Mark Davison was also brought into the starting line-up as Town opted for a twin strike-force. Morpeth started much…

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HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTION: Fine margins as Morpeth progress

Picture: George Davidson An own goal ensured Morpeth Town progressed into the third round of the League Cup at the expense of Blyth AFC. James Harmison – booked seconds earlier for the foul that lead to the goal – diverted the ball into his own net to provide The Highwaymen with a 46th minute advantage which the home side never relinquished. Morpeth made some changes to the line-up from Saturday, with David Carson making a first Town start, while management duo Nick Gray and Dave Malone found space for Danny Carson in the…

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REPORT/REACTION: Morpeth exit FA Vase

Despite hammering on the door, Morpeth Town couldn’t find a way through as they exited the FA Vase at the second round stage. Daniel Smith’s seventh minute strike was the difference between the sides on a frustrating afternoon for the Highwaymen. With two new signings announced on the day of the game, the team was buzzing ahead of their clash at Brocstedes Park. Although Stephen Elliott was unavailable, David Carson – fresh from signing from Whitby Town – was on the bench as Town made only one change from the…

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REPORT AND REACTION: Henderson to the rescue as Morpeth derail Railwaymen

Picture: George Davidson Ten-man Morpeth Town dug deep to claim a priceless win at the expense of title rivals Shildon. The Highwaymen were reduced to 10 men just before half-time when Chris Reid was given a second yellow card. But that didn’t stop the home side from gaining the win, with Liam Henderson netting a decisive 73rd minute winner. Jordan Fry was restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Luke Carr as Town looked to build on a four-game winning streak. They knew they were in for a…

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READ AND WATCH: Davison cameo ensures Morpeth victory

Mark Davison came off the bench to claim all three points as his cameo ensured victory at Team Northumbria. In a game that failed to come to life until the closing stages, Sean Taylor looked to have given his side the win with a 75th minute strike. But Josh Bynoe – a sub himself – equalised six minutes later before Davison’s late intervention two minutes after that. With Joe Walton forced to settle for a place on the bench after failing to shake off the ill-effects of the injury sustained…

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