Sayer nets brace to edge Morpeth past Spartans

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Ben Sayer’s late strike ensure Morpeth Town made it two wins against two National League North sides this pre-season, after a 3-2 win over Blyth Spartans. Sayer opened the scoring just 29 seconds into the game, after latching onto Liam Henderson’s pass, and Joe Walton doubled the Highwaymen’s advantage going into half-time. The Spartans fought back and levelled the game through Jarrett Rivers and Jordan Laidler, whose goal come nine minutes before the end. Sayer produced a sublime finish from 20-yards out to make sure the…

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Davison’s strike helps Morpeth past Blyth AFC

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Mark Davison scored for the second game running as Morpeth Town beat Northern League Division Two outfit, Blyth AFC, 1-0 at South Newsham. The visitors started quickly and were on the front foot throughout the first-half, Davison curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the area on 33 minutes. After a dominant first 45 minutes, where Morpeth restricted the hosts to just one half chance, the Braves came out strong in the second-half. Mick Connor and Andy Bowman’s side went close on a few…

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Davison strikes late to help Morpeth beat Spennymoor

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Mark Davison scored on his return to the side as Morpeth Town picked up an impressive 2-1 win over National League North side Spennymoor Town. The visitors took the lead through an own goal from Chris Reid, but the hosts responded quickly and equalised in similar fashion when Joe Tait turned into his own net just three minutes later. Morpeth matched a talented Spennymoor side pound-for-pound throughout the game, and managed to find a late winner through Davison – the forward struck home at the back…

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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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Highwaymen pick up victory against Alnwick Town

By Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) Morpeth Town produced a brilliant second-half performance to claim a 3-1 win over Alnwick Town at St. James’ Park. After an uneventful first 45 minutes, the game sprung to life and centre-half Richard Pell headed the visitors ahead 10 minutes after half-time. Thompson levelled for the hosts just over a minute later, but a fine header from Michael Chilton and a sublime finish from young John Woodhead eased the Highwaymen to victory. Morpeth have just under 48 hours until their next pre-season friendly, as they welcome…

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