MATCH PREVIEW: Highwaymen out to banish road trip blip

Morpeth are on the road for the first time since September 2nd when they make the journey to Guisborough Town on Saturday. Their 3pm kick-off is a chance to continue a three-match winning streak and banish memories of their previous away day, a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Seaham Red Star; their only league defeat of the season to date. SNAPSHOT PREVIEW FORM: Guisborough are on a rotten run of form, losing four of their previous six league games, conceding 17 in the process at an average of…

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Deja-vu as Taylor doubles up once again

You can’t help but feel a sense of deja-vu at Craik Park these days. Victory, three points and a Sean Taylor brace; I should have copied and pasted last week’s report such were the similarities. Facing a far sterner test in the form of second in the table West Auckland, Morpeth were stretched without being overwhelmed and showed admirable resilience during testing moments. But the latter were fleeting thanks to Joe Walton’s opener on six minutes, followed by a second consecutive Taylor double in a week, the first coming in…

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Match preview: Goals in store as big two square off

Morpeth Town welcome West Auckland to Craik Park for a clash of the top two sides in the league. In what is an eagerly anticipated meeting of the leading sides in EBAC Northern League Division One, goals could be the order of the day based on the free-scoring exploits of both teams. SNAPSHOT PREVIEW FORM: West Auckland have been in outstanding goal-scoring form of late, netting 37 times in just 11 matches, at a rate of over three per game. No-one else in Division One comes close, with Morpeth the…

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Two for Taylor as Highwaymen claim comfortable win

Sean Taylor bagged a brace as Morpeth Town’s midfield once again chipped in on the goal front to secure a comfortable 4-1 win over a spirited Washington. The winger popped up in the 19th and 38th minute to give his side a solid advantage, before the visitors reduced the deficit through Kristian Sands on the stroke of half-time. But there would be no comeback at Craik Park as second half strikes from Joseph Walton and Curtis Coppen ensured three valuable points as the Highwaymen maintained top spot in the Northern…

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