Elliott caps hectic few weeks with debut

Picture: George Davidson Stephen Elliott came off the bench to make his first appearance for Morpeth Town during the 1-1 draw at North Shields. The striker has had a hectic few weeks while relocating to the North East once again, but looked sharp during his debut, narrowly missing out on a maiden goal as his effort flew inches past the post. Highwaymen TV caught up with the former Republic of Ireland international after the game.

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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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PREVIEW: Tough test as Town return to the bread and butter of the league

After progression into the next round of the League Cup in midweek, Morpeth are back in Division One action with a testing trip to North Shields. After beating Shildon in their last league outing, Town will be going all-out to win so they can keep second-placed Marske United out of reach of top spot. SNAPSHOT PREVIEW FORM: North Shields, in cup competitions, have won their last four games. But in the bread and butter of the league, things haven’t got quite so smoothly. They haven’t won in three and were…

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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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PREVIEW: Time to bounce back

Morpeth Town seek to bounce back from FA Vase disappointment when they welcome Blyth AFC to Craik Park on Wednesday. In the first competitive meeting between the two sides, The Highwaymen will be eager to return to winning ways quickly after losing 1-0 at Ashton Athletic on Saturday.  SNAPSHOT PREVIEW FORM: Morpeth were on a winning streak stretching to five games before Saturday’s FA Vase exit. They’ve kept six league clean-sheets from a possible 22 (in league and cup) but the most recent blank was against Shildon last time out…

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