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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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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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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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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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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