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Pontefract 10 Morpeth 17 North One East

WHAT another impressive away win as Morpeth continued their upward surge, writes Tom Green.

The Mitford Road men are playing with both patience and confidence as they climb up the league table.

Pontefract is never an easy place to go to take the points, but it was a buoyant away side that thoroughly deserved to make it three wins on the bounce.

Despite fielding a young and somewhat inexperienced backline, Morpeth were on top early on and took the lead when winger Dan Halliday made an excellent incursion to break through the home defence and score by the posts. A Matty Jinks conversion followed and he also scored a penalty, but Morpeth then stepped off the gas allowing the Yorkshiremen to fight back with a converted try and penalty of their own to make the score 10-10 at half-time.

The second half saw forward dominance pave the way for the visitors to seal victory.

This has been a feature of their current impressive form and it was back-row forward Sam Leslie-Miller who took the plaudits after a period of concerted Morpeth pressure.

Jinks converted to make the final score 17-10 to Morpeth.