A JUNIOR football team is on track for a successful season.
Morpeth Sporting Club Millennium U14s have been together since 2008, with the majority of the original team still playing and new players joining over the last few seasons. The boys receive coaching from manager Michael Crosbie and coach Lee Burton.
They are top of Division Two in the Pinpoint Recruitment Junior Football League and hoping for promotion into Division One, with six league games still to play.
For the past two seasons, the team has been knocked out of the NEYD Cup at the semi-finals stage, but it was third time lucky as Morpeth Millennium recently beat Ellington Juniors 3-2 in this season’s semis, with goals from Jamie Crosbie, Mitch Green and Jake Jardine.
The lads now face Cramlington Juniors Reds in the final on Tuesday, May 6.
Michael Crosbie said: “We have 17 local Morpeth lads who have developed over the past six years into a strong squad.
“They have worked really hard this year and fully deserve their cup final day out. Our focus over the next few weeks will be on our remaining league games to gain as many points as possible to try to win the league.”
The team is also going on a trip to De Eemhof in Holland in May and will play against two local teams, W Zeewolde and Sparta Nijkerk.
The players and parents have been fund-raising to pay for most of the trip. Nanette Jardine and Amanda Forbes have been selling teas and coffees at the home matches, with weekly raffles.
Michelle Twizell has been selling cakes in her salon and Graeme Hardy organised a golf day to help collect money.
Morpeth Millennium are now looking for local businesses that would like to sponsor the trip and get some T-shirts or hoodies printed with their logos on.
Another fund-raising event is a race night at Morpeth Comrades Club tomorrow. Tickets, priced £2, are still available from Nanette Jardine on 07894 712874.
Local companies can get in touch with her if they are interested in sponsoring a race and donating a prize.