Late goal snatches victory from Highway Men

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Durham City 1 Morpeth Town 1 Ebac Northern League, Division One

The Highway Men maintained their position in the top half of the table with a point at Durham City on Saturday.

In a half of few clear-cut chances, Morpeth took the lead through a quality finish from Sean Taylor, five minutes from the break.

After a flowing move out of defence, leading scorer Michael Chilton flicked the ball into the path of Sean Taylor, whose sublime chip beat Cook in the home goal.

Morpeth dominated possession in the second half with Taylor, Chilton and Fry going close to extending Morpeth’s lead, but they were undone five minutes from time.

Former Sunderland and Carlisle United striker Noble found some space on the right and his cross was converted by Patton from close range.

Morpeth Town: Dryden, Henderson, Novak, Hall, Buchanan, Grieve, Taylor, (Fenwick), Bell, Anderson, Chilton, Fry. Techflow Group Qatar man-of-the-match: Jordan Fry.

Morpeth Town’s next fixture in the Ebac Northern League is home to Dunston UTS on Saturday, kick-off at 3pm at Craik Park.

On Wednesday, November 12, Ryton & Crawcrook Albion visit Craik Park in the second round of the Northern League Cup.

In the quarter-final of the Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup, Morpeth Town have been drawn at home to West Allotment Celtic on Wednesday, November 19, kick-off 7.30pm.

The draw has been made for the second round of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

On November 22, The Highway Men will travel to Yorkshire where their opponents will be North East Counties League leaders Tadcaster Albion.