Morpeth SC U17 3
Newbiggin Hall 1
Panter made some early forages into the Newbiggin half and after an exchange of passes with Doherty, the ball was played into Hughes who fired wide.
A perfectly-placed Henderson corner was expertly swept home by Johnson.
An astute Willis pass was picked up by Hughes and he turned the ball home.
Hodgson made further saves before Morpeth won a penalty. Pringle’s long throw caused havoc and the defender could not cope with James’ strength and hauled him down. James struck the spot-kick firmly, but over the bar.
Morpeth continued to pass the ball into good areas and won a second penalty. Again James was involved and it was his pass to Hughes which was cynically handled by the Newbiggin Hall defender inside the six yard box.
Henderson onfidently dispatched the ball past the keeper. The first half ended with Newbiggin scoring from a corner. The second half was a war of attrition with Newbiggin dominating the last 20 minutes.
Team : Hodgson, Panter, O’Neil, Johnson, Pringle, Henderson, James, Doherty, Gill, Willis, Hughes.