Town find the going very heavy

Hebburn Town 5 Morpeth Town 0 Northern League, Division Two

MORPETH are in danger of being cut adrift at the bottom of the league following a defeat at Hebburn on Saturday.

On a heavy pitch, the hosts took an early lead when some interchanges between Dan Hall and Dean Nicholson opened up the visiting defence and the latter kept his composure to finish the move.

The same duo combined effectively again in the 23rd minute to create an opening for Dean Walker, who made no mistake to make it 2-0.

The pressure was relentless at this point and four minutes later Morpeth were really up against it as Stuart Nicholson cleverly flicked the ball into the net.

Morpeth did come into the game a little before half-time and at the start of the second half pressed to get a goal back.

But they could not take advantage of this early pressure and the killer blow came when Dean Nicholson went on a mazy run to score his second and Hebburn’s fourth goal.

The home side were now on top and only some inspired goalkeeping from Craig Pickering kept them out. He was finally beaten in the 88th minute when a cross from the left was converted by substitute David Dormand to make it 5-0.

On Tuesday night, there was another setback for Morpeth when they lost 4-0 at Gillford Park.

Stuart Bell struck twice in the space of two minutes and Lee Crowe and Tyran Taylor also netted.

Morpeth are at home to Northallerton Town on Saturday. Kick-off at Craik Park is 3pm.