Home victory for first XI

Action from the Morpeth v Wheatley Hills game on Saturday. Picture by Keith Robertson.
Action from the Morpeth v Wheatley Hills game on Saturday. Picture by Keith Robertson.
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Morpeth RFC’s first XV made it two wins out of two at home in the league with a decent performance on Saturday.

They secured a bonus point thanks to two scores by Tim Michie and a try each from Kieran Brown and Jack Elliott.

Brown also kicked a conversion, and the other points-scorer in the 32-15 victory against Wheatley Hills was Alex Ball, with two conversions and two penalties.

The Reivers lost 31-24 at Billingham II. Marcus Ridley scored two tries, and a penalty try was awarded to the visitors. Richard Flook slotted over three conversions and one penalty.

There was better news from the Edwardians as they enjoyed a 46-13 success at home to Berwick II.

Simon Cox had a fantastic afternoon as he scored a hat-trick of tries and kicked three conversions.

There were also scores for Mark Davidson and Iain Menzies, both with two, and Ian Davies.