Morpeth RFC U15s 22 Berwick RFC U15s 0
MORPETH’S fine run of completing the double over local rivals continued on Sunday with a well-taken home victory.
The Mitford Road youngsters dominated a highly entertaining match, played in blustery conditions on the pitches up at Morpeth Common, to run out winners over a competitive Berwick side.
An early charge from Joe Turnbull saw the big second row power over for a great solo effort to get the hosts’ first points on the board.
Despite playing into the wind, Morpeth continued to dominate but struggled to convert territory into points until flying winger George Devereux-Tinley took his chance to go over to extend the lead.
Playing with the wind against their backs in the second half enabled the home team to take advantage of the strong boot of fly half Sam Eyres.
He pinned Berwick in their own 22, enabling Morpeth to pressure the try line with strong and physical rucking and mauling.
Man-of-the-match Theo Gavaghan had his best game of the season at prop, dominating his opposite number before powering over to score a well-taken try.
Ewan Kirk rounded off a good all round performance for Morpeth with virtually the last play of the match, working his way through a throng of opposition players to touch down for a well earned score.
Sam Eyres added to the four-try count with a well taken conversion in difficult kicking conditions.
Thanks must also go to Morpeth’s George Ainsley, Joe Ford and Will Allen, who played for Berwick to ensure even numbers and a competitive match. Morpeth now face Novos away next Sunday.