Back in the winning habit

Wideopen U17s 1 Morpeth Sporting Club U17s 9

MORPETH got back to winning ways after a couple of recent defeats against league leaders Ponteland.

They played some excellent football at times and produced a good team performance.

Unusually, the visitors were quickly into their stride and Wideopen had no answer to the pace and skill of their opponents’ midfield and attack.

Craig Robertson put Morpeth ahead after a couple of minutes and excellent finishes by Jack Travers, James Brown and Marc Tully added further goals in the first 15 minutes.

Sporting continued to take the game to Wideopen and Travers added a superb second and a slightly more fortunate third to complete his hat-trick before half time.

Wideopen came out strongly in the second half, but Morpeth continued to play superior football and Jack Hunter was very unlucky to see a long-range shot hit the bar before he provided Luke Rolt with an opportunity to put the away side further ahead, which he took.

The home side then reduced the arrears when they scored from a free-kick from just outside the penalty area. Phil Biggs, deputising in goal for this game, made a good attempt to save the shot but was beaten. After this slight setback, Sporting once again took full control.

Another clever goal by Rolt and a second by Robertson made it 9-1, with Kyle Nelson and Jack Philips going very close to adding further goals.

Morpeth squad: Biggs, Tordoff, Laux, Vescio, Fawcett, Nelson, Tully, Wilson, Brown, Travers, Robertson, Hunter, Rolt, Philips.