Four points in two home games for Town
MORPETH TOWN 3ATHERTON COLLIERIES 0Morpeth picked up a resounding three points on Tuesday evening with a comprehensive victory over Atherton Collieries.
Joe Walton scored a thunderbolt to open the scoring and Jack Foalle saw his effort creep in before Tom Potter netted his first goal of the campaign to cap a fantastic performance.
The opening goal arrived on nine minutes and it was the first attack of the game. Joe Walton was invited to drive forward from the right back position before approaching the edge of the area and he unleashed a stunning strike that arrowed into the top corner.
It was the only real chance of the first half, neither keeper seriously tested in the opening 45.
The lead was doubled nine minutes in the second half and it was Foalle who grabbed the goal that his performance deserved. His shot from 20 yards was on target and it somehow squirmed through the grasp of the visiting keeper.
The lead was extended on 67 minutes; when Wayne Phillips scampered down the left flank and after bursting into the box he dinked a ball to the back post where Potter was able to head home.
Morpeth Town 1
Basford United 1
Morpeth and Basford United played out an entertaining 1-1 draw on Saturday at Craik Park.
Ben Harmison was cast as hero and villain as he scored on the stroke of half-time, but was also given his marching orders.
James Reid levelled for the visitors 10 minutes into the second half after Harmison had followed Courey Grantham off the pitch.
Harmison put Town ahead on the stroke of half-time when he rifled the ball home after Noble had floated a free kick into the box.
Grantham was sent off in the 51st minute, and two minutes later Harmison followed him to the dressingroom after receiving a second yellow card in conceding the penalty from which Reid levelled.
The Highwaymen are in action on Saturday when they face Hyde United. Kick off is at 3pm.