Morpeth hit five to complete pre-season programme

Morpeth Town completed their pre-season preparations with a comprehensive 5-1 win at Northern League second division Ryton & Crawcrook Albion on Saturday.

Two up at half-time through strikes by Daniel Taggert and Steven Anderson, the Highway Men went further ahead through a powerful Michael Hall header.

Prolific scorer Michael Chilton came on for the final 20 minutes and he quickly added a brace to complete the scoring.

Morpeth commence the league season at home to Bishop Auckland on Saturday at Craik Park. Kick-off is 3pm.

They then travel to newly promoted Washington on Tuesday, August 11, kick-off 7.30pm.

They are then in FA Cup action when they travel to Yorkshire to take on Garforth Town on Saturday, August 15, kick-off 3pm.