Walton the hero for Morpeth
MORPETH TOWN 2BUXTON 1Joe Walton was the hero for Morpeth Town as he stepped off the bench and scored a late brace to secure all three points for the Highwaymen.
First, he scrambled the ball home before coolly rolling home a penalty; Buxton made it a nervy final few minutes when Bradley Grayson scored from the spot.
The first half was one of very few chances which was probably shaded by the visitors. Indeed, the half chances that were created generally fell the way of the Bucks.
Brad Roscoe headed over the bar as the visitors continued to dominate chances.
It took until the 22nd minute for Morepth to register an attempt on goal when Liam Henderson turned on a sixpence on the edge of the area before drilling a low effort towards goal.
Wayne Phillips then fizzed an effort over the bar as Morpeth pressed.
The best chance of the half arrived on the stroke of half time when Sean Reid was desperately unlucky to see his header come back off the bar.
The Highwaymen came out for the second half looking fired up and Reid nodded over the top.
The Highwaymen continued to press with chances for Jeff Henderson, Sean Taylor, Potter and Reid.
T hey finally broke the deadlock on 75 minutes when Walton scrambled the ball home from Taylor’s through ball .
The lead was doubled on 82 minutes and it was the supersub again with the goal. Liam Henderson gave chase to a ball into the box and was barged over in the area by O’Grady.
The referee took his time before pointing to the spot. Walton, rolled the ball home to secure his double.
The visitors made stoppage time a nervy affair; Grayson converted a spot kick of his own after the referee had adjudged Jennings to have been brought down in the box.
There was to be no scares in added time, as the Highwaymen deservedly hung on to gain another valuable 3 points.
Town are back in FA Cup action this coming Saturday afternoon, when they travel to National League North side, Bradford Park Avenue for a 3pm kick off.