Wharton end ahead in the Arms race

Morpeth Sunday League

Division One

In the only Division One game this week, The Wharton Arms finally managed to defeat their local rivals Bedlington Barrington Arms by a 2-1 scoreline.

The Wharton took the lead early in the first half as a good set-piece delivery into the box by full-back Ben Lorking was headed into his own net by Barrington midfielder Roy Pattison.

‘The Monkey’ equalised early in the second half after a crisp passing move was tapped in from close-range by Shaun Cowell.

But it was The Wharton who took the spoils as they went ahead when a free-kick was deflected off the wall and into the path of Lorking, who drilled a smart finish into the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the box.

Division Two

East Chevington played out a 1-1 draw with HMP Northumberland.