Morpeth hockey record a much-needed victory




Morpeth hockey travelled down to York for their first game in 2016, looking for a much-needed win to get their league campaign back on track.

After a number of errors from the home side, Morpeth created a number of good chances and would have felt unlucky not to take an early lead, but some good saves from the opposition keeper prevented Morpeth breaking the deadlock.

However, Morpeth finally opened the scoring right on the stroke of half time. Some good interplay between the forwards led to Alex Ingram picking up the ball in the D and scooping over the advancing keeper..

Morpeth decided in the second half to press higher up the pitch and go in search of another goal.

The home side enjoyed their best spell of the game, winning a number of short corners and finding their way into the D through open play.

Despite Tony Cook’s best efforts to put the ball in his own goal, Morpeth held firm and the back line made some crucial tackles to keep York at bay.

With the game finely in the balance, the visitors put the game to bed as they found a second goal. The initial effort from Ritchie Brown’s short corner was parried by the keeper, only for it to fall into the path of Ian Kendall, who in turn smashed the ball goal bound and beyond the helpless keeper.