Newcastle Medics II 4 Morpeth III 1 Intermediate League Two
MORPETH men’s third team travelled to Westgate Road looking to secure a comfortable win from a side with only one point so far this season.
The Morpeth side looked stronger than it had for weeks with a good mixture of young talent and older experience on the pitch.
However, it would prove to be a very difficult game for Morpeth from the onset, the Medics were very strong in midfield often passing around the Morpeth players and intercepting a great deal of passes in the midfield.
After being pressured for several minutes, it didn’t take long for the Medics to slot a shot past J Testo into the back of the net.
From this, Morpeth started to adjust and had a few opportunities higher up the pitch and in the opposition D, but alas the ball eluded those three bars.
Before half-time, the Medics managed to slot a second goal past the defence from a very quickly taken long corner.
After the usual pep-talk and discussion on the weak points, Morpeth took to the field again.
A reshuffle at the back was needed due to injuries playing up and Morpeth took the fight to the opposition.
Unfortunately, a quick turnover in midfield and a stealthy unmarked forward in the D resulted in a third goal passing the Morpeth keeper.
Morpeth weren’t down and out though, a ferocious burst up the pitch won a long corner, which was quickly turned to a penalty corner.
A swift strike from Max Renwick and a deflection off the opposition stick resulted in a goal for Morpeth.
The Medics didn’t relent though, and before full-time managed to sneak another goal into the back of the net thanks to some good play from their forward players.
Man-of-the-match: Yuri Mohylnytsky-Ingham.