Morpeth rugby open with cup win
NORTH SHIELDS 5MORPETH RFC 69The start of Morpeth's mouthwatering campaign began on a balmy August evening at the home of recently promoted North Shields in a Northumberland County Cup QF tie.
It will be another fortnight before Morpeth begin their first ever North Premier season at home to Carlisle. Saturday, September 7 will be a watershed debut for the Mitford Road side.
Morpeth will draw some comfort from this comfortable win as with the greatest respect to North Shields, bigger tests lie ahead. The match gave the coaching team the opportunity to try out positions and systems with subs being used fully.