Westoe Colts 5 Morpeth Colts 26
MORPETH got back to winning ways on Saturday after coping well with the wet and windy conditions.
The visitors, with the wind behind them, went in front after four minutes. Slick hands worked the ball to Rees on the left wing and he ran in to score to the left of the posts. Brown stepped up to add the extras.
Westoe came back at Morpeth with renewed vigour and, for what seemed like a long period of time, were camped in their 22, working the ball well with short pick-ups and drives through the forwards. They got to within five metres of the try-line, but Morpeth’s defence was made of sterner stuff and drove them back time after time.
The away side then had a spell of pressure and some clever interplay between fly-half Brown and centre Bradley culminated in Bradley touching down under the posts. Two points added through the boot of Brown made the score 14-0.
In another attacking move on 26 minutes, scrum-half Walker spun the ball out to the backs and full-back Jonas took a delightful line. Receiving the pass from Bradley, he cut through the Westoe defence to score to the left of the posts – the score was not converted.
The last try of the half came from the other wing. Yet again the forwards provided the foundation from which the backs built the momentum and Thompson on the right wing showed good composure to score in the corner. Brown this time made no mistake and added the two points to make it 26-0 at half-time.
Morpeth played well in the second half into the wind and although they did not add to their total, they restricted Westoe to an unconverted consolation try two minutes from full-time.