Walton hits injury-time winner for Morpeth

MORPETH TOWN 3LANCASTER CITY 2Morpeth recorded their second victory of the season on Tuesday but had to come from behind twice to take the points. Joe Walton was the hero as he scored in injury time to seal an amazing comeback.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 3:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 9:44 am
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David Norris had put the visitors ahead before Walton equalised from the spot. Dan Lowson scored an own goal for the Blues to go back ahead before Liam Henderson bundled home. Then came Walton’s heroics.

The first chance of the game fell the way of the visitors after 9 minutes and they made no mistake as David Norris fired home at the near post.

The first real chance that Morpeth had didn’t arrive until the 34th minute and it was somewhat against the run of the play with the rampaging Wayne Phillips who had got up into the box before being barged over by Paul Dawson which the referee gave as a penalty. Joe Walton stepped up and converted to square the game.

There were chances at both ends after this, but with less than four minutes of normal time remaining it was still 1-1.

On 86 minutes, the Dolly Blues went back into the lead when keeper Lowson fumbled a cross and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Morpeth are made of stern stuff these days and kept plugging away even with time ebbing away. Henderson hauled his side level when he bundled home on 89 minutes. His initial shot was blocked and the rebound off Ashton bounced off Henderson and trickled in.

Then in injury time Henderson was fouled in the box and up stepped Walton. Ashton saved his initial kick but he buried the reboud to make it six points out of six.

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The Highwaymen started their Northern Premier League Premier Division campaign with a very impressive victory over a strong Warrington Town on Saturday.

A goal of the season contender from 35 yards by Sean Reid, a fine header by Jack Foalle and Ben Harmison’s first competitive touch as a Town player grabbed the points with Mark Roberts reducing the arrears.