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Mens 3rds - Match centre

Newcastle Medics 2
Morpeth 3
Sat 9 Nov 14:30 - North East Hockey League - Intermediate League 2 Full time

Morpeth 3rds lose out to Medical Students

Morpeth 3s travelled to Westgate Road looking to secure a comfortable win from a side with only 1 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 in higher up the pitch and in the opposition D but alas the ball eluded those 3 bars. Before half time the Medics managed to slot a second goal past the defense from a very quickly taken long corner.

Half-Time: 2-0

After the usual pep-talk and discussion on our 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 due to the opposition not being 5. A swift strike from M Renwick and a deflection off the oppositions stick resulted in a goal for Morpeth.

The Medics didnt 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.

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Stockton 4
Stokesley 2
Tynedale 1
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Tynedale 1 22 59
2. Redcar 1 22 52
3. Darlington 1 22 43
4. Marton Furness 3 22 34
5. Gateshead 3 22 34
6. Morpeth 3 22 34
7. Durham City 3 22 30

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