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North Shields 3
Morpeth 4
Sat 16 Nov 13:30 - North East Hockey League - Club Development League - North Full time

Morpeth Crash at North Shields

Morpeth travelled to North Shields hoping to push on after last weekends first victory.

Morpeth set up with a formation to frustrate high flying North Shields and hoped to hit them on the break.

The plan worked well in the first half, with the Morpeth midfield and defence standing firm against a quick moving opposition. While not creating many chances of their own, Morpeth were very much in the game.

A robust challenge from a North Shields defender, earned him a yellow card, but Morpeth couldn't take advantage of the extra man.

Unfortunately, Morpeth conceded just before half time, but they went into the break knowing they had played their best half of the season.

Morpeth didnt get going in the second half and they conceded another shortly after half time, they then hit the self destruct button and in the next 10 minutes allowed North Shield to add to their tally.

A bizarre incident, resulted in two North Shields players receiving Red Cards for Violent Conduct.

This worked against Morpeth and they gave the remaining North Shields players too much space.

A disappointing end to a game that began with so much promise

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# Team Pl Pts
1. North Shields 3 16 39
2. Whitley Bay & Tynemouth 3 16 34
3. Newcastle 1 16 33
4. Durham City 4 16 24
5. Tynedale 2 16 23
6. Jesmond PC 2 16 21
7. Morpeth 4 16 18

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