Morpeth rid­ing high at Spald­ing

Sunday Sun - - Football -

THINGS just keep get­ting bet­ter for Morpeth Town this sea­son.

The High­way­men so­lid­i­fied their place at the top of the Evo-Stik NPL East ta­ble with a com­pre­hen­sive away win at Spald­ing United.

Sean Tay­lor made no mis­take on four min­utes as he re­warded his side for their early dom­i­nance by fir­ing them in front.

Morpeth were left frus­trated in their ef­forts to dou­ble their lead as Tom Pot­ter and Adam Bur­ni­cle both went close.

But there was no let-off for the hosts on 36 min­utes as Bur­ni­cle fi­nally grabbed his side’s sec­ond.

The for­mer Shildon striker was left com­pletely un­marked in the SPALD­ING UNITED MORPETH TOWN 0 4 Spald­ing area and stroked the ball be­yond keeper Michael Dug­gan.

There was some pres­sure from the hosts early in the sec­ond half as Ge­orge Zuerner fired wide from eight yards but the High­way­men soon re­sumed their dom­i­nance.

Bur­ni­cle had an ef­fort par­ried over by Dug­gan just be­fore the hour mark and Sayer sent an low drive wide of the near-post.

A third goal fi­nally ar­rived on 69 min­utes as Tom Pot­ter pounced to tap home af­ter Sayer had forced a save out of Dug­gan.

A long away-day was rounded off in fine style when sub­sti­tute Wayne Phillips added a fourth with five min­utes left.

Pot­ter was the cre­ator as the for­mer Whit­ley Bay man weaved his way past a num­ber of de­fend­ers be­fore test­ing Dug­gan with a low drive. The Spald­ing keeper par­ried the ef­fort, but only as far as Phillips who made no mis­take.

The High­way­men now have a three-point lead at the top of the ta­ble and won their last seven league games in a row.

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