Morpeth riding high at Spalding
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.