Town stay ahead from start

Sunday Sun - - Football -

ALL of the hard work was com­pleted by half­time for Mor­peth Town as they main­tained their three-point lead at the top of the Evo-stik NPL East ta­ble with a 3-0 win at Gresley.

Ever-lively winger Sean Tay­lor al­most put the High­way­men in front with less than two min­utes on the clock when he brought an in­stinc­tive save out of hosts’ keeper Oliver Fair­brother.

But there was noth­ing the stop­per could do to pre­vent Mor­peth tak­ing the lead on 20 min­utes when a foul on Liam Hen­der­son saw Nicky Gray’s side awarded a penalty.

David Car­son stepped up and calmly dis­patched the spot-kick with min­i­mal fuss.

Michael Turner dou­bled the ad­van­tage just be­fore the half-hour mark when he rose to meet a Ben Sayer cross and headed his sec­ond goal of the sea­son past Fair­brother.

And Mor­peth took a three-goal lead into half-time af­ter Liam Hen­der­son headed home from close-range af­ter a Tay­lor cross caused is­sues for the host’s de­fence. GRESLEY MOR­PETH

The pres­sure con­tin­ued into the sec­ond­half and Car­son and Hen­der­son both came close to adding to their haul for the day by the time the hour-mark had passed.

Sub­sti­tute Jack Foalle brought a fine save out of Fair­brother in stop­page time as the Gresley stop­per kept out a pow­er­ful ef­fort with his leg.

Mor­peth now head into next week­end’s home game against Lough­bor­ough Dy­namo with re­venge on their minds af­ter fall­ing to a 2-1 de­feat in the East Mid­lands in midnovem­ber. GRESLEY: Fair­brother, Clem­son, H. Lans­downe, A. Lans­downe, Slater (Heart­field), Graves, Ward (Bot­field), Branch, Dodd, Steele (Evans), Rid­dell Subs: Har­ri­son MOR­PETH TOWN: Low­son, Fry, Reid, Sayer, J. Hen­der­son, Turner, Tay­lor (Pot­ter), Hodg­son (Gray­don), Hen­der­son (Foalle), David Car­son, Phillips Subs: Pe­tra­che, Mott

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