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1st XV

North Premier

  • Manager

    John Stafford
    Tel:07968 161085
    john.stafford@morpethrfc.co.uk

  • Club Captain

    Carl Hill
    Tel:07526 201193

  • Vice Captain

    Michael Craigs
    Tel:07540 881653

  • Assistant Manager

    Peter Kirkup
    Tel:07729 251116

  • Vice Captain

    Jack Elliott
    Tel:07917 672897

Results

Date Opposition Location F A Result
Upcoming Team Fixtures

28/09/20191st XV vs AlnwickA
05/10/20191st XV vs WirralH
12/10/20191st XV vs BillinghamA
19/10/20191st XV vs RossendaleH
26/10/20191st XV vs LymmA
02/11/20191st XV vs Tynedale RaidersA
09/11/20191st XV vs BlaydonH
16/11/20191st XV vs SandalH
Team Season Fixtures

10/08/2019Alnwick
Selected Squad | Match Report
A
13/08/2019Tynedale
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H
23/08/2019North Shields
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A695W
07/09/2019Carlisle
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H1236L
14/09/2019Macclesfield
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A2133L
21/09/2019Blackburn
|Match Report
Match sponsor: Carlsberg
H
28/09/2019Alnwick
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A
05/10/2019Wirral
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H
12/10/2019Billingham
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A
19/10/2019Rossendale
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H
26/10/2019Lymm
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A
02/11/2019Tynedale Raiders
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A
09/11/2019Blaydon
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H
16/11/2019Sandal
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H
23/11/2019Ilkley
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A
30/11/2019Re-arrange 1
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OT
07/12/2019Kirkby Lonsdale
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H
14/12/2019Harrogate
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A
21/12/2019Re-arrange 2
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OT
26/12/2019Sheepwash v Snitter
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H
28/12/2019Blank 2
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OT
04/01/2020Macclesfield
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H
11/01/2020Blackburn
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A
18/01/2020Alnwick
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H
25/01/2020Re-arrange 3
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OT
01/02/2020Wirral
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A
08/02/2020Billingham
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H
15/02/2020Rossendale
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A
22/02/2020Re-arrange 4
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OT
29/02/2020Lymm
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H
07/03/2020Blaydon
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A
14/03/2020Sandal
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A
21/03/2020Ilkley
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H
28/03/2020Kirkby Lonsdale
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A
04/04/2020Harrogate
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H
11/04/2020Re-arrange 5
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OT
18/04/2020Carlisle
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A
25/04/2020Re-arrange 6
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OT
02/05/2020Morpeth 7s
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H

Team News

1st XV v North Shields

General

1st XV v North Shields @ North Shields in County Cup QF on Friday 23rd of August is now a 6.45PM KICK-OFF

North Shields 5-69 1st XV

Match Reports

The start of Morpeth's mouth-watering campaign began on a balmy August evening at the home of recently promoted North Shields in a Northumberland County Cup quarter final tie.

It will be another fortnight before Morpeth begin their first ever North Premier season at home to Carlisle. Saturday 7th September will be a watershed debut for the Mitford Road side. Morpeth will draw some comfort from this comfortable win and with the greatest respect to a North Shields side, bigger tests are on the immediate horizon.

The home side were competitive throughout and ended the scoring with a try of their own, a testament to their endurance.

For the first 20 minutes constant Morpeth pressure brought little reward other than a Fraser Boldy penalty. It was just one of many excellent place kicks from the fly half, a feature throughout the match. Yet once the defence was breached Morpeth scored with regularity even though they dropped the ball over the line on four separated occasions. Ollie Dynan ran riot with mazy individual runs bamboozling the opposition and, in some instances, his own team. Sam Hornby produced a 75-metre run to round off some good handling. Ward and Tait were also on the mark with tries and wherever it was touched down, Boldy converted.

The match gave the coaching team the opportunity to try out positions and systems. All subs being used fully, a strategy that no doubt will be a necessity in the new league.

The semi-final tie is scheduled for World Cup final day, 2nd of November, away to Tynedale Raiders or Whitley Bay Rockcliff who play next weekend.

Scoops Man of the Match Fraser Boldy

Saturday 7th September

Match Reports

Morpeth began their North Premier campaign with a home defeat against a Carlisle outfit who thoroughly deserved their victory. Quicker in word and deed the Cumbrians were undoubtedly the better side and dominated almost throughout against a Morpeth side who looked threatening at the odd times but whose handling and subsequent indiscipline ultimately proved decisive.

It was a sunny late summer afternoon on a tremendous playing surface at Mitford Road. The pitch is better than ever, an absolute credit to John Dungait and his staff.

Carlisle had the first opportunity when, after 3 minutes a pressurised scrum saw Morpeth collapse an early, but the resultant penalty was pushed wide.

Then on 8 minutes from their first attacking foray Craigs made inroads from a lineout before a super Ben Hornby break saw full back Telford race over by the posts for a converted score.

That was the last we saw of Craigs who took a heavy knock in the process to be replaced by the hardworking and combative Jackson, who along with scrum half Elliott gave of their very best. Yet it was Carlisle who continued to have the better of the play and deservedly equalised with a try of their own on 28 minutes. They then took the lead just before the interval when breaking out of their 22, some excellent inter passing and support led to a score in the corner.

Half time 12-7.

The second half saw Carlisle dominate both in terms of possession and points scored. A crash ball at a good angle saw their Centre go over at the posts, as Morpeth's increased ill-discipline never allowed them to gain any foothold in the game. This was made worse when some good opportunities were wasted with handling errors.

Tries for Carlisle came at regular intervals and although a score came about from handling the ball at consecutive set scrums on the blindsight of the referee, no one could argue with the score line.

In the final minutes the home side, who never gave up, crossed wide out when scrum half Jack Elliot burrowed over after a cracking Ben Jackson break.

Final score 12-36.

Scoops Man of the Match Jack Elliott

1st XV v Blackburn (H)

Selected Squads

Referee – Dave Charlton

Squad of 18: A Telford, J Ward, J Jardine, A Tait, J Phillips, B Brown, S Hornby, B Hornby, J Elliott

B Sandall, C Hill (c), I Grieve, D Dickinson, S Long, I Burnham, M Craigs, E Clark, O Dynan



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