Match Report: 12/8/17
Morpeth Town 4, Billingham Synthonia 0
Ebac Northern League Division 1
Billingham travelled to Northumberland to face Morpeth Town and lost out in a 4-0 defeat after holding their hosts until the 65th minute.
Morpeth Town: Provett, Forster (Hiftle), Carson, Phillips, Coppen, Turner, Taylor(c), Walton, Davison (Chilton), Carr (Henderson), Fry. Sub not used; Pell.
Billingham Synthonia: Gibbs, Salmon, Howes (Scaife-Wheatley), Seaton(c), Rowe, Crust, Priestley, Hillerby, Dalton (Hassan), Garton, Cattermole (Chapman). Sub not used; Aime.
The first period saw the hosts have lots of possession with Billingham being well marshalled defensively to keep them out. When chances for Morpeth did arise, Synners keeper Liam Gibbs was always well positioned to stop.
Half-time: Morpeth Town 0, Synners 0
Morpeth opened the scoring in the 65th minute with JOE WALTON to the right of goal squeezing his shot in at the near post despite Gibbs getting a good hand to the ball. Two minutes later and Town doubled their lead with JOE WALTON side footing home a ball across goal from the left.
JOE WALTON claimed his hat-trick in the 78th minute from the penalty spot following a Chris Salmon foul on home skipper Sean Taylor. Morpeth capped off the scoring with a fourth in added on time through MICHAEL CHILTON.
Full-time: Morpeth Town 4, Synners 0
Referee: Mr A Clarke, Assistants: P Ellis, S Beresford.
Next up for Synthonia is another away league fixture as they travel to Team Northumbria on Wednesday evening.