Getting to know: Morpeth Town AFC

It’s coming down to the business end of the season for pretty much all leagues across the UK, which means promotions, relegations and league champions are all being sorted out.

One such team looking to become champions in the Evo Stick East Division, is today’s getting to know, Morpeth Town.

Currently sat at the top of their division, With a game in hand on everyone else, Morpeth are on win away from becoming champions, there next fixture is away at second placed Pontefract Collieries, it’s not essential that Morpeth win, but what an occasion it would be.

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Morpeth Town Football Club was founded in 1894, and through more than a century of football have continued the tradition of wearing an Amber and Black home kit.

The club was formed after a merger between Morpeth United and Morpeth FC.

The clubs recent success, seems a lifetime away from some of the clubs darkest days, when disaster struck in 2009/10 as Morpeth Town were relegated to the second division of the Northern League and things got even worse a season later as Morpeth Town finished bottom of the Northern League’s second tier. The club was in dire straits with President Ken Beattie and Chairman Jim Smith trying their best to keep the club running by bringing the ground up to Northern League standards whilst being forced to ground share with local rivals Bedlington Terriers. The club was within weeks of folding at one point.

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With aspirations to be playing national league football with the next few years, it seems that things will not be slowing down at Morpeth, with improvements to their ground being made and success on the pitch surely not too far away, it seems that things are on the up for Morpeth Town.

From everyone here at ClimbingTheLadder we would just like to wish you all the best in the future and in your big game on Saturday!

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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