Morpeth Under-15s hold out to seal victory over Ponteland

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An entertaining game saw Morpeth RFC Under-15s banish the disappointment of being knocked out of the Northumberland Cup by beating local rivals Ponteland 40-27.

In a see–saw, enthralling battle at Ponteland, Morpeth took advantage of the blustery conditions to dominate most of the match despite going behind to an early try.

A brace of tries from scrum-half Will Allen was the highlight of a performance which although good in parts still saw the Morpeth youngsters suffering from some poor tackling and lack of physicality.

Further tries from flying winger George Devereux-Tinley and prop Sam Fieldsen kept the scoreboard ticking over in the visitors’ favour, but a lack of concentration and indiscipline from Morpeth saw them slacken-off in the final phases to concede some sloppy tries from a spirited Pont side.

Conversions from Jake Stephenson (2) and Sam Eyres (3) added to the Morpeth scoreboard.