Pirates falls to Stags in local derby

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Both Ashington and Morpeth first teams were without a fixture this weekend as first team league fixtures took an international break.

Ashington Pirates took on Morpeth stags in a local derby, with Morpeth proving the stronger team, scoring five unanswered tries.

Meanwhile, international supporters took the opportunity to cheer on a losing England team in the Ashington club house bar.

This Saturday normal league fixtures resume with Ashington at home to Hartlepool, KO 2.15pm.