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Match Report: Morpeth Town 0-1 South Shields

South Shields began 2023 with derby delight as Tom Broadbent's header late in the first half was enough to seal a hard-fought win at Morpeth Town.

Broadbent netted for the second successive match to earn what were a deserved three points for the Mariners in front of a huge away support.

The Highwaymen attempted to put their visitors under pressure in the closing stages but Shields saw the game out well, maintaining their three-point lead at the top of the Pitching In Northern Premier League.

Full report to follow.

South Shields: Boney, Hunter, Broadbent, Liddle, Morse, Smith, Mongoy, Ross, Osei (Mottley-Henry 84), Alessandra (Heaney 73), Adams (c). Subs not used: Doherty, Briggs, Woods.

Goal: Broadbent (42).

Attendance: 2,248.

Image: Kev Wilson.

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