Congratulations to Morpeth Town – FA Vase Winners 2016

by • May 22, 2016 • NewsComments (3)1294

Everyone involved with true faith would like to pass our fulsome praise to the manager, staff, players and supporters of Morpeth Town who have won the FA Vase, defeating Hereford in the final at Wembley (4-1).

The FA Vase win continues the Northern League’s remarkable success in the competition with Whitley Bay, North Shields, Dunston and Spennymoor all winning the trophy in recent years.

Who is going to win it next year?


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3 Responses to Congratulations to Morpeth Town – FA Vase Winners 2016

  1. Joe Hawkins says:

    Congratulations to Morpeth Town who were magnificent on the day and deserved to go home with the vase.
    When the first goal went in within the first two minutes you feared the worst and they looked shaky for the first 25 minutes.
    In all honesty Hereford should have wrapped the game up but spurned some good early chances to put them out of sight.

    Morpeth to their credit dug in there and rode their luck early on but managed to get a foothold in the match and after 25 minutes there was only one side in it after that.
    Step up 45 years young Swales with four heart surgeries, Two retirements, And a screw in the right ankle to chest Morpeth back into the match from a corner kick.

    Morpeth dominated the rest of the first half and went in level at the break wishing half time had not arrived.
    They need not have worried though as they started the second half as they finished the first and took a well deserved 2-1 lead.
    You could have forgiven them for trying to protect what they had but they pushed forward and grabbed the third killer goal.

    Hereford rallied late on by bringing on some of their heavy hitters but the damage was already done.
    Morpeth could have started running the ball into the corners but none of that and they forced another opening in the last six or seven minutes which was gleefully run onto and finished albeit with a bit of a deflection, But we’ll give them that today.

    Well done to Morpeth Town who did themselves proud with an utterly convincing display against a very good on paper Hereford United side to lift the trophy.

    • Joe Hawkins says:

      Unfortunately Mick I wasn’t there otherwise I would have done a write up but thanks for the consideration.

  2. Simon Sharp says:

    Well done Morpeth. Seeing yet another NE amateur team triumph at that level underneath the arch only serves to add to the bewilderment I feel at the continued underachievement of our professional sides, all of whom have been treading water for some years. Within the amateur ranks there can be no lack of skill or application for our clubs to have consistently fared so well in the Vase. Whilst I appreciate the gulf in class between the amateur and professional games, might it not be germane of those in charge of our club (and the same must apply to Sunderland too) to do a bit of soul searching as to what the likes of Morpeth and Shields and Spennymoor have done so well that our clubs have failed to do?