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Carr ensures Morpeth motor past Bowers into FA Vase final

Saturday 19 Mar 2016
Luke Carr was Morpeth Town's matchwinner

A 93rd-minute volley by Morpeth Town's Luke Carr secured The Highwaymen's place in the final of the FA Vase after an enthralling semi-final second leg tie against Bowers & Pitsea.

Sean Taylor had given the hosts the lead after just four minutes, but Lewis Manor replied on the stroke of half-time.

Ross Adams saw red in the final ten minutes for a second bookable offence before Carr clinched the win in injury time to spark wild celebrations.

Morpeth Town 2 (4) Bowers & Pitsea 1 (3)

FA Vase

Semi Final, Second Leg

Saturday 19 March

Craik Park, Morpeth

By Stuart Dick

A short corner opened the scoring on four minutes, the ball falling to Taylor on the edge of the area, who curled into the bottom left-hand corner across goal.

Morpeth failed to convert further first-half chances, Michael Chilton and Chris Swailes heading over from close range.

The visitors equalised on 41 minutes, Lewis Manor picking the ball up six yards out after Town failed to clear a set-piece.

The second half saw both sides go close, Jordan Fry firing over from five yards out, with Bowers hitting the post late in the game.

Ross Adams then saw red for dragging down Keith Graydon to earn a second yellow card.

Then three minutes into injury time, Graydon's left wing free-kick found Carr, who guided the ball low into the bottom right-hand corner.

By FA Staff