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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We Want To Make Sure We Win says Morpeth Boss

Ahead of the FA Vase final at Wembley which is now just days away, Morpeth Town manager Nick Gray has told the Chronicle that Sunday will be a great occasion:

Gary is in his fifth year at the club, and he hopes he can bring home the trophy home.

“When I first came it was a man and his dog watching the home games and now we’ve got more than 3,000 people going down to Wembley. It’s been fantastic.

“It’s special for the players - some of who have been with us since junior football - and everyone behind the scenes who has helped out. I have been to Wembley but never as a coach.

“The day is going to be a great occasion and we want to make sure we win it.”

Highwaymen Chairman Ken Beattie, who has been involved with the club for over 40 years, also spoke to the paper, saying:

"After the semi-final I said it has been a fairytale and it has been the same since.

“The town of Morpeth is buzzing. Shop windows are covered in scarves and shirts, the interest we have had has been unbelievable.

“Already 3,500 tickets have been sold and most fans are going down to London for the weekend. We also have eight coaches driving down on the morning, and they will be leaving around 4.30am. It’s one hell of a stint and to bring that many fans down is brilliant.

“Personally, I am feeling very excited and a bit nervous. Hopefully we can get the result.”

Offshore tycoon Mr Beattie also revealed an open-top bus tour is planned in the town on June 12 - regardless if the team win or lose.

The full article can be read here (link).