Morpeth pile on the misery for Broom

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SUNDERLAND Broom’s first game back after the winter break ended in a 5-0 defeat to Morpeth.

That comprehensive defeat leaves the Wearsiders in a three-way tie in the battle to avoid second-bottom spot in the North East League’s Premier Division.

The Ashbrooke side are away to Durham City this Saturday, looking to avenge a 2-1 home defeat at the start of the campaign.

Struggling Sunderland seconds host Morpeth thirds in Intermediate 2, in their first match of 2014.

H Sunderland Broom women, still seeking a first point of the season in the North League’s Division Two North East, hope for better times after their winter break when they visit Newcastle on Saturday (11am).