ON a slim card this game from the mill towns of Northern England might just churn out some value.
PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES v MORPETH TOWN (7.45pm)
The potential star of the show here is the away side Morpeth; a team very much in the ascendancy and a north-eastern outfit that looks to be a growing force.
FA Vase winners in 2016-2017, Morpeth have begun this campaign with real conviction – 24 points from a possible 27 and with 2-3 games in hand on their nearest 5 rivals, they sit atop the Non-League Division One table and are the team to beat.
I won’t say I’m too familiar with the side but I’ve clocked their form a few weeks back; website checks and Twitter recces tell me a lot about a team's aspirations and for the size of the club, Morpeth have a pretty impressive infrastructure which reflects their recent successes and vision.
There is a great link to a ‘match preview’ on Morpeth’s feed which offers a fantastic insight into visiting side ‘Colly’s’ history as a club which, although not entirely relevant to the betting man, gives a fantastic history lesson about the hosts:
With the form, dominance and momentum they have, it may well pay to side with Morpeth but the hosts preponderance for goals in games also flags interest; 6-2-5-3-4-1-2-8-3-6 match goals in their most recent 10 is not a reflection of a tight defensive unit – add this factor in and a couple of selections shine through.