On Sunday 17th July, at Morpeth Harriers final round North East Youth Development League
match at Middlesbrough Athletics Village, they finished second on the day to close rivals Blaydon Harriers.
Since then final results have been fully scrutinised, and unfortunately they revealed
that at the end of the four match campaign, they lost out also to Blaydon cumulatively,
but only by a mere three match points, in over 2,800 points being scored by each club,
with league points being level at 21 each.
What both clubs can take from the overall performance is the totally committed superb
achievement by all their athletes who turned out, and at the end of the day it was only
perhaps the lack of one competing athlete that could have swayed the issue,
and they will eagerly await renewal of their rivalry next year when the league restarts in earnest.