By Brian Bennett

Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner says he knows his outfit will face a tough test when
they make the short trip to face Morpeth Town at Craik Park on Saturday (3pm kick off).

The boss previewing the friendly said: “It is a game we will look forward to – going in
against a team who operate higher up the pyramid than ourselves. The pitch will suit our
lads because we’ve got some good technical players and the bounce and the roll will be
true. However we know it will be a tough test but I think we are at the stage where we
are looking for that test.”

He continued: “There are some familiar faces in the Morpeth camp and some people
who I get on well with and I think it will be an excellent game for us. I think it will be a
good game because I think they will cause us problems – but I’d like to think we’ll go
there and cause them some problems as well.”