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Parade for Morpeth Town after FA Vase win

Morpeth Town players with the FA Vase at Wembley Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Morpeth Town will be celebrating their FA Vase win with an open-top bus parade through the streets of the Northumberland town today.

The bus is setting off from Coopies Lane Industrial Estate at 11:45am and will be travelling along Bridge Street to The Market Place. The celebrations will form part of the town's Fair Day.

The club's players and staff have also been invited to the Town Hall for a civic reception hosted by the town's mayor.

The Highwaymen won the FA Vase after beating Hereford Town 4-1 in the final at Wembley on May 22.


Defoe extends Sunderland deal until 2019

Jermain Defoe has extended his Sunderland deal until 2019 Credit: Sunderland AFC

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has signed a contract extension with the club.

The 33-year-old, who scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Black Cats last season, has extended his deal by another year until 2019.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said:

Jermain is one of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the Premier League and is a player that every manager would want to have in their team.

He proved that beyond doubt last season by scoring 15 league goals, he is in fantastic physical condition and we are very pleased that we have been able to extend his stay with us.

– Sam Allardyce

Defoe, who joined the club from Toronto FC in 2014, was voted Player of the Year by Sunderland supporters.

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