Whitley Bay FC in the pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness month

Whitley Bay players will be wearing pink shirts in their game against Morpeth Town at Hillheads on Saturday.

The club will be forsaking their traditional blue and white stripes as they show their support for the ‘Paint the Town Pink’ campaign as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

As a club encompassing all age groups, male and female, Whitley Bay FC is a community club and this will be the fifth year that they have supported the campaign.

Once again, fans are also being encouraged to show their support by wearing pink, with a bucket collection also being made by campaign organisers.

As for the match itself, the local derby promises to be a closely contested affair with both sides in the top half of the table.

With only Alex Kempster still out injured, it should be a near full strength Bay side that takes to the field, and they will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s outcome when a shot from Chris Reid and a own goal gave them a 2-0 victory.

Morpeth’s recent form shows them as draw specialists, having shared the points in four of their last six games.

However, they recorded a good win last midweek when they knocked North Shields out of the Northumberland Senior Cup.

Saturday’s game will see the division’s two leading scorers, Paul Chow and Michael Chilton, in opposition. Between them, the two have already scored well over 20 goals in the league this season.