Joey Barton scored for the reserves as Newcastle United beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 at Kingston Park last night.
Joey played a full 60 minutes and this follows his first half outing last Tuesday night in our 2-2 draw with Man City reserves.
Barton scored the first goal after 19 minutes after a Jonny Godsmark cross was not cleared and Joey volleyed home from close range.
Joey Barton – 60 minutes playing time in Newcastle Reserves win last night
On the 30 minutes mark Newcastle scored a second when Dutchman Frank Wiafe Danquah converted from close range. This followed a Mark Doninger run down the left and a good ball played in. Newcastle went 3-0 up just before the break when Matty Pattison’s put the ball home from the edge of the penalty area. The shot went in off Wigan full-back Moore and beat goalkeeper Pollitt.
The scoring was complete when Chris McCaughtrie pulled one back after 83 minutes.
This is more good news on Bartonâ€™s rehabilitation following his metatarsal fracture and he should be available for selection against Tottenham on 22nd October. With Emre coming back with a bang on Sunday our creativity in midfield should get a lift from now on. This is all good news for Newcastle.
Newcastle Reserves: Fraser Forster, Mark Bertram, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Matthew Grieve, Callum Morris, Kazenga LuaLua, Matty Pattison, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Joey Barton (James Marwood, 65m), Jonny Godsmark
Subs not used: Kieran Wrightson, Alex Patterson, Patrick McLaughlin, Jeff Henderson
Wigan Reserves: Mike Pollitt, Peter Moore, Kris King, Tomasz Cywka, Andrew Pearson, Luke Ashworth, Matthew Hampson, Lewis Montrose, Craig Mahon (Scott McCardle, 59m), Chris McCaughtrie, Rachid Bouauzan
Subs not used: Joe Holt, Tim Horn, Jonathan Routledge, Jordan Mustoe
Referee: J Waugh
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