Carroll Hat-Trick, Kadar Impresses, Reserves Win 5-0


The Newcastle first team may not have attacked the way Kevin Keegan would have liked last Saturday against Bolton, but the Reserves tonight were impressive, as they beat Middlesbrough 5-0 at the Riverside.

Newcastle’s 19 year-old striker Andy Carroll, recently returned from a 6 month loan spell at Preston North End, grabbed a hat trick and even managed to miss a second half penalty, when his shot cannoned off the cross-bar.

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Andy Carroll – on target for Reserves with 3 good goals

Andy scored a hat-trick in last year’s fixture when Newcastle won 5-1, and tonight he may have had four with the missed penalty, after Middlesbrough had been reduced to 10 men, when Graeme Owens was sent off after a dangerous foul on Matthew Grieve, in the 71st minute.

Carroll opened the scoring after 22 minutes with a great header from Mark Doninger’s corner, but Middlesbrough could have been level almost immediately but for Fraser Forster, who brought off an incredible double save. The 19-year-old goalkeeper blocked Mido’s 12-yard drive, and then saved from Jason Kennedy on the rebound.

On 42 minutes the promising Jonny Godsmark put the ball past Turnbull, after good work by Australian Troisi, and at the half Newcastle held a 2-0 lead.

On 62 minutes Kazenga LuaLua was brought down in the box by Rhys Williams, and had to leave the field injured. We’re not sure how bad Kazenga’s injury is. However, Carroll’s penalty rammed against the cross-bar, and Middlesbrough were let off the hook.

Carroll however didn’t let the miss affect him, and he fired home his second goal with a left foot drive after 69 minutes to put Newcastle 3-0 up. Andy had done well to control Troisi’s through ball to him, before slotting home from a wide angle.

Middlesbrough winger Owens was sent off (71 minutes) before Carroll got his third with a low shot past Turnbull from a Jonny Godsmark cross. Then substitute Dan Neary finished the scoring, when he turned the ball home from close range, from another good opportunity provided by Godsmark.

Hungarian Under-21 international Tamas Kadar made his Newcastle debut tonight, and played very impressively, after his signing last week for Newcastle. This boy is one to watch, but some of our other youngsters also impressed tonight.

If only the first team can do this when we play Middlesbrough at St. James’ Park on Sunday, 3rd February – a short 12 days in the future.    😀

Middlesbrough Reserves: Ross Turnbull, John Johnson (Richard Smallwood, 78m) Jonathan Grounds, Josh Walker, Matthew Bates, Rhys Williams, Graeme Owens, Jason Kennedy, Mido (Stephen Thompson, 46m) Tom Craddock, Joseph Bennett (Nathan Porritt, 65m)
Subs not used: Jason Steele, Jordan Robinson

Newcastle United Reserves: Fraser Forster, Callum Morris, Alex Patterson, Tamas Kadar, David Edgar, Jonny Godsmark, Mark Doninger, James Troisi, Kazenga LuaLua (Frank Wiafe Danquah, 65m), Andy Carroll, Wesley Ngo Baheng (Dan Neary, 84m)
Subs not used: Patrick McLaughlin, Mark Cook, Matthew Grieve


48 comments so far

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 22, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Still not a PLP for me tho…!

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  • toonfan1

    Jan 22, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #2

    i wonder if kadar will be used in the first team squad because we are a bit short on players. butt and smith are back for the arsenal game i think so that will give us more cover and with the arse 4-1 down at the spurs, is it the best time to play them? it will either be a great performance by us or arsenal will give us a drubbing.

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  • scott9

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #3

    i think carrol is probably better than ameobi

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Butt wouldn’t be in my starting 11….EVER!!!!

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  • Leo*

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #5

    carroll has to start against arsenal

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  • Tez131

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed – I am not liking the Man Utd ringtone advertisement under your banner at the top!!

    Is Viduka Still injured?
    See Arsenal got beat 5-1 by Spurs!!!

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  • toonfan1

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #7

    depends on whether the duke will be fit for the game against the arse. if not i can see ameobi being started again and carroll coming on as a sub.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Leo – I’d go Viduka and Owen…. We need a quality midfielder like Rob Lee to feed that final ball through…

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ms70sv8cqnc

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  • graham

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #9

    ed, WTF you got a man it’d advert on your page for? Whatever they’re paying you I’ll pay you more to take it down an replace it with mine

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  • geordiejayne13

    Jan 22, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #10

    black and white I agree we need a good midfielder like rob lee or gary speed we have been debating this in our household lol.

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  • Leo*

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #11

    yep what ever you do ed get rid of the man united ad at the top please 🙂

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  • wozza

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #13

    He may go with Smith upfront with Owen, atleast he’s not in midfield.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #14

    yes, pleeeese get rid of that add Edd!:)

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Where is this Manure ad your all on boot, cant see it.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Its gone , thank fook, thanx Ed

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #17

    none of our strikers will do anything with no midfield

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #18

    That add is back!!!

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #19

    ronaldeano – It’s back looks like a rotating banner!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Tunisia v Senegal tomorrow, ours boy and Chikhaoui and Chermiti (if he isnt banned), dont forget 🙂

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  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #21

    This blog is all about making money. Click the manure link. Play. Cringe.

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  • Tripp

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #22

    If it’s a google adsense add there’s nothing Ed can really do. Actually he can explicitly blacklist certain advertisers, but he can’t block manure ads (or anyone else for that matter) in general. Adsense won’t letcha do that.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Not only is it a manure advert, it is red and fookin white!!!

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #24

    On a black n white blog!!!

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  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #25
  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #26

    …. so what? Still a canny blog.

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  • valle

    Jan 22, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone know how Baheng played?

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  • I Shy Ty

    Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Yup. Clunk click every trip. Kerching!

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  • I Shy Ty

    Jan 23, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #29

    27 was a response to 25 not 26 🙂

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  • I Shy Ty

    Jan 23, 2008 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #30

    🙂 the ads gone 🙂

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  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 23, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #31

    and so have I

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 23, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #32

    I Shy Ty – erm no it aint, it’s a rotaiting banner – Just make sure no one clicks on it, it will be ok…. Everyone relax Ed’s not daft he’ll sort it out for us!!!!

    Ed.. why’s my post (12) not being displayed correctly – nothing offensive in it, only links to youtube referencing NUFC..!

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 23, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #33

    Black and White Blood – not sure why I had to moderate that comment – usually do them all fairly quickly – but a bit late tonight.
    😀 😀

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 23, 2008 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #34

    On the Manchester United ad I don’t have much control – since using Adsense from Google. However I do believe there’s stuff you can do to have the Google adds be more pertinent to the articles – like Newcastle United and Newcastle – will look into it.
    Hey – I’m learning all the time here. 😀
    On the money side the money I get from this blog is peanuts – it’s about half per month what I earned at IBM per single hour as a consultant – honestly. But I’m not doing this for the money either.

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  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 23, 2008 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #35

    Ed. I think it’s great that your taking this criticism and acting on it. And yes, I guess it will be ‘peanuts’ compared to your IBM days.

    B&W B. Talking of peanuts (monkeys, etc) – your second links a bit dodgy. She sounds like an angel but she swears like a trooper. Phew! 🙂

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  • Milner for Lee!

    Jan 23, 2008 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #36

    Anyone with me in thinking Keegan should try to develop James Milner into a Lee type of player? They are very similar, plus Milner is too slow to be a winger, but he’s got a great brain, 2-footed and pack a hell of a shot~~

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  • briss

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #37

    good for Carrol! was it a perfect hat-trick? header, left foot, right foot?

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  • RYAN SYAHRIL

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:21 AM

    Comment #38

    Lets give few chances for Owen and Carrol partnership. So, we don’t have to splash about 7mil to buy Peter Crouch; in fact we can sell Ameobi to Glenn Roeder and get some cash!

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  • Len

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #39

    Nice to see a review of the stiffs. I know its a bit old fashioned but I’d like to think this lot will be the first team one day so how they do is important. Also interesting that KK has made time to coach them given that last time around he disbanded the reserve team.

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  • geordie_jordan

    Jan 23, 2008 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #40

    i think kev sees the wisdom now in a reserve side. also, even if he wanted to disband it chris mort would step in the way.

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