Newcastle United reserves played themselves through to the last four of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday night, when they beat North Shields at the Ralph Gardner Park 3-0.
Mark Doninger – England youngster scored two great goals for Reserves
Kevin Keegan was at the game and England Under-17 International and local boy Mark Doninger was Newcastle’s two goal hero with long shots, the second being a spectacular strike by the striker.
Jonny Godsmark opened the scoring during the first-half when Newcastle broke away down the right and skipper David Edgar crossed for Godsmark to put the ball home after 35 minutes.
Then 10 minutes after half time Newcastle went two goals up when Doninger scored his first with a low shot from outside the area.
The 18-year-old then hit an an unstoppable rising drive from 30 yards, which flew into the top corner of the goal after 60 minutes.
Watching Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan must have been impressed with Newcastle born Mark Doninger, who continues to look a real star of the future.
Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer and Wesley Baheng, our January acquisitions, all played the full game for the Reserves.
Newcastle United Reserves: Fraser Forster, Callum Morris, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, David Edgar, Mark Doninger (Patrick McLaughlin, 73m), Frank Wiafe Danquah (James Marwood, 58m), Kazenga LuaLua, Jonny Godsmark, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Andy Carroll (Dan Neary 80m)