As we reported late last night, Kevin Keegan was at North Shields on Wednesday night to see his young Newcastle’s Reserve side record their second consecutive victory, this time against the Robins 3-0.
Kevin Keegan - delighted with last two Reserves’ displays
Newcastle are now in the semi-finals of the Northumberland Senior with a goal from Jonny Godsmark and two great strikes from local boy and England Under-17 International Mark Doninger.
Last week Newcaastle thrashed local rivals Middlesbrough 5-0 with Andy Carroll hitting a good hat-trick in that game. New signings Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer and Wesley Boeteng all played the full game last night and Keegan is delighted with the second string performances.
Kevin told Newcastle World TV today:
“That was a great result for the club at Middlesbrough,”.“These little things like reserve fixtures seem unimportant but, when you get a result like that against Middlesbrough who bring a lot of good players through, it’s great for morale.â€
“You don’t want to go everywhere and get beat because these players need an environment to show us what they can do.â€ “I’m delighted for the lads and long may it continue.”
We’re very pleased that Kevin is attending these games and showing an obvious interest in the youngsters – because this is without doubt, where the future of the club lies.
With all the young talent coming into the club, it will soon be a joy to watch the youngsters playing for the Newcastle Reserves side. Just like it was when Kevin was last at the club, when crowds of 10.000 showed up to see the class that was playing in the reserve team those days – not to mention the first team.
As Kevin says – long may it continue.
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