Newcastle reserves got back on the winning track last night, with a seemingly comfortable win against Everton Reserves, 3-0 at St. James’ Park in front of Kevin Keegan.
Andy Carroll – scored two in front of a watching Kevin Keegan
But the win wasnâ€™t quite as comfortable as the score line suggests with big Andy Carroll scoring a couple of goals in the last few minutes to secure the win.
Newcastle United took the lead early on after a mistake by Everton defender John Irving, when he put the ball past his own keeper Iain Turner, who was back in the side following injury.
But the game was evenly matched until after 85 minutes when Jonny Godsmark crossed for Carroll to fire home from the edge of the penalty area. And then deep into injury-time the 6â€™3â€ striker from Gateshead headed home a Doninger corner when he easily rose above everybody, to give a flattering look to the scoreline.
The 19-year-old had another outstanding game and finally got his just reward with a late double in front of watching boss Kevin Keegan.
We hope Andy gets a try out for the first team, who are finding it difficult to score these days. Not so for Andy, who has now scored 6 goals in 5 games for the Reserves since he returned from his loan spell at Preston.
Italian 17 year-old Fabio Zamblera finally made his Newcastle debut as a second-half substitute. The former Atalanta star could have made it a goal scoring start but keeper Turner saved his close range effort after 87 minutes.
The reserve side is very young and seems to be playing very well under Adam Sadler. Up and coming stars Forster, Edgar, Tozer, Kadar, Carroll, Baheng, Lua Lua and Zamblera all played last night.
848 attended the game last night, which is the best crowd of the season for a Reserve game.
Newcastle United Reserves: Forster, Edgar, Lough, Doninger, Tozer, Kadar, Godsmark, Troisi, Carroll, Baheng, LuaLua
Subs: Zamblera, Soderberg, Donaldson, Francis, Marwood
Everton Reserves: Turner, Densmore, Gardner, Irving, Dennehy, Gosling, Rodwell, Harpur, Morrison, Downes, Agard
Subs: Jones, O’Kane, Sinnot, Baxter, Codling