Newcastle United Reserves battled back from a goal down to record a comfortable 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers Reserves at Morecambe last night.
Adam Sadler – Reserves’ best display yet
Newcastle went down early but then were 2-1 up at the break through good goals from Wesley Baheng and Andy Carroll. Andy had another excellent game, and was totally dominant in the air. Yes, Andy’s goal was a header, and he also hit the bar with yet another bullet header in the first half.
Newcastle controlled the second half and then Jonny Godsmark scored Newcastleâ€™s 3rd goal just four minutes from time.
Up and coming Newcastle Reserves Team Manager Adam Sadler couldnâ€™t hide his delight at the reserves performance, as he talked to Newcastle World TV today:
“That was our best display yet and it’s fair to say I’m delighted with the lads,” “There’s a real spirit among the lads and that is something I’ve worked on since I took over.”
“We’ve gone a goal down but have rolled up our sleeves and were soon back in the game.”
“Big Andy has then got another great headed goal and, although we haven’t got a third until late on, I always thought we were comfortable.”
“That’s one defeat in eight games now and long may this run continue because everyone is enjoying themselves and we’re seeing a real improvement in the lads.”
Adam’s done a great job since he took over the Reserves side, and of course he is blooding many of our top youngsters. These are becoming the crown jewels at Newcastle, and are certainly a stark contrast to our first team squad, many of whom are simply not good enough.
Here’s the side that played last night. Tamas Kadar, our promising 17 year-old Hungarian center-back was not available since he is on duty with the Hungary Under-19 side. However, Soderberg, Tozer, Edgar, Carroll, Zamblera, Baheng and Lua Lua all played last night.
Newcastle United: Olle Soderberg, James Marwood, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Ben Tozer, Callum Morris, Jonny Godsmark, David Edgar, Andy Carroll (Fabio Zamblera, 74mins), Wesley Ngo Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua
Subs not used: Ryan Donaldson, Mark Cook, Shane Ferguson, Matthew Grieve