Reserves Score Twice in Injury Time to Draw

The Reserves were 2-0 down as the game entered into injury time but amazingly the youngsters scored twice in the 3 minutes of added time to snatch a point.


Shola Ameobi – scored Newcastle’s first goal

The Reserves were trailing at half time 1-0, after David Gbemie had scored after the Newcastle defense couldn’t deal with a left-wing corner.

Then with just 11 minutes to go in the game, Bolton got their second goal as Nathan Woolfe had hit the post from Johann Smith’s left-wing cross but then Leslie Thompson was there to fire in the rebound.

2-0, away from home, with just 11 minutes to go. The game is lost? Not on your life.

The youngsters don’t yet know what isn’t possible in game – because they aren’t experienced enough 😀 – and so they made an amazing come-back to score two goals in injury time and leave Bolton in complete shock. But somehow the lads snatched a point when all seemed lost.

And it was forgotten man Shola Ameobi, who started the unlikely comeback when he headed home from Mark Doninger’s free-kick early in the 3 minutes of added time.

It then looked to be all over, but with the last kick of the match, substitute Wesley Ngo Baheng pounced on a defensive error and coolly shot past Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan to equalize. Wesley had been introduced in the 79th minute for Jonny Godsmark. It was the 18 year-old Frenchman’s 3rd goal in the last 3 games for the Reserves.

As we had expected Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott and Chris Hughton were all at the game, no doubt to check out Lamine Diatta’s debut for the club, and also to watch the return of Peter Ramage. 19 year-old striker Andy Carroll was also leading the line tonight.

Diatta and Ramage formed the central defensive pair, and Peter got in a good 65 minute shift before he was substituted. We’re pleased to see Ramage back playing again.

We have no word on how well Lamine played.


Bolton Wanderers Reserves: Adam Bogdan, James Sinclair, Matt Carlisle, Robert Sissons, David Gbemie, Chris Stokes, Leslie Thompson, Sam Sheridan, Johann Smith, Kevin Wolze, Nathan Woolfe
Subs not used: Zoltan Harsanyi, Robert Lainton, Michael Burns, Aaron Mooy, Stuart McDonald

Newcastle United Reserves: Fraser Forster, Ben Tozer, Tamas Kadar, David Edgar, Lamine Diatta, Peter Ramage (Darren Lough 65m), Jonny Godsmark (Wesley Ngo Bahneg 79m), Mark Doninger, Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll, Kazenga LuaLua (Fabio Zamblera 89m).
Subs: Max Johnson, Callum Morris

Referee: Jake Collin

13 comments so far

  • CJ

    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #1

    To be honest Ramage i hope will not get a new contract cos he is not a prem player but that reserve team other than Diatta Ramage and Shola that reserve team is incredibly young and a few great player’s for the future ie Carroll Lua Lua Tozer Kadar.

  • Leo Kompany for the Toon

    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #2

    go on baheng!!! future legend does it again.

  • shirts

    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone know of a place where you can watch replays of games online? I missed the game yesterday and would like to see it. Long shot, I know, but thought I’d ask.


  • Spyro

    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #4

    GO ON BAHENG! This guy is looking like a real gem. less than 15minutes on the pitch and he scores a vital goal and gets a draw from nothing. He is on some serious form right now……oh yeah and well done to that other guy that scored…whats his name again…ummm… oh yeh… sholo amabeo aint it?? lol

  • Ausgeordie

    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Good boys for the future but they should be set a goal target by Keevan that will result in them getting a first team go.

  • dingo

    Mar 18, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #6

    a few on here did not agree with my sentiments when i watched Wesleys first reserve game @ Kingston Park….. I said then he had the magic and hes does… watch out for him!!!! defo one for the future.

  • ToonKing

    Mar 18, 2008 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #7

    can we start the reserves on saturday ???? replace Strola with Mickey and we trash Foolham.

  • milnerfan

    Mar 18, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #8

    at least it looks like we will have a decent team in about 2-3 seasons time. Hopefully some of the youngsters will come through in the summer when we get rid of carr etc.

    P.S if we do get religated (which wont happen) we would have the best team in championship just using the reserves lol

  • richie

    Mar 18, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #9

    ameobi must b the most unambitious player i have ever seen, wat age is he now?and what has he done?score for the reserves

  • CJ

    Mar 19, 2008 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Ameobi is absolute class great movement great first touch unreal in the air great finish blistering pace exremely good at defending corners powerhouse prolific in form striker then Shola wakes up and drags his arse out of bed.

  • Thomas

    Mar 19, 2008 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #11


  • Cockney Magpie

    Mar 19, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    how did that Diatta look?

  • m.

    Mar 19, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #13



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