Sadler’s Created Great Team Spirit in the Reserves


Newcastle Reserve Team manager Adam Sadler praised the fighting spirit of his team as they miraculously came back from two goals down to snatch a dramatic draw against Bolton Wanderers, with two goals in injury time.

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Adam Sadler – another good point for the Reserves


As we said after the game last night these youngsters don’t have the experience to know when they are beaten, and they still think anything is possible in a game. That being true, who needs experience? 😀

Goals from Shola Ameobi (91) and then Wesley Ngo Baheng (93) completed a tremendous comeback, and adds to the dramatic results this young side have accomplished over these last 9 games. The run started when our 5 new young recruits arrived in January. The boys have just one defeat in that time.

Adam Sadler was rightly delighted with the point, as he spoke to the Official Newcastle United Site, before getting on the bus for the trip back to Tyneside:

“I’ve spoken before about the team spirit and team ethic here and about fighting until the bitter end,” “We didn’t play as well as we have in recent weeks but we didn’t give up and have scored two very good goals.”

“Shola’s was a great header and Wesley has came off the bench and showed he can always be a threat, he’s getting better game by game and showed the quality we needed.”

“Peter Ramage has shown a great attitude and looked in control.” “I’m delighted he did well and in front of Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott and Chris Hughton who were there to watch.”

Senegal captain Lamine Diatta played the full game at center-back, and Peter Ramage made his comeback after being out since last August with his ACL, and the 24-year-old came through 65 minutes of the game. It looks like Ashington born Peter had a good game.

Peter’s contract at Newcastle runs out in the summer, so he is playing for his career in these last7 weeks of the season.

It’s good to see Kevin and his coaches at these reserve games, even when they are away from home, it shows a togetherness at the club, and the youngsters must love it.

Still no word on how Diatta played.

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5 comments so far

  • Leo Kompany for the Toon

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    gotta love sandlers hair dont ya, maybe thats how he has got the spirits soo high, hey everyone you think your having a bad game, look at me, and try and tell me this!

    nah jokes aside i think sadler has done a good job with the reserves good on him, and i hope its no coincidence that this up in form has come into play once we brought in these new boys.

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  • Spyro

    Mar 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    COME ON BAHENG!!!

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  • Mighty Mouse

    Mar 19, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Looks like Mosey

    Keep Banging them in Baheng!

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  • Tripp

    Mar 19, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Gotta love the results. What was the Reserves’ record before January? We’ve only lost to and experienced Wigan side since, right?

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  • Scott Hodge

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Tripp, we were well beaten by Boro at St James before Xmas but they had a really strong team out with the likes of Mendieta and Gong Dook Lee, corect me if I’m wrong !

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