Newcastle United Reserves will play Blyth Spartans in the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup at St. James’ Park tonight.
Fraser Forster – talented goalkeeper is oldest man on team at 20
Newcastle will again be fielding a very young side against Blyth tonight and we think the average is 18. Newcastle’s promising coach Adam Sadler wants that trophy – and said today:
“We will have a young side against Blyth, so physically there may be a “mismatch”, but we will go into the game with confidence,”
“People will expect the quality of our players – and rightly so – to be better than most of the non-league clubs.â€ “But the test is playing against physically stronger players who also have a good level of quality.â€
“We know Blyth are a very good non-league club with a really good history, and good people running the club on and off the pitch.â€
“This competition is a great experience for the players and we are all very much looking forward to the Final, especially as it is as St.James’ Park in front of a good crowd with first-class surroundings.”
Newcastle line-up with the following side, which has an average age of 18 years, and all teenagers except for old man Forster, who turned 20 last month: 😀
There are quite a few exciting young players in the following team.
Fraser Forster, Callum Morris, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Ben Tozer, Tamas Kadar, Jonny Godsmark, James Troisi, Ryan Donaldson, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua
Subs: Frank Wiafe Danquah, Ole Soderberg, James Marwood, Shane Ferguson, Matthew Grieve