HT: Hartlepool 1 Newcastle 1: Magpies Fight Back


In their first pre-season game of the season Newcastle found themselves level with hosts Hartlepool United, after 45 minutes, with the scores at 1-1.

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In a lively first half that had both teams playing attacking football, the first half ended with the teams level at 1-1.

Both sides started well with Hartlepool having more of the play in the first 5 minutes but then Newcastle started to get into their stride.

But then, after just 16 minutes Hartlepool took the lead, when Joel Porter sprung Matty Robson clear with a ball that went behind the Newcastle back four, and the winger shot nicely past the oncoming Shay Given.

It looked to be some poor positional play by Newcastle, and no doubt they will go through this goal next week with the coaching staff.

The game was to and fro and both sides could have scored as Newcastle looked to come back in the game, and on 40 minutes Newcastle finally drew level.

They broke quickly out of defense with James Milner with the ball and Damien Duff in support of the 22 year-old.

Milner then waited and then put the ball through to Duff, and the Irishman placed the ball nicely past the goalkeeper into the far corner of the net, from just inside the penalty area. A nice goal from the Irishman – and maybe Damien can start to score more goals for us.

But it’s a nicely worked goal from the Magpies and very well put away by Duff. This will be a big confidence booster for the Irishman, who hasn’t scored many goals in his two years on Tyneside.

A minute later and Newcastle were almost ahead after Oba Martins rounded goalkeeper Lee-Barrett – and had tried to tap the ball home, but he missed but it was a difficult chance for the Nigerian, and he was alert enough to almost get the ball in the net.

Just before half time Charles N’Zogbia hit a terrific shot from distance and the goalkeeper could only parry the ball, and it was cleared for a corner – a great effort from the Frenchman.

The half time whistle came, and we would expect some changes to be made for the second half, with presumably 21 year-old Danny Guthrie coming in for his Newcastle United debut.

TEAMS

Hartlepool: Arran Lee-Barrett, Jamie McCunnie, Ritchie Humphreys, Antony Sweeney, Ben Clark, Sam Collins (c), Gary Liddle, Ritchie Jones, James Brown, Joel Porter, Matty Robson
Subs: Andy Monkhouse, Jonny Rowell, Michael Mackay, Richard Barker, Alan Power, Michael Nelson, Willie Boland, Jan Budtz, David Foley

Newcastle United:
Shay Given, David Edgar, Jose Enrique, Steven Taylor, Claudio Cacapa, Damien Duff, James Milner, Nicky Butt (c), Charles N’Zogbia, Oba Martins, Alan Smith
Subs: Fraser Forster, Danny Guthrie, Shola Ameobi, Frank Wiafe Danquah, BenTozer, Callum Morris, Mark Doninger, Jonny Godsmark, Darren Lough

Referee: Graham Laws
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101 comments so far

  • Stay Tooned

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    whooooo

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  • Matt

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Martins off Ameobi on!

    lol.

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  • Albert Stigys

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Ameobi on for Martins, Guthrie for Enrique, Zog at left back

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  • Stay Tooned

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully putting Ameobi in the shop window.

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  • Albert Stigys

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    2-1!

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  • TOOON

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    duffs got a second

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  • Spyro

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    guthrie just came on and already has an assist

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    2-1 guthrie assist and duff goal num 2

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  • Albert Stigys

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie goal, 3-1

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  • Toon Al

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #10

    get in danny boy

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  • Midjew

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    where is everyone getting this info from?

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  • Spyro

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    AND he scored, wot a star eh

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  • Midjew

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    GUTHRIE SCORED? WOW COOL!!

    1 Assist
    1 Goal

    NOT BAD

    wonder why Oba Was taken off

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  • Stay Tooned

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Well, Guthrie’s having a good game

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  • Toon Al

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #15
  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #16

    where is everyone that said guthrie would make no impact this is a sign of things to come. 1 assist and 1 goal in 15mins Guthrie will be our midfield dynamo this next season

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  • Stephen

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Wow 1 goal and 1 goal assist already

    i know its just a friendly and from a low league team

    but impressive and thats coming from the person who said he be a disaster

    wasnt i wrong 🙂

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  • Piers

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Haha sick…….Does anyone know that if you prescribe for Nufctv…..do you get to watch the live matches?

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  • Toon Al

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #19

    chantin “if shola scores we’re on the pitch” hahahaha

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  • Spyro

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #20

    shola should have scored, but what a surprise, he got his legs in a tangle lol

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #21

    piers no you gett the highlights later today

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  • Midlandstoon

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Shola falls over his feet again or its 4-1.
    Guthrie looks a canny buy
    Any news on any transfers lads?

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  • Toon Al

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #23

    if you download sopcast u can see them all free, all the in season games anyway,

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  • simon toon fan

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    typical shola gets his feet in a tangle with an open goal and misses the target completely bye bye shola

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  • beye the great

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #25

    how do people know guthrieis playing well and its 2-1 now

    COME ON THE TOON

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  • Piers

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Thanks Yorkie dave….great start for Guthrie!!

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  • ben E

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #27

    i no we shudnt get ahead of our selves but cumon
    looks like kev has got it spot on with guthrie aswell 😉

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Shape of things to come?

    Did the team performance also benefit from the inclusion of Shola, only asking!!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #29

    tozer’s coming on

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  • Midlandstoon

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Tozers on now this is interesting. Wonder how he gets on

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  • Albert Stigys

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Tozer on for Edgar

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  • davey

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #32

    lmao see what ya can do with a sub 😉

    instant impact
    may turn out to be a rather good buy for us 😀

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  • Midlandstoon

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #33

    forsters on

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  • Albert Stigys

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Fraser Forster on for Given

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  • Toon Al

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #35

    forster on

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  • ben E

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #36

    forsters on …. hope he hhas a good game i liked krul but this lads english so i hope he makes it

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  • Martin

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Is this Tozer’s first run out in the first team?

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  • Midlandstoon

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #38

    shola has had a few chances now and he cant score past Hartlepool. Gotta get rid of him

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  • Piers

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Ya why hasn’t he left yet?

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  • bell jan

    Jul 19, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #40

    typical shola why is he still here absolute garbage!

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