Ameobi Scores Another Two In Reserves Win

Shola isn’t the only member of  the Ameobi family currently scoring goals, as his younger brother Sammy last night scored two second half goals for Newcastle United Reserves, as they came from behind in the Central League Cup, with a solid 2-1 win at Hartlepool.

Sammy Ameobi – two goals for the Reserves last night

Early in the game Michael McCrudden poked Callum Morris’ cross in on goal but goalkeeper Jan Budtz did well to clear at the foot of the post.  Tim Krul has been showing goods form for the Reserves and made a very good save from McKay’s quick shot on 27 minutes.

But then Hartlepool surprisingly took the lead just before the break when Alan Power’s through ball was turned into the goalmouth by David Foley for Martin Young to slot home from close range.

Newcastle increased the pace of the game in the second half, but it wasn’t until the 71st minute that they got on level terms when Sammy Ameobi volleyed home beautifully from 12 yards out, after controlling the ball in an instant.  Just 5 minutes later Ameobi hit the winner as he fired home Nile Ranger’s low cross from close range.

The Reserves win means we move onto three points in the five-team group, with a trip to Carlisle the next step in December. But another solid win from the Reserves who are starting to find their form, and of course are packed full of our top-class teenagers.

That’s certainly a bright spot for the club right now.

Hartlepool Reserves: Jan Budtz, Jamie McCunnie, Billy Blackford (Dylan Purvis, 82m), Joe Tait, Jack Sharpes, Alan Power, Martin Young, Jonny Rowell (Mark Ellison, 29m), Matty Tymon, Michael Mackay, David Foley
Subs not used: Lee Mason, Tom Marron, Mark Cook

Newcastle United Reserves:
Tim Krul, Callum Morris, Darren Lough, James Marwood (Conor Newton, 62m) Ben Tozer, Tamas Kadar, Jonny Godsmark, Mark Doninger (James Tavernier, 62m), Nile Ranger, Sammy Ameobi, Michael McCrudden (Brad Inman, 46m)
Subs not used: Jeff Henderson, Phil Airey

15 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Oct 28, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    That has to be Shola with a wig on

  • Darling27

    Oct 28, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    The future is very bright. I’m really impressed with our youth and resevre teams.

  • JJ

    Oct 28, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    No000000000000000000000000, Shola just wont go away, even if we sold him he’d put on a wig and come play as his “brother”.
    He’s here forever : (.
    Plus he looks a bit like that las from Destiny’s child with that hair style. LOL.

  • Ben_BKK

    Oct 28, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    my god he really does look hilarious haha

  • neeraj

    Oct 28, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    one thing MA has done right made our future bright…..

    great going lads

  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 28, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    We’ve got some good young kids but what will happen to them in the future? They very rarely get a chance in the first team and end up on the bench as cover or brought on if and when and often out of position like Edgar who if he doesnt leave soon will ruin his career. Our overpaid prima donnas get the shout over them no matter how bad they play, Edgar and Kadar are far better CB’s than Taylor. I would give Ranger the nod over Ameobi right now. Godsmark could also do no worse than Butt or Guthrie. I ask myself the question “What kid in his right mind would want to start his career at Newcastle”?

  • MichaelA

    Oct 28, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Heavy Hitters, A team like Arsenal can blood kids because they are a good team, there is no point in throwing kids into the situation we find ourselves in.

    And seriously, Shola scores twice so drop him for a kid who has no experience at all. I’m not the biggest fan of Ameobi but why drop a forward who is scoring.

    Kadar a better CB than Taylor? He looks a good prospect at mainly left back, and hows he gonna feel if we throw him and Cristiano Ronaldo finds form.

  • jay b

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    it’s a clone!!!

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Start hoyin’ a few kids in now & then…
    Kadar, Lua Lua, Ranger, Tozer, Godsmark et al!..

  • frenchy

    Oct 28, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    went to watch the reserves last night and i wasnt too impressed. tozer and kadar looked shaky as f### with kadar at fault for hartlepools goal. Ameobi scored 2goals but he has a lot to learn often sticking to ranger when he he should of spread out for him to run onto flick ons. however on the other side Tim Krul looked very accomplished and Nile Ranger looked world class putting both goals on a plate for ameobi and torturing hartlepools defence this kid looks good! also impressed with our 2 full backs cant remember their names tho!.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 28, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Nice one Frenchy!..

  • micepie

    Oct 28, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Wait a minute! That’s just Shola with a Beatles wig!

  • skin d

    Oct 28, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    somebody should tell him about that dead rat on his heed.

  • skin d

    Oct 28, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    is that shola with a whitney houston wig on?


    Oct 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    That is Shola without the Haircut ha ha ha


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