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