Young Newcastle Reserve Side Drop Points To Hull City

Newcastle United Reserves, who are made up of a lot of our youngsters these days should really have made it four wins on the trot yesterday against Hull City, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Carroll – scored one last night but could have had a brace

We say we should really have won it, because Andy Carroll was presented with an opportunity to win the game for Newcastle, when Godsmark was brought down in the box after just 55 minutes, with the scores level at 1-1.

But goalkeeper Matt Duke, who pulled of a number of top drawer saves all night, and was easily the Man of the Match, saved the penalty and the chance was lost.

Nile Ranger has been in great form for the Magpies second string and Under-18s this season, and put in a powerful strike from distance early in the game, that had Duke saving at the second attempt.

The game was full of incident during the opening, and Bill Law struck Tim Krul’s upright before Ben Tozer deflected Ryan Kendall’s effort over the bar from the rebound – a close shave for the home side.

Then Seb Bassong, having a run-out to keep his match fitness, tried a left footed volley from the edge of the area but again Duke was equal to the effort.

But after 37 minutes it was Hull who broke the deadlock and Greek International Stelios, formerly with Bolton, turned in Featherstone’s cross from the left.

But after the break Newcastle were level within two minutes of the restart, when 6’3″ Andy Carroll produced another of his bullet headers from eight yards following another excellent Bassong center. Hull were not finished and Dutch keeper Tim Krul then had to make a great save from a powerful 20 yard Kendall effort.

Although Newcastle applied late pressure they had to be content with a 1-1 side to a battling Hull second string last night.

Newcastle are playing lots of youngsters in the reserves again, just like last season, and the average age of the starting eleven last night was just over 18.5.

The old man for the night being Bassong at 22, with first teamer David Edgar also having a welcome run out.

Newcastle United: Tim Krul, Callum Morris (Shane Ferguson, 67m) Tamas Kadar (Brad Inman, 46m) David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Sebastien Bassong, Jonathan Godsmark, Mark Doninger (James Tavernier, 72m), Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll, James Marwood.
Subs: Darren Lough, Sammy Ameobi

Hull City: Matt Duke, Steve Gardner, Nathan Hanley (Mark Cullen, 84m), Nicky McNamara, Matt Plummer (Tom Cairney, 49m), Joe Lamplough, Stelios, Nicky Featherstone, Ryan Kendall, Bill Law (Dean Deagle, 83m), Will Atkinson
Subs: John Leonard, Tom Woodhead

5 comments so far

  • keith

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    first! any idea if any the young lads are ready for the first team?

  • adam

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2,16368,2483_4457884,00.html

    Boys and Girls – I think that Shay and Owen will to Spurs in the TW. 3 reasons.

    1 – Ashley massive Spurs fan
    2 – Will cash in on a couple of assets as a 2 fingered salute to the NE.

    It is merely what I think but I think if the door opens for Shay then he’ll go and as for Owen. he’s been a disaster for NUFC and Cashley will take an undisclosed £3-5 million for him. However, pleased about Monday night and still think we can make top 8 this season regardless. Howay the LAds

    2 –

  • keith

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    dont belive about given, owen i dont care about , but given will not leave us for spurs, if he does leave it be for a top 4 side

  • Monster

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I very much doubt either will go tbh.

    I really can’t see Given moving anywhere and I think Owen would only leave us for a better team than Tottenham (which in fairness gives him plenty of options!).

  • Heavy hitters

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Getting back to the reserves, watching them last night I’d say probaly not. Ranger showed nothing of the young world beater he’s been hyped up to be, Carroll had a good game though. Bassong showed his experience all night. Kadar was in agony and come off around half time. Edgar looks frustrated at the mo and who can blame him, he played midfield in the first half and moved to CB in the second half, the club have quite simply taken the piss out of a good prospect who must be looking to move on asap. Godsmark had a good game, great pace too but is very lightweight. We played very well against a cracking Hull City team. A thoroughly enjoyable game !!


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