It looked like Newcastle Reserves were heading for a second defeat on the trot last night until Andy Carroll headed home a late equalizer for Newcastle Reserves at Whitley Park.
Andy Carroll – headed equalizer late into added time
The game was even and played on a sodden pitch, made heavy by continual rainfall, but it finally ended up all square at Whitley Park, and that was probably a fair result on the night.
Carroll, the 19-year-old Gateshead born striker – who is making a good habit of scoring from headers these days, climbed above the Liverpool defense to head home Airey’s free-kick, a full three minutes into injury time.
But Liverpool themselves had scored in first half added time, when promising Dutch youngster Vincent Weijl fired low past goalkeeper Steve Harper.
As is usual these days, Newcastle pressed hard for an equalizer in the second half, and Mark Doninger had a decent chance but shot over from just from eight yards out. The chance had been made by 6’3” Andy Carroll who had headed the ball brilliantly into Mark’s path.
Newcastle deserved their draw against one of the best Reserve sides in the country.
Newcastle Reserves: Harper, Airey, Lough, Doninger (Tavernier, 60), Edgar, Kadar, Marwood, Inman, Carroll, Zamblera (Ranger, 67), Sammy Ameobi.
Subs (not used): Henderson, Soderberg