Brilliant Newcastle Youngsters Easily Beat QPR

Good news last night as the strong Newcastle United Under-18 side stormed through to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup after a terrific display from Richard Money’s boys at QPR, where they easily advanced to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup with a convincing 3-1 win.


Richard Money – had bairns well prepared last night – brilliant display

It took Newcastle just 6 minutes at Loftus Road to score their first goal, when Northern Ireland winger Michael McCrudden whipped in a free-kick that was headed home by local load and center-back Jeff Henderson from 8 yards out.

Newcastle started the game like a steam train and 17 year-old Nile Ranger’s brilliant leap and powerful header looked like a goal but QPR goalkeeper Bulmer made a terrific save form the impressive youngster.

Newcastle’s 17 year-old McCrudden then raced through on goal but Bulmer again saved the London side.

Newcastle seemed on top form and the speed with which Newcastle were knocking the ball about with one touch football was not only great to watch, but was causing QPR all sorts of problems for the London lads.

It was 1-0 at the interval but should have been more but for the heroics of QPR goalkeeper Niki-Lee Bulmer, and QPR rallied well after the interval and Max Johnson saved well from Josh Parke.

Then on 58 minutes, a James Tavernier free-kick was then controlled well and hit high into the net by defender James Taylor from just 6 yards out, and the Geordies were two goals up.

The home side tried to rally and Johnson, who hadn’t had too much to do all game, produced a great one-handed save from Ed Harris’s close in drive.

But then the game was put home by the visitors when substitute Dan Williams stabbed the ball into the net from just 12 yards out to make it 3-0, and then Perring managed to pull one back for QPR on 79 minutes.

But this was one terrific performance from the Newcastle youngsters, who put in a sterling performance.

Ashington born and former player Peter Ramage was watching in the stands, and he had to be impressed with the Newcastle youngsters, and of course Peter played for the Youth team many many times in the past, during his development though the Youth Academy.

Job well done by the bairns, and seemingly another good piece of coaching from Richard Money and his staff.


QPR: Niki-Lee Bulmer, Michael Wright, Femi Ilesanmi, Max Ehmer (Elliott Cox, 60m), Ed Harris, Luke Olley (Danny Bailey, 74m), Josh Parker, Andrew Perring, Antonio German, Terry Smith, Cyrus Sylvan-Vanterpool (Christian Nanetti, 70m)
Subs not used: Joe Brittain, Javonne Molloy

NUFC: Max Johnson, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Brad Inman, Jeff Henderson, James Taylor, Conor Newton (Dan Williams, 57m) Ryan Donaldson (c), Nile Ranger, Michael McCrudden, Shane Ferguson (Stephen Folan, 83m)
Subs not used: Dan Leadbitter, Jak Alnwick, Greg McDermott

Referee: Mr T Mason
Attendance: tbc

11 comments so far

  • Kash

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder how many of these lads will make the first team grade?

  • ginkoh

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully our kids will get some chance in the first team in next 2-3 years

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    JFK comments in the paper this morning that we wont beat the drop with the kids, might be factual but doesnt exactly instill the kids with confidence…………….Applause applause.

    ED your stance re JFK being good because he keeps us informed is VERy misguided, he has done nothing but spout Lies and untruths, and if you read his quotes this week, it continues and gets worse!!

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Speaking about QPR, anyone knows how our old lad Rambo is doing?

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Hats off and scarfs waved in the air. Nice one lads. I know there is a big difference between the youth and the 1st team but it shows what a good youth squad and behind the scenes team we have. Well done Richard (Money) and the lads.

    I have never been to see them in action, which one day (time allowing) I might do.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    well done lads keep up the good work

  • grant165

    Jan 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Hi QPR fan here.

    Just regarding the question about Ramage, he has been absolutley awful all season.

    I feel a bit sorry for him because its got to the stage where fans get on his back straight away.

    I think he’s going to have to leave and start again somewhere else although he wont get anywhere near what we are alledgedly paying him a week.

  • bowburnmag

    Jan 16, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed – for a second I misread the bit about “Ed Harris’s close in drive” and assumed your career had been rekindled as an U18 ringer, though judging by your natural position you might have been slightly high up the pitch.

  • DJG

    Jan 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah good win.

    Next up is current holders and top of u-18 premier league C Man City.

    Will be a different game althogether but if they play like that you never know.

    If we can beat the impressive City youth side, I wouldnt bet against us winning it.

    Might see what the price is now actually.
    We might also have Ferreira by then.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 16, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Thanks Grant, sad news. Good luck for the rest of the season anyway!

  • Ericles

    Jan 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Great news – especially after Hull. Still want to see some of these youngsters bloodied in a home match when we are safe. Can we win the Youth Cup?


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