Ranger And Godsmark Power Newcastle To Sunderland Victory


Good news yesterday as Newcastle Reserves beat Sunderland Reserves 2-1, in a game that did not lack pride or passion as referee Steven Cummins gave out 9 yellow cards and sent off Sunderland captain Jack Colback with 14 minutes to go, with Newcastle leading 2-1 at that time.

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Nile Ranger – scored first goal of the game

This very young  Newcastle Reserves side is being well coached by Richard Money, and the lads were certainly up for the fight with local defenders James Taylor and Jeff Henderson both playing great games, as though their very lives depended on it.

And again it was a certain 17 year-old Nile Ranger, who scored his 5th goal for the Reserves and 19th in total this season, when he leaped above everybody to get to Mark Doninger’s corner kick to head home after 20 minutes, to put Newcastle ahead.

Newcastle had started the game well and deserved to be in the lead, but Sunderland came right back in front of a 1,500 home crowd at the Hetton Center, Hetton-le-Hole.

After 23 minutes Jamie Chandler hit a tremendous drive that goalkeeper Fraser Forster did well to stop, and then an incoming cross from Nathan Luscombe was put only inches over the cross bar by Chandler sliding in at the far post.

But then just before the break, Sunderland equalized as Chandler was through on goal and Forster managed to block the effort, but then David Dowson following up had the ball in the back of the net from 20 yards out.

The game was played in heavy rain and a strong wind, hardly ideal conditions, but then in the second half Taylor set up Godsmark who was put clean through by the promising Ashington-born defender after 54 minutes.

Godsmark took the opportunity well as he placed the ball past the on-rushing Colgan to put Newcastle ahead again.

Sunderland came back strongly and Fraser Forster was in good form in the Newcastle goal, but then on 76 minutes Colback was sent off for a blatant foul on Godsmark.

Right at the end Tamas Kadar made an excellent goal-saving tackle, but was injured in the process and had to be carried off.

The Hungary Under-21 star was taken to hospital after the game and we don’t know exactly how serious his injury is. Hopefully we should find that out today.

Let’s also hope this is a preview of when the first team meet at St. James’ Park a week on Saturday, because we badly need a win in that game.


Newcastle United Reserves: Forster, Taylor, Lough, Doninger (Inman 68), Henderson (Dummett 81), Kadar (McDermott 88), Godsmark, Donaldson, Ranger, LuaLua, Danquah
Subs n/u: Soderberg, Williams



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28 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    GET INNNNNN!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s just play Ranger!

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Ranger is on fire!

    Does anyone know how tall he is? I’ve seen him on nufctv/read about it on here scoring with his head a fair bit, is that ’cause of good movement/lack of quality in the reserves/height?

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  • Ericles

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    When are we going to see Ranger and Godsmark given a chance with the first XI? Surely a run out from the bench if we are winning at home is not too much to ask? These young men are our future not the worn out journeymen we are being told are supposed to be coming to NUFC.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Good call Brettoon, id love to see Ranger get a shot in the first team

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  • Fostino

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    ranger cant stop scoring……..what a gem

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  • Mikeflame

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Bloody JfK is missing out on all this talent by being a bloody Dinosaur and thinking he can’t play kids! Grrrr they deserve a chance!

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  • NUF-C u in the Championship

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Apparently Kadar’s injury looks serious..

    If Ranger was good enough he’d be in. Even if he is better than Carroll he’d be in, so he mustn’t be ready yet. I agree though that in times like this, a wildcard can sometimes be the best thing. Look at Blackburn’s lack of a striker around ten years ago, they showved a defender (Paul Warhurst) up front and he was prolific. Love to see Ranger given 30 mins against Citeh but doubt it.

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  • batty

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    surely we going have to play them cos we not gonna buy any one are we

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    I don’t mean to be rude…BUT I DON’T GIVE A F@CK ABOUT THE RESERVE TEAM RIGHT NOW…….

    F@CKING HELL…..WHAT IS GOING ON????

    HOW IS IT THAT WE STILL HAVE NOT SIGNED ANYONE AND ITS THE F@CKING 22/01/09!!!!!!!

    WE ARE GOING DOWN…SIMPLE AS!!!!!! UNLESS SOMETHING DRASTIC IS DONE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS….

    WE ARE IN RUIN….

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    sad news about Kadar, good luck and get back soon lad.

    A swedish newpaper, Expressen, reported that the growl between Caroll and Zoggy aint over and that they wants to meet and have there fight in private were they cant be separated by teammates. They uses the sun as source, so I/we dont belive in that to much..

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Kevin Nichol – you should care…If we go down then this is next season’s 1st team!

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  • batty

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Kevin Nichol tottaly agree m8 but we not gonna sign any one

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15
  • NUF-C u in the Championship

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    KEVIN NICHOL

    I reckon there’s got to be something big going to happen. I know it won’t be big as in a WOW signing but I reckon we’ll bring in 4 or 5 players to give us options before the 2nd Feb 09…

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17

    toon sweden – thanks sounds f*kn ridiculous

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #18

    ITS A JOKE! WE NEED TO ORGANISE ANOTHER PROTEST AIMED AT LLAMBIAS & WISE! IF WE GET BEAT OF SUNDERLAND AND WE MAY VERY WELL BE IN THE BOTTOM THREE WHEN WE PLAY THEM; THEN IT WILL GO OFF…!!!!!!

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  • Mikeflame

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    At the end of the day they’re the future of our club and the only part having any success! Good to see some positive news about us for once! Well done lads and keep up the good work!!

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m not bothered about a WOW signing….We just need players who have experience and who are good enough to keep us out of the bottom three by the end of the season….

    Will we get it? I Doubt it?

    Cockney mafia out….

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Toon Sydney, I know it sound ridiculous but just wants you all to know what even more crap the papers writes about our beloved club.

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  • RichK

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Good comment Mikeflame!

    Kevin Nichol – you should care about the reserves and youth, they are our future and it looks as though we really do have a lot of very good youngsters at the club and as i’ve said in as post a couple of days ago I think we should take Arsenal and Man U’s view on the league cup next year and play these boys!

    Once again I urge some patience, a lot of business happens in the last few days even hours of the window so don’t panic just yet, most deals take a lot longer these days than they used to!judge us in february not now.

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  • Robbanufc

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #23

    Where can I find a list of when the Young Guns and the Reserve side plays their matches? Kind of wanted to see them while i’m in Newcastle. Any games in Newcastle between 30th Jan to 3rd Feb?

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  • Darling27

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #24

    I hope Kadar’s injury isn’t serious. Was looking forward to seeing if he got a run in the first team.

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  • RichK

    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #25

    As for a protest – forget it get behind the club and get on with it, they need our support for now, if they don’t get it we will go down, if you want to protest, do it in the summer when we are safe in the prem!

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  • jim

    Jan 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #26

    GET THE BANNERS READY! ASHLEY OUT! BRING BACK KING KEV ! GET THE LOT OF THEM OUT- SHEPHERD AND JOHN HALL BACK! AT LEAST WE CAN GAMBLE ON THE DEBT SPENT ON PLAYERS IF WE GET IN EUROPE! THATS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY – RISKING IT- SPECULATE TO ACCUMULATE! BOLLOX TO WAITIN GET WA ARSES TO THE GROUND! THE ONLY WAY WE KNOW HOW! IT WORKED LAST TIME BUT WE NEVER KEPT IT UP LONG ENUFF – FAT FRED AND SIR JOHN HALL U LISTENING? SHEPHERD AND HALLS BLACK AND WHITE ARMY ! CMAAAN!

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  • Girth

    Jan 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #27

    is that a piss take ? ^^^^^^^

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  • Ashley is a fake

    Jan 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #28

    does anyone else think ashley doesnt care about the first team as long as they stay up, then he wants the youngsters to to do the work maintain a good position in the table and then sell the club as soon as he can make a profit. im sick of his shit. i agree the club should grow up with youngsters but we need to have youngsters ready to play now or atleast give them a shot the likes of ranger, kazenga, kadar, should have had more oppurtnities, so they can imporove. we should have 4-6 in the team right now to grow and play together, i think if we didi go down they sigh a load of past its instead of giving them a shot, kinneear grow some balls stop making the easy decision, take a risk. as for ashley the ONLY way to get him out is to financially submit him so hes losing so mush money he cant sleep at night ( not attending games) it is hard to do when lads are trying but its a small sacrifice int he end. Thats the only way he will sell…period. id personnaly like to see some of the money taken out of the game its ruining it the likes of chelsea and man city. nobody should get over 50000 a week for playing footy. i say the more of a pussy ashley is with is cash the more we pull the strings (we can get you out you fat #####)….bring on the kids !

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