After the disappointment of giving away a late goal at Hull City last week, Newcastle Reserves got back on the winning track again last night.
Nile Ranger – scored again last night in Reserves win
Newcastle United Reserves came from behind against Everton at Whitley Park on Monday night, to get a welcome 2-1 win, and take themselves to second place in the Barclays Premier Reserve League North – behind Sunderland.
And both Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were there to watch the game along with first team players Jonas Gutierrez and Sebastien Bassong. We’re always impressed with first teamers who turn up to support the youngsters at the club, so it’s good that Seb and Jonas attended the game last night at Whitley Park.
Richard Money’s young guns extended their unbeaten run to six matches, but it was the visitors who took the lead on 15 minutes when center-back Cory Sinnott put the ball home at the far post from Eunan O’Kane’s free-kick from the left.
Jonny Godsmark came the nearest to equalizing before the break when his delicate lob beat goal keeper Iain Turner but James McCarten headed off the line.
Richard money has these lads well copached and they remianed patient until the 65th minute when top scorer Mark Doninger headed past Turner from James Tavernier’s excellent cross.
After that goal it was all Newcastle and Kazenga LuaLua was unlucky when his low shot was kept out by the leg of Tuner, and then the keeper somehow managed to punch clear from Frank Wiafe Danquah’s shot from the rebound. It was a great double save by the goalkeeper.
But then Newcastle got the deserved winner from goal machine Nile Ranger, when the 17 year old punished Shane Duffy for his hesitancy on the ball, and then shot well beyond Turner and into the back of the net from 18 yards out – something this lad does with ease, for his 21st goal for Newcastle sides this season.
A good win for this very young Reserves side, who have now won 5 of their last 6 games.
Newcastle United Reserves: Tim Krul, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson (Paul Dummett, 85m), James Taylor, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Kazenga LuaLua, Jonny Godsmark, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Nile Ranger, Wesley Ngo Baheng (Michael McCrudden, 87m)
Subs n/u Ole Soderberg, Callum Morris, Brad Inman
Everton: Iain Turner, John Irving, Moses Barnett, James Wallace, Cory Sinnott, James McCarten (Shane Duffy, 68m) Eunan O’Kane (Scott Spencer, 41m), Hope Akpan, Kieran Agard, Jose Baxter (Nathan Craig, 90m) John Paul Kissock
Subs n/u Lars Stubhaug. Gerard Kinsella