Newcastle Teenager Stars For England


England U19s took another step in qualifying for the European Championship Finals with a comfortable 3-1 victory over hosts Slovenia yesterday.

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Ryan Donaldson – scored England’s first goal

And Newcastle’s Ryan Donaldson played the whole game, his first start for the team, and scored England’s first goal, his first goal at the level.

Noel Blake’s team had already won their first group game 3-1 against Finland last Friday, so this second victory means they qualify for the next stage with still a game to play.

Newcastle United striker Ryan Donaldson got things going with a good goal shortly before the interval and then Chelsea’s Jacob Mellis got the second in the 63rd minute.

Then substitute Roarie Deacon scored from the penalty spot with just over ten minutes to go, to see England through to the next round of the competition.

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Noel Blake – new England U19 coach

England will be in action again in a couple of days time, when they take on Slovakia on Wednesday afternoon.

Ryan played a number of times for the England U17 team and did well, and this is a natural progression for the impressive youngster who is 18 and attended St.  Cuthberts High School in Newcastle.

He has appeared 3 times this season for Newcastle with one start, and is yet another very promising youngster we have on Tyneside.

Ryan is a huge admirer of former Newcastle player Michael Owen and Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal star now at Barcelona.

England: 1 Declan Rudd, 3 Scott Malone, 5 Reece Brown, 6 Nathan Baker 8 Dean Parrett (c) (2 Jordan Clarke, 24), 9 Frank Nouble (16 Roarie Deacon, 57), 10 Nathan Delfouneso (7 Cameron Stewart, 57), 11 Jacob Mellis, 15 Steven Caulker, 17 Nathaniel Wedderburn, 18 Ryan Donaldson.

Substitutes not used: 4 James Wallace, 14 Ryan Mason. 13 James Severn.



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15 comments so far

  • alkinou

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Isn’t this the team Ranger is supposed to play in and for which he has already scored many goals?

    Any news about why he’s not there?

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Why hasn’t Range been involved with the U19’s is he injured?

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  • chuck

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #3

    St Cuthbert`s, great school with a alumni of renown, from Harvard professors to Sting.

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 12, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #4

    we draw till promotion.

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  • punk skunk...

    Oct 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Do we really want Ranger or any other 1st team player playin’ in these pointless games, riskin’ injury?..
    …So, like manure etc. he’s probably got a ‘strain’ or some other minor ‘injury’!..

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 12, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #6

    we win lose draw and win the cup

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  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Well Donaldson has scored for the England under 19s, poor lad, all the fans will have such high expectations for him now!

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #8

    It is deadly quiet on here

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  • batty

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    TF are you back in newcastle yet ?

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #10

    batty are you finished on here now buddy

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  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Quiet? That’s an understatement Big Dave – there were times yesterday I was thinking site had a fault as I appeared to be the only one posting!

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  • batty

    Oct 13, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Big Dave // Oct 12, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    batty are you finished on here now buddy
    <<<<< no dave just got a bit p:ssed of with eds anti keeagan posts m8 and he calls himself a geordie

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  • batty

    Oct 13, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    lesh // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Quiet? That’s an understatement Big Dave – there were times yesterday I was thinking site had a fault as I appeared to be the only one posting!
    <<<< aye i noticed you and punk lol

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  • belfast toon

    Oct 13, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Too many storys we can’t get a coversation going

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  • batty

    Oct 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #15

    belfats toon dont you go on workys blog m8

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