Reserves Score 3 in 11 Minutes In Great 3-2 Come-Back Win


It seems that the Newcastle Reserve side are taking a cue from the first team in their never-say-die attitude.

Nile Ranger – two late goals for the Reserves in 3-2 win

The Reserves beat Blackpool 3-2 at Bloomfield Road this afternoon, after coming back from being two goals down after 66 minutes.

Goals from Phil  Airey (66 mins), Nile Ranger (77 mins) and then another from Ranger on 79 minutes, gave Newcastle a dramatic win this afternoon at Bloomfield Road.

On 21 minutes Newcastle were one down when Demontagnac scored after Swedish goalkeeper Ole Soderberg had failed to hold onto a free-kick, and it was poor goal to concede, and although Newcastle were coming right back into the game, it was still 1-0 at the break.

Newcastle were starting the press Blackpool in the second half, but amazingly the home side went further ahead on 61 minutes, when Blackpool broke like lightning  via full-back Ludovic Sylvestre down the right wing, and caught Newcastle short at the back,

The full back’s shot appeared to be completely mis-hit, but it went right across the six-yard area and striker Barkhuizen made no mistake and Blackpool were 2-0 up, but certainly against the run of play, and it was another poor goal to concede by the Newcastle defense.

But on 68 minutes Phil Airey, who had been a thorn in Blackpool’s side the whole game, picked up a good Danny Simpson cross, and the Amble-born striker controlled the ball nicely before chipping over the head of  goalkeeper Halstead, for an excellent goal.

Newcastle were level 9 minutes later when Ranger converted a Phil Airey corner, with a neat first time right foot finish and it was 2-2.

And then would you believe Newcastle went ahead just two minutes later on 79 minutes, after great work from Michael Richardson down the left wing.

It ended up with Richardson putting the ball across to that man Nile Ranger, who again made no mistake and side footed the ball home with another first-time strike.

An amazing three goals by Newcastle in 11 minutes and they were 3-2 up, and on 85 minutes Ranger had another good opportunity, but he blasted over the bar from just six yards out,  after more great play from substitute Richardson.

And that’s how this game finished.

We think Peter Beardsley will be delighted with the win, but both Blackpool’s goals were poor ones to concede.

But a win’s a win, and what a comeback from our youngsters!

Blackpool Reserves: Mark Halstead, Ludovic Sylvestre, Danny Coid, Chris Basham, Biko Youanda, Ashley Eastham, Matt Phillips, Stephen Husband, Tom Barkhuizen, Liam Tomsett, Ishmel Demontagnac.
SUBS: Kingsley Reynolds, Elliott Tarney, Josh Roberts, Pa Modu Jobe, Garen Tchbanian.

Newcastle Reserves: Ole Soderberg, Danny Simpson, Paul Dummett, Matthew Grieve, James Tavernier, Ryan Donaldson, Greg McDermott, Patrick McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson, Phil Airey, Nile Ranger.
SUBS: Jak Alnwick, Stevie Folan, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Sammy Ameobi.



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8 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 13, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Nice to see Ranger doing well. Can’t be long before he’s pushing for the first team.

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  • giimps

    Oct 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope he does get a chance ,otherwise he will want to be away playing for someone else, along with a few other younguns who are overlooked by hughton.We have this great academy but unless chris gives them game time, we may as well save our money .
    We need pace and creativity, not shola and nolan, I just hope he realizes before its too late .
    Come on Chrissy, ……grow some nads

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  • BeeGuy

    Oct 13, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Ranger is off on loan as soon as Andy Carroll’s has concluded his court case.

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  • atom

    Oct 13, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Its a shame that Ranger is an out and out striker and not more of a wide player. I could see him pushing Routledge for games, moreso than him getting games leading the line with Andy.

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  • BeeGuy

    Oct 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Atom, If CH is to take NUFC anywhere, he needs to be as cold blooded as SAF or the Translator. If Nile Ranger progresses into a better player than Carroll, then it is Ranger who should be the big striker as per CH’s line-up card. I’m not sure Ranger is ready for that role this year, but you can see he has talent.
    BTW, Jose Altidor, a flop at Hull, look masterful for USA last night. He can’t crack BArca (?)first team in Spain, but just practicing with them has sharpened his game immeasurably.

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 14, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Ranger is too good to be play at the reserves

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  • Visten

    Oct 14, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Airey scores again why am I not shocked.

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  • ArtyH

    Oct 14, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    There is a continuing theme in the threads for the reserves and everybody can see it is “Airey”! In the next few years HE will be a main player for NUFC. Having seen this kid play from a very early age for Amble it was obvious he was going to be a great player, dont forget Geoff Henderson also from the same age group and same beginnings.

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