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.