Newcastle played a very strong Reserves side against Bolton last night and came away with a 3-0 win.
Peter Lovenkrands in action last night
And manager Alan Pardew traveled with the side and saw new French signing Sylvain Marveuax hit two second half goals for the side.
Here was the strong side that Newcastle played last night:
Harper, Streete, Henderson, Perch, Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi (Inman), Gosling, Guthrie (McDermott), Marveaux, Richardson (Hooper), Lovenkrands
There are eight players in that side who have played for the Newcastle first team in a competitive game, and it just shows the strength of the Newcastle squad, when a side that strong is played to give the lads a game.
Newcastle took the lead after just 23 minutes, when England U21 International Dan Gosling played through Sammy Ameobi, and although his shot was blocked by goalkeeper Lainton, the ball spun high into the air and into the goal.
On 36 minutes a good move by Michael Richardson down the left wing ended when he put the ball across to Marveaux, but his shot was wide of the goal.
It was 1-0 at the half and then on 63 minutes Peter Lovenkrands played in Sylvain Marveaux, and the Frenchman hit the ball nicely past Lainton with that great left foot of his.
Then on 76 minutes, 19 year-old Shane Ferguson made another good run down the left wing, and his cross found Marveaux at the back post, and this time the French U21 International hit the ball home with his right foot – show off.
It was a good display by this strong Reserves side, and those of you who have a subscription to NufcTV can now see the highlights of the game online.
Hatem Ben Arfa was supposed to get a run out last night, but one of his family was taken sick in Tunisia and Alan Pardew gave the French International compassionate leave to travel to Tunisia.