Newcastle Reserves drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers at Whitley Park this afternoon, in a behind closed doors game.
Haris Vuckic in action this afternoon
But it did give Mike Williamson some playing time fort eh first timer in four months.
Mike played the first 45 minutes partnering out-in-the- cold Hungarian Tamas Kadar in central defense, for his first game back since injuring his ankle at Scunthorpe United on 25th August.
The sooner Mike is fully fit and able to play alongside Coloccini in the Newcastle first team the better it will be for the side.
There was a swirling wind throughout the game, although the sun was out, and Newcastle took an early lead after 8 minutes when Dan Taylor headed the ball home from close range, following a good run and cross from Sam Adjei.
But then after 20 minutes there was a downpour as the skies darkened, and the conditions became very difficult for the players, as the field became very slick.
Williamson was replaced in the second half by the impressive young local lad, Remie Streete, and when it looked like Newcastle would wrap up the game with 3 points, the visitors equalized on 85 minutes.
Michael O’Halloran put the ball home from close range at the second attempt, after Rob Elliot had made a fine save, but there was some poor defending for the lead up to the goal.
It was good that Mike Williamson got a run-out, although he will probably not be ready for Saturday and Swansea – unfortunately.
Newcastle Reserves: Elliot, Henderson, Ferguson, Abeid (Edmundsson 46), Williamson (Streete 46), Kadar, Richardson, Inman, Taylor (D), Vuckic, Adjei (Storey 88).
Subs not used: Baird, Moyo.