Newcastle Beat Watford – Through To 5th Round Of FA Youth Cup


Newcastle United U18s beat Watford 2-1 at St. James’ Park in the 4th round of the FA Youth Cup to go through to the next round.

Newcastle youngsters celebrate goal last night

In the next round Newcastle will play QPR at St. James Park.

There were two excellent goals in a couple of minutes in the first half for Newcastle from Michael Hoganson and Dennis Knight, and that was enough to give the young Magpies victory.

Dennis Knight thought his goal was the best of his career so far,  as he got the ball well inside his own half and he took the ball up-field and into the opposing penalty area before rifling the ball home low past goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

That put Newcastle 2-0 up after Michael Hoganson had just scored Newcastle’s first goal with an excellent finish.

Michael Kalu pulled one back for the visitors very late in the game, but Newcastle were the much better side and there are now hopes the young lads can make some headway in this important Youth competition,  which has been in existence since 1953.

Knight, Brandon Miele and Ben Sayer all looked good players in midfield  for Newcastle and the Magpies  were much the better side,  but they couldn’t add to their two goal lead, and Watford’s late goal did make it a tense ending to the game.

Newcastle have won the FA Youth Cup twice, back  in 1962 when we beat Wolves 2-1 in the two legged final,  when Bobby Moncur and David Craig were in the side, and then we beat Watford 4-1 in the 1985 final,  when a certain Paul John Gascoigne was in the side.

That’s the only two times we have reached the final, but Newcastle have reached the semi-final on a number of occasions, the last time being in 2010, when we were beaten by Aston Villa.

Maybe we can win this thing this year – that would be great!

This is the Newcastle team that played last night with local lads Remie Streete and Adam Campbell being tipped for  stardom at the Tyneside club.

Newcastle United Under-18s
(4-4-1-1): Alex Baird; Alex Nicholson, Remie Streete (c), Louis Storey, Michael Riley; Marcus Maddison, Ben Sayer, Brandon Miele, Michael Hoganson; Dennis Knight; Adam Campbell

Substitutes: Jonathan Mitchell, Lee Toland, Will Turton, Jamie Smith, Steven Logan

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9 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Would rather streete was bought in as back up along with tavernier.

    Really hope this reported 5M for Tompkins is rubbish. So many far better and far cheaper options out there.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Where does it say weve bid 5 million for Tomkins? That would be a ridiculous price

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    1 response so far ?

    1 Rotonda heights // Jan 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Agree with you. That guy from Middlesborough looks like class act in making, so much better than Tomkins. Also Mapou, Douglas.. Same price – better quality. Dunk from Brighton looked really well last game, i imagine he would be cheaper and only would get better.

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    streete won everything last nite.riley had a good game at lb. knight was the best player on the nite . took his goal well

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5
  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    sorry Hope WH will reject it 😀

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Pards probably knows Tomkins plus if we are after him our scouting team will have seen him play and agreed he is worth bringing in, credit where credits due

    Also all those names have been in the papers so its unlikely we are even after them

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Hope it’s a smoke screen. (we don’t need a striker – bam top class) Now everyone knew we need a defender and we “bid” for Tomkins and Bam – we sign top class defender (not Tomkins). Too much conspiracy? Maybe,but really don’t want Tomkins as a defender for 5 mil as there are better options for that sort of money….

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Pardew seems to be close to a CB signing judging by his coments to the press this morning and it sounds like he is a player who could slot in straight away
    .I obviously don’t know who he is but I hope he is able to play across the defensive line and not just a CB.
    If I was a betting man my money would be on Yanga Mapou Mbiwa who is 22 and his value is sky rocketing as I write.

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