Newcastle U18s Beaten 3-0 By Blackburn In Penalty Shoot Out

The FA Youth Cup quarter final game tonight ended in heartbreak for the Newcastle youngsters, as they lost the penalty shoot-out after the scores were tied at 2-2 after 90 minutes and after extra time in front of over 2,000 fans at St. James’ Park.

After the Newcastle U18s side  twice went ahead by 1-0 and 2-1 in normal time,  the FA Youth  Cup quarter final tie against Blackburn Rovers went into extra time tonight,  and then to a penalty shoot-out.

Our lads  couldn’t score in their three penalty attempts,  and Blackburn netted all three of their first three penalties to win it by 3-0.

The game kicked off and after  20 minutes Newcastle took the lead,  and it was Michael Hoganson who put the Magpies in the lead as he tucked home a good cross from JJ Hooper from the right wing.

But within six minutes Blackburn were level when their captain Edwards sent a terrific header into the net from a corner.

It was still 1-1 at the break but then after 55 minutes Newcastle took the lead again, this time through JJ Hooper,  and he smashed the ball home in great style from 12 yards out, from a good through ball from Marcus Maddison, to put Newcastle 2-1 ahead.

But 22 minutes later Blackburn again equalized as substitute Cotton put Rovers level, as he hit the ball home from 20 yards out and it was 2-2, and that’s how it finished after 90 minutes and the game went into extra time.

And after no goals were scored in the 30 minutes of extra time the game went to a penalty shoot-out – shades of Liverpool vs Cardiff yesterday at Wenbley, but our lads lost it 3-0.

It was unlucky and we couldn’t reach the semi-finals, where we would have played Fulham or Burnley.


Newcastle United Under-18s: Alex Baird, Alex Nicholson, Remie Streete (c), Louis Storey, Michael Riley, Marcus Maddison (Steven Logan 58, Will Turton 91), Ben Sayer, Brandon Miele, Michael Hoganson, Dennis Knight, JJ Hooper
Subs not used: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Smith, Lee Toland

Blackburn Rovers Under-18s: Matthew Urwin, Peter Wylie, William Beesley (Bradley Mason 78), Reece Hands (Robbie Cotton 72), Ryan Edwards (c), Jack O’Connell, Osayamen Osawe, Raheem Hanley, Curtis Haley (Timothy Payne 116), John O’Sullivan, Hugo Fernandez Molina
Subs not used: Christopher Dilo, Thomas Paul

Referee: David Webb
Attendance: 2,026

17 comments so far

  • Whos_SuperMac

    Feb 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Man!!! We badly need a result on Sunday. The season seems to be sliding down a slippery slope at the moment. This roller coaster of a ride that is supporting NUFC has got more dips than highs right now. COME ON LADS!!! Raise your game before the momentum is lost

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #2

    It’ll be a great atmosphere at the derby match and should lift the lads enough to kick on and get a nice win to eae the pain of the last few days.

  • t00ntime

    Feb 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #3

    @1 but wud u want it any other way? Lol we have only had 3bad results in the last 6 not great but some people over exagerate as we havent won in 10 lol and one of the 3 was spuds

    We do need a result on sunday though cause arsenal will be very tough

  • Whos_SuperMac

    Feb 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s never boring supporting the Toon that’s for sure T00ntime. Frustrating to see them not grab the opportunity that’s before them. Nobody is really taking hold of fourth spot, it’s there if we can just get a good run of form going

  • davybtoon

    Feb 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Went to watch the under 18s game tonight n I’ve got to say I’ve seen remi streete play a few times now n he jus gets better n better every time such a player he is gonna b a top cb n I reckon in the next 2 seasons he will b on the fringes of first team

  • Scottishtoon95

    Feb 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Davybtoon- how old is he at the mo? Why wasn’t Adam Campbell playing? Bet he would have converted a penalty, Cardiff did better for gods sake. Never got how it’s do hard to score a penalty, even with the pressure.

  • davybtoon

    Feb 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Adam Campbell injured, remi is 17 I think Louis storey the other cb was also very good they were the 2 Standout players for me

  • arctoa

    Feb 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Is it just me, or are players in general missing penalties more now than they were two or three years ago?

  • MagPieMan

    Feb 28, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #9

    _____?_____ Taylor__Collocini __Santon
    Ben Arfa______Tioti_____Cabaye___Marveaux

    This is what I think our best possible team is with no injuries.

    I’m sure some people won’t agree with me putting Marveaux in over Gutierez but Marveaux is class. He’s similar to Juan Mata for Chelsea, he loves to drift inside and create and is extremely acurate with his crossing from open play and dead balls.When he gets a run of games he will be a massive threat for us and I think most of our play will run through him. He will change our midfield completely with his passing which means Cabaye, Tiote and Ben Arfa can start playing it on the ground as I feel Gutierez, at the moment, is limiting there passing with his reluctance to run down the line and cross meaning they feel the need to put it up to Ba and Cisse with long balls.

    Some other reasons why I’ve taken Gutierez out is that he tends to hold onto the ball to long, run into dead ends and give up possession, unable to find passes and is probably the worst crossor in the team just behind Simpson, which for a winger, is extremely poor. Although he is great at tracking back and helping the full back out, that is not his job. Wingers should ge getting down the line and attacking. Besides, I think Santon is good enough to be without babysitting now.

    I have put a question mark at Right Back as I think Danny Simpson is near enough solid defensively but his attacking play is rubbish, he can’t cross, often to slow getting back from advanced positions and leaves our right side totally exposed and the most important thing, he lacks the ability to play the ball on the ground out of defence. For me that is his biggest downfall. No defender can be truly solid defensively without being able to play the ball on the ground out of defence. The occasional hoof is ok but not for the full 90 minutes.

  • t00ntime

    Feb 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #10

    @mpm that seems about right to me, marveux was bought to replace jonas imo as jonas is getting older. Wud love to see him in europe though before he retires same goes for colo.

    nly problem with ur line up and our team in general, we keep getting cheap players cause there injury prone, marveux, santon, saylor, Ba, ben arfa. got to say though if they can shake the injuries we have a great team.

    I think in a few seasons pardew willbe playing 4-3-3 as all the players he is buying used to play that.

    have u heard about tiote? has to go to africa for a friendly and wont be back till friday, jetlag saturday and playing sunday? looks like another tired performance from him 🙁 hopefully cabaye will be benched for france… o and cisse is staying in newcastle as a precaution


    Feb 28, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Shame the young,uns lost but they,ll get over it!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #12

    t00ntime, you dont have to get jetlaged just because you are going to Africa.

    It can be the same time zone or just 1 or 2 hours in difference 😉

  • sith

    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #13

    totally agree with magpieman @ no9..
    from last game, our 4 midfield are more defensive type of player,raylor is right RB play at MR while guttierez is known for he’s defensive work rather than attacking… cabaye sit to playing with 2 natural winger should not be a problem..
    i would put Gutierez at right back since he plays at RB for Argentina..
    he’s alot better than simpson..i think..
    as for next game, if we keep same line up,push cabaye forward plis…

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #14

    somehow i can see NUFC getting Bids for,

    Colo, HBA, Cabaye, Tiote, Ba, Santon and Krul, but not for

    Perch,willo, Simpson, Best AMeobi etc.

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #15

    guthrie leaves for free of course

  • tarie4

    Feb 28, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #16

    We should take a look at Boudebouz and Martin at Sochaux, now that they might be relegated this season…

  • LewSpi

    Feb 28, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #17

    I went to the game last night, was a good contest. Was very impressed with 4 players, Remie Streete, Lewis Storey (2 CBs), also Ben Sayer and Brandon Miele (2CMs). Ben Sayer in particular was awesome, bossed the midfield, like a hybrid between Cabaye and Tiote.


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