After winning their first two games in the new U21 Barclays Premier League, our youngsters were beaten tonight and blanked by Southampton 1-0.
Sammy Ameobi - in action tonight
After beating Tottenham 6-4 and Stoke City 5-1 the Newcastle U21 side suffered their first defeat in three games against visiting Southampton.
A goal from Sam McQueen in the second half was the difference between the two teams, and Sammy Ameobi played the whole game tonight, after finally recovering from his recent hamstring strain.t. Sammy could now make the first team squad for the game at Everton on Monday night.
Young Newcastle striker JJ Hooper did hit the post, but Southampton did more of the attacking and just about deserved the win at Whitley Park, with Assistant Manager John Carver at the game.
New summer signing Australian center-back Curtis Good was named as captain and played the whole games as did local striker Adam Campbell and Adelaide-born Brad Inman, and both had scored hast tricks in the previous games.
But Southampton made more of the chances they got in the game, and Newcastle now have six points form their first three games in the new Reserve league.
Newcastle United Reserves: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Curtis Good (c), Steven Logan, Yven Moyo (Michael Riley 78), Adam Campbell, Conor Newton, Michael Richardson, Sammy Ameobi, Bradden Inman, JJ Hooper (Dennis Knight 78)
Subs not used: Jonathan Mitchell, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Gilliead
Southampton Reserves: Cody Cropper, Calum Chambers, Ben Reeves, Andy Robinson, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Jake Sinclair (Alberto Seidi 86), Jack Cork, Sam Hoskins, Joe Curtis, Sam McQueen
Subs not used: Corby Moore, Chris Johns, Matt Young
Referee: Alan Miller