The Newcastle U21 side had a good 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light on Monday, and Willie Donachie, the Reserve team manager has said there were a few outstanding performances from the lads.
Curtis Good was outstanding against Sunderland U21 side
Willie Donachie had this to say on the Newcastle web-site yesterday :
“It was a disrupted team; Yven had to move into midfield – and this is 15 minutes before the kick-off. So considering all that, it was a really good performance and it was very disappointing to let that goal in at the end.”
“That should lift them. I said before the game, if they’re not motivated for this then they won’t be motivated for anything. We shouldn’t have to do it for them and they responded pretty well.
“It was a good experience playing in front of a crowd, at a nice stadium, on a great pitch against good players – England under-21 internationals like Connor Wickham and so on.
“It’s a great experience for people like Curtis Good, who I thought was outstanding. They all did well but I thought Curtis and Brad were very good.
“But it was just disappointing not to win so late in the game.”
Newcastle were leading that game 2-1 but Sunderland scored in injury time to rob the side of an excellent win at Sunderland.
It’s good that Curtis is starting to play well, and he hasn’t made any Newcastle first team squads this season, but the lad is still only 19 years old and doesn’t turn 20 until the end of March.
And the Australian will be learning an awful lot playing in the Newcastle U21 side, and we have some faith that Curtis will start to come through the more the season progresses.
Good has played 9 times for the Australian U20 side, and it’s great to hear that he is playing well for the U21 side.
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