While we are all tied up in frustration at what happened at Wigan yesterday, two of our on loan players were winning the Scottish league Cup for St. Mirren at Hampden Park.
Conor Newton and Paul Dummet celebrate at the final whistle
Both Newcastle players who are on loan at St. Mirren – 21 year-olds Paul Dummet and Conor Newton – played the whole game as St. Mirren beat the holders Heart of Midlothian 3-2, after being a goal down after just 10 minutes.
And guess who scored St. Mirren’s third and ultimately winning goal – that’s right it was Conor Newton – who scored in the 66th minute to put St. Mirren 3-1 up after Stevenson had opened the scoring for Hearts after only 10 minutes.
A goal from Goncalves after 37 minutes had the scores level at the half, and then Thompson put St. Mirren ahead a minute into the second half, before the Newcastle midfielder cemented the lead to 3-1.
Another goal from Stevenson after 85 minutes wasn’t enough and St. Mirren ran out as the Scottish Cup winners, and it’s their first major trophy for 26 years.
Conor Newton scores St. Mirren’s third goal
Many congratulations to both our lads – and they join Australian Curtis Good, who turns 20 next Saturday, on reaching a major Cup final while out on loan, although Curtis wasn’t as lucky as Conor and Paul – as Bradford city went down 5-0 at Wembley to Premier League side Swansea.
Some good news for a change today.
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