Hearty Congratulations To Two Newcastle Loan Players

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.

St Mirren's Conor Newton and Paul Dummett celebrate

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 scored for st. mirren

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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7 comments so far

  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Good to see a couple of our lads winning something in black and white 😀 Hopefully they’ll come back to Newcastle ready to play a part next season.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #2

    On the previous thread Frankfurt Mag posted @56 that McManaman had done this type of thing before – I checked out his link to get some details then found another online report about the match in question -Wigan v Man City Reserves. Some quotes from the match report are :-
    “..City lost another player with a serious leg injury,the third of the week.
    Gai Assulin was stretchered off in injury time with his right leg in a brace, following a wild challenge by Callum McMananman, which caused some friction between the two benches…”
    “…Just as the clock ticked into the ninetieth minute Gai Assulin picked the ball up just inside Wigan’s half and Callum McManaman ran from City’s half and dived in very late and caught Gai on his right leg with his studs showing. Had the game been a first team one then the referee might have shown a straight red but as he knew he had already been booked then he knew the second yellow would result in his sending off.”

    So it seems like Matinez’s proclamation that McManaman is not that type of player is clearly not true.
    He clearly has got “form” for thug like tackles.
    Link to report I found:-

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Completely agree mate intact one stand out offside yesterday was cisse standing 5 yards from the linesman easily 2 yards offside and sissoko actually signalling to cisse he’s offside so cisse dropped to just half a yard offside still called for the ball and got flagged straight away his positional awareness is terrible and i just don’t know how long you give him tbh and for he’s running our of excuses, no ba anymore he’s in position and still looks as poor as the start of the season
    It’s a shame because at the start of the season santon was arguably are most consistent player, hopefully just a dip in form but its terrible for us and poor haidara that he won’t get a run and santon can’t be utilised in a more attacking position

  • El Sleeve

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #4

    well done loanees. getting the winning mentality in black n white 😀

    in other news, i see ferdinand pulled out of the england squad and caulker gets a call up. to my mind he hasnt even played recently. what about Saylor, what does the boy have to do to get a look in?!!?!

    on his day saylor is as good as jagielka or lescott or cahill. or is that being slightly biased

  • El Sleeve

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #5

    and yes, i also echo those sentiments about papiss, his positional awareness is almost zero.

    and how he took that ball off perch and fired over, shocking team play from him

  • Yorkgeordie

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #6

    About the Wigan game, if we can get back to football.
    Fresh air kicks, miskicks and slices, badly timed tackles and giving away fouls, this was the worst display from a Newcastle centre half for a very long time. Mapou made Williamson look world class.
    Elliot,the ball went through his legs for the first goal and for the second he was so busy waving his arms about calling for handball that he forgot he was supposed to stop the ball from going in the net.
    With Krul, Colo, Hatem and maybe Cabaye out added to the two fullbacks we lost, we are in real trouble.

  • Proud2babuddie

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Proud St. Mirren fan from north of the border and glad these boys have something to show for playing in the not so famous black and white stripes. 2 great players and after meeting them on a couple of nights out also turn out to be 2 top guys. Here to wish the boys luck and hopefully a great link between our clubs can be established more permanently.


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