Newcastle progressed to the play off rounds tomorrow and the quarter finals, as they won their third and final group game today, when they defeated Leicester 2-0 – so the lads scored nine goals in the group and conceded none in the three games today.
Newcastle and Leicester sevens before today’s game
Newcastle will now play local side Citizen on Sunday in the round of the last eight, and the only surprise in the third game was that Sammy Ameobi didn’t score (he scored two in each of the previous games), but goals from Brad Inman and skipper James Tavernier saw Newcastle comfortably win the game.
The lads scored after two minutes in their last game against Southern, and this time we scored in the very first minute as Paul Dummett raced down the left wing and centered for Australian Brad Inman to score his second goal of the competition.
Leicester were a strong and physical side, but this experienced Newcastle side, with almost all the starters playing first team football out on loan last season, were just too strong.
Let’s see if we can win this thing for the second year in a row tomorrow.
Newcastle United U-21s sevens: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier (Steven Logan), Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Bradden Inman (Rolando Aarons), Sammy Ameobi (Remie Streete)