Newcastle Beaten 2-0 In Hong Kong Sevens Final

Newcastle were beaten 2-0 in the final of the Citibank Hong Kong Football Club International Soccer Sevens tournament today by Leicester City, after Newcastle had beaten Leicester by the same score in the group stages yesterday.

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Brad Iman in action in the final

Newcastle were favorites to win this for the second year running, but went down at the last hurdle, and the lads will be very disappointed.

Newcastle had been dominant up to the final,  and in the first four games had scored 11 goals without conceding, before they beat Rangers 3-2 in the semi-final game, but they couldn’t get going against a big and powerful Leicester City side and went down to two first half goals.

The lads tried to come back in the second half, but as they took chances, goalkeeper Jak Alnwick had to make some good saves to keep Newcastle in the game.

It’s disappointing end to the tournament tor our youngsters, but they still did very well to reach the final.

Newcastle United U21s sevens: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Bradden Inman (Rolando Aarons), Sammy Ameobi

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4 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1


  • Graeme

    May 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Life can be tough, but know doubt the would gain from the experience!!

  • Albert's Secret Love Child (Formerly Krul To Be Kind)

    May 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #3

    repost lads, I didn’t know we had moved on again, ed’s warming up now! 😉

    I would like us to raid PSV, Hutchinson at r/b if Tav doesn’t step up, Mertens great little player, I really like Jorgensen too at c/b and Lens is tasty too… narsingh isn’t bad neither, Lens and Narsingh are both lightning quick

  • Hong Kong Pete

    May 27, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Watched the games yesterday at the HKFC and we should have won. If Sammy had showed a bit more enthusiasm and put a bit more effort in he could be a class player but I fear he is going to turn out just like Shola. There were a couple of players in the squad who I wouldn’t be surprised if they had played their last game for the Toon, simply not good enough. Paul Dummett looks a good prospect. Aston Villa have once again got a number of real quality youngesters


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