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.
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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