Newcastle beat Citizen 2-0 in the quarter finals today in Hong Kong, and then edged past Rangers 3-2 – the first goals Newcastle have conceded in five games to again reach the final of the Citibank Hong Kong Football Club International Soccer Sevens
James Tavernier leads Newcastle U21 sevens side
In final for the second year running
Conor Newton and captain James Tavernier scored to beat the local side Citizen in the quarter finals, and the lads won that game fairly easily, but then Rangers, who beat Manchester City in the quarter finals were more difficult.
Newcastle conceded their first goal of the tournament in the first half against Rangers, but Michael Richardson equalized just before the break and then Sammy Ameobi put Newcastle ahead in the second half,
But then Rangers equalized late in the second half, but would you believe it, Sammy Ameobi came back with his second goal of the game and his sixth of the tournament to put Newcastle ahead 3-2, and but for a fine save by Rangers goalkeeper Kelly, Sammy could have had a hat trick.
So for the second time running our lads have reached the final – we need to win it again.
It looks like we play Leicester City in the final, who beat Aston Villa 4-3 in the other semi-final, and who we beat 2-0 in the group stages.
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