Newcastle smashed Sunderland in the FA Youth Cup last night at St. James’ Park and won easily 4-0 with local lad Jonathyn Quinn scoring a great hat trick.
Jonathyn Quinn – great hat-trick
A decent crowd of around 3,500 fans turned up for the derby game, and the Newcastle youngsters were just too good for the Black Cats and ran out easy winners.
Jonathyn Quinn is from Ashington and wore the number 9 short last night – and of course Ashington is the bIrth place of one of Newcastle’s all time great strikers – Jackie Milburn.
And we wont even mention the Carlton brothers.
The game was fairly close until just before half time with Quinn sending in a couple of decent shots on the Sunderland goal in the first 45 minutes.
And then a minute before half time Jonathyn struck and had the ball in the back of the net in a jiffy (one thousand millionth of a second – or 10 to the minus 9 for the mathematicians reading this) following a Rolando Aaron cross.
And then just minutes into the second half, the Sunderland goalkeeper dropped a cross from Greg Olley, and Quinn was there to put the ball into the back of the net – 2-0 to the Magpies.
And then the lad from Ashington got hIs hat trick as he fired home, following a Jamie Strerry cross and it was 3-0.
16 year-old Adam Armstrong – one of Newcastle’s most promising youngsters – got onto a poor back pass and went around the goalkeeper before slotting home to make it an emphatic 4-0 win for the bairns, and Newcastle are in the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup.
The 18-year-old Ashington lad had this to say to the Shields Gazette:
“Growing up as a kid, scoring at St James’s is all you want to do.” “To score three, and two of those at the Gallowgate End, is just a dream come true.”
“I’ve played here a couple of times with the reserves, and it’s nothing compared to what it was last night with about 4,000 fans there. It was a big occasion, and something special.”
“It’s quite funny actually, as we were sat for dinner before the game and one of the lads said, ‘Imagine if you score a hat-trick today Quinny’. I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, good one’.”
“To do it is a bit surreal. I can’t really react to it now because it hasn’t really sunk in yet.” “It was a great team performance.”
“Everyone worked for each other, which is what we do on a regular basis.” “What we saw last night wasn’t a one-off – we do that week in, week out.”
It would be a great time for the U18s to have a good run in the FA Youth Cup, and maybe even reach the final this season?
Newcastle last won the FA Youth Cup back in 1985 when a certain Paul Gasgoigne was in the side, and we smashed Watford 4-1 on aggregate in the two-legged final.
We won it for the first time in 1962 with Bobby Moncur, David Craig and Alan Suddick (nickname Sooty) in the side, when we took Wolves apart 2-1 on aggregate.
Howay The Lads or should that be Howay The Bairns?
Newcastle U18s: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Ryan McKinnon, Lubo Satka, Macaulay Gillesphey (Ben Drennan), Alex Gilliead (c) (Tom Heardman), Greg Olley, Olivier Kemen, Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong, Jonathyn Quinn (Daniel Barlaser)
Subs not used: Brendan Pearson, Liam Smith
Sunderland U18s: Maksymilian Stryjek, Michael Ledger, Thomas Robson, Ethan Robson (Daniel Wright), Ross Colquhoun, Tom Bealding, Josh Robson (David Lowrie), Martin Smith (c), James Stinson (Andrew Nelson), Lynden Gooch, Rees Greenwood.
Note: There is a special MJK Sports event coming up like we’d like to publicize. On May 9th there will be an evening with Kevin Keegan at the Lancastrian suite in Gateshead. You can get the details about the event and buy your tickers here.
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