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Newcastle Take Sunderland Apart In FA Youth Cup

4:23 pm, Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 75 Comments

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

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. :D

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.

Attendance: 3,501

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75 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM


    Does anyone have any thoughts on why we would want Luuk de Jong on loan instead of a straight purchase when we have scouted him for over a year?

  • 2 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Abeid’s doing well at a good club on loan. Goods news for us.

  • 3 Ted Bundy // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Let’s sign this whipper-snapper: best prospect in world football –

  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    The lads a bit slimmer than the mighty Mickey Quinn

  • 5 armchair fan // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Went to school with the lad and played with him a few times in the odd 5 a side a few years back, wasn’t the best but shows what hard work and ambition can get you! All the best jonny lad!

  • 6 armchair fan // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Also the picture above isnt even him aha

  • 7 lesh // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Slank….@1….. Cash availability probably limited after setting money aside for de Jong’s loan fee and Caballe’s transfer.

  • 8 Ted Bundy // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    De Jong’s shite, sign R9, the greatest genius there was or ever will be, excluding Shola of course.

  • 9 lesh // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate of course he’s slimmer than Mickey, he hasn’t quite developed the taste for fine dining and Greggs pies, bakes and pasties yet!

  • 10 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    site saying about us getting zouma ahead of chelsea is absolute rubbish.they say he is currently suspended. he is not,he came on as sub 1st game back on friday for st ett. shows how credible that story is.

  • 11 rwpoynter // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    On topic, it is great to see the young players doing well, and we should take a lot of encouragement from this. At a slightly higher level, I wish we could see more young players coming through. Why has Bigi disappeared from the scene? Pardew’s problem is that he has to keep winning matches and is he really going to pitch in an untried youngster against Chelsea, Man city or Arsenal? Because of their strength in depth, they might well do that against us, but there back up is so good they can afford the risk. This why we need to strenghten our squad. This of course does not solve the problem of bringing the local youngsters through, but if you are sitting in the top three positions, the manager will take the risk of bringing new English players through, neither John Terry or Jack Wilshere or Theo Walcott would be where they are today if someone hadn’t taken a risk and bothered to play them and not because of injury or a lack of alternatives they were all that was left in the squad. Our team needs extra quality players and we have plenty already, but when we have enough, our manager can take the risk on a new one without it having to be an emergency.

  • 12 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    We’ll be after Zouma. It’s common sense.

  • 13 martoon // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Ed – Surely 10E-9 seconds is a nanosecond rather than a jiffy :)

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    4-0 suits me to a T. Now let’s do the same against Norwich.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Quiet on here today. Ready to RUMBLE !!???

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Markaccus where are you lad?

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Danish Dazzler? Spoofy? Where is everybody?

  • 18 John Tudor // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    whotfs the carltons

  • 19 armchair fan // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    You don’t need those lot

    I’m the new controversial character around here

  • 20 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    geordie mate never fear wolf is here :-) lol

  • 21 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    G2 – I think they are all down the Spar to get some Smash and a box of Brillo pads.

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    No controversy is too big for me armchair mate. Right then what should we discuss? Visigoths? Nipple armour? Greatest comedic characters? Man Bras? You name it, I’m ready.

  • 23 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    There’s definitely a theme running through your posts that is not footy related, G2 :)

  • 24 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM


    is moisturising ok for the modern manly man or a step too far

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Right then we’re off to the races now. Wolfie and Tsunki can you tell Markaccus I have some very important info for him re his budgies. Brilliant one stop shopping at Beak World. Next to Tesco’s on Warwick Street. Beautiful.

  • 26 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    It seems the legendary top-notch world -beating kings of the north east footballing academies is suffering a bit at the hands of Wor Bairns of late and long may that continue. Sick of mackem work persons crowing about their fantastic youth football setup and how we aren’t as good etc.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Harumph, moisturizing Tsunki mate? Surely you jest. I toughen my tender bits up with 200 grit sandpaper each morning. Highly recommended for the manly man.

  • 28 Thump // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    @wolfshead: Depends where you’re moisturising…

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Spot on @26 Tsunki. We crushed their bairns like grapes between our toes as expected. Squishy, very squishy.

  • 30 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Beak World? Is that the place that used to be Beaks ‘R’ Us? Or am I thinking of Beak King on the Team Valley?

  • 31 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM


    Good points although the big difference between our youngsters and the likes of Arsenal is game time Walcott was playing for Southampton before they signed him , Wilshere was out on loan for a few seasons (Bolton)even Cleverly and Wellbeck had a few seasons out on loan before getting proper game time at Man Utd

    We need to be sending our players out for a MINIMUM of 2 years from about the ages of 18 so by the time they come to that stage they will just be in their 20s and ready to stake a claim in the team its no use pitching an 18 year old in and hope he does well sometimes that works with the likes of Janusaj and Sterling doing well but I am not sure any of our youngsters are at that level some might develop as they get older as well

  • 32 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    i moisturise after shaving however i balance it up by smoking a pipe i enjoy a rough shag now and then

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    No absolutely not Thump mate. We can’t have that. Do I have to take back your Manly Man chest hair? Toughen up lads. No moisturizing. Except down the gullet with a nice brew etc. of course. If that’s what you’re referring to Thump then all is forgiven. :)

  • 34 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Loans are only any good if it’s a decent side they go to,as you pointed out, gave to be premier or a promotion chasing championship side. All this league one and Scottish minnows lark is a waste of time imo.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Wolfie @32 cease and desist immediately. Toughen up that manly face. Get a lot of sun without sunscreen. Squint a lot to get those manly wrinkles around the eyes. As for Beaks R Us Tsunki mate I never go there anymore. They sold me defective beak extensions for my budgies. Unforgiveable.

  • 36 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Spot on Tsunki@34. That’s using the old melon. Sending players out to compete in poor leagues is a waste of time and talent. We’ve done it over and over again with many young lads.

  • 37 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Are you using your sandpaper before each rough shag wolfie? Those fake nail marks on your back (Manly Man Inc. new product no. 69) are excellent also.

  • 38 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM


    il have some of them what about fake hickeys haha

  • 39 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    What is the ultimate solution for Cisse? Is he manly? Does he wear any recommended Manly Man products? I’m just not sure. Hmmm.

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    That’s the spirit wolfie. Let the girl take a wild barefoot run through your chest hair for starters. It always makes them giddy and eager for more mate.

  • 41 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    So at the latest count we are getting

    De Jong
    + a 22 and 17 year old both from Sochaux

    and our D.O.F is . . . . . . . . . . . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 42 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Good win for the youngsters, hopefully we do the same a couple weeks from now… What’s up with Howay the bairns?

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    The next task at hand is the complete demolition of Norwich of course. We must crush them. Pillage and plunder their goal. Drive them back into their huts whimpering. No mercy. Even Shola should score. I must have that squishy feeling, wooooo that squishy feeling.

  • 44 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Aye, broke the old dictionary out on that one, never heard the word before let alone used in that manner….

  • 45 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Rotonda mate Joe is too busy goosing the tea lady to spend time on mere transfer activity.

  • 46 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    We badly need some pace in our side. A real pigeon catcher.

  • 47 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Somebody like Obertan but with football skills.

  • 48 pawl250 // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Man if we got Zouma, Salah, Cabella and De Jong I would spasm man juice all over my work place.

    I would doubt Zouma and Salah would come! Especially as other clubs are in for them.

    De Jong and Cabella is good enough though, will be chuffed with that!

  • 49 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Is anybody else worried about the Manliness Index in our current squad? Where are the grizzled, bald, evil looking CBs of yesteryear? They all look too neat and tidy. And in some cases too well fed.

  • 50 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    joe is a pigeon catcher he traps thems then spray paints them and passes them off as xl budgies thats another reason why geordie stopped going to beaks r us :-)

  • 51 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Save that man juice pawl. Precious fluids should not be wasted. Refer to Manly Man workbooks and manuals on proper use of said fluids.

  • 52 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Can I just say….. eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!

  • 53 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Joe is not to be trusted around budgies or tea ladies wolfie mate. I shudder to think of him despoiling Beak World with his presence.

  • 54 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    You can Tsunki mate. I think we’re all deeply concerned for pawl and his workmates (to say nothing of his oomputer).

  • 55 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Sarge you got me there – which word caused you trouble?

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    You take a look at Benny and you have to say he’s downright porky now. Was he taking meals with Jonas?

  • 57 Novocastrian66 // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    A work colleague of mine who is a Sunderland supporter was at the game last night. His nephew plays for Sunderland’s U18′s and he has seen them play a lot this season.
    He told me that Newcastle were streets ahead of the Sunderland lads and as good as any team that have played Sunderland this season. Including Man City and Man Utd young uns.

  • 58 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    It’s always a risk that someone will breach protocol and sneak one of our waiflike french players into Greggs. Damage that can’t be undone sadly. Damn you, JFK!

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Just checked. Obertan’s on the books until June 2016. Sob.

  • 60 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    @lee_ryder: Enjoy @JonathynQuinn and @AdamArma9 do the business in the FA Youth Cup last night #nufc #safc

  • 61 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    We have quite a few young’uns coming to the end of their contracts this June. Another big cleanout coming like last summer? If so the turnover seems ridiculous. Or is it just the normal rate of attrition in the Prem?

  • 62 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Paul Giblin ?@paulfromhull 8m
    Sunderland have signed Oscar Ustari!! I feel sorry for Mr @fisherjon10 Perfect winter signing mind you , given he could’nt catch a cold

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    Himanshu Dhingra ?@HD_07 5m
    @paulfromhull @fisherjon10 is he that bad?

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    Paul Giblin ?@paulfromhull 3m
    @HD_07 @fisherjon10 I think he’s pants… fast, but v poor in the air. Mannone much better all round keeper.

  • 63 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Speaking of porky, I have to go off and try to remove some myself. :lol:

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    2 things
    1) @GFN_France: OFFICIAL: Stade Rennais have confirmed the signing of Ola Toivonen from PSV for 2.5 million euros. #SRFC #PSV
    Thank god, now we can stop getting linked with the lad

    2)@WagsFootballers: Pamela David, Italian Match of the Day Presenter
    We got screwed getting stuck with big ears!

  • 65 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:54 PM


    she used to be on football italia when it went C5 didnt she
    talking of female sports presenters im not sure about dawn thewlis’ tartan pants

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: Yohan Cabaye v Rémy Cabella – 13/14

    Via @WhoScored


  • 67 Offkey // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Dont know much about de jong, can someone confirm if the following statement is true.

    ‘Max Kruse fits the bill as Gladbach’s striker for many reasons. Whereas Luuk de Jong is a striker who survives on service, Max Kruse is a striker who can easily live on his own up front and still create the chances.’

    If it is true, I dont think he really is what the team needs.

  • 68 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Pantilimon, Clichy, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata, Lopes, Fernandindo, Garcia, Navas, Negredo, Aguero

    Thats Man city with a weakened side after 8 changes.
    Although i think their defence is stronger without de mechelis or however you spell it. He strikes me as a big useless lump.

  • 69 JackButler // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Ed – I was very sorry to hear that Ola Toivonen has signed for Stade Rennais, as we all know you’ve been burning a special candle for the lad for some time and really wanted him at NUFC :(

  • 70 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    I mean f#cking forwards on show ffs. I reckon 4-0 to citeh, because they are away from.home.

  • 71 JackButler // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM


    When you have spent the amount of money that City have over the past few years they should be able to field three sides capable of cleaning up every trophy on offer

  • 72 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:25 PM


    true. It is frightening though. I am not sure either manure or the mackems will want to win tomorrow with that lot to play against.

  • 73 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    How long B4 we are linked with Kevin Gameiro and Mevlut Erding

  • 74 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM


    i had forgotten those 2. Melvut Gameiro and Kevin Erding, as jfk will probably call them!

  • 75 low fell mag // Jan 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Just been listening to talk sport, and the price of a ticket for the West Ham game tonight is 49 quid ..
    I should imagine that will be a record low attendance for a semi final .

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