Newcastle Reach Last 8 Of FA Youth Cup With Brilliant Armstrong Goal – Video

Adam Armstrong has been on the bench for the Newcastle first team a number of times over the last few games, and he could be one of the most exciting local prospects the club has had in a long long time.

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Action from today’s FA Youth Cup game

And it was Adam who inspired the Newcastle U18 side to beat Derby County at the iPro Stadium this afternoon, to reach the last eight of the FA Youth Cup and the youngsters will face  either Cardiff or a strong Chelsea team in the quarter finals

There was only one goal in the game against Derby County – and it came on the hour mark, and t was a beautiful effort from  17 year-old Adam Armstrong – here is the video of that and some of the game.

If the video doesn’t come up – a revolving Ram is shown – go to the bottom of the video and click on the red line to advance it – and it comes up – the other way is to go to the bottom on the right and play it on YouTube.

The goal is after 60 minutes.

Newcastle reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2010 before we were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Aston Villa with Chelsea beating Villa in the final on an aggregate 3-2 score.

And we also reached the quarter finals in 2012 before losing 3-0 on penalties to Blackburn Rovers.

Newcastle won the FA Youth Cup back in 1962, when players like Bobby Moncur, David Craig and Alan Suddick were in the side, and we tore Wolves apart by an aggregate 2-1 score – and then again in 1985 when Paul Gascoigne was the Newcastle captain and we beat Watford 4-1 on aggregate.

In that game against Watford Paul scored a wonder goal, and Newcastle assistant manager Maurice Setters had this to say at the time:

“You’ll have to wait a thousand years to see that again”

Newcastle sold Paul to Tottenham in 1988 for £2M – we were also a selling club in those days – and Gasgoigne a short five years after the FA Youth Cup win, was playing for England against Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup

Here is a decent report of the game from the Derby County web-site, and let’s hope the lads can win the thing this year – we need some successes at Newcastle at the moment.

Here are the two sides today:

Derby County U18: Behrens, Nash, Dryden, Guy, Hanson, Rawson, Revan, Lowe, Thomas, Capitani (Zanzala 77), Bennett (Vernam 10).
Subs: Spiriak, Rigby, Adams,

Newcastle United U18: Woodman, Sterry, Drennan, Olley, McKinnon, Satka, Gilliead, Keman, Quinn, Armstrong, Aarons
Subs: Smith, Pearson, Heardman, Roberts, Gibson.

15 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 16, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #1

    after watching 25 mins of a ram spinning i shuffled the video to 34 1/2 mins in and see a lad having a full scale heart attack of some description on the floor. Looks pretty serious like.

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #2

    tumbleweeds are blowing all over this thread like

  • valle

    Feb 16, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #3

    tequila… Thanks mate, im just trying to figure what our growth could extend to with the right backing, and I just realized that there are more than 800.000 combined in Newcastle, Gateshead, S. Tyneside and N.Tyneside.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 16, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Why am I getting no sound on the video? I know the volume is up and that mute is off.

    Fabulous goal by Armstrong, his technique and finish was world class. Looks very promising. I would love to see him play some first team minutes, we have nothing to lose anymore so why not?

  • geordie157

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Nice bit of control and a tidy finish too!

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #6


    Whose the tumbleweeds

  • Graeme

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza – why dont you publish your memoires “My life on the Fence” plus the “Bawdy Tales of Californiay”.

    These should make a pretty penny which will give you enough to buy NUFC – a perfect solution to the current problems!!

  • geordie157

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope the Derby lad is alright, they’ve got a lot of good young prospects ie Thomas, Bennett, Lowe and Hanson.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Who are you calling tumble weeds it’s not a hard question

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #10

    It seems to me that Ashley is more prepared than ever to be an unpopular owner and literally stay away from Tyneside and allow others the day to day running of the club. He seems to be becoming less and less visible. I suspect Newcastle is of only so much concern to him, worthwhile keeping but not at all worth focusing his own time, money and emotion on. We are merely a small part of a much larger business portfolio and I suspect that is exactly how he is increasingly treating us.

    We are no longer a football club in the traditional sense. That’s hard to the point of impossible to reconcile with if true.

  • jasper

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Couldn’t find the goal, anyone note the time of it?
    The Derby lad looks to have had a nasty head injury as he was clearly fitting and went on doing so for quite some time. I hope the first aiders knew what they were doing.

  • Thump

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #12

    That was Mason Bennett who got a whack. Clash of heads and he got knocked clean out. According to his Twitter he went to hospital and is okay now. Glad to hear that!

  • croftus5678

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #13

    out of those players i would say kemen and armstrong should have no problem making the grade and almost ready to step up now.

    aarons may also make it but needs to put more of a shift in and get some experiance on loan if poss

  • croftus5678

    Feb 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #14

    @11 jasper around 56mins ish i think m8

  • Thump

    Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Skip to 1:52:00 on the video, it’s about a minute after that. Some good build up play, too.


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