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.
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.