Congratulations go out the Newcastle U21 side who beat League Two club Notts County 2-0 last night in the Checkatrade Trophy and they are almost through to the last 32 of the tournament.
Goals from Callum Roberts and Elias Sorensen were enough to see Newcastle win the game with goalkeeper Nathan Harker making some excellent saves in the first half.
Ben Dawson’s team again played well and the lads will qualify for the next stage if we can at least draw to League Two club Grimsby Town in their final game in Group G.
Things are starting to look a lot better now at Newcastle with the youngsters coming through and Elias Sorensen, in particular, getting some praise today after being in excellent form for the side and scoring the goals.
Elias Sorensen celebrates after scoring Newcastle’s second goal
Newcastle played in their light blue kit last night against the first team ever to wear black and white stripes in football.
Newcastle had beaten League One club Doncaster Rovers 3-1 last month away and made it two wins out of two in Group G last night.
Newcastle took the lead after 9 minutes when Callum Roberts scored from the penalty spot after Allan had been fouled in the box.
Newcastle then went further ahead after 56 minutes when Danish teenager Elias Sorensen scored his 8th goal of the season to get an impressive win for the youngsters.
Notts County tried to come back into the game after being 2-0 down and they had a lot of possession, but it was a clean sheet for Nathan Harker and a great win for Newcastle.
Newcastle’s third and final game in Group G is away to League Two club Grimsby Town on November 13.
Rafa will be pleased with this win by the youngsters and if he stays on at Newcastle after next summer it’s an area he wants to transform at the club.,