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This Was A Big Win For Newcastle

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.,

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Perhaps Ben Dawson can give Rafa a few tips
    on how to close out a 2 – 0 lead away from home

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Although to be fair I think we can
    see Neil Redfearn’s influence here.

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Two good young goalies at the club with Nathan and Freddie
    Probably a lot to do with Martin Dubravka’s assistance.
    It could be Elliot and Darlow down the road soon.

  • giimps

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    We should have been trying to close out a 3:0 score line away from home if not for som suspect short sighted refereeing ,assuming magic hat would have taken and scored the penalty.
    Would Young been sent off if the ref had seen it and given the penalty as well ,or has that 3 strike rule been brought in?

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Any one seen the outrageous somersault penalty taken by young Russian kid this weekend for Rubin Kazan youth team – ain’t got the link but amazinggggggggggg penalty but check it out!!!

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Seen it
    A bit gimmicky

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib, Freddie was at Aberdeen when Dubs came in last season, having been at Kilmarnock the season before. Nathan Harker was included in the mid-season training camp with the first team in Portugal just after Dubs arrived.

    Dubs may well be a fine keeper, not sure he can be given credit for either of these lads coming through.

    I agree at least one of Elliott and Darlow could well find themselves surplus to requirements come January though

  • giimps

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    We didn’t do too bad from the double swoop from Forest, Lascelles has been worth the money on his own and more, Darlow, while not spectacular is a decent back up and may we’ll be kept for another season ,Big Rob I fear may be let go as you say, although the way the club does things, they will probably sell Darlow and keep Rob so as to fetch in more funds

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    I didn’t give him credit
    Just observed that in training pics he’s often shown talking to them

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Assuming Lascelles and Darlow both signed 5 year contracts when they joined, they would both be out of contract at the end of next season.

    While Lascelles was given a new contract last year, I don’t recall Darlow being given one, which means he’s still likely on low (relative) wages and is a prime candidate for being sold on before he walks for free.

    I think he’s very likely to move on for the above reasons plus wanting first team footy.

    I’m sure there would be plenty of teams happy to have him as first choice keeper.

  • Bladey

    Oct 10, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah big win up there with the best of them might even eclipse the 5-0 thrashing of man u
    I will now look forward to the rest season


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