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Season 2017-18
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) U23 Premier League Division Two


Monday February 5th 2018, 7pm 

 New Bucks Head, Telford AFC

Conditions: Freezing but dry

Admission: 5


Wolves U23s

Newcastle U23s

  2 - 0





Half time: Wolves 0 Magpies 0

56 mins
Xavier shot. 0-1

74 mins
Good own goal. 0-2

Full time: Wolves 2 Magpies 0



Newcastle's U23 side slipped to a third successive Premier League 2 defeat on Monday night, beaten by Wolves at the New Bucks Head ground of Telford AFC.

A scoreless first half saw chances for either side at a premium, Nathan Harker's poor clearance in the 44th minute was passed to Jose Xavier - only for the Wolves striker to scuff his shot straight at the grateful 'keeper.

A half-chance presented itself for the visitors nine minutes after the restart, when a Callum Roberts shot from the edge of the box was turned away by Jon Flatt for a corner.

When that corner was only half cleared, a poor punch by the Wolves custodian was thumped straight back at him and then Jack Hunter hit the subsequent rebound well off target. 

Wolves went ahead in the 56th minute, when Xavier met a cross from Oskar Buur at the near post to turn the ball past Harker.

Clad in their blue change kit, United almost levelled just after the hour when Tyrique Bartlett's flick rebounded back off the crossbar to Owen Gallacher, who was unable to force the rebound home. 

However, the home side doubled their lead with 16 minutes remaining, a cross from the left flank by Will Randall-Hurren ending up in the back of the net with Curtis Good getting the last touch as it ricocheted into the top corner, leaving Harker flat-footed.

And there was to be no way back from that for the Magpies, as old boy Scott Sellars saw his Wolves side complete a seasonal double and Newcastle lost away from home for the fifth successive time.

Niall MacKenzie

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