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Season 2021-22
Blyth Spartans (a) Friendly


  

 
Date:
Tuesday August 3rd 2021, 7.30pm

Venue:
 Croft Park

Admission: 10 seats/8 standing

Programme: None
 
 

Blyth Spartans

Newcastle U23s

  3 - 0

 

 

Teams

Goals

14 mins Dale penalty. 0-1

44 mins Maguire header. 0-2

Half time: Blyth 2 Newcastle 0

70
mins
McNall shot. 1-2

Full time: Blyth 3 Newcastle 0

Stats

Pre-season pitch time (in minutes):

Allan
45+45+60+0=150+1 goal
Arai 0+0+0+45=45
Barrett
45+0+60+26=131
Bondswell 45+45+72+45=207
Brookwell 0+45+30+90=165
Brown 45+45+45+0=135
Carlyon
0+45+0+0=45
Cross
45+45+18+90=198
Crossley 45+0+0+0=45+1 goal
de Bolle 50+45+72+45=212
Ferguson 45+45+18+64=172
Flaherty 45+45+45+78=213
Langley 0+0+0+90=90
Longelo
45+45+18+64=172
McEntee 45+45+30+90=210
Miley 45+0+0+0=45
Oliver
0+45+18+64=127
Savage 45+45+72+45=207
Scott 45+45+30+0=120
Stephenson 45+45+72+26=188+3 goals
Stewart 45+45+0+0=90
Thomson 40+0+45+45=130
Thompson
0+45+45+0=90
Turner 45+0+0+0=45
Turner-Cooke
0+45+0+0=45
Vilca 0+0+30+45=75
White
45+45+45+0=135
Wiggett 45+45+60+12=162
Wilson 45+45+72+26=188
Young 45+45+60+0=150
 

Waffle


Newcastle's second string continued their pre-season against National North side, Blyth Spartans on Tuesday and they had a tough time at Croft Park.

First team calls-ups meant that Magpies U23 Coach Chris Hogg was without Tom Allan, Joe White, and Jack Young and his side struggled to create a chance worthy of the name throughout the 90 minutes.

Blyth went ahead on 14 minutes after referee Adam Herczeg dubiously deemed that Dan Maguire was impeded inside the box - veteran Robbie Dale netting from the penalty spot. 

That lead looked to have been doubled in the 27th minute when JJ O'Donnell headed a free-kick past Magpies 'keeper Dan Langley, only the linesman to raise his flag to indicate offside.

However the second goal did arrive a minute before the break, Dan Maguire heading home a right wing cross from SJP old boy Nicky Deverdics.

Half time saw a trio of substitutes take to the field for Newcastle, including a trialist identified as 17 year-old Yasin Arai from League Two side Stevenage.

English-born of Moroccan parents, Arai occupied the left flank and almost made a spectacular impact when his 54th minute shot grazed the crossbar.

Other than that though, home custodian Alex Mitchell had virtually nothing to do for the rest of the game.

With both sides making changes, ex-Magpie Lewis McNall added gloss to the scoreline with a third goal on 70 minutes - steering the ball home after an initial effort from a Spartans trialist deflected off a defender.

United have one more warm-up game (at Liverpool on Sunday) ahead of their season opener at home to Reading in just under a fortnight. It's fair to say that much work remains to be done.

Biffa
 


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