Kerry shot at the Hospital End 1-0
Orsi shot 0-2
Half time: Town 2 Magpies 0
Full time: Town 2 Magpies 0
"I think they're a little bit down, a
little bit disappointed.
"They know they can perform better as the group of staff that are here
to support them know they can.
"Sometimes, you've got to give credit to the opponent.
At times, they stopped us from playing and broke from that.
"We just have to be braver on the ball and quicker on
the ball because I know this group can play some good football at times.
"Glimpses are fine but glimpses are not enough - we need more."
"The Papa John’s Trophy is very
important: we had our pre-match meeting before the game and we said what
our expectations of Newcastle were, but also said that the aim is to
progress as far as possible.
"This Trophy was created originally for the likes of these Under-21s
teams to come into senior football and see what it’s like, so we’re not
here to be nice about it, we’re here to win the game.
"If they learned something
from it, then great, but it’s about us continuing in this competition
because it’s an opportunity, if you’re successful, to play at Wembley and
that is our dream again.
"If we expect from
ourselves to keep on going, we would dearly love to get back on the M1 and
head towards Wembley again, it would just be amazing.
"We went through the video of Saturday (a 2-1 win
at Oldham Athletic in League Two) because there were elements to improve
upon and I thought the lads took everything on board.
"Our shape, right across
the middle four, was a lot more compact so we won the ball back because we
knew they’d try and slip balls through.
"For our boys it was about
winning the game, but progressing our own game-plan and being better and
better. There were signs again of another progression.
"We were on the front foot in every aspect.”
United's third-ever visit to Wetherby Road - and third defeat:
2002/03 lost 1-3 FR
2021/22 lost 1-2 FR
2021/22 lost 0-2 (EFL Trophy)
the EFL Trophy - all time:
2017/18 Crewe Alexandra won 2-1
2017/18 Port Vale lost 0-1
2017/18 Oldham Athletic lost 1-4
2018/19 Doncaster Rovers won 3-1
2018/19 Notts County won 2-0
2018/19 Grimsby Town won 3-2
2018/19 Macclesfield Town drew 1-1 (won 5-3 pens)
2018/19 mackems lost 0-4
2019/20 Macclesfield Town lost 1-2
2019/20 Shrewsbury Town lost 0-3
2019/20 Port Vale lost 1-2
2020/21 Shrewsbury Town lost 0-3
2020/21 Crewe Alexandra lost 0-1
2020/21 Bolton Wanderers lost 2-3
2021/22 Sheffield Wednesday lost 0-3
2021/22 Harrogate Town lost 0-2
Two first half goals gave Harrogate Town victory over Newcastle U21s
on Tuesday, in what was the first-ever competitive meeting of the
A second EFL Trophy defeat in as many games confirms elimination for
Magpies with one tie still to play - tonight their ninth successive
reverse in this competition.
Many of those selected by interim coach Kevin Richardson featured in
a 1-2 pre-season loss at Wetherby Road in July, but bright sunshine
was replaced by driving rain three months later.
The League Two hosts came into this tie unbeaten in all six of their
home games to date this season - and led after just six minutes from
the first real attack of note.
Newcastle's over-age goalkeeper Mark Gillespie tragically
underhit a pass out to defender Charlie Wiggett, allowing Jack Muldoon
to gain possession inside the box and set up Lloyd Kerry for a routine finish.
Gillespie did redeem himself by helping keep Town at bay, but it
took 36 minutes for United to threaten at the other end; Joe White
and Dylan Stephenson combining to tee up Elliot Anderson, whose
dipping 20-yarder was narrowly over the bar.
The Sulphurites doubled their lead just before half-time, when Jack
Young was robbed in the centre circle by George Thomson and Muldoon broke forward to
play in Danilo Orsi, who swept the ball home.
Harrogate came close to a third five minutes after the resumption
when twice blocking efforts from Will Smith in the same attacking
The feared deluge of goals failed to materialise however; United
doing better at pressing as conditions deteriorated still further on
a filthy night in North Yorkshire.
Jay Turner-Cooke replaced the all-too-casual White at half-time and
showed some willingness to get crosses over from the United right.
It took until 83 minutes for Harrogate goalkeeper Joe Cracknell to
muddy his gloves however, denying substitute Adam Wilson from close
Turner-Cooke fired over in added time but it remained 0-2 as the
rain lashed down - the hosts by then having introduced a trio of
Academy players from the bench.
Kerry then almost wrapped up the success with a memorable solo
strike, but pinged his long-range effort off the crossbar from
This was the second of three group stage games for United's second
string, who opened up with a 0-3 loss at Sheffield Wednesday in
August and conclude by visiting Mansfield Town next month.
That is now a meaningless contest, with Harrogate and Sheffield
Wednesday each confirmed as progressing from our group after earning
six points from two games - The Owls winning 2-1 at the Stags