25 mins Crossley shot. 1-0
35 mins Munoz
free kick. 2-0
Half time: Rovers 0 Magpies 2
64 mins O'Grady-Macken
90 mins Murphy
Full time: Rovers 1 Magpies 3
pitch time (in minutes):
Crossley 45+45=90 +1 goal
De Bolle 45+45=90
A.Murphy 45+65=110 + 1 goal
Munoz 45+45=90 +1 goal
Ndiweni 45+0=45 +1 goal
58+0=58 + 1 goal
It's now two wins from two pre-season games for Newcastle
U21s, following victory at Brockhall on Wednesday.
Facing PL2 Division One opposition, Elliot Dickman's Division Two side came
close to an early breakthrough when Dylan Stephenson struck the crossbar on
Matty Longstaff then shot against a post five minutes later, before Kyle
Crossley put the Magpies ahead on 25 minutes.
That advantage was then doubled 10 minutes later after a free kick from
Santiago Munoz evaded the defensive wall and ended up in the Rovers net.
The home side saw a 42nd minute effort chalked off due to a raised offside
flag and trailed by two at the break.
United made nine changes for the second half but it was a player who stayed
on who came close to extending the lead; Matty Longstaff again denied by the
woodwork on 55 minutes.
Rovers then took advantage of some lax defending to halve the deficit
through newly-arrived replacement Harley O'Grady-Macken
on 64 minutes.
The black and whites restored their two goal advantage in the final seconds
of play, Alex Murphy getting on the end of Jay Turner-Cooke's free kick to
head past 'keeper Aidan Dowling and register his maiden goal for the club.
Thanks to AB for updates.