Half time: Tykes 0 Magpies 0
86mins: Ziyad Larkeche free-kick.
Full time: Tykes 2 Magpies 0
There was a reserve team debut for 17 year-old striker
Ben Parkinson, who came off the bench in the closing stages of
the second half.
NUFC in 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
2021/22 Mansfield Town lost 3-6
2022/23 Doncaster Rovers drew 0-0 (lost 2-4 pens)
2022/23 Barnsley lost 0-2
* At SJP, all others were away ties.
"We worked hard and the effort was there but that's what you should
expect in any game of football to be honest with you.
Certain things, we need to better at in these games.
"Possession, it was similar to when we played
Doncaster, we moved the ball around reasonably well but we don't get
anywhere and don't create a great deal. In the normal Under 21 games that we
play we do. So it is a mindset. We need to do what we do in our normal
"The experience of coming here is fantastic for young
players and even for me you learn a lot but maybe we don't learn as much as
we should be. There's parts of the game we can be pleased with but when we
have the ball we need to better with it, especially higher up the pitch."
On Joe White:
"He’s slowly on his way back. There are bits in his game tonight which have
been good, but we’re not going to settle for that, we want more.
"The expectations of Joe are really, really high, so,
without putting too much pressure on Joe, he’s got to understand where he is
and where he’s at.
"He’ll eventually get to the form he showed last season. He’s not too far
away from it. The games will help it. I think that was his first 90 minutes:
that’s good for him to get 90 minutes under his belt. He’s just got to build
on that moving forward."
A rearguard action from Newcastle U21s failed to prevent them slipping
to defeat in the EFL Trophy at Oakwell on Tuesday.
A quiet opening saw Kyle Crossley cut the ball back to Jay
Turner-Cooke, whose sixth minute shot cleared the bar from just outside
The Tykes began to threaten more as the half wore on, United's Jude
Smith superbly turning Slobodan Tedic's effort from eight yards out
round a post.
That came seven minutes from the break and from the resultant corner,
Barnsley's Joe Ackroyd headed against the crossbar.
Smith then denied Tedic again from point-blank range in the closing
seconds of the half.
The visiting goalkeeper was called into action again five minutes after
the restart to deny Josh Martin as United continued to soak up pressure
and restrict the home side to half-chances.
Newcastle's resistance was broken on 79 minutes when Ziyad Larkeche's long-range effort
deflected into the path of Jack Butterfill ,who lashed the rebound home
from inside the six yard box.
Barnsley doubled their lead seven minutes later, when a free kick from
Fulham loanee Larkeche comprehensively beat Smith.
Elsewhere Doncaster Rovers won 2-1 at Lincoln City - a result that left United
bottom of Northern Group E and needing to win their final game at
Lincoln on October 18th to stand any chance of advancing.
(None of the Barnsley line-up were in the starting XI that defeated
Cambridge United 3-0 on Saturday in League One).
Thanks to our man in the stand, GW.