Sunderland (a) Premier Reserve League (North)
6 mins: David Bellion burst into the toon box from the right flank with Quinn loitering nearby but reluctant to get involved. His low angled shot seemed to pass through Collin and into the net at the away end. The same home player had skied an easier chance over the crossbar a minute earlier.
Half time: mackems 1 Newcastle Reserves 0
Full time: mackems 1 Newcastle Reserves 0
"They got their goal early and we haven't created nearly enough chances after that. We didn't trouble them in the final third and didn't ask too many questions of their goalkeeper.
"We didn't seem to have any guile or imagination and that surprised me because the team we had out there was capable of creating much more.
"It was a different line-up with the first-team being away but nevertheless I felt that we had enough to win the game.
"We did better second half but again never looked like we could cut them up."
There were a few plus points. Steve Caldwell and Peter Ramage did well with Kevin Kilbane as he is a handful. Steve Brennan also did well."
Tommy Craig's mixture of fringe squad
players and young 'uns failed to come away from wearside with anything on
Monday night in an
absolutely dreadful game played out by two comically rotten teams.
fairness to our side, a number of them were making the step up from the
academy, but the fact they didn't look out of place in the side was due
to abject displays from McClen, Bassedas, Quinn and Gavilan.