Bolton (a) Premier Reserve League (North)
32 mins Cort shot 1-0
Tommy Craig commented:
"If we defend like that we're going to cause ourselves problems. We were the best team in the first half and led 1-0 at the break. If we'd have kept a clean sheet in the second half we'd have won the game. The manner in which we conceded three goals was a concern for me."
"Lewis Guy had a very good game. His running off the ball was excellent and he managed to set up Carl Cort's first goal. And right-back was an area I wanted to have a look at Steven Taylor in and he did OK there."
In front of a sparse crowd at Bury's Gigg Lane ground, Carl Cort scored twice and went close with two other efforts, but still ended up on the losing side as poor defending cost United dear.
Newcastle never looked comfortable or fluent on a bumpy pitch but they took the lead just before the half hour after Bolton had made all the running and tested our keeper Caig several times.
Cort robbed Barness on the right flank before exchanging passes with Lewis Guy and unleashed a stinging low drive from just inside the area that went in under the keeper.
It was all square nine minutes into the second half when Jermaine Johnson finished in similar style to Cort, after Quinn had carelessly given the ball away.
Bolton went ahead after 63 minutes when a left-wing cross was headed down by Chris Armstrong to the unmarked Derek Niven, converting from six yards out.
The home side secured the victory in the 82nd minute when sub Michael Bird deceived Caig with a fine lob.
Cort then scored his sixth of the season at this level with
a cushioned header from a Brittain corner that went in via a post.