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Season 2003-04
Dunston Federation Brewery (a) Friendly
Date: Wednesday 6th August 2003, 7pm

Venue: Federation Park

Phew, a scorcher

2.50 admission, no programme.

Dunston Federation Brewery

2 - 4 Newcastle United


6 mins Former Jarrow Roofing striker Paul Hollier seemed to catch out Newcastle keeper Ben Smith for the first with a long-range effort from near the right hand touchline 0-1

20 mins
Newcastle had got back on level terms on 20 minutes, thanks to a Liam Atkin header after a strong Guy Bates run took him past two defenders and he delivered an accurate cross  1-1

38 mins
It was Hollier again for the Fed, this time heading powerfully home from a corner 1-2

Half time: Dunston 2 Newcastle 2

55 mins Substitute Matty Pattison sent over a corner that an unguarded David Edgar met with a header. Despite the presence of two defenders on the line, nobody stopped the effort - the suspicion was that the goalkeeper left it to the defenders, and vice versa  2-2

68 mins
Newcastle took the lead for the first time after a mini comedy of errors. A
Bates run into the Dunston area caused problems and when Atkin's shot deflected off a defender, it sat up nicely for Carl Finnigan to turn and shoot home - his  fourth goal in two games. 3-2

71 mins
Man of the match Guy Bates was rewarded with the final goal of the match, a 71st minute shot from inside the box after being set up by substitute Finnigan 4-2

Full time: Dunston 2 Newcastle 4


An Academy side stretched their legs at Federation Park on Wednesday night and came away 4-2 victors against their Northern League hosts.

And in the early stages the young Magpies didn't have it all their own way against a whole-hearted Fed side, who due to various commitments were again below full strength.

Two goals from Hollier for the home side were separated by an effort created single-handedly by toon striker Guy Bates and finished by Liam Atkin, playing in midfield rather than defence this evening.

An improvement from the Magpies after the break saw them pull away, scoring three more goals without reply, with the fresh legs of the substitutes proving too much for the amateur side.

Coming hard on the heels of a similar game last week at Hebburn, this was another valuable exercise for the youngsters, allowing recently-appointed Academy head coach Brian Eastick the chance to assess his new charges in a match situation. 



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