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
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
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
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
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
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