34 mins Chopra 1-0
Half time: Newcastle 1 Scunny 0
60 mins Brown shot 1-1
Full time: Newcastle 1 Scunny 1
Stalemate for the second time in two games at
Whitley Park on Thursday and now no wins in three games for our Pontins reserve
side, who have drawn with Darlington and Scunthorpe and lost to Hartlepool.
Tommy Craig opted to field seven of the Premier reserve side that lost at West
Brom on Monday night, with the added firepower up front of Cort and Chopra, but
another underwhelming result was recorded.
15 mins The first major chance for either side saw toon defender Chris
Carr's shot cleared off the line by a visiting defender.
27 mins Danger from Scunny as Brennan has to nip smartly in to clear an
incoming cross, with two unmarked attackers lurking for scraps.
34 mins Newcastle broke the deadlock with an individual effort from Michael
Chopra, seizing on a Carr through ball on the edge of box, beating a
defender with a deft first touch then slamming the ball home past on-loan Boro
'keeper Russell 1-0
35 mins Scunny tried to reply with a corner that was played back into a
ruck of players in the Newcastke six yard box. Ramage was on hand though to
clear his lines.
41 mins A decent run from Alan O'Brien down the left flank saw him
deliver a looping centre which dropped nicely for Cort to attempt a volleyed
shot. Unfortunately for him, his effort cleared not only the crossbar but also
the perimeter fence - that ball is now believed to be somewhere in the DSS car
48 mins Andy Ferrell's block tackle on Russ Penn saw the ball fall loose to
Ambrose. He hit a spectacular first-time shot off the crossbar from the centre
52 mins Norton's pass released O'Brien but he could only shoot into the side
53 mins Ferrell hobbled off for Gate, apparently still suffering from the
after -affects of an earlier tackle.
60 mins An Elliott tackle saw the ball run loose for Scunthorpe forward Andy
Brown to shoot home 1-1
64 mins Newcastle missed a golden chance to regain the lead, when Cort's run
took him round the keeper, but his weak right foot shot trickled towards empty
net before bouncing off the foot of post and being booted clear by one of the
two defenders who had outpaced the original shot to get back to defend their
75 mins Elliott again sent over a decent cross which Cort met with a strong
header from 10 yards directly at the GK.