Wigan Athletic (h) Premier Reserve League North
Half time: Newcastle 0 Wigan 0
Lee Clark commented:
"I thought it was a very good performance on the night.
"We were very committed, and played some very good football.
"We knew what to expect from Wigan.
"They're a very committed bunch of players. It was important that we matched that, which we did, and we played some great football at times.
"Unfortunately, there weren't many chances. We had a lot of play, Pav made a couple of good saves, and also their keeper made a couple of decent saves.
"We got the clean sheet we wanted, but we would have liked to have got a goal at the end to win the game.
"It wasn't to be, but the performance was pleasing.
"My job's not about winning leagues or going on unbeaten runs.
"It's about getting players to a level where they're good enough to be in the first-team squad."
"I used to be on the same pitch as Pav when he was doing it, but it's more worrying when you're the coach or manager.
The Reserves were in action on Monday night at Kingston Park in a rearranged fixture against their Latics counterparts.
And "new boy" Pavel Srnicek pulled off a number of fine saves to maintain an unbeaten home record that stretches back to May 2005.
An early stop from Pav from an Owens free-kick was followed up by two outstanding second half saves - one preventing an own goal from Paul Huntington - with the crossbar also coming to Srnicek's aid.
The point was enough to secure top spot
Middlesbrough in the Premier Reserve League North.