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Season 2006-07
 Liverpool (h) Premier Reserve League North
Date: Monday 26th March 2007, 7pm

Venue: Kingston Park



Newcastle United

0 - 3 Liverpool


Half time: Newcastle 0 Liverpool 0

74 mins
Spearing 0-1

81 mins
Lindfield 0-2

90 mins Putterill 0-3

Full time: Newcastle 0 Liverpool 3 

We said

Lee Clark commented:

"Apart from the performance of Peter Ramage we showed an alarming lack of passion, desire, determination and quality.

"We did not make a bad start in the first 10 minutes, but we have to play for 90 minutes.

"We have to play for team-mates and the team in general, not for ourselves. The last 15 or 20 minutes left a sour taste in my mouth.

"I thought Peter was excellent. He was head and shoulders above the rest, he showed the right attitude and leadership. He did the right things and willed his team-mates on.

"It was no coincidence that when he went off the three goals went in.

"It was unacceptable from the rest of the lads after he went off - unacceptable for the football club and everyone connected with Newcastle. Maybe I will have to look even lower at the club and bring younger players in to see if there is anything there.

"I won't accept players throwing in towels and not competing for the whole game. I never did it as a player and never want my teams to do that.

"It's been a poor performance -I want a reaction in the game with Sheffield United. I will talk with the manager too in order to see who he wants to play."

They said

Gary Ablett commented:

"I thought we made hard work of it in the first 25 minutes of the game but we then started to pass the ball well and put them under a lot of pressure.
"We created a lot of chances towards the end of the first half but we didn't put them away which has been typical of our season so far really.
"We said to the boys at half-time there was only one team who was going to win this game and that would be us. We kept up the pressure and moved the ball into wide areas quickly in the second half and scored three good goals.
"It's a testament to the work from our fitness coach Antonio Gomez that we scored the three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game. Antonio has done a great job with the players."


Miserable March continued as the Reserves were dispatched by three late Liverpool goals at Kingston on Monday night.

It was goalless until the 73rd minute when Jay Spearing put the visitors in front followed swiftly by strikes from Craig Lindfield and substitute Ray Putterill.

Youth team captain Spearing capitalised on a loose backpass from Chris Shanks and curled a 30-yarder beyond Fraser Forster.

Six minutes later Spearing set up his Youth team colleague Lindfield, who had scored twice last week against our under-18s, and the young striker finished from close range.

There was still team for another Youth side striker, Putterill, to grab the third a couple of minutes from time on his Reserve debut.

Lee Clark's young side had made a reasonable start and Mark Doninger almost gave Newcastle the lead but was unlucky to see his shot strike a defender.

Jonny Godsmark replaced Matty Pattison at the break but it was only a matter of time before the visitors opened the scoring and opened the floodgates as United heads dropped.


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