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Season 2018-19
Hamilton Academical (a) Friendly


Sunday July 22nd 2018, 3pm 

 Gannochy Sports Centre, 
University of Stirling

Conditions: Slightly overcast

Admission: Free

Hamilton Academical

Newcastle U23s

  3 - 1





4mins Bloomfield header. 0-1

Half time: Accies 1 Magpies 0

mins Cunningham free-kick. 0-2

mins Toney shot. 1-2

mins Cunningham penalty. 1-3

Full time: Accies 3 Magpies 1


Pre-season pitch time (in minutes):


Thomas Allan 45+45=90
Owen Bailey 45+90=135
Dan Barlaser 45+63=108
Ryan Barrett 45+45=90
Tyrique Bartlett 0+45=45
Lewis Cass 45+63=108
Luke Charman 45+0=45
Juan Cumbrera (aka Juanito) 45+45=90
Liam Gibson 45+45=90
Nathan Harker 45+45=90
Otto Huuhtanen 45+45=90
Deece Kasinga 0+19=19
Achraf Lazaar 45+69=114
Matty Longstaff 16+45=61
Oisin McEntee 45+27=72
Stefan O'Connor 45+90=135
Mo Sangare 45+45=90
Elias Sorensen 45+27=72 +2 goals
Ivan Toney 74+66=140 +2 goals
Trialist 90+0=90
Oliver Walters 45+45=90
Adam Wilson 45+26=72


Sunday afternoon saw Newcastle's U23 side play their second pre-season warm-up game, facing a Hamilton Academical XI at the Stirling University sports facility in central Scotland.

Coach Ben Dawson travelled with a similar squad to that which had won at National League Barrow the previous Monday, with Achraf Lazaar featuring once again (not that he contributed much).

None of the Development Squad players on senior team duty in Ireland appeared, suggesting that Josef Yarney, Callum Roberts, Sean Longstaff and Victor Fernandez will feature at Hull on Tuesday.

United had already been forced into a replacement when Deece Kasinga limped off early on, before Hamilton went ahead on 25 minutes, on-loan Norwich City striker Mason Bloomfield powering home a header following a free kick conceded by Liam Gibson.

The black and whites responded almost instantly, but Accies goalkeeper Ryan Fulton was equal to Owen Bailey's on-target header from another set piece.

A foot injury meant that first half replacement Adam Wilson failed to reappear for the second period - one of six interval substitutions for United.

Magpies goalkeeper Otto Huuhtanen was called into action to palm away a long distance effort on 55 minutes and a Hamilton defender rattled the crossbar from the resultant corner kick.

The closest Newcastle came to levelling was a 75th minute shot by Stefan O'Connor that clipped the post, but within two minutes the Accies had doubled their lead via a well-struck direct free kick by Ross Cunningham.

A rare excursion into the opposition box on 84 minutes saw United pull one back; the persistence of Elias Sorensen eventually playing Toney in to force a low effort under the approaching goalkeeper.

Hamilton restored their two goal advantage with three minutes remaining, Bailey was guilty of a trip in the area and Cunningham added to his free kick conversion by sending Huuthanen the wrong way from the spot. 


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