I thought I’d do a quick article to point people in the direction of what will be happening at St James’ Park this evening.
Our reserves will be facing Blyth Spartans in the Northumberland Senior Cup final to try and reclaim the trophy that was won by Whitley Bay last season. It’s not the FA Cup or League Cup or anything like that, but there is some bragging right rights involved and Newcastle United are THE scalp that everyone is out to get in that particular competition so it would be nice to destroy the Spartans and reclaim the trophy.
We have named a fairly strong squad for this game in;
Ole Soderberg, Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Alex Nicholson, Michael Riley, Patrick Nzuzi, Matty Grieve, Jeff Henderson, Remi Streete, Michael Hoganson, Brad Inman, Michael Richardson, Patrick McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson, Greg McDermott, Joan Edmundsson, Kazenga LuaLua, Yven Moyo, Ryan Donaldson, Sammy Ameobi, Phil Airey, Dan Taylor.
In there are a few players I’m looking forward to seeing; Lualua being one after being out for so long, Yven Moyo who again has been out for a while but has been tipped to have a bright future is another, left back Michael Riley who is only 16 and has already played for the reserves before, and Remi Streete because I went to school with him!
To be fair though I’d be surprised if Lualua and Moyo get anymore than a cameo role after being out for so long with their respective injuries.
Blyth themselves have a few former Newcastle reserves in their ranks with Phil Cave and Mark Doninger having been on our books in the past.
Kick-off is at 7pm and admission will be granted by paying at the East Stand turnstiles (£5 adults, £2 concessions). A result will be achieved on the night, via extra time and spot kicks if necessary.
I’ll be attending, as will AndrewNUFC. I always like to get to these types of games as it’s a good chance to see how our youngsters and potential future of the team are doing.
So if you can, go along! the weathers decent and it should be a good game – with our boys hopefully coming out on top.