Newcastle 4-0 Blyth Spartans – A review of some of our cup winning kids!

Tav's rocket shot against Blyth.

Tav's rocket shot against Blyth. Our reserves cruised to a 4-0 win over our local rivals Blyth Spartans to claim the Northumberland Senior Cup at St. James’ Park yesterday evening.

The team generally played pretty well against an average Spartans team, but if I was to be picky our worst player was Ole Soderberg in goal. He did nothing major, just a few wobbles that I noticed from him – but again that’s just me being picky. On the plus side, for me there were three stand-out performers.

Sammy Ameobi – He has all the makings of his older brother. He is tall, rangy and looks like he’s going to fall over a lot but he has a great turn of pace and can a beat a player with a trick and has a good shot on him. With a bit more work can be a really good winger/striker for the future. 7/10.

Patrick Mclaughlin – I have to admit I judged a book by it’s cover with Patrick. I saw that he was 20 and thought ‘well he won’t make it now’. How wrong I could be!

He was at the heart of everything. A lovely passer of the ball, short or long range, he took most of the set-pieces and pretty much all of them were spot on. He has a good shot on him and top it off he can track back and tackle. It’s also refreshing to see a left-footed centre midfielder and it gives a good balance to the team. 9/10.

James Tavernier – He may have been playing out of position but James was definitely the stand-out performer. Instead of his usual right-back role he was put left-back and made the transition with ease.

His defending was good, he didn’t dive in and just stood his ground and for someone so small he’s a great header of the ball. For me though it was his attacking that impressed me the most. Not only was he getting forward, but he was probably the most effective out of everyone and obviously he topped the night off with a stunning going from twenty-five yards. Before the end, after a few substitutions, he got put at centre-half, which again he did with ease. 10/10.

Notable mentions go to Phil Airey who bagged himself two good goals but needs to work on his finishing and hold up play. He might of scored two but he missed three or four and I can imagine Peter Beardsley saying to him that he might only get one chance in a first team game and that he has to take it.

Remi Streete who, at only 16-years-old, found marking grown men no different to marking kids in the under-16’s where he was playing last season. Good in the air with great long range passing – definitely one for the future. Michael Richardson and Brad Inman also had good games.

So overall a great game with a good result to match. What impressed myself and AndrewNUFC was the nice football we played with the likes of Brad Inman, Paddy Mclaughlin, Ryan Donaldson and Michael Richardson. We pass the ball with the best of them and it’s nice to know that’s the way our youngsters are getting taught, but it’s no surprise really with Beardsley as manager.

Well done boys!

P.S. A quick mention about the fans last night. There was a bit of trouble in the stands, mainly from the Blyth section, where grown men seemed to take exception to the fact that kids were taunting them for how poor they were. These ‘men’ were offering them fights and it all got a bit out of hand for a reserve game. The stewards were called in and about 10 people got chucked out. A sad way to end the night.

175 thoughts on “Newcastle 4-0 Blyth Spartans – A review of some of our cup winning kids!

  1. Richie just aslong as I know im right as usual πŸ˜† take it easy and dont give up hope mate you’ll get it right sometime πŸ˜†

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  2. The medal is the same as awarded to Kevin Keegan’s grandfather, Frank Keegan, who rescued dozens of survivors.

    The ex-Magpies manager’s grandfather Frank Keegan was one of the 36 who came out of the pit alive.

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  3. P.S. A quick mention about the fans last night. There was a bit of trouble in the stands, mainly from the Blyth section, where grown men seemed to take exception to the fact that kids were taunting them for how poor they were. These β€˜men’ were offering them fights and it all got a bit out of hand for a reserve game. The stewards were called in and about 10 people got chucked out. A sad way to end the night.

    re : the 10 “chucked out ” NONE were from the BLYTH SECTION. so get your facts right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. its a shame they were not playing wallsend the tramps. cant even afford shoes!!!!!!hehe……..(i used to live in wallsend)hope we keep sammi a , and james tavernier was outstanding!!!!!

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