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Youth Team and Loanee Report

Going over how Newcastle’s youngsters and Loaned players performed last week

Loan Report:

Matz Sels – Anderlecht

Anderlecht started their title defense Friday against Antwerp. Sels got the start in the opener and was able to get his first shutout of the season. Anderlecht couldn’t put the ball in the net either in a 0-0 draw.

8th place Anderlecht will be at home on Sunday August 6th against 11th place KV Oostende.

Games: 2

Goals Allowed: 1

Goals allowed per match: .5

Alex Gilliead – Bradford City

Bradford city hosted Newcastle on Wednesday. Gilliead started against his parent club and was subbed out in the 77th minute in the 4-0 loss.

The Bantams travelled to FC Halifax Town on Saturday for a friendly. The Bantams were too much to handle and won 3-0. Alex Gilliead started the game and played for the entire first half and was subbed out at the start of the second half.

Bradford City will open up their League One season at home to Sean Longstaff and Blackpool.

Tom Heardman – Bury

Bury traveled to Salford City in a friendly on Tuesday. Heardman started and was subbed out in the 66th minute in Bury’s 2-1 win.

Bury went on the road to face Tranmere Rovers in a friendly on Friday, but the match was postponed to a waterlogged pitch.

On August 1st, Bury travel to face Radcliffe FC in a friendly.

Adam Armstrong – Bolton

Bolton went on the road to face Stockport County FC on Tuesday in a friendly. Armstrong played the entire first half and was subbed out just after the hour mark. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Armstrong and Bolton hosted Premier League Stoke City in a friendly on Saturday but fell 2-1. Armstrong came on as a sub with 20 minutes left and made an immediate impact. He was close on multiple chances.

Bolton start their EFL Championship campaign at home against Leeds United on August 6th.

Sean Longstaff – Blackpool

Blackpool faced off against another version of the Magpies in Chorley FC on the road. It ended in a 3-0 win and Longstaff played in all but the final four minutes.

Longstaff and Blackpool traveled to Macclesfield Town in a friendly on Saturday. Blackpool won 2-0 however it was not a great day for Longstaff. He was subbed out in the 22nd minute due to a head wound. It is unknown how long he will be out.

Blackpool’s next match will be the opening League One match away to Alex Gilliead and Bradford City.

U23 Report

Match Report

Tuesday July 25th 2017

Newcastle U23s - 0

Whitley Bay - 0

Team: Nathan Harker, Craig Spooner, Ben Kitchen, Kelland Watts, Owen Bailey, Yannick Aziakonou, Callum Smith, Mackenzie Heaney, Lewis McNall, Mo Sangare, Owen Gallacher

Subs used: Thomas Allen, Elias Sorensen, Isaac Gamblin, Oliver Long, Kurtis Russell, Tyrique Bartlett, Juanito, Mace Goodridge

Both teams had chances in this one as the U23s had multiple lineup changes in this one. It was good for Peter Beardsley to get more experience within the squad.

Match Report

Thursday July 27th, 2017

Newcastle U23s – 2

Ivan Toney (58’, 60’)

Celtic U23s – 1

Joe Thomson (36’)

Team: Paul Woolston, Callum Williams, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Stefan O’Connor, Stuart Findlay, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Dan Barlaser, Ivan Toney, Callum Roberts, Victor Fernandez

Subs Used: Michael Newberry (50’), Luke Charman (76’), Owen Gallacher (80’), Kelland Watts (69’), Callum Smith (65’)

A great come from behind victory for the u23s as they defeated Celtic u23s 2-1 in the semifinals. Celtic were the team in control for the first half and they deservedly had a 1-0 halftime lead. In the second half it was Ivan Toney who scored twice in two minutes to secure the win for the Magpies.

The U23s will play for the title of this four-team tournament on Saturday where they will face Dutch Side AZ Alkmaar.

Match Report

Saturday July 29th, 2017

Newcastle U23s – 4

Ivan Toney (5’, 38’, 71’)

Mo Sangare (90 +1’)

AZ Alkmaar – 1

Team: Nathan Harker, Michael Newberry, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Josef Yarney, Macauley Gillesphey, Luke Charman, Dan Barlaser, Ivan Toney, Callum Roberts, Victor Fernandez

Subs Used: Callum Smith (47’), Mo Sangare (69’), Callum Williams (69’), Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (69’), Owen Gallacher (74’), Ben Kitchen (78’) Owen Baily (81’)

Yellow Card: Michael Newberry

Newcastle United U23s have won the Whiby Town Challenge after beating AZ Alkmaar 4-1. Ivan Toney was the man to thank as his 2 goals in the semifinals and Hat-trick on this day propelled the team to the title. Ivan Toney scored his 3rd goal in the 71st minute on a penalty. Mo Sangare was the only other goal scorer getting the team’s 4th goal in extra time.

U18 Report

Former U18 player Lewis Gibson has left the club for Everton FC. Gibson did not make an appearance with the club this preseason as he made it evident that he saw his future elsewhere. After interest from Spurs and Southampton, Everton were to club to win the youngsters signature. The deal was completed at £1M that could rise to £6M.

Match Report

Monday July 24th, 2017

Newcastle U18s – 1

Jack Robson (68’)

County Antrim - 3

Team: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matthew Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Robson, Thomas Cole, Keiren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Sam Joyce, Max Allen

Subs Used: Deese Kasinga Madia (35), Jack Young (50)

Match Highlights Here

After three straight friendly victories, Newcastle U18s fell in their first match for the Northern Ireland Super Cup. The lone goal for the Magpies came from Jack Robson just before full time. Newcastle went down 1-0 in the early going and then County Atrim doubled their lead just before the half. In the 1st minute of the second half, County Atrim scored the 3rd to all but clinch the match.

Match Report

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Newcastle U18s – 9

Matthew Longstaff (6’)

Keiren Aplin (16’)

Adam Wilson (30’, 39’, 65’)

Jack Robson (32’, 54’, 68’)

Deese Kasinga Madia (61’)

Beijing DCFC Morning Star – 0

Team: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Matthew Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Robson, Jack Young, Thomas Cole, Keiren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Ryan Barrett, Deese Kasinga Madia

Subs Used: Jude Swails, Kyle Soper, Sam Joyce

Match Highlights Here

Both teams came into this match losing 3-1 in the first game. A massive NINE goals for the U18 against an obviously overwhelmed team from China. Two Magpies were able to get hat-tricks on the day. A day after losing 3-1 to County Atrim, this lopsided victory will surly give the team confidence moving forward.

Match Report

Wednesday July 26th, 2017

Newcastle U18s – 2

Oisin McEntee (13’)

Matthew Longstaff (67’)

Komazawa United FC – 0

Team: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Matthew Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Young, Keiren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Max Allen, Deese Kasinga Madia, Kyle Soper

Subs Used: Ryan Barrett (63’)

Match Highlights Here

In the third game in three days, Newcastle beat Japanese side Komazawa united 2-0. The win clinched a spot to play for the Super Cup, the top trophy of the tournament (table below). It was a goal in each half that gave the youngsters the victory. In the first half, defender Oisin McEntee headed in a corner coming from Adam Wilson. The second half saw a converted penalty from Captain Matthew Longstaff seal the victory for the Magpies.

The U18s will advance to the Semi Finals of the Super Cup to face 1st place Right to Dream (Ghana) on Thursday at Coleraine Showgrounds. The other Semi Final matchup will see O’Higgins (Chile) play Club America (Mexico).

Match Report

Thursday July 27th, 2017

Newcastle U18s – 1

Right to Dream – 2

Team: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matthew Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Young, Kieren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Ryan Barrett, Max Allen, Deese Kasinga Madia

Match Highlights Here: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40747903

It started off great for the U18s with an opening goal by captain Matthew Longstaff, however it wasn’t enough as the 1st place team Right to Dream (Ghana) won the semifinal match 2-1.

Match Report

Friday July 29th, 2017

Newcastle U18s – 0

O’higgins – 2

Newcastle started a real young team in the third-place game and did not have enough to compete against the Chilean side. Newcastle finished in fourth place for the tournament.