Matz Sels (Goal Keeper) – Anderlecht
10th place Anderlecht’s next match was at home against 11th place Sint – Truiden on Sunday August 20th in a League Match. It was a poor result for Sels and club as they lost 3-2. All three goals were close range efforts.
On Sunday, August 27th, 10th place Anderlecht play against second from bottom and 15th place Gent on the road in a League match.
Goals Allowed: 6
Clean Sheets: 2
Goals allowed per match: 1.2
Alex Gilliead (Forward/Winger) – Bradford City
5th place Bradford City hosted 22nd place Blackburn Rovers in a League One battle on Saturday August 19th. Alex rode the bench for the duration of the match as the Bantams lost 1-0.
7th place Bradford City will travel to 12th place Walsall on Saturday, August 26th in a League Once Clash.
Tom Heardman (Center Forward) – Bury
14th place Bury hosted last place Bristol Rovers on Saturday August 19th in a League One Matchup. Once again, Tom wasn’t named in the squad and Bury lost 3-2.
Heardman was sent back to NUFC in a bizarre twist to the youngster’s loan spell. He has yet to even be named in the squad for Bury so far this season. It’s unclear whether it is injury or performance related.
Adam Armstrong (Center Forward) – Bolton
19th place Bolton hosted 15th place Derby County on Saturday August 19th in a Championship matchup. Armstrong got the start for the match and was subbed out at halftime in a 2-1 loss.
Bolton hosted Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup second round on Tuesday, August 22nd. Armstrong started and helped his team with a 57th minute penalty goal. Bolton won 3-2 and advanced to the third round. Armstrong was subbed out in the 73rd minute.
22nd place Bolton will travel to face 14th place Hull City on Friday August 25th in a Championship League match.
Sean Longstaff (Central Midfield) – Blackpool
10th place Blackpool traveled to 7th place Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, August 19th in a League One Match. Longstaff started the game, played a full 90 minutes, and scored a wonderful goal in the match and would also add an assist. That is back to back matches finding the back of the net for him. Blackpool finished with a 3-3 draw.
Longstaff was named in Football League’s Team of the Week
11th place Blackpool will host last place (24th) Oldham Athletic in a League One match on Saturday, August 26th.
Ivan Toney (Center Forward) – Wigan
3rd place Wigan traveled to face 23rd place Oldham Athletic on Saturday, August 19th in a League One Match. Ivan started the match and only needed 8 minutes to find the back of the net. Toney continued his assist streak and got his 3rd one in as many matches. He was subbed out in the 71st minute and Wigan ran out comfortable winners 2-0.
Wigan traveled to Villa Park in the second round of the League Cup against Aston Villa on Tuesday August 22nd. Ivan did not play in the match in a 4-1 loss.
Next up, 1st place Wigan will host 13th place Portsmouth on Saturday August 26th in a League One Match.
Callum Williams (Center Back) – Gateshead
9th place Gateshead hosted 16th place Macclesfield Town on Saturday August 19th in a National League match. Callum is still recovering from his injury however his club didn’t need him today in an easy 3-0 win.
Gateshead will travel to Ebbsfleet United in the National League on Saturday, August 26th.
Clean Sheets: 2
Friday, August 18th, 2017
Newcastle – 4
Kyle Cameron (14’)
Luke Charman (20’)
Craig Spooner (22’)
Owen Bailey (75’)
West Brom – 0
Team: Nathan Harker, Jamie Sterry, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Josef Yarney, Curtis Good, Craig Spooner, Dan Barlaser, Luke Charman, Callum Smith
Subs Used: Owen Bailey (46’), Stefan O’Connor (46’), Owen Gallacher (77’)
Two away matches, and two victories for the U23 team. A resounding 4-0 win had to have instilled confidence in this side. 3 first half goals by Kyle Cameron, Luke Charman, and Craig Spooner led the Magpies to victory.
The 2nd successive victory had the Magpies join Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough, and Brighton at the top of the table with 6 points. The U23s next match is on Friday, August 25th away to Middlesbrough
Premier League 2 table HERE
Friday, August 18th 2017
Newcastle – 1
Matthew Longstaff (49’)
Mackems – 1
Team: Otto Huuhtanen, Max Allen, Kieren Aplin, Matthew Longstaff, Lewis Cass, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge, Elias Sorensen, Thomas Allan, Deece Kasinga
Subs Used: Jack Robson (60’), Jack Young (74’)
Bookings: Kasinga, Aplin
The U18s had the first derby day of the season when they faced the mackems. It seemed to be a deserved three points for the Toon, but a late goal by the red and white kept it at one point each. Matthew Longstaff was able to get the only goal for the Toon on a great pass from Sorensen.
The U18s next match is away to Liverpool on Friday, August 25th.
U18 Premier League Table HERE