Matz Sels (Goal Keeper) – Anderlecht
On Sunday, August 27th, 10th place Anderlecht play against second from bottom and 15th place Gent on the road in a League match. It wasn’t a dream 3 points but a point will work fine as the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
11th place Anderlecht will host 9th place Lokeren in a Belgian First Division match on Friday September 8th.
Goals Allowed: 6
Clean Sheets: 3
Goals allowed per match: 1
Alex Gilliead (Forward/Winger) – Bradford City
7th place Bradford City traveled to 12th place Walsall on Saturday, August 26th in a League Once Clash. Alex got the start and was subbed out in the 59th minute in a 3-3 draw. Alex was voted Social Media MOTM.
Bradford traveled to League Two Chesterfield in a CheckTrade Trophy match on Tuesday, August 29th. Alex started and was subbed out at halftime. Bradford won 4-2.
9th place Bradford City will host 11th place Bristol Rovers in a League One match on Saturday, September 2nd.
Adam Armstrong (Center Forward) – Bolton
22nd place Bolton traveled to face 14th place Hull City on Friday, August 25th in a Championship League match. Armstrong started and played the entire match in a 4-0 loss.
Last place Bolton will host 9th place Middlesbrough in a Championship League match on Saturday, September 9th.
Sean Longstaff (Central Midfield) – Blackpool
11th place Blackpool hosted last place (24th) Oldham Athletic in a League One match on Saturday, August 26th. Longstaff got the start and he is on FIRE. A 3rd goal in 3 straight matches with a great long-range effort in the 6th minute. Blackpool won 2-1 and Longstaff was named MOTM.
Blackpool hosted Ivan Toney and Wigan Athletic in the CheckaTrade Trophy on Tuesday, August 29th. Sean did not play in the match and watched his team lose in penalties
8th place Blackpool will host 16th place AFC Wimbledon in a League One match on Saturday, September 2nd.
Ivan Toney (Center Forward) – Wigan
1st place Wigan hosted 13th place Portsmouth on Saturday August 26th in a League One Match. Ivan started and got the first goal of the match. That’s 2 goals in 2 games for Toney. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Toney was subbed out in the 61st minute.
Wigan traveled to Sean Longstaff and Blackpool for the CheckaTrade Trophy on Tuesday, August 29th. Ivan didn’t play and saw his team win on penalties.
2nd place Wigan will travel to 3rd place Shrewsbury Town in a League One match on Saturday September 2nd.
Callum Williams (Center Back) – Gateshead
Gateshead traveled to Ebbsfleet United in the National League on Saturday August 26th. This was Callum’s first match since being injured a few weeks ago. Callum helped the backline get another clean sheet and the game ended 0-0.
6th place Gateshead hosted 13th place Halifax Town on Monday August 28th in a National League match. It was the 2nd straight 0-0 draw for the Tynesiders.
6th place Gateshead will travel to 2nd place Dagenham & Redbridge in a National League match on Saturday September 2nd.
Clean Sheets: 4
Stuart Findlay (Center Back) – Kilmarnock
Stuart was loaned out to Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock last week. The Scotland U21 international joined Newcastle last summer and made 30 appearances for the U23 team. Findlay loaned at Kilmarnock when he was at Celtic for the 2015/16 season.
Findlay started in his first match for Kilmarnock on Saturday, August 26th against Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premier. He played the full 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw.
10th place Kilmarnock will travel to face 7th place Motherwell on Saturday, September 9th in the Scottish Premiership.
Clean Sheets: 0
Match Report (Premier League 2)
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Newcastle – 0
Middlesbrough – 1
Team: Nathan Harker, Stefan O’Connor, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Josef Yarney, Macauley Gillesphey, Craig Spooner, Luke Charman, Tom Heardman, Liam Smith, Callum Smith
Subs Used: Dan Barlaser (46’), Owen Gallacher (65’)
The U23s suffered their first defeat of the season to the smoggies. It was their 3rd successive road match of the season for them. Newcastle had plenty of chances in this match and Head Coach Peter Beardsley claimed Newcastle were the better team. Beardsley said “It was a game of two halves. They were better in the first half, no doubt about that, and we were better in the second half. We has the best situations, rather than chances, but wasted a lot of them and it’s always hard when you’re chasing the game.”
Match Report (CheckaTrade Trophy)
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Newcastle – 2
Liam Smith (4’)
Luke Charman (67’)
Crewe Alexandra – 1
Team: Paul Woolston, Jamie Sterry, Curtis Good, Kyle Cameron, Macaulay Gillesphey, Jack Hunter, Dan Barlaser, Callum Roberts, Liam Smith, Victor Fernandez, Luke Charman
Subs Used: Callum Smith (46’), Mo Sangare (67’), Stefan O’Connor (72’)
Goals: Liam Smith (4’), Luke Charman (67’)
Team: Garratt, Bakayogo, Walker, Bowery, Cooper, Nolan, Lowery, Pickering, Ainley, Kirk, Sass-Davies
Subs Used: Wintle, Dale, Reilly
Goals: Bowery (87’)
In their next match, 3rd place Newcastle will be home against 9th place Norwich in a Premier League 2 match on Monday, September 11th.
Match Report (U18 Premier League)
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Newcastle – 2
Lewis Cass (10’)
Thomas Allan (45’)
Liverpool – 2
Team: Daniel Langley, Max Allen, Kieren Aplin, Matthew Longstaff, Lewis Cass, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson, Thomas Allan, Deece Kasinga
Subs Used: Jack Young (79’), Sam Joyce (79’)
The U18s had a second straight 2-2 draw as they fought off the Liverpool U18s. Goals were scored by Lewis Cass, and Thomas Allan both coming from behind.
The 10th place Newcastle U18s next match will be at home against 6th place West Brom U18s on Saturday, September 9th.