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Armstrong’s struggles continue, and U23s get a point

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Loan Report:

Matz Sels (Goal Keeper) – Anderlecht

Bayern Muenchen v RSC Anderlecht - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

10th place Anderlecht traveled to 9th place Kortrjik in a Belgium First Division match on Saturday, September 16th. Sels got the start in a game that ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw.

Anderlecht traveled to Westerlo in a Belgian Cup match on Wednesday, September 20th. Sels was on the bench as an unused substitute in a 1-0 win.

9th place Anderlecht will be travelling to face 7th place Waasland-Beveren in a Belgian First Division match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 8

Goals Allowed: 11

Clean Sheets: 3

Goals allowed per match: 1.37

Alex Gilliead (Forward/Winger) – Bradford City

4th place Bradford hosted 9th place Rotherham United in a League One match on Saturday September 16th. Alex started and finished the match in a 1-0 win.

3rd place Bradford City will travel to 17th place Northampton Town in a League One match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 8

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Adam Armstrong (Center Forward) – Bolton

Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Last Place Bolton traveled to 7th place Ipswich Town in a Championship League match on Saturday, September 16th. Bolton is really struggling so far, and it continued in a 2-0 loss. Armstrong was brought in as a substitute in the 70th minute.

Bolton traveled to West Ham in the 3rd round of the League Cup on Tuesday, September 19th. Bolton have been on a terrible run and that continued as they were knocked out of the League Cup 3-0. Armstrong came off the bench in the 80th minute.

Last place Bolton will host 22nd place Brentford in a Championship match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 9

Goals: 2

Assists: 0

Sean Longstaff (Central Midfield) – Blackpool

5th place Blackpool hosted 8th place Oxford United in a League One Match on Saturday, September 16th. Longstaff started and played all but the final two minutes in a 3-1 win.

4th place Blackpool will travel to 15th place Bristol Rovers in a League One match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 7

Goals: 4

Assists: 2

Ivan Toney (Center Forward) – Wigan

Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

6th place Wigan hosted 12th place Bristol Rovers in a League One match on Saturday, September 16th. Ivan came on as a sub in the 37th minute and played the rest of the match in a 3-0 win.

5th place Wigan hosted 17th place Northampton Town in a League One match on Tuesday, September 19th. Ivan came on in the 74th minute in a 1-0 win.

2nd place Wigan will travel to 3rd place Peterborough United in a League One match on Saturday September 23rd.

Games: 8

Goals: 2

Assists: 3

Callum Williams (Center Back) – Gateshead

11th place Gateshead hosted 3rd place Aldershot Town in a National League match on Saturday, September 16th. Callum started and finished the match in a 1-0 loss.

14th place Gateshead will travel to 7th place Maidstone United in a National League match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 9

Goals: 0

Assists: 1

Clean Sheets: 4

Stuart Findlay (Center Back) – Kilmarnock

11th place Kilmarnock traveled to 2nd place Aberdeen in a Scottish Premiership match on Saturday September 16th. Stuart started and finished the match that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Last place (12th) Kilmarnock will host 9th place Dundee in a Scottish Premiership match on Saturday, September 23rd.

Games: 3

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Clean Sheets: 0

Achraf Lazaar (Left-Back) – Benevento

Benevento Calcio v Torino FC - Serie A Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

Last place (20th) Benevento traveled to 2nd place Napoli on a Serie A match on Sunday, September 17th. Lazaar started and finished a match that I am sure he wishes to forget. The game ended in a 6-0 loss. Lazaar played Left Midfield.

Last place Benevento travelled to 7th place Roma in a Serie A match on Wednesday, September 20th. Lazaar started and was substituted out in the 64th minute in a terrible 4-0 loss.

Last place Benevento will travel to 2nd from bottom Crotone in a Serie A match on Sunday, September 24th.

Games: 3

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Clean Sheets: 0

U23 Report

Match Report

Monday September 18th, 2017

Newcastle U23s – 0

Brighton U23s – 0

Team: Freddie Woodman, Ben Kitchen, Josef Yarney, Macaulay Gillesphey, Kyle Cameron, Stefan O’Connor, Dan Barlaser, Victor Fernandez, Liam Smith, Callum Smith, Luke Charman

Subs Used: Mo Sangare (46’), Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (74’), Owen Gallacher (77’)

Freddie Woodman had a tremendous performance in this match as he has proved to be a top reserves keeper. There were chances on both sides to try to notch one ahead, but no one was able too.

Premier League 2 Division 2 Table HERE

U18 Report

Newcastle United U18 v Komazawa University FC: SuperCupNI Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Match Report

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Newcastle U18s – 2

Oisin McEntee (28’)

Thomas Cole (87’)

Brighton U18s – 3

Team: Nathan Harker, Lewis Cass, Kieren Aplin, Jack Young, Oisin McEntee, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge, Elias Sorensen, Thomas Allan, Deece Kasinga

Subs Used: Thomas Cole (44’), Kurtis Russell (85’)

Bookings: Thomas Cole, Kieren Aplin

It was the start of the U18 Premier League Cup group stage and it was the Seagulls that were victors. They started off very strong and were able to hold on in the end. It was 2-0 before Newcastle could get a goal back from Oisin McEntee. At the hour mark, Brighton made it 3-1 and Thomas Cole got a confidence builder goal just before the final whistle.

Chelsea and Blackburn are also in Newcastle’s group and they played out a draw leaving Newcastle last in the group with 0 points.

The U18s next match will be away to Manchester United in a U18 Premier League match on Saturday, September 23rd.

U18 Premier League Table HERE