A larger than usual crowd was in attendance today as Newcastle U23s and the mackems U23s faced off in a Premier League 2, Division 2 match-up.
It was the Magpies that were victorious in a very convincing 5-0 win.
It started off in the 18th minute with a free kick by Callum Roberts was met by Stefan O’Connor and headed off the crossbar and back in play. The ball ricocheted off of Owen Bailey for a 1-0 lead.
The second goal came in the 22nd minute after RB Jamie Sterry crossed a ball in the box which was met by Callum Roberts who finishes it low inside the post.
The score was 2-0 at half time, and it could of been 4 or 5 nil with all the chances the Magpies had.
In the second half, the mackems had the first real chance but that momentum was quickly washed away by Jamie Sterry’s great play to find Luke Charman on a cross which make it 3-0 in the 59th minute.
10 minutes later it was Charman again who made it 4-0 and Elias Sorensen completed the scoring in the 84th minute at 5-0 which is the U23s largest league victory in 4 years.
One thing of note is that Matty Longstaff was subbed in and was able to play with his brother Sean Longstaff. Surely a great moment to see.
Jamie Sterry, Sean Longstaff, Luke Charman, and Callum Robers all looked fantastic tonight and you have to wonder which of these lads are closest to a First Team appearance. My money is on Jamie Sterry. Sterry looked like a first team players all night, and I would love to see him get the minutes.
NUFC U23s are in 2nd place after two matches in the Premier League 2/Division 2 table and will travel to 3rd place Wolves next Monday.
TEAM: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Stefan O’Connor (Matty Longstaff 59’), Kelland Watts, Lewis Cass, Owen Bailey, Dan Barlaser, Tom Allan (Adam Wilson 52’), Sean Longstaff, Callum Roberts, Luke Charman (Elias Sorensen 77’)