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Jonjo Shelvey Leads U23s to Victory Over Fulham

The loan goal scored by Shelvey leads to the Reserves 4th straight League victory

Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Newcastle U23s kept up with their promotion chances as they defeated Fulham 1-0 in the PL2 - Div. 2.

Fulham had an initial early chance that hit the post, but the rest of the match was solely in NUFC’s favor. It was mainly Shelvey that was starting the attacks as he used his trademark long balls to stretch the defense. None of the many chances were converted however, and it was 0-0 at the half.

In the 61st minute it was Jonjo who played a long pass across the pitch to Ryan Barrett. Barrett then passed it to Thomas Allen who crossed it into the box and found by Shelvey to head in the games only goal.

Newcastle U23s next match is on Tuesday against Morpeth Town in the Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Finals.

TEAM: Nathan Harker, Rosaire Longelo (Juan Cumbreras 84’), Kelland Watts, Owen Bailey, Lewis Cass, Thomas Allan, Jonjo Shelvey (Jack Young 62’), Yannick Toure, Matty Longstaff, Mo Sangare (Oliver Walters 46’)