The young Newcastle stars experienced penalty heartache in the Super Cup on Thursday, an experience we have seen all too often in the past with the first team.

Up against Lusaka Academy from Zambia, Geordie striker Lewis McNall scored in this Super Cup Globe semi-final but the match ended 1-1.

Going straight to penalties, the Newcastle Academy side scored via Wilson, McNall, Longstaff and Gibson and Wilson but Mackenzie Heaney saw his effort saved.

With Lusaka Academy scoring all five, it means Newcastle will now round off the Super Cup competition with a 1.30pm match today against Japanese outfit, Ichifuna. This will decide the third/fourth place play-off in the Globe section.

In their group games, Newcastle United had remained unbeaten.

Monday they beat Fermanagh (2-1) with two goals from Lewis McNall.

Then Tuesday saw an exciting 3-3 draw with Right to Dream from Ghana, McNall on the scoresheet again and two from Owen Gallacher.

On Wednesday, Newcastle were back to winning ways with a three goal victory over French side Vendee – goals from Lewis McNall, Adam Wilson and Mackenzie Heaney.

So whilst they aren’t bringing back a trophy, a very productive week for Newcastle (so far) as they remained unbeaten in their four matches in normal time.

Star of the show was clearly striker Lewis McNall who has scored in every match, five goals in total, and the 17 year old looks to have every chance of progressing this season after an excellent season last year.