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Newcastle Youngsters Reach Final Of Hong Kong Sevens

9 years ago

Newcastle United’s development squad kicked off on Saturday morning in their bid to retain the Hong Kong 7s title they won last year.

The tournament is taking place at the Happy Valley stadium of Hong Kong Football Club, with games lasting 7 minutes each way.

United opened up with a 2-0 win against a Hong Kong select, followed later by wins against Southern District (5-0) and then Leicester (2-0).

The United squad that travelled was;

Alnwick, Dummett, Streete, Tavernier, Newton, Logan, Inman, Richardson, Aarons & Sammy Ameobi.

With three wins Newcastle topped their group and moving on to Sunday they had a quarter final knockout match against Citizen, moving into the semis with a two goal win thanks to Newton and Tavernier.

The semi finals proved a tougher task with Glasgow Rangers the opposition. In an exciting match United just came out on top 3-2 with goals from Richardson and Sammy Ameobi (2). The Rangers goals were the first Newcastle had conceded this weekend.

In the final Leicester will provide the opposition having beaten Sunderland 1-0. With United comfortably beating the Foxes on Saturday, hopes will be high the lads can retain their trophy. The kick-off is scheduled for 1pm UK time – Good luck!


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