Liverpool Hit 16 Against Newcastle Youth Teams
The Newcastle United Youth (Academy) team are finding it tough this season and making it six wins without a win, United’s Under 18s crashed 5-1 at home to Liverpool on Saturday.
The promotion of the still eligible Adam Armstrong to the first team squad won’t have helped but still not good to see what are potentially our stars of the future getting the run around.
Liverpool opened the scoring with a penalty after twenty minutes and never really looked back.
A bright opening from the home side saw Mackenzie Heaney try his luck with a shot on three minutes, but Liverpool had hit their stride long before going ahead in the 20th minute in controversial circumstances.
The visitors made it two with ten minutes of the first half remaining, while Newcastle regained some faint hope when they instantly hit back with a goal from Mackenzie Heaney.
However, any optimism was short lived with the Reds scoring five minutes into the second half and then adding two more, before cruising the rest of the match when they could have added more.
Newcastle Under 18s: Woolston, Cobain (Ward 75), Drennan, Gibson, Newberry, Cameron, Charman, Heaney, Storey (Hunter 62), Laidler (Kerridge 62), Longstaff
If you thought that the Academy side had experienced a tough Saturday, spare a thought for the Under 16s who were also playing their Liverpool counterparts at Little Benton.
At half-time (bear in mind the only play forty minutes each way) Liverpool were 8-0 up, before easing off and ending up with a final score of 11-2 to the visitors.
Hopefully both teams will bounce back and the Academy team face Derby County at home next Saturday.
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]