An auction of Newcastle United memorabilia has raised a higher than expected £25,000.

A significant portion of the sale by Anderson and Garland were items owned by former United Director Robert McKenzie.

An anonymous buyer paid £3,800 for a pair of medals then owned by  McKenzie, a 1911 Northumberand Hospital  one, plus a 1924 FA Cup Winners medal from Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Signed shirts, programmes and other memorabilia also went under the hammer, with another significant purchase being a collection of around 2,000 photographs covering life at Newcastle United, that lot going for £8,300.