Wallsend Boys Club and Newcastle United taste success at Hong Kong soccer sevens
Wallsend Boys Club and Newcastle United have made successful starts to their Hong Kong Soccer Sevens campaign.
Both are through to the knockout stages on Sunday.
Wallsend Boys Club are in the Masters section and they won three of their four matches:
WBC 2 Singapore Cricket Club Tigers 0
WBC 1 Kong Kong Football Club Veterans 0
WBC 1 Yau Lee League Masters 0
WBC 1 Citi All Stars 2
The Newcastle Under 21 stars followed a similar route, winning their first couple of games but then losing in the final one.
In the opening match they beat Hong Kong Football Club 1-0, Sean Longstaff getting United off to a great start with the only goal of the game three minutes into the second half, though the scoreline should have been more emphatic with Newcastle dominating.
Next up, Newcastle United met Kitchee and after only three minutes disaster struck, Michael Newberry sent off when last man and bringing an opposing player down.
However, two minutes later Captain Dan Barlaser put six man Newcastle ahead, then Sean Longstaff scored his second goal of the group stages to make the match safe. Although there was a late scare when Swainston scored for Kitchee with seconds to go.
Newcastle United then met Aston Villa in their final group match but lost 1-0 to a goal early in the second half.
You can watch all the action on Sunday via this live YouTube stream HERE.
Newcastle have won the competition once (2012) and came runners-up once (2013), this time they share a group with local sides Kitchee & Hong Kong Football Club and Aston Villa.
Earlier we brought you write-up and news of the Wallsend Boys Club team that are competing in the Masters competition.
On Sunday the official Hong Kong Soccer Sevens website lists the game schedule HERE
Newcastle United are scheduled to kick off in their quarter final against FC Seoul at 10.36am.
Whilst Wallsend Boys Club play USRC in their semi-final at 12.18pm.
Presumably they are Hong Kong times and that is seven hours ahead of the UK, meaning 3.36am and 5.18am kick-offs respectively on Sunday morning over here (UK).
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