Rising young Newcastle United midfielder makes it 10 goals in 9 games on Monday
Young Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is the one making all the headlines away from the spotlight of first team football at St James Park.
Turning 19 only eight days ago, he has now got 10 goals in his last nine reserve team matches and seven in his last five.
Newcastle’s young side were up against a strong Bristol City side on Monday afternoon at Bath City’s Twerton Park.
The home side used the over age options and included older players amongst a total of seven who had previous first team experience against Newcastle’s kids.
Despite this, it only took Sean Longstaff 19 minutes to open the scoring, as his strike from outside the box put Newcastle one up.
The stroke of half-time saw Luke Charman make it two to United in this Premier League Cup match, meaning that like the first team less than 48 hours earlier, NUFC were 2-0 up at the break.
Again, just like the second half for the first team against Cardiff, Newcastle’s second string found themselves forced back and a late goal from Diego de Girolamo in the 85th minute made it an uncomfortable last few minutes but United kept the home side out.
This made it three wins in a row and nine goals (five from Sean Longstaff) scored and two conceded in this latest trio of matches.
Bristol City U23s 1 Newcastle United U23s 2
NUFC: Harker, Williams, Bailey, Findlay, Gibson, Hunter, Barlaser, Holmes, Longstaff, El-Mhanni, Charman
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