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15 minute hat-trick for 18 year old sub takes Newcastle United Under 23s into semi-final

1 year ago
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Lewis McNall had a Thursday evening to remember.

The 18 year old Newcastle United striker was sent on at Whitley Park tonight for the Magpies second string.

The teenage forward brought on for the Under 23s as they were only drawing 1-1 at half-time against Blyth AFC.

The occasion was a Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final tie against the Northern League outfit.

Within 15 minutes of the introduction of Lewis McNall, Newcastle found themselves 5-1 up.

Dan Ward had given the Magpies a early lead in the first half before the visitors equalised.

That 15 minute spell after the break was devastating though, as Lewis McNall hit a hat-trick and Mackenzie Heaney also scored in that period.

A Kyle Cameron own goal then gave Blyth some small encouragement, only for Callum Smith to quickly restore the four goal advantage when making it 6-2.

Winger Callum Roberts rounded things off in the final minute, giving a final scoreline of Newcastle United 7 Blyth AFC 2.

The NUFC Under 23s now take the last semi-final place, joining defending champions Blyth Spartans, Morpeth Town and Newcastle Benfield.

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