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Newcastle United hoping to win silverware at St James Park tonight

3 years ago

St James Park hosts the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday night, with Newcastle hoping to overcome Morpeth Town.

It is an Under 23 NUFC team that competes in the competition each season and hopefully they will be lifting silverware tonight.

It is four years since United won the competition and kick-off is at 7.30pm if you fancy heading along.

Admission is via the East Stand turnstiles and you will pay £7 adults and then £3 for concessions.

Be aware though that unlike most reserve matches, season ticket holders and members don’t get free admission.

There has to be a winner on the night, so allow for potential extra time and penalties.

18 year old Newcastle winger Adam Wilson talking to the official club site ahead of the final:

“It’s always good to get far in the cups, try to do the best you can for the club and individually as well, just to prove what you’ve got.

“It’s what every kid wants to do, to play at St. James’. It’s a dream, really – especially in front of lots of fans.

“When you play at the big stadiums, you always want to do your best. In the FA Youth Cup in particular, everyone wants to play really well and when you’re at the big stadiums, in front of fans, you want to get far.

“Hopefully (on Wednesday) I can play well and do my best for the team.

“I’ve always supported them since I was little; growing up in Newcastle, you become a Newcastle fan.

“Then I joined at a young age – under-tens – and I’ve just gone on from there.

“As soon as I started my scholarship, that’s when the hard work really started. I come in each day trying to get better and trying to be better.

“I like being on the wing because I get to go forward a lot and do a few skills, but I don’t mind filling in at left-back; it helps me with the defensive side of my game and you need both parts of player. It’s good to be able to play in both positions.

“It was a pleasant surprise getting the call-up [for England Under 18s], I never expected it but I’d always hoped I’d get it eventually.

“I got told off my manager that they’d been watching and that I might be called up soon, and then the squad got announced; I saw it on Twitter and from there, I knew I was going to go down.

“It was a great experience; playing against three different types of opposition, teams that are all around you, teams that counter-attack, teams which just want to defend; they were three different types of games. Playing international football is different to club football, much different.

“Morpeth are a decent team and they’ve had a decent run.

“I think they’ll be a bit more physical than most teams we usually come up against so it’ll be more of a battle, but hopefully I can stand my ground and still be strong in the game even if they’re a bit bigger than me!

“It’s a feeling I wouldn’t be able to describe right now [if we lift the trophy at St James Park], hopefully we can do that.”


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