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Sean Longstaff turns up on crutches to watch Morpeth beat Newcastle United in semi-final

5 months ago

Various media reported on Tuesday that there should be an update on Sean Longstaff today.

The player set to see a specialist and the club and player getting a better understanding as to how serious, or hopefully not, the injury is.

The midfielder was forced out of the West Ham game on Saturday and left on crutches, amid claims of potential knee ligament damage.

Injured or not, Sean Longstaff was out at Craik Park last night, still on crutches.

His brother Matty playing for the Newcastle United Under 23s in the semi-final of the Northumberland Senior Cup.

They were up against Morpeth Town in this annual cup competition where the rising younger NUFC players get to meet hardened top local amateur teams such as Morpeth.

Last season Newcastle won the competition but not this time.

The men most definitely coming out on top against the boys last night.

The better team throughout, Morpeth Town scored in the 47th and 59th minutes to give them a comfortable win, they will face North Shields in a St James Park final.

A crowd of 1,456 saw Jonjo Shelvey in attendance along with Sean Longstaff. The older Longstaff brother was almost joined on the injury list when younger brother Matty was the victim of a bad challenge from Sean Taylor, the Morpeth player sent off with just under 20 minutes to go.

Despite the one man advantage, Newcastle never really threatened to get back into the game in the final stages.

Morpeth Town 2 Newcastle United Under 23s 0

Newcastle United:

Nathan Harker, Ryan Barrett (Mo Sangare 46), Oliver Walters, Kelland Watts, Owen Bailey, Lewis Cass, Tom Allan, Jack Young, Yannick Touré (Tyrique Bartlett 68), Matty Longstaff, Rosaire Longelo (Juanito 63)


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