Newcastle seal Hong Kong Soccer Sevens qualification with win : Smart Sorensen finish – Watch it here
The Hong Kong Soccer Sevens are back, with Newcastle United looking to defend their title.
This year’s competition takes place this weekend from Friday 17 May to Sunday 19 May, with Newcastle kicking off their participation on Saturday morning local time.
Newcastle United’s under 23s won the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens in 2012 and then repeated that success in May 2018.
They beat Leicester City in the semis in 2018 and Glasgow Rangers in the final, both matches high drama as United won with a golden goal in both games.
Newcastle winger Victor Fernandez also picked up the player of the tournament award.
An NUFC squad of 10 travelled – Harker, Bailey, Watts, Cass, (M) Longstaff, Longelo, Sorensen, Allan, Walters, Charman
The young Magpies are in Group C and face three group games against the Kerry Yau Yee League Select, Kashima Antlers and Brighton today (Saturday).
Group games are seven minutes each way, rising to 10 minutes each way in Sunday’s closing stages.
Kicking off the competition was a contest against Kerry Yau Yee League Select, which Newcastle won 1-0 thanks to a Kelland Watts goal.
Next up was Japanese side Kashima Antlers.
A tight game and no score at half-time.
With just over two minutes remaining on the clock though, it was prolific goalscorer Elias Sorensen who won the game.
His initial effort coming back off the bar but the Dane’s predatory talent showing, as he volleyed home with his left foot.
Watch it here.
— HK Soccer Sevens (@hksoccer7s) May 18, 2019
Next up is Brighton in the final group match.
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