Stunning 25 yard strike from Newcastle United 21 year old against Macclesfield – Watch it here
Tuesday night saw Newcastle United competing in the EFL Trophy.
Formerly known as the Checkatrade Trophy, the new sponsor doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, the Leasing.com Trophy.
The NUFC Under 21s went on a great run last season in the competition, beating four League One and Two clubs – Doncaster, Notts County, Grimsby and Macclesfield, before the glorious moment when Sunderland’s first team played a competitive fixture against a bunch of NUFC kids.
This time the young Newcastle United team didn’t quite manage a repeat of last season’s heroics.
David Fitzpatrick put the hosts ahead with a cracking 30 yard shot on 20 minutes and what proved to be the eventual winner cam from Macclesfield’s Nottingham Forest loan striker Virgil Gomis just after the hour mark.
However, in between those two goals, Newcastle had their moments as well.
Tom Allan lobbed the keeper just before half-time but his effort went just wide of the post.
Then only a few minutes after the break, Newcastle’s Luke Charman picked up the ball in midfield. He did a bit of a trick to shift the ball onto his left foot and as he cut inside he unleashed a superb 25 yard effort that flew past the keeper giving him no chance (watch the goal on the official highlights below – the goal is at 1.07 if you want to go straight to it).
Newcastle pressed in the closing stages for an equaliser but it wasn’t to be.
A crowd of 525 having watched a decent game including two cracking goals, Macclesfield successful 2-1 against the NUFC Under 21s.
Around 100 Newcastle fans were amongst that crowd and now there are two more group games for NUFC to retrieve the situation, Shrewsbury Town on 8 October and Port Vale on 12 November, both games away from home.
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