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Son of Duncan Ferguson helps inspire young Newcastle stars to 4-3 win over Sunderland

5 months ago
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Duncan Ferguson had an interesting time at Newcastle United.

Ruud Gullit signed him from Everton in November 1998 and Sir Bobby sold him back to the scousers in August 2000.

Only scoring eight goals and making thirty appearances for Newcastle United, the highlight was undoubtedly a 3-0 win over Man Utd at St James Park a superb Duncan Ferguson opener and then Alan Shearer grabbing the other two goals.

Just over twenty one years later and Duncan Ferguson was back at Newcastle United at least in spirit.

His son Cameron playing on trial for Newcastle United in a derby match against Sunderland, a league game for the Under 18s sides.

Tuesday’s match saw both sides featuring a number of trialists, amongst them NUFC featured Andrew Nelson (last seen at Middlesbrough) and Cameron Ferguson (last seen at Tranmere). Meanwhile Sunderland included Luke Nock (last seen at Rochdale), Tom Scott (Northampton) and Cameron Jessup (Crystal Palace).

The Under 18s derby was played at Whitley Park on Tuesday, behind closed doors as has become the norm.

Newcastle were the better side early on but somehow found themselves 2-0 down at half-time as the Mackems took their chances.

Cameron Ferguson not so lucky as he both hit the woodwork and had a goal disallowed on his NUFC debut.

However, Big Dunc’s son wasn’t to be denied when pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour mark and kickstarting the fightback that would see Newcastle’s young stars win a thrilling derby.

A 25 minute spell seeing 2-0 down become 4-2 up for NUFC, as two goals from Michael Ndiweni and an own goal via a Sunderland defender put United in control.

A bit like the senior squad at Leicester on Friday, the Newcastle youngsters didn’t make it easy for themselves late on, Sunderland making it 4-3 in the final few minutes but the home side managing to keep out the Mackems in the very final stages.

Congratulations to the young Newcastle players for showing the character to come back in this derby match and interesting now to see if this son of Duncan Ferguson ends up doing enough to earn a more permanent stay at his dad’s old club.

Newcastle United Under 18s 4 Sunderland Under 18s 3

Newcastle United:

Thompson, Oliver, Scott, Carlyon (Ndiweni 70), Barclay, Nelson, de Bolle, Miley, Ferguson (Chrystal 80), Thomson, Crossley (Robertson 88)

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