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Steve Watson verdict on his sixth tier York City beating Newcastle United

2 months ago

Steve Watson watched on as yesterday afternoon ended York 1 Newcastle 0.

The York keeper barely having to make a save and the home side scoring the decisive goal three minutes from time.

A pretty even game although the NUFC stand in keeper Dan Langley was called into action more than his opposite number, making a few decent saves.

Steve Bruce claimed after the defeat ‘We didn’t deserve to lose…’, but not really the greatest defence, considering Newcastle faced opponents from the sixth tier of English football, the National League North.

Steve Watson was one of the Kevin Keegan entertainers of the 90s and Newcastle could have done with even a small amount of that creativity and quality on Sunday.

For Steve Watson of course, a great result, especially as it followed up their earlier 2-1 victory over Whitby…

Steve Watson talking to the York Press:

“The last two seasons we haven’t scored enough.

“We’ve created a lot but we haven’t scored enough and we’re looking to improve on that.

“Playing two 45s against Whitby, it was difficult to judge because there were a lot of trialists and young lads in.

“Today, if you are creating even three or four good chances against a team like this, you’re going well.

“We’ll know as we move on but all I can say is I’m really pleased with the way we’ve started.

“On an energy-sapping day, everybody worked really hard.

“I thought the balance was good.

“We knew that playing a Premier League team we’d have to be solid and work hard without the ball.

“We kept a great clean sheet and caused them problems the other way.”


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