Barking trialist for NUFC as up and coming Newcastle United striker makes it 7 goals in 7 games
Dylan Stephenson is on fire.
Heading into Friday night’s match, the 18 year old Newcastle United striker was sitting on six goals in six matches.
A rare chance for the NUFC reserve side (Under 23s) to play at St James Park, Dylan Stephenson and his teammates were up against (not a derby Middlesbrough).
The young striker from Blyth joined United’s Academy at the age of 14 from Newcastle City Juniors and made his debut for the Under 23s at the age of 16. Having signed his first professional contract for NUFC in July 2021 he has wasted no time making an impression, with those six goals in six games this season.
A crowd of 752 saw the NUFC youngsters bounce back to form in style, after five defeats in a row it took them only 20 minutes to take the lead, Charlie Wiggett heading home.
Earlier in the day the club has released their official 2021/22 Newcastle United squad photo, featuring all 25 members of the official senior Premier League squad, plus 18 year old Elliot Anderson.
Midfielder Anderson was Newcastle’s Captain last night and he made it 2-0 on 55 minutes with a penalty.
Then on 58 minutes it was 3-0 and seven in seven for Dylan Stephenson, finishing coolly after Joe White put him in on goal.
Seemingly having waited until the 18 year old hotshot had got his goal for the night, Dylan Stephenson was replaced a minute later by Isaac Westendorf.
Previously having played for non-league side Barking (Isthmian League North Division), striker Westendorf is now on trial with Newcastle.
In his half hour from the bench, it was an eventful debut for the trialist and on another night he could even have got a hat-trick.
Westerndorf had the ball in the net but saw it ruled out for the ball judged to have marginally gone out of play in the build up, then he saw a late effort saved by the visiting keeper, before eventually on the stroke of full-time just as he was going to put the ball in the back of the net, Isaac Westendorf was denied by a Boro player scoring an own goal as he desperately tried to prevent the trialist scoring.
The final score for the night was 4-1, as earlier NUFC keeper Dan Langley had made a bad mistake to allow Boro some hope at 3-1. An entertaining match for the 752 who had turned up on a fresh night on Tyneside.
Newcastle United Under 23s 4 Middlesbrough Under 23s 1
Langley, Oliver, Bondswell, Young, Wiggett, Savage, A.Wilson, White (Brookwell 82), Stephenson (Westendorf 59), Scott (de Bolle 73), Anderson
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