BULLETIN 37 - JUNE 2014 REVIEW

June sees the ‘theyworethenewcastleshirt’ website celebrating its 3rd Birthday
The World Cup Finals in Brazil saw a few current & ex Newcastle players taking part. 
Sadly England were eliminated in the group stage. The club has entered the transfer market early in June with the signing of Ayoze Perez from Tenerife, & this was quickly followed by Jack Colback.
 
This months special additions to the website begin with the ‘Toon Tracker’ sections being updated for the Current Non 1st Team section, The Ex 1st Team Friendly section, The Ex Non 1st Team section. There is also the addition of Bill Punton who added to the later section; for his involvement in football aid. An extra full profile is being added of Ex West End player: Ed Surtees. Finally, Ray Montgomerie’s Testimonial at Kilmarnock; is also added in the Testimonial Section.
 
JUN.1st
 
Joe Kendrick
left Blyth Spartans.
 
Blyth Spartans announced the signing of Ben Sayer from Team Northumbria.
 
France drew 1:1 with Paraguay in a friendly. Loic Remy started the game & was subbed in the 64th minute. Moussa Sissoko came on as a sub in the 72nd minute & Yohan Cabaye featured at inside right, before being replaced at half time.  
 
JUN.3rd
 
Ketsbaia’s
Georgia lost 1:0 to the United Arab Emirates in an international friendly.
 
JUN.4th
 
Paul Dummett
featured for Wales as a late substitute in the 83rd minute; gaining his first senor cap. Wales lost the friendly against Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland 2:0.
 
Chieck Tiote featured for the Ivory Coast who defeated El Salvador 2:1 in a friendly.
He featured at left half, before coming off in the 73rd minute.
 
England drew 2:2 with Ecuador in a friendly. James Milner played the full match.
 
JUN.5th
 
Chris Basham
was transferred from Blackpool to Sheffield United.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost a friendly against Chile 2:0. Shane Ferguson played at left back, before going off after 78 minutes. Aaron Hughes played at right back.
 
JUN.6th
 
Newcastle made their first signing of the summer, with the club confirming the transfer of Ayoze Perez. Perez is a 20 year old prodigy from Tenerife & the fee for the forward is reported to be about £1.6 million. 
 
Sami Hyypia was appointed as the new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion.
 
The NUFC London Branch Supporters Club hold a talk in with guest speakers Frank Clark & Vic Keeble.
 
JUN.7th
 
England played out a goalless draw with Honduras in a friendly. Goalkeeper Fraser Foster came on as a sub. in the 75th minute.
 
Nigeria lost 2:1 to the USA in a pre world cup friendly. Shola Ameobi featured before being replaced in the 65th minute.
 
Australia lost 1:0 to Croatia in a friendly. James Triosi came on as a sub in the game in the 81st minute.
 
Pavel Srnicek did a Talk In at the Junction Bar in aid of Killingworth Young People’s Club.
 
Satureday’s wet weather wiped out a great deal of the local cricket programme, with Stokesley’s match with Saltburn was abandoned with them being 44 for 3, with their opponents still to bat. James Beaumont was at 16 not out when rain stopped play. 
 
JUN.8th
 
France hammered Jamaica 8:0 in a pre world cup friendly. Mathieu Debuchy began the game in their defence but was replaced at half time due to an injury. Moussa Sissoko played the whole game up front, while Yohan Cabaye scored the opening goal of the game in the 17th minute. Loic Remy came on as an 80th minute sub
 
The Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford; saw ‘England’ managed by Sam Allardyce, lose 4:2 to the Rest of the World.
 
JUN.9th
 
Newcastle made their second signing of the summer, confirming the transfer of out of contract Jack Colback from Sunderland.
 
JUN.10th
 
Damien Duff whose Fulham contract had expired at the end of the season, signed for Melbourne City
 
JUN.11th
 
The annual Stadium Awards Ceremony took place at Hull, with Newcastle’s facilities at St. James Park doing well picking up the following awards.............
Matchday Hospitality (Large Stadium) Award- Gold (Winner)
Conference & Events Sales & Markering Award. Silver (Runner Up)
Star of the Future Award (Of Stadium Experience)- Gold (Winner) 
 
JUN.12th
 
Newcastle announced 3 further released academy players, James Morgan, Macauley Booth & Lewis Aird. The later had already been playing on ‘work experience’ with Team Northumbria last season. All three were noted as having gained scholarships in the USA. The club also announced that 13 players had been signed on for scholarships. They are: Luke Charman, Jamie Holmes, Jack Hunter, Louis Johnson, Sean Longstaff, Jake Trodd, Stefan Broccoli, Michael Newberry, Paul Woolston, Lewis Suddick, Ben Smith, Ben Pollock & recent trialist Dan Ward. 
 
‘Free Agent’ David Edgar was signed by Lee Clark for Birmingham City.
 
JUN.13th
 
In the World Cup Finals in Brazil, Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland got off to a fantastic start with a 5:1 victory over Spain in Group B.
 
Group B’s other match saw Australia lose 3:1 to Chile. James Troisi came on as a 78th minute sub. Overseeing the game, with the coaching staff was Craig Moore Australian Football Advisor & Team Ambassador.
 
JUN.14th.
 
Alan Irvine
was appointed as manager of West Brom.
 
JUN.15th
 
France defeated Honduras 3:0 in their first group match in the World Cup. Mathieu Debuchy started at right back & Yohan Cabaye featured at inside right; before being replaced in the 65th minute. Moussa Sissoko came on as a sub. in the 57th minute.  
 
The Ivory Coast defeated Japan 2:1, in their first group match of the World Cup.
Cheick Tiote played the whole match. 
 
JUN.16th
 
Nigeria opened their World Cup group matches with a 0:0 draw with Iran. Shola Ameobi came on as a 52nd minute sub & had 2 headers which came close.
 
JUN.17th
 
Callum Morris
was signed by Dundee United from Dunfermline.
 
Aberdeen ended Calvin Zola’s contract by mutual consent.
 
JUN.18th
 
Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland defeated Australia 3:2 in their second World Cup group match. Triosi was an unused sub for the Aussies.
 
JUN.19th
 
Ivory Coast lost 2:1 to Columbia in their second World Cup Group Match. Cheick Tiote once again played the full game.
 
In the Spanish Segunda Division Promotion Play Off Final 1st Leg, Cordoba drew 0:0 at home to Las Palmas. Xisco Jimenez started the game at inside left, being replaced in the 62nd minute.
 
Alan Thompson was signed by Birmingham City as their new Under 21’s Coach.
 
Les Ferdinand was relieved of his post backroom coaching post at Tottenham Hotspur.
 
Dave Beasant was appointed as goalkeeper coach by Stevenage.
 
JUN.20th
 
France hammered Switzerland 5:2 in their second group match. Moussa Sissiko scored their 5th goal in the 73rd minute. He played the whole match. As did Debuchy at right back & Yohan Cabaye at inside right; who hit the post with an effort.
 
‘Free Agent’ Calvin Zola was signed by Stevenage.
 
On the cricket pitch both of our ex reserve local cricketers had a good afternoon.
James Beaumont hit 68 not out & took one wicket for 13 runs for Stokesley. The match against Marske ended in a draw in their favour, 278 for 3 to 158 for 6.
 
Whiteleas beat Peterlee 175 for 7 to 112 in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division Two. Captain Owen Peterson hit 54 not out.  
 
JUN.21st
 
Nigeria defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 1:0 in their second World Cup group match. Shola Ameobi came on as a sub in the 65th minute.
 
JUN.22nd
 
Cordona looked to be loosing out in the 2nd leg of their promotion play off final. They trailing 1:0 to Las Palmas but a pitch invasion halted the game for over 10 minutes. On resuming they equalised near the end of the game. This made the score 1:1, with Cordoba gaining promotion on the away goals rule, in controversial circumstances. Xisco featured as a 69th minute sub.
 
JUN.23rd
 
Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland progressed to the knock out stage of the World Cup with a 2:0 win over Chile.
 
JUN.24th
 
Ivory Coast lost 2:1 to Greece in their final Group C World Cup match, exiting from the competition. The dramatic winner for Greece came 3 minutes into injury time. Cheick Tiote started in the game, coming off in the 61st minute.
 
England bowed out of the World Cup with their final group match, playing out a goalless draw with Costa Rica. James Milner featured before coming off with 15 minutes to go.
 
JUN.25th
 
France progressed to the knock out stage of the World Cup, despite only drawing 0:0 with Ecuador in their final group match. Moussa Sissoko played the whole game & Loic Remy came on as a sub in the 79th minute.
 
The late Albert Scanlon was honoured by Salford City Council, who named a street in his name in the Pendleton district of Manchester; called ‘Scanlon Lane’. The ceremony to unveil the street sign was performed by fellow Munich disaster survivor Bobby Charlton
 
JUN.26th
 
Having not renewed his contract James Marwood left Gateshead; signing for St. Mirren on a free transfer. 
 
JUN.27th
 
James Tavernier
left Newcastle to sign for Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
 
JUN.29th
 
Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland defeated Mexico 2:1, with two goals in the dying minutes of the game; gaining a place in the World Cup Quarter Finals. Back up keeper Tim Krul watched on.

Ex Newcastle PLC Chairman Dennis Cassidy died aged 81, in Leicestershire. Born in Elswick in 1933, Dennis whose early working life was an office junior with Dunlop, later served in senior positions with BHS & Boddingtons. His time at Newcastle was at the start of the PLC era from 1997 to 1998.  

JUN.30th
 
France progressed into the Quarter Finals of the World Cup with a 2:0 victory over Nigeria. Mathieu Debuchy played a good game at right back & Moussa Sissiko came on as a late sub in the 94th minute. Yohan Cabaye hit the bar with a tremendous shot. Shola Ameobi was an unused sub for the Nigerian side who exited from the competition.
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BULLETIN 38 - JULY 2014 REVIEW

The July Bulletin
; now added to the Website on a weekly update basis; saw the official opening of the transfer window & Newcastle were active very quickly involved. First there was the exit of Romain Amalfitano to Dijon & then arrival of Siem De Jong, at the beginning of the month. Next up, later in the month, in qyick succession there were the signings of  Remy Cabella, Daryl Janmaat & Emmanuelle Riviera. There was also the departure of Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal & the loan move by Sylvain Marveaux to French side Guingamp. Profiles to follow soon. The pre season friendly matches got underway with a surprise defeat at Oldham, before Newcastle travelled to New Zealand for a 2 match tour; winning both matches to claim the Football United Trophy.  
 
Newcastle’s current & ex players in the French national team bowed out in the Quarter Finals of the  11:01:06, with Dutch making it into the semi finals thanks Tim Krul’s penalty shoot out heroics. In addition to all the new signings debuts in pre season at various levels have the introduction of youngsters Ben Smith, Liam Tatters, Carl Robinson. & Trialist Alvaro Garcia. The remaining ‘Toon Tracker-  11:01:28are updated up to the summer of 2014; with the addition of the Ex 1st Team Players’ & ‘Ex Trialists’ sections. The appearance of another ‘Oldie’ who reappeared on the playing scene involved in football aid, has come to light & we have added Glen Keeley.
 
Finally there are 2 obituaries this month, this first is a belated one to Gordon Harris, who died back in February 2014. His qualification for inclusion here is his appearance  on December.7th.1969  in the NUFC / SUNDERLAND COMBINED XI v BRITISH XI. Match. The game ended in 5:5 draw with Harris scoring twice. The Friendly Benefit Match was in aid of the Blackhall Coach Disaster. The second is to Ray King a wartime goalkeeper who died aged 89 on . He had relocated to live with his son in Thailand.
 
OBITUARY 1
 
GORDON ‘BOMBER’ HARRIS
Born on JUN.2nd.1940 in Worksop, Died on FEB.10th.2014, Aged 73..
CAREER: FIRBECK COLLIERY, BURNLEY (JAN.1958 To JAN.1968, Total Apps: 313, 258 League; 69 League Goals), NUFC/SUNDERLAND COMBINED XI- APPEARANCE DEC.7th.1969). SUNDERLAND (TRANSFER FEE £65 000; -JAN.1968 To1972. Total Apps; 134 (+1); 16 goals), SOUTH SHIELDS (JUL.1972 To 1975).
HONOURS: ENGLAND: 1 FULL INTERNATIONAL CAP: Jan.5th.1966, POLAND, Draw 1:1. ENGLAND: UNDER 23’s APPEARANCES- 2, 1 GOAL (1961-63). ENGLISH DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1959-60,
FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1962 (BURNLEY)
The loss of Gordon will be felt deeply by both Burnley & Sunderland fans.
 
OBITUARY 2
 
RAYMOND (RAY) KING
Born on AUG.15th.1924, Warkworth, Amble, Northumberland.
Died on JUL.19th.2014 Aged 89, In Bangkok, Thailand.
CAREER: AMBLE BOYS CLUB (1940-APR.1942), NUFC (APR.1942 To OCT.1946- 31 WWII League + 2 FA Cup Apps), CHESTER CITY (WWII- GUEST), WOLVES (WWII- GUEST), LEYTON ORIENT (OCT.1946- 1 App; Injury). ASHINGTON (1948 To 1949), PORT VALE (1949 To 1957- 252 League Apps), BOSTON UNITED (PLAYER MANAGER- 1957 To 1960 ). POOLE TOWN (MANAGER- 1960 To 1963), SITTINGBOURNE (MANAGER- 1963). OXFORD UNITED (COACH- 1963-64). LUTON TOWN (YOUTH TEAM- MANAGER- NOV.1971 To 1974)
Later career- Physiotherapist.
HONOURS:
ENGLAND ‘B’ APPEARANCE MAY 22nd.1954 v SWITZERLAND, Lost 0;2
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIV. III (NORTH) RUNNER UP 1952-53 (PORT VALE)
SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIV. ONE RUNNER UP (1961-62 (POOLE)
MILITARY SERVICE: KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT CORPORAL.
 
WEEK ONE:
 
JUL.1st
 
Newcastle made their third signing of the summer bringing in Luuk’s brother, Dutch international Siem De Jong. He signing for an undisclosed fee was reported in the press to be about 7 million euros.
 
Newcastle also sold Romain Amalfitano to French Division II side Dijon as a free transfer; as reported in the French press.
 
QPR released Aaron Hughes, following his contract expiring.
 
Gateshead obtained the services of Lewis Guy as a free agent; having been released by Carlisle United.
 
Liam Atkin left Celtic Nation to join Shildon.
 
Matty Grieve also left Celtic Nation & he joined Morpeth Town.
 
JUL.2nd
 
Owen Peterson
signed up for Hebburn Town.
 
Ian Bennett was signed up by Huddersfield Town as their new goalkeeper coach.
 
JUL.3rd
 
Adam Rundle
left Whitby Town to sign for Shildon.
 
Dumbarton kicked off their pre season friendly campaign with a 4:0 victory of Vale of Leithen.
Goalkeeper Stephen Grindlay came at half time.
 
JUL.4th
 
Dave Watson’s Newcastle’s Under 18’s
got their pre season friendly campaign underway with behind closed doors practice match. They played TEAM NORTHUMBRIA & despite having a great deal of possession, they lost 1:0; thanks to 52nd minute goal by Paul Anthony. The match at home, at their Little Benton Training Ground, was played 30 minutes each way & Newcastle gave a debut to young goalkeeper Ben Smith. Liam Tatters was also a debutant & Sean Longstaff  also featured.
 
France’s World Cup dream came to an end in the Quarter Final, with a narrow 1:0 defeat to a very disciplined German side. Mathieu Debuchy played the full game at right back. Loic Remy came on as a sub in the 73rd minute; replacing Yohan Cabaye 
 
Gael Birigimana was awarded the NUFC Goal of the Season Award for 2013-14 Season. He was presented at the clubs Training HQ, as the players (not involved on International duty) returned for their first day of pre season training.
 
Dave Billows was appointed as Newcastle’s Head of Fitness.
 
JUL.5th
 
Holland played out a 0:0 draw after extra time with Costa Rica in the last of the World Cup Quarter final ties. With penalties looping in Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Dutch side made a ‘tactical switch in the 121st. minute. They brought on Tim Krul to replace tired goalkeeper Cillessen. Holland won the Penalty Shoot Out 4:3; thanks to 2 quality saves from Krul; who instantly became a national hero. They now face Argentina in the semi final. 
 
Wigan Athletic got their pre season underway with a 3:1 victory over TSV Havelse. James Tavernier came on as a sub at half time to make his debut; while James Perch played the first half at right back & Gary Caldwell came on as sub in the 75th minute.
 
The local Non League Pre Season Friendly programme got underway & Blyth Spartans saw off a tough change from Whitley Bay defeating them 1:0.  Chris Moore made his debut for Blyth at inside right. Keeper Mark Cook came on as a sub for Whitley at half time.
 
Newcastle Benfield entertained Annan Athletic, with Michael Riley in their side. The game ended in a credible 2:2 draw.
 
Dumbarton won their second pre season friendly; defeating Edinburgh City 2:0. Stephen Grindlay featured in goal.
 
WEEK TWO:
 
JUL.8th
 
A Newcastle’s Under 18’s XI played Newcastle Benfield in a pre season friendly practice match. With an attendance of about 75; playing in training jackets as a fitness exercise of 40 minutes each way, Newcastle took the lead after only 8 minutes. A whiz of a trialist got the goal. A goalkeeping error led to an equalised when a throw out by Smith hit the back of a defender at the edge of the box & rebounded to a Benfield forward  08:42:02, who slotted it home after 13 minutes. The same ‘fuzzy’ haired trialist, despite his small stature rattled in a second with a left foot shot in the 32 minute. Despite Benfield unluckily hitting the bar with an effort, the scored remained 2:1 at half time, but just before the whistle blew, goalkeeper Ben Smith badly wrenched his knee & had to be stretched off with what looks a serious injury. Newcastle began the brighter in the second half, having made numerous changes, included Wooolston in goal. 6 minutes into the second half they extended their lead with goal from Sean Longstaff. The second half continued in the same competitive way as the first & Benfield got a second through Brayson in the 51st minute. Longstaff fired home United 4th goal later in the match in the 56th. minute. The game ended in a 4:2 win for Newcastle. The names of the trialists have not been released. Benfield’s line up also included Michael Riley on the right wing & from half time keeper Sam Busby. The goal scoring trialist (3) forward was reportedly called SMITH.Trialist 3 was called ALVARO GARCIA.
NUFC: BEN SMITH (SUB- 45 PAUL WOOLSTON), JAMES COBAIN, LIAM GIBSON, KYLE CAMERON, JACK HUNTER, ‘TRIALIST 1’, LOUIS JOHNSON, JOE KERRIDGE, ‘TRIALIST 2- SMITH?’, ANDY HALL, TRIALIST 3-
ALVARO GARCIA (replaced- 45 mins) . SUBS-  45 mins; Included: SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM TATTERS, etc..   
N’CLE BENFIELD: Included: Goalkeeper ANDREW GRAINGER (SUB- 45 SAM BUSBY), MICHAEL RILEY, PAUL BRAYSON.(Full Line Up not known)
 
Gateshead got their pre season programme underway with a domineering 7:0 win over Seaham Red Star. Marcus Maddison opened the scoring after only 8 minutes. Lewis Guy made his debut & scored their 5th in the 53rd minute. The teams 1st half line up included Adam Bartlett, right back Craig Baxter, inside right Greg McDermott, Inside Left Mechack Kanda & outside right Marcus Maddison. Half time changes saw keeper Alex Baird get a run out, Lewis Guy coming on at outside right. Tommy English played at inside right inn the first half & outside left in the second.
 
The club announced that summer upgrading of the flood lighting system was completed. The work includes an upgrade of the existing lighting above the East & Milburn Stands & the new installation of 302 new floodlights above the Leazes & Gallowgate ends. The improvements have increased the St. James Park’s overall lighting strength from 1350 to 2000 Lux.  
 
Dunston UTS announced that ex goalkeeping legend Pavel Srnicek had been appointed as their ‘Honorary Vice President’, while continuing in his role as Sparta Prague goalkeeper coach.
 
Birmingham City defeated  Cork City 3:0 in their first  pre season friendly. David Edgar made his debut as a Sub at half time; coming on at Left Back.
 
JUL.9th
 
St. Johnstone opened their ptre season friendly campaign with a 4:0 win over East Fife. Alex Kitchen made his first team debut as sub. in the second half. 
 
Doncaster Rovers kicked off their pre season, defeating Bradford Park Avenue 2:0. James Coppinger can at half time at inside right
 
Grimsby Town kicked off their pre season with 3;1 friendly win over Cleethorpes. Paddy McLaughlan came on a sub at half time
 
It was heartache for Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland in Semi finals of the World Cup. After extra time they still stood at 0:0, but this time they did not call on Krul & the lost the penalty shoot out 4:2.
 
JUL.12th
 
Dutch side PSV, purchased Luuk De Jong for fee reported to be about 5.5 Euros
 
The World Cup’s 3rd / 4th Place Play Off was won by Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland in convincing style. They defeated Brazil 3:0, with Krul watching on from the bench. 
 
Lincoln City got the better of Doncaster Rovers in a pre season friendly, winning 2:0. Paul Farman clean sheet in goal for Lincoln was preserved, when he was replaced in the 62nd minute. Rovers featured James Coppinger at inside right during the first half.
 
Blyth Spartans suffered a pre season defeated to Scottish league side Cowdenbeath. Managed by Jimmy Nocholl, assisted by Lee Makel, the Scots ran out 4:1 winners. Blyth handed a debut to new signing Ben Sayer at left half. Chris Moore came on a sub in the second half. Spotted in the crowd was new signing Perez, watching his brother turning out on trial for Blyth
 
Gateshead defeated Billingham Synthonia 2:0. Lewis Guy scored their first goal in the 67th minute, having come on as a sub at half time. The ‘heed’ began with Adam Bartlett in goal, giving Alex Baird the job at the start of the second half. Craig Baxter, was in the starting line up as was Marcus Maddison, who featured in the first half. The raft of half time subs included Greg McDermott & Mechack Kanda 
 
Grimsby Town won their second pre season friendly 3:0 against Scarborough. Paddy McLauglan featured at inside right.
 
Shildon kicked off their pre season, defeating Tow Law Town 5:0. Adam Rundle made his debut from them. 
 
Dunston UTS also put five past Birtley Town in a friendly. They beat them 5:1 & Dale Burrell featured.
 
JUL.13th
 
Newcastle completed the signing of midfielder Remy Cabella  from Montpellier; for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £12 million.
 
JUL.14th
 
Newcastle’s Academy team
, began their involvement in the Gothia Cup Elite Under 17’s Section, with a disappointing 3:0 defeat to MJALBY AIF. Among those who featured; were goalkeeper Brendan Pearson & Callum Williams.
 
Brighton’s manager Sami Hyypia made his first signing, bringing in ‘free agent’ Aaron Hughes.
 
WEEK THREE
 
JUL.15th
 
Newcastle signed defender & Dutch World cup star Daryl Janmaat from Feyenoord. The undisclosed fee was reported to be about £5 Million.
 
Newcastle’s 1st Team  kicked off their pre season friendly campaign away at the
Sports Direct.com Park against OLDHAM
ATHLETIC, They lost 2:1.
Newcastle scored first, which was fired in by debutant, SIEM DE JONG in the 14th minute. Newcastle lead for the remainder of the first half & had chances to extend their lead. Oldham equalised through TIMOTHEE DIENG in the 69th minute. WILLIAM GROS (Trialist) scored the winner in the 78th minute; making it a disappointing night for this fledgling squad. The club handed senior debuts to new signings JACK COLBACK & AYOZE PEREZ as second half sub; as well as ROLANDO AARONS & sub ‘LUBO’ SATKA. Attendance 2990 or 2919, Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 54 LUBO SATKA), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 70 GAEL BIGIRIMANA(, STEVE TAYLOR (SUB- REMIE STREETE), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, JACK COLBACK, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 63 MASSADIO HAIDARA), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 54 AYOZE PEREZ), SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 63 HARIS VUCKIC),
YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 45 SAMMY AMEOBI), MEDHI ABEID
.
OLDHAM:PAUL RACHUBKA, BIAN WILSON, GENSERIC KUSUNGA (SUB- 63 TIMOTHEE DIENG), JAMES WILSON (SUB- 63 CARL WINCHESTER), JOSEPH MILLS (SUB- 63 ADAM LOCKWOOD), LIAM KELLY (SUB- 63 JORDAN BOVE), MIKE JONES (SUB- 63 CONNOR BROWN), JAMES DAYTON (SUB- 63 MIGUEL LLERA), RHYS TURNER (SUB- 45 SHERIFF), JONATHAN FORTE (SUB- 63 WILLIAM GROS- TRIALIST), JONSON CLARKE-HARRIS (SUB- 63 DAVID MELLOR).      
 
Peter Beardsley’s Newcastle’s Under 21’s played a behind closed doors friendly at home at Little Benton; against SOUTHAMPTON, They won 4 (3) : 2 (0). the Goal Scorers were: ADAM CAMPBELL (34 mins), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (2 Goals- 35 + 40 mins) & CALLUM ROBERTS (84 mins); NUFC. DAN DEMIKIV (61 mins), HARLEY WILLARD (84 mins); Southampton. Newcastle featured Spanish Youth International trialist ALVARO GARCIA from Real Sociedad. 
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON (SUB- 45 mins CARL ROBINSON), CALLUM WILLIAMS, ALVARO GARCIA (TRIALIST), RYAN MCKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 mins CALLUM ROBERTS), DANIEL BARLASER, BEN DRENNAN
(SUB- 45 mins JONATHYN QUINN), LIAM SMITH, SHANE FERGUSON, ADAM CAMPBELL (SUB- 45 mins TOM HEARDMAN)), ALEX GILLIEAD
.
SOUTHAMPTON: CHRIS JOHNS (SUB- 45 CODY CROPPER): COLM DEASY (SUB- 62 RICHARD BAKARY), OLLIE COOK (SUB- 45 ALFIE JONES), NIALL MASON. JOSH DEBAYO, ARMANI LITTLE (SUB- 59 JOE LEA), CHRIS REGIS, JAKE HESKETH (SUB- 70 MARK IRVINE), JOSH SIMS (SUB- 45 DAN DEMKIV), OMAR ROWE (SUB- 70 HARLEY WILLIARD), RYAN SEAGER (SUB- 70 MARCUS BARNES). 
 
A second group match in the Gothia Cup ended in a 1:0 win for Newcastle’s Under 17’s side. They defeated Mexican side AGUILAS REALES DE ZACATECAS. Newcastle’s goal scorer was ADAM LAIDLER.
 
Gateshead continued their pre season programme with a 2:0 win at Whitley Bay. Lewis Guy had his penalty saved in the 48th minute; but scored with the rebound. Gateshead’s second goal came from a converted penalty scored by Marcus Maddison a few minutes after he came on as a sub in the 63rd minute, replacing Guy. Adam Bartlett featured on goal, Greg McDermott at inside right & Mechack Kanda, who hit the post with an effort; started the game before coming off in the 63rd minute.
 
James Marwood made his debut for St. Mirren in 1:0 friendly win over Albion Rovers. He featured at inside left, before coming off in the 65th minute. 
 
Whitby Town claimed their first silverware of the season. The defeated Guisborough Town 2:1 to claim the Micky Skinner trophy. Whitby gave a debut to Stuart Bath at inside right; having recently returned from the USA.
 
Shildon drew 2:2 against Blyth Spartans sided containing a number of trialists. Adam Rundle featured at outside left for Shildon, while Ben Sayer featured at left half for Blyth.
 
Nicky Deverdics made his debut on trial for Dover Athletic as a 76th minute sub at outside right. They defeated Tonbridge Angels 2:0 in a friendly.
 
JUL.16th
 
Continuing their rapid bout of activity in the transfer market, Newcastle signed striker Emmanuelle Riviere from Monaco. The undisclosed fee is reported to be in the region of £6 Million.
 
Newcastle’s Under 17’s final group match of their group in the Gothia Cup,
saw Newcastle defeat IF BROMMAPOJHARMA 2:1. The result saw them finish 2nd. in their group table & face play off match.
Goal scorers included JOE KERRIDGE (to be confirmed)
 
Demba Ba completed a move to Turkish side Besiktas for a fee reported to be about £5 Million.
 
Hartlepool demolished Billingham Synthonia 9:0, with Marlon Harewood playing in the first half at inside left. 
 
Gateshead travelled over the border to play Queen of the South in a behind closed doors friendly. They lost 1:0. Coming on at half time were Lewis Guy & Meesha Kanda 
 
Birmingham City defeated Forest Green rovers 1:0 in a pre season friendly. David Edgar played the full game at right half & made a clearance off the line.
 
JUL.17th
 
Exiting Newcastle for an undisclosed fee being reported as between £10 to £12 Million, was Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal.
 
The Under 17’s Gothia Cup Play Off Match with DJURGARDENS IF ended in a 0:0 draw. Newcastle lost the subsequent penalty shoot out 3:2.
 
Dover won another friendly 2:0. This time it was Erith & Belvedere that they beat. Nicky Devedics scoring their first goal in the 13th minute, playing at inside right. 
 
JUL.18th.
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played at GATESHEAD, to provide the opposition in the James Curtis Testimonial Match.
They lost 0(0) : 2(2).
Both goals came from ex Newcastle reserves; firstly MARCUS MADDISON (15 mins) & then GREG McDERMOTT (30 Mins)  (heading in a Lewis Guy cross). The attendance was 1514 & the match referee was Seb Stockbridge from Sunderland. Incredibly Curtus has made 506 appearances for Gateshead in 12 season; creating a new club record. There was a minutes silence prior to the kick off in recognition of the two dedicated fans John Alder & Liam Sweeney who lost their lives on flight heading to watch Newcastle in New Zealand which crashed in the Ukraine.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- LIAM SMITH 45), SHANE FERGUSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA,
REMIE STEETE (SUB- 58 RYAN McKINNON), MACAULAY GILESPHEY, BEN DRENNAN, JONATHYN QUINN, DANIEL BARLASER, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 TOM HEARDMAN), CALLUM ROBERTS.
GATESHEAD: ADAM BARTLETT, CRAIG BAXTER, RYAN WILSON, JAMES CURTIS (SUB- 87 DARREN CASKEY), BEN CLARK (SUB- 45 TOM ALLAN), LEWIS GUY, PHIL TURNBULL, GREG McDERMOTT (SUB- 61 CRAIG LYNCH), MARCUS MADDISON (SUB- 61 MECHACK KANDA), JON SHAW (SUB- 61 MICHAEL RANKINE), ALEX RODMAN (SUB- 61 ADAM MITCHELL).
 
Newcastle Under 17’s ran out 6:2 winners over HAMMERBY IF; in their last Gothia Cup match. Known Goal Scorers (Included): ADAM LAIDLER, JOE KERRIDGE, ANDY HALL, LEWIS SUDDICK. Kyle Cameron also played.
 
JUL.19th
 
James Marwood
gained his firsst silverware over the border at St, Mirren, when they beat Morton 1:0, in the final of the Renfrewshire Cup. He featured at inside left.
 
Hartlepool United defeated Bradford Park Avenue in a closely fought friendly match. Marlon Harewood featured at inside left.
 
Blyth Spartans went down 3:1 to Scottish league side Stranraer. Blyth’s goal was scored by left half Chris Moore.in the 63rd minute. Ben Sayer came on as sub in the 49th minute at inside right
 
Morpeth Town defeated Walker Central 2:1, thanks to goals from Matty Grieve & Stephen Forster
 
Dunston UTS drew 1:1 with Whitby Town. Whitby featured Stuart Bath in their line up.at inside right.
 
Deverdics continued to impress on the south coast for Dover Athletic. He featured as a second half sub in a 1:0 friendly win over Margate.
 
On the cricket pitch, Whiteleas & Harton travelled the short distance to play top the table Bill Quay the league. They wee very worthy of the draw, finishing the match despite raining stopping play for a while. A determined Owen Peterson hit a great century at 107 not out. His side finished at 187 for 4 to Bill Quays 161 for 7.
 
Stokesley wee less lucky with the heavy rain, James Beaumont was only 6 not out when the match was halted & then abandoned against Guisborough. At that point they were 37 for no wickets
 
JUL.21st
 
Tribute messages & shirts poured into St. James Park
outside the Milburn Stand; the two loyal Newcastle fans who died in the MH17 plane crash. They were en route to watch Newcastle in New Zealand & the football communities of Newcastle & Sunderland have come together in recognition of these 2 ‘super fans’  John Alder (“The Undertaker”) & Liam Sweeney. At lunchtime family, friends & fans gathered for a service for John & Liam; with many messages read out messages including one Sir John Hall who was present. This was followed by a minutes applause.
 
Gateshead defeated Dunston UTS 2:0 in a pre season friendly, Lewis Guy scored in the 25th minute. Craig Baxter had an effort cleared off the line in the first 5 minutes. Marcus Maddison & Greg McDermott also started & Kanda came on as a sub in the second half.
 
WEEK FOUR
 
JUL.22nd
 
Newcastle played the first of two matches in New Zealand; kicking off with SYDNEY FC & a 4(3) : 0(0) win
(at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, South Island).  The Goal scorers against the Australian side were: SIEM DE JONG after 19 minutes, assisted by debutant EMMANUELLE RIVIERE with got the next goal in the 26th minute. MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA got the third in the 33rd minute. Their fourth came late in the second half through ADAM ARMSTRONG in the 82nd minute. The local New Zealand referee was Campbell-Kirk Waught & the estimated attendance was 9 506. The fans did two one minute applauses for the two supporters who died travelling to the game; on 28 & 63 minutes (the ages of Liam Sweeney & John Alder)
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, FABRICIO COLOCINNI (SUB- 81 ADAM CAMPBELL), STEVEN TAYLOR
(SUB- 76 ‘LUBO’ SATKA), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 76 PAUL DUMMETT), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 76 ADAM ARMSTRONG), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 68 MEDHI ABEID), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 68 SAMMY AMEOBI), SEIM DE JONG (SUB- 45 HARIS VUCKIC), EMMANUELLE RIVIERE (SUB- 54 AYOZE PEREZ).
SYDNEY: IAN NECEVSKI, SEBASTIAN RYALL, SASA OGNENOVSKI (capt), NIKOLA PETKOVIC, ALEXANDER GERSBACH (SUB- 68 MATTHEW JURMAN), ALI ABBAS, NICKY CARLE (SUB- 55 MILOS DIMITRIJEVIC), TERRY ANTONIS, ALEX BROSQUE (SUB- 62 PETER TRANTIS), COREY GAMEIRO (SUB- MAX BURGESS), BERNIE IBINI-ISEI.
 
A NUFC XI played a behind closed doors friendly at home at Darsley Park verses QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. The game ended in a 4(0) : 4(2) draw. The Goal Scorers were; GAVIN REILLY (2 Goals- 1st Half), KEVIN DZIERZAWSKI (2nd Half), IAIN RUSSEL (2nd Half), QotS. CALLUM ROBERTS (2 GOALS- 2nd Half), HATEM BEN ARFA (2nd Half), GAEL BIRIGIMANA (90 mins), NUFC. Gabriel Obertans also played.  
 
Sylvain Marveaux went to French side Guingamp on a season long loan.
 
Dover Athletic signed ‘free agent’ Nicky Deverdics; follow a brief trial with the club. His signing followed comprehensive 4:0 friendly win over Faversham Town; in which he featured at outside right, before being replaced with 7 minutes to go.
 
JUL.23rd
 
Gateshead gained a commendable 0:0 at home to league side Leyton Orient. Goalkeeper Adam Bartlett was in great form to deny the Londoners a goal. Right back Craig Baxter featured until half time. Lewis Guy & Greg McDermott featured until being replaced in the 59 minute; with Kanda replacing Guy also in the 59th minute.
 
St. Mirren defeated Cowdenbeath 4:1 in a friendly. James Marwood came on at half as a sub at inside left & scored his sides fourth in the 80th minute.
 
JUL.24th
 
NUFC Under 18’s Academy faced the touring Australian GOLD COAST FOOTBALL ACADEMY
. The friendly (played 30 mins each way) at Little Benton resulted in a 4(1) : 0(0) victory for Newcastle. The goal scorers were: LUKE CHARMAN (27), SEAN LONGSTAFF (2nd Half), JAMIE HOLMES (2nd Half), LIAM GIBSON (2nd Half)  Liam Tatters also played.
 
West Ham United the other English side involved in the Football United Tour, took on Wellington Phoenix & lost 2:1. Both Kevin Nolan & Andy Carroll featured, Carroll has sustained an injury.
 
Darren Ambrose began a trial with Colchester United & featured in a friendly against Ipswich Town. He started in the game which they lost 3:0
 
JUL.25th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played their group matches of the Oberndorf Tournament. Matches played 25 mins each way).
In Match 1- They won EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 1:0. Goal Scorer: Callum Roberts.
In Match 2 they drew 0:0 with FLUMINENSE
 
Patrick Van Aanholt left Chelsea to sign for Sunderland for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £1.5 Million.  
 
JUL.26th
 
Newcastle played WELLINGTON PHOENIX in their second New Zealand Tour match. They won 1(1) : 0(0)
to claim the Football United Tour Trophy of 2014. The goal scorer was Yoan Gouffran who found the net in the 41st minute. The attendance at the Westpac Stadium, New Zealand was 30 968 & the referee was Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MAPOU YANGA-MBWIA (SUB- 64 ‘LUBO’ SATKA), STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI
(SUB- 78 HARIS VUCKUC), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 76 PAUL DUMMETT), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK,
MEDHI ABEID (SUB- 45- ROLANDO AARONS Injured 86 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 85 ADAM CAMPBELL),
SEIM DE JONG (SUB- 33 AYOZE PEREZ), EMMANUELLE RIVIERE (SUB- 64 ADAM ARMSTRONG) 
WELLINGTON: GLENN MOSS, MANNY MUSCAT (SUB- 86 JOSH BRINDELL-SOUTH), BEN SIGMUND, ANDREW DURANTE (capt), THOMAS DOYLE, LOUIS FENTON (SUB- 62 MATTHEW RIDENTON), TYLER BOYD, ALBERT RIERA, ALEJANDO (ALEX) GORRIN RODRIQUEZ (SUB 75 MICHAEL BOXALL), NATHAN BURNS, JEREMY BROCKIE (SUB- 84 ALEX RUFER).
 
In Match 3 of the Oberndorf Tournament, Beardlsey’s Under 21’s lost  3:0 to BAYER LEVERKUSEN. (Jonathyn Quinn, Liam Smith & Callum Williams all played & were booked).
In match 4 a play off match, the game ended in a 1:1 draw with TEAM SCHWARZALD.
The goal scorer was Jonathyn Quinn. Newcastle won the penalty shoot out that followed 4:3. Just before the end of game Newcastle replaced goalkeeper Carl Robinson for Brendan Pearson. Pearson saved 3 out of the 6 penalties he faced, while Newcastle’s Quinn took their first & last & scored both. The shoot out scorers were Barlaser, Gillesphey. Roberts & Heardman both missed. The scorers of penalties for the German side were Muller (twice), Bruno & Bozkurt. 
 
West Ham lost their second Football Tour of New Zealand match. The were defeated 3:1 by Sydney FC. Kevin Nolan played.
 
Middlesbrough defeated Rochdale 3:1 in a friendly. Brad Halliday played at inside right; before coming off in the 76 minute.
 
Gateshead lost 2:1 at Stamford in a pre season friendly. Gateshead’s Lewis Guy found the net twice in the first half; but both were ruled offside.Adam Bartlett & Greg McDermott played & Craig Baxter replaced Guy at half time.
 
Whitby Town gained a surprise 2:1 victory over Hartlepool. Stuart Bath started in the game for Whitby & was later replaced in the second half. Marlon Harewood came on as a sub for Hartlepool in the 79th minute.
 
St. Mirren defeated Blyth Spartans 4:2. James Marwood scored St Mirren’s first in the 42nd. minute. Ben Sayer started at inside right & Chris Moore was a 63rd minute sub.
 
Spennymoor Town defeated Glossop 2:1 in a friendly. Dan Taylor scored the winner with a penalty kick. 
 
Ashington defeated Seaham Red Star in a friendly. Marc Walton scored both goals; the first was a penalty. Both Tommy English & Lee Kerr played for Seaham.
 
Team Northumbria defeated Sunderland RCA 3:2. Louis Storey scored twice.
 
Finally, Mark Cook kept a clean sheet for Whitley Bay in a 2:0 friendly win over Atherton Collieries. 
 
JUL.27th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played a  final play off match in the Oberndorf Tournament held in Schwarzald
. This time they drew 1:1 with FRANKFURT. Newcastle’s goal was scored by Callum Roberts. The result meant another penalty shoot out & this time Newcastle won 8:7 on pens. Converting from the spot for Newcastle were; Barlaser (twice), McKinnon (twice), Jordan Storey (twice), Drennan & Liam Smith (who missed his first spot kick & scored his second).
 
Hibs lost 1:0 in a friendly with Dundee United. Michael Richardson is on trial with them & came on as a sub in the 73rd minute.
 
Dan Leadbitter was transferred from Hereford United To Bristol Rovers.
 
JUL.28th
 
Newcastle’s Under 17’s began their Northern Ireland Milk Cup campaign
with a group match
win over ICHIFUNA (Japan), 2:0 in Limavady. The goal scorers were Sean Longstaff & Dan Ward.  
 
Tommy Craig’s St. Mirren went nap at Whitley Bay; with 10:0 hammering in a friendly. James Marwood played in the first half at outside left.
 
JUL.29th
 
Newcastle’s Under 17’s played their second group match in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
They lost 1(0) : 0(0) to COUNTY
LONDONDERRY at Coleraine. The goal scorer was Cathal Connolly with a penalty.
Newcastle came close to equalisingwith Mackenzie Heaney & Sean Longstaff both hitting the post.
 
JUL.30th
 
Newcastle defeated SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1:0, in a pre season friendly
, away at Hillsborough. After a goalless first half, the deadlock was broke when Gabriel Obertan made a precision made to Ayoze Perez who fie it home in the 65th minute. Alex Gilliead made his debut as a sub in the second half. The attendance was 10 173 & the referee was Mark Brown from East Yorkshire.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, LUBO SATKA (SUB- 45 VURNON ANITA), MAPOU YANGA MBIWA, PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 60 HARIS VUCKIC), CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 60 GAEL BIGIRIMANA(, MEDHI ABEID, GABRIEL OBERTAN,
ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 84 ALEX GILLIEAD), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 72 ADAM CAMPBELL), EMMANUELLE RIVIERE
(SUB- 54 REMIE STREETE) 
SHEFF. WED: CHRIS KIRKLAND, LIAM PALMER (SUB- 83 MATT YOUNG), JOE MATTOCK (SUB- 81 RAFAEL FLORO), SAM HUTCHINSON (SUB- 62 RHYS McCABE), GLENN LOOVENS, DEJAN KELHAR (SUB- 45 KAMIL ZAYATTE), CHRIS MAGUIRE (SUB- 62 ROY CONTOUT), GILES COKE (SUB- 75 RYAN CROASDALE), JACQUES MAGHOMA (SUB- 45 MICHAIL ANTONIO), GARY MADINE, ATDKE NUHIU (SUB- 75 FRANCK BETRA)   
 
N. Ireland Milk Cup Group Match 3- ESPANYOL, Lost 1:2.
Goal Scorer: LUKE CHARMAN.
PREMIER SECTION: LEAGUE POSITION: 13th. P3, W1, L2, F3, A3. (Total No of Teams- 24)
 
MK. Dons lost 3:1 to Cambridge United in a friendly. They featured trialist Matty Pattison at outside right, before coming off in the 58th minute. Among the goal scorers for Cambridge was Ryan Donaldson with a 20th minute free kick. He played at inside right, coming off with 6 minutes to go.
 
Sunderland  lost 1:0 to CD Nacional in Portugal. Patrick Van Aaholt made his debut; coming off in the last 8 minutes.
 
Gateshead defeated Grantham 2:0, in a friendly. Their side had Bartlett in goal, Guy at centre forward. Outside left Maddison was replaced by McDermott on the hour & Baxter came on at right back at half time.
 
JUL.31st.
 
MILK CUP BOWL Knock Out Semi Final- COUNTY ANTRIM, Won 3:1.
(At Clough). Goal Scorers; not known 

Ending on a sadder note, July 31st is the 5th Anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson’s death.
His charity Foundation continues to raise funds way beyond original expectations & is a tremendous legacy 
which continues to benefit others.
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BULLETIN 39  AUGUST 2014 REVIEW
    
The month of August began with arrival of another player, with Facundo Ferreyra coming in on loan. Newcastle were runners up in the pre season Schalke 04 Cup, prior to the season getting underway. Newcastle also signed two Nottingham Forest players  & then immediately loaned them back to Nottingham Forest for a full season. Thus they are unlikely to wear the Newcastle shirt for a while. The season began properly with a Premier League visit of Manchester City, & despite a solid performance the score was once again 2:0 to the Premiership champions. Draws followed & a progression through the 2nd Round of the League Cup; bringing an end to the month. The Website updates for this month will be Toon Tracker profiles of all 7 our recent signings who have played for the club by September 1st. Namely, Cabella, Colback, De Jong, Ferrevra, Janmaat, Perez & Riviere. There has been the introduction of Ben Pollock at Under 18’s level & he noe gets added to the database. John Milner also gets added into the ex Non 1st Team Player section; following his appearance in a charity match for an ex Bedlington Terriers XI. 
 
AUG.1st.
 
The Under 17's played in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup Bowl Final- v CHERTANOVO ACADEMY.
It resulted in a disappointing 2:0 defeat. (At Porstewart). Goal Scorers: not known
 
AUG.2nd
 
Newcastle travelled to Germany for their first match in the Schalke 04 Cup to play MALAGA CF,
They lost a one sided match 3(3) : 1(0).. At times the defending was woeful. The goal scorers: SERGI DARDER (25 mins), SAMU CASTILLEJO (32 +43 mins), Malaga. GABRIEL OBERTAN (60 mins), NUFC. Referee: Christian Bandurski (Essen, Germany). Attendance: 15 704. Remy Cabella made his debut for the club.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MAPOU YANG-MBIWA (SUB- 84 LUBO SATKA), STEVEN TAYLOR,
FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt) (SUB- 74 MIKE WILLIAMSON), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 67 PAUL DUMMETT),
MEDHI ABEID (SUB- 74 HARIS VUCKIC), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 67 VURNON ANITA), MOUSSA SISSOKO
(SUB- 45 GABRIEL OBERTAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 45 YOAN GOUFFRAN), REMY CABELLA
(SUB- 45 ROLANDO AARONS), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 EMMANUELLE RIVIERE)
MALAGA: IDRISS CARLOS KAMENI, JESUS GAMEZ DUARTE, WELIGTON ROBSON PENA DE OLIVEIRA, SERGIO SANCHEZ ORTEGA (SUB- 73 MARCOS ALBERTO ANGELERI), VITORINO GABRIEL PACHECO ANTUNES, SERGI DARDER MOLL (SUB- 73 JUANAMI- JUAN MIGUEL JIMENEZ LOPEZ), IGNACIO CAMACHO BARNOLA, RICARDO JORGE DA LUZ HORTA (SUB- 86 PABLO JAVIER PEREZ), DUDA- SERGIO PAULO BARBOSA VALENTE (capt) (SUB- 86 SAMUEL GARCIA SANCHEZ), SAMU CASTILLEJO (SUB- 54 JUANPI- JUAN PABLO ANOR ACOSTA), ROQUE LUIS SANTA CRUZ CANTERO (SUB- 73 LUIS ALBERTO ROMERO ALCONCHEL).    
 
In the other game of the 4 team Tournament; hosts Schalke 04 drew 0:0 with West Ham; who featured captain Kevin Nolan at left half. A penalty shoot out followed, which West Ham won 7:6.

It was confirmed that Newcastle had obtained the services of Argentina forward Facundo Ferreyra. He arrives on a season long loan, with a fee for £1.5 million from Shakhtar Donetsk.
 
Stenhousemuir defeated Airdrieians 3:1 in the 1st Round of the Scottish Communities League Cup. Second half sub Colin McMenamin scored a minute into injury time.
 
Jimmy Nicholl & Lee Makel’s Cowdenbeath beat Clyde 2:1 in their 1st Round tie of the Scottish League Cup
 
Sylvain Marveaux made his debut as 70th minute in Guingamps 2:0 to defeat to Paris St Germain. The match was for the French Champions trophy.
 
Stuart Elliott signed on for Ashington.
 
AUG.3rd
  
 After yesterday’s disappointing display in the Schalke 04 Cup Tournament. Day 2 saw Newcastle put in a fine solid display, with touches of real class. They defeated hosts SCHALKE 04, 3(1) : 1(0), to claim the runner up place. Man of the match Emmanuelle Rivierre scored Newcastle’s opener in the 18th, heading in a great cross from youngster Rolando Aarons. In the second half another fine attacking run by Rolando Aarons saw his ‘cross come short’ dip under the bar for Newcastle’s second in the 54th minute. Sub, Remy Cabella got the third in the 72nd minute & it could have been more as Newcastle’s confidence soared & they kept breaking forward. In the dying seconds Schalke’s Donis Avdijaj scored a consolation goal. There was a debut as a sub for new loan signing Facundo Ferreyna. Malaga claimed the trophy by defeating West Ham, with Newcastle’s 3 points making them runners up.
Match referee was Thorsten Kinhofer from Wanne-Eichel in Germany. Attendance: Approx: 20 000.
NUFC: TIM KRUL (SUB- 45 ROB ELLIOT), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 73 HARIS VUCKIC), MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB- 72 REMIE STREETE), FABRICIO COLOCINNI (capt) (SUB- 45 MAPOU YANGE-MBIWA), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 79 AYOZE PEREZ), GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 73 ADAM CAMPBELL), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 45 MEDHI ABEID), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 45 LUBO SATKA), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 68 ADAM ARMSTRONG), EMMANUELLE RIVIERRE (SUB- 57 FACUNDO FERREYRA), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- REMY CABELLA).
SCHALKE: RALF FAHRMANN, KAAN AYHAN (SUB- 45 MARVIN FREIDRICH), FELIPE SANTANA, JOEL MATIP, SEAD KOLASINAC (SUB- 45 CHRISTIAN FUCHS), ROMAN NEUSTAFTER (SUB- 45 MARCO HOGER), MARCEL SOBOTTKA, DENNIS AOGO (SUB- 71 AXEL BORGMANN), KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG (capt) (SUB- 45 MAURICE MULTAUPLES), ERIC MAXIM CHOUPOMOTING (SUB- 62 DONIS AVDIJAJ), MAX MEYER (SUB- 71 PASCAL ITTER).
 
Gateshead lost 3:1 to a Sunderland XI in a friendly. Gateshead’s goal was scored by Marcus Maddison in the 3rd minute. he came off at half time. Others involved included Bartlett, Guy for the first half at inside right, McDermott at outside right, with Baxter coming on at right back at half time.
 
AUG.4th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played BARNSLEY, away at the Oakwell Training Academy in a friendly. The lost 3(1) : 2(1). The goal scorers were Adam Campbell (19 mins), Adam Armstrong (89 mins), NUFC. George Maris- (2 Goals:- 35 & 54 mins), Nana Boake-Yiadom (74 mins), Barnsley. Ben Arfa had a penalty saved in the second half. The attendance was about 100 7 the referee was Paul Thomas / Tomes.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, SHANE FERGUSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, REMIE STREETE (SUB- 62 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), LUBO SATKA, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 69 JONATHYN QUINN), ADAM ARMSTRONG, ADAM CAMPBELL, HATEM BEN ARFA, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 83 CALLUM ROBERTS).
BARNSLEY: CHRISTIAN DIBBLE, BAILEY GOODA, REUBEN NOBLE-LAZARUS, MASON HOLGATE, JACK COWGILL, PAUL DIGBY, DARREN McKNIGHT, GEORGE MARIS, DOMINIC McHALE, RHYS OATES, NANA BOAKE-YIADOM.
 
Leon Best went out on a season long loan from Blackburn to Derby County.
 
AUG.5th
 
Newcastle travelled to HUDDERSFIELD TOWN to play a pre season friendly at the John Smiths Stadium Stadium. The game ended in a 2:2 draw. The goal scorers were: EMMANUELLE RIVIERE (16 mins), REMY CABELLA (88 mins), NUFC. RADOSLAW MAJEWSKI (36 mins), JONATHAN STEAD (66 mins), Huddersfield. Daryl Janmaat made his debut for Newcastle.  Attendance; 5 896, Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, (SUB- 55 MAPOU YANGA-MPIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON
(SUB- 63 STEVEN TAYLOR), FABRICIO COLOCCINI, MASSADIO HAIRDARA (SUB- 63 PAUL DUMMETT),
YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 55 ROLANDO AARONS), MOUSSA SISSISOKO, JACK COLBACK
(SUB- 63 MEDHI ABEID), REMY CABELLA, FACUNDO FERREYRA (SUB- 75 GABRIEL OBERTAN),
EMMANUELLE RIVIERE (SUB- 71 AYOZE PEREZ)
HUDDLERSFIELD (1st Half): ALEX SMITHIES, JOEL LYNCH, TOM SMITH, LEE PELTIER, PAUL DIXON, OLIVER NORWOOD, JONATHAN HOGG, RADOSLAW MAJEWSKI, NAHKI WELLS, DANNY WARD, SEAN SCANNELL
HUDDERSFIELD (2nd Half): JOE MURPHY, ADAM HAMILL, JONATHAN STEAD, MURRALE WALLACE, SEAN ST. LEDGER, JOE LOLLEY, DUANE HOLMES, JORDAN SINNOTT, MATT CROOKS, JAKE CARROLL, PHILLIP BILLING.
 
Newcastle bought two players from Nottingham Forest & then loaned them back to Forest for the season. They were central defender JAMAAL LASCELLES & goalkeeper KARL DARLOW. The joint deal was reported to cost a total of about £7 million.
 
AUG. 7th
 
Adam Campbell
went out on a months loan to Fleetwood.
 
AUG.8th
 
A Newcastle Under 21’s XI played another pre season friendly; away at BLYTH SPARTANS, at Croft Park. They won a closely fought match 3:2 on a rainy night. After a goalless first half, it was TOM HEARDMAN who opening the scoring for Newcastle in the 62nd. minute from a Shane Ferguson cross. ROBBIE DALE equalised in the 76th minute, heading in a Chris Moore cross. In the 83rd minute Newcastle went ahead again from a GREG OLLEY header. Blyth looked like they gained a draw with an 89th minute equaliser from JARRETT RIVERS. However in the 93nd minute, LIAM SMITH snatched a winner firing home in the box. Ex Newcastle reserves Alex Nicholson & Ben Sayer also featured. (Due to the hastily arranged nature of the match there was no match day programme). Coach Ben Dawson was an unused sub. The attendance was 624.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, GREG OLLEY, SHANE FERGUSON, OLIVIER KEMEN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 72 DANIEL BARLASER), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- SUB- 72 BEN DRENNAN), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, JONATHYN QUINN, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH.
BLYTH SPARTANS: PETER JEFFRIES, ALEX NICHOLSON (SUB- 77 DAMEN MULLEN), NATHAN BUDDLE, DANNY PARKER, IAN WATSON, NEAL HOOKS, BEN SAYER, PAUL ROBINSON (SUB- 72 DAN HAWKINS), ROBBIE DALE (SUB- 80 JARRETT RIVERS), AARAN WEARMOUTH (SUB- 45 CHRIS MOORE), DAN MAGUIRE.
 
A Charity Talk In took place at the newly named The Leazes Club (Newcastle Companions Club), Newcastle. Those ‘on stage’ were ‘Jinky’ Jim Smith, Tommy Cassidy, Olivier Bernard, John McNamee, Paul Cannell, Ron McGarry, Ray Ellison & JimmyThompson . Also in the audience was ex Newcastle reserve & ex Sunderland player Paddy Lowery.
 
Steve Howey & Eric Gates also did a Talk In at the North Durham Academy Theatre in Stanley.
 
Brian Dodsworth signed for Team Northumbria. 
  
WEEK TWO
 
AUG.9th
 
NUFC Under 18’s played against GATESHEAD UNDER 18’s in a friendly 2:2 draw. The goal scorers were DEAN BRIGGS (2), for Gateshead & LEWIS SUDDICK & JACK HUNTER for Newcastle.
 
Fraser Forster signed for Southampton from Celtic for a fee reported to be about £10 Million. Newcastle are thus set to gain about £2.5 million from the sale, due to a sell on clause.
 
Gateshead played their opening league game of the 2014-15 season in the newly named Vanarama Conference League. They put in a great performance to defeat Torquay United at home 3:1. Debutant Lewis Guy opened their scoring in the 18th. minute, with his header crossing the line before it was cleared. Next up was player of the match Marcus Maddison who rattled in a second in the 33rd minute. The drama continued in the first half when Gateshead gave way a dubious penalty; however, Adam Bartlett guessed correctly diving to his left & saved it. In the second half Gateshead Maddison got a third in the 74th minute; as they went on to win 3:1. Craig Baxter also played at right back.
 
Lee Clark, Steve Watson & Alan Thompson’s Birmingham City played their opening fixture at Middlesbrough in the Championship. It was a disappointment; they lost 2:0. David Edgar made his competitive debut, playing at left half.
 
Bournemouth defeated Huddersfield Town 4:0 in the Championship. Dan Gosling made his debut as a 82nd. minute sub.
 
Wigan Athletic drew 2:2 with Reading & James Tavernier came on as sub in the 72nd minute to make his debut. James Perch also featured, while Danny Guthrie was in the Reading squad; making an appearance on the hour.
 
Leon Best came on as a 79th minute sub for Derby County to make his debut in their 1:0 win over Rotherham United.
 
Finally, new signing Karl Darlow, ‘on loan’ back at Stuart Pearce’s Nottingham Forest, kept a clean sheet in their 2:0 win over Blackpool.   
 
In League One, a late penalty converted by Brad Inman in the 90th minute was not enough to save Crewe Alexandra losing their opening league game. They went down 2:1 at Fleetwood Town.
 
Brighton lost 1;0 to Sheffield Wednesday. Aaron Hughes made his debut at right half, with Kazenga Lua Lua also featuring at outside left
 
Notts County drew 1:1 at Preston & Alan Smith made his debut at outside left.
 
Sheffield United lost 2:1 to Bristol City. Chris Basham made his debut at outside right, coming off with 4 minutes to go.
 
Finally in League One, Bradford City defeated Coventry City 3:2. BillyKnott made his debut at inside right, before being replaced in the 71st minute.
 
League Two Hartlepool went down 1:0 at Stevenage Borough. Marlon Harwood featured at inside left
 
In the Northern League, things got underway & West Auckland Town gained one of the most convincing wins of the day, defeating Newton Aycliffe 4:0. Dennis Knight fired home a penalty in the first half for Auckland. Alex Francis also played.
 
Shildon also defeated Billingham Synthonia 4:0, giving Adam Rundle his competitive debut. He was replaced during the second half.
 
Ashington were held to a 2;2 draw by Jarrow Roofing. Marc Walton scored Ashington’s second goal; in a line up that included James Taylor & a debut for Dean Critchlow at outside right.
 
Newcastle Benfield also battled to a 2;2 draw at Morpeth Town. Centre forward Paul Brayson got one of their goals in the second half. Michael Riley also featured at outside right; while Morpeth gave Matty Grieve his competitive debut at left half & Stephen Foster also played.
 
Whitley Bay & Consett also drew 2:2. Whitley had Mark Cook in goal.
 
Scott Pocklington kept a clean sheet in Bishop Auckland’s 1:0 win over Celtic Nation; whose line included many new faces.
 
Finally in the NorthernLeague. Olly Bernard’s ownership of Durham City continues to benefit the club. They won their season opener 3:1 against Sunderland RCA. Ryan McGorrigan featured at outside left, before being replaced in the second half. Jonathan Carmichael was in goal for RCA.
 
In Northern League Division II, two of the favourites for promotion met, Seaham Red Star edging a 1:0 win over Heaton Stannington. The winning goal from Palmer was from a free kick assist from Tommy English.
 
Sunderland played a pre season friendly against Udinesse & won 2:0. Patrick Van Aaholt started the game at left half, but came off following a knock in the 40th. minute.
 
JJ. Hooper made his competitive debut for Havant & Waterlooville in a 3:1 Conference South defeat to Bromley. He came on as a sub. at half time 
 
AUG.10th
 
Newcastle played their final friendly match at home against REAL SOCIEDAD.
The winning goal came in the 88th minute from MOUSSA SISSOKO
. Williamson came closest to scoring prior to this with a header that was tipped over. Attendance: 19 188, Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire). 
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 84 ADAM ARMSTRONG), MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB- 67 STEVEN TAYLOR), FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt) (SUB- 67 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 59 PAUL DUMMETT),
MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 67 MEHDI ABEID), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 59 GABRIEL OBERTAN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 45 ROLANDO AARONS), REMY CABELLA (SUB- 74 FACUNDO FERREYRA), EMMANUEL RIVIERE.
REAL SOCIEDAD: GERONIMO RULLI, CARLOS MARTINEZ, MIKEL GONZALEZ, INIGO MARTINEZ (SUB- 64 ION ANSOTEGI), YURI BERCHICHE, SERGIO CANALES (SUB- 64 ALAIN OIARTZUN), MARKEL BERGARA (SUB- 45 GORKA ELUSTONDO), ESTEBAN GRANERO (SUB- 64 DANI ESTRADA), XABI PRIETO (capt) (SUB- 64 IKER HERNANDEZ), IMANOL AGIRRETXE (SUB- 45 REUBEN PARDO), CHORY CASTRO (SUB- 64 PABLO HERVAIS).      
 
Arsena; defeated Manchester City 3:0 in the Community Shield at Wembley, in front of 71 523 fans. Matthieu Debuchy played the full game at right back to claim a winners medal; while City brought on James Milner on the hour, but their fortunes failed to improve.
 
Luuk De Jong, made his Dutch Eredivisie debut for PSV in 3:1win over Willem II.
 
Callum Morris made his competitive e debut for Dundee United in their opening Scottish premier League match. Wearing squad number 22, he featured at right half in their 3:0 victory over Aberdeen.
 
AUG.11th
 
‘Free Agent’ Shola Ameobi signed for Turkish side Gaziantep BBK.
 
AUG.12th
 
There was a ‘Free Open Day’ at St. James Park
. The Training Session for the fans ‘kicked off’ at 9.45 am. & ended at about 12.20pm. Fans were allowed in the East Stand, with Fan Park for kids situated behind the Leazes Stand. The session gave most fans their first glimpse of the clubs 7 new signings. The disappointment of last season, with little entertainment, was put to one side in a happy atmosphere attended by just over 500 spectators. A ‘chosen few’ were given the opportunity to obtain autographs, while the rest were not either before or after the session; with the players arriving & leaving in a luxury coach amid tight security.
 
Capital One League  Cup 1st Round action saw Adam Campbell make his debut for Fleetwood Town as a 75th minute sub in their 1:0 defeat at Rotherham United.
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played their final pre season friendly, at Little Benton defeating TYNEMET COLLEGE, 7:0.
Goal Scorers: LUKE CHARMAN (3 mins), (others not known). Liam Gibson also played. 
 
AUG.13th

Newcastle Under 21's travelled toSPENNYMOOR TOWNfor a friendly.In a poor display they lost 1(1) : 4(1).
Goal Scorers: GAVIN COGDON (6 mins), DAN TAYLOR (57 mins), CRAIG LYNCH (59 mins), MICHAEL ROBERTS (79 mins), SPENYMOOR. TOM HEARDMAN (14 mins), NUFC. Richard Archer also featured as a sub. Referee : Paul Thompson (Durham), Attendance: 668.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DANIEL BARLASER, SHANE FERGUSON, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 72 BEN DRENNAN), CALLUM WILLIAMS, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 62 JONATHYN QUINN), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt) (SUB- 62 GREG OLLEY), TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS.
SPENNYMOOR TOWN: TRIALIST A, TRIALIST B (SUB- 53 KEITH GRAYDON), CHRIS MASON (capt), LEWIS DODDS, JOE TAIT (SUB- 53 LEE McANDREW), STEPHEN CAPPER, ANDREW STEPHENSON, TRIALIST C (SUB- 53 RICHARD ARCHER), DAN TAYLOR, GAVIN COGSON (SUB- 53 DAN GROVES), CRAIG LYNCH.   + SUB USED- MICHAEL ROBERTS (75 mins Approx),
 
Elswhere Newcastle Benfield defeated Celtic Nation 5:0 in the Northern League. Paul Brayson scored twice & Michael Riley scored one.
 
Whitley Bay beat Bedlington Terriers 2:1. The Terriers had captain Joe Kendrick sent off in the 80th minute on his debut.
 
AUG.14th
 
Esteban Cardona-Lopez signed as a free agent for Whitley Bay.
 
WEEK THREE
 
AUG.16th.
 
Newcastle’s Academy Under 18’s got their Under 18’s League (North) campaign underway with a 2:1 defeat away at SUNDERLAND
. The goal scorers were: REES GREENWOOD (41 mins), RYAN ELLISON (83), Sunderland. SEAN LONGSTAFF
(74 mins), NUFC. BEN POLLOCK made his under 18’s debut but gave away a penalty for handball in the 9th. minute. Greenwood missed the penalty.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 76 JACK HUNTER), LOUIS JOHNSON, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 45 mins SEAN LONGSTAFF), ADAM LAIDLER.
SUNDERLAND: GREG PURVIS, RYAN ELLISON, DENVER HUME, DANIEL WRIGHT (SUB- 63 ANDREW NELSON), ROSS COLQUHOUN, MICHAEL LEDGER, REES GREENWOOD, ETHAN ROBSON, JORDAN BLINCO, DAN PYBUS, DYLAN McEVOY (SUB- 85 DAVID LOWRIE)
 
‘Free Agent’ Nile Ranger signed for Blackpool on a one year contract.
 
Sunderland gave a debut to Patrick Van Aanholt in their 2:2 draw at Alan Irvine’s West Brom. He featured at centre half.
 
Only one goal separated Arsenal who beat Crystal Palace 2:1. Debuchy played
his first Premier League game for the gunners at right back.
 
A late goal for Tottenham saw them win their opening Premier League game at West Ham. The Sam Allardyce hammers side featured Kevin Nolan.
 
Newly promoted Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City played out a 2:2 draw withy Everton. The toffees featured Distin at right half.
 
Aston Villa beat Stoke City 1:0, with Charles N’Zogbia in the side. He featured at inside right before coming off in the 71st minute. Stephen Ireland featured for Stoke.
 
Newly promoted QPR went down 1:0 to Hull City. Loic Remy was back in the side, following his season long loan at Newcastle last season. The side also featured Danny Simpson & Joey Barton.
 
In League One Fleetwood Town defeated Notts County 1:0. Adam Campbell made his debut for them as a 90th minute sub.
 
Finally in Premier League Manchester United lost 2:1 at home to Swansea City. Wayne Routledge featured for the Welsh side.
 
In Conference League, Grimsby Town drew 1:1 with Dover, thanks to a Paddy McLaughlin goal in the 74th minute.
 
In the Evo Stik Premier, things got underway for Blyth Spartans, with a 2:1 win over Grantham Town. They featured debutants Alex Nicholson at right back & BenSayer at left half; coming off in the second half.
 
The Evo Stik Division One North also got underway for newly promoted Spennymoor Town, They gained a convincing 20 win at Padiham, with Dan Taylor coming on as a second half sub.
 
There was little Northern League action; with most sides in action in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. Shildon gained the biggest victory, hammering Crook Town 7:0. Adam Rundle was among the goal scorers; netting in the first half.
 
Paddy Atkinson & Neil Saxton’s Newcastle Benfield progressed through their FA Cup Extra Preliminary round tie against Penrith; with a 2:1 win. Paul Brayson scored their first just before the hour. Michael Riley also featured.
 
North Shields also won their tie against Pontefract Colliers, progressing with a 1:0. The goal scorer dean Homes put through from a Kieran Wrightson cross.
 
West Auckland Town defeated Nelson 21 in their FA cup tie, both goals came from set piece assists by Alex Francis
 
AUG.17th
 
Newcastle entertained MANCHESTER CITY in their opening Premier League
match of the new season. Despite a more solid performance, staying level with less than ten minutes to half time, they  09:44:30. The goal scorers for City were; DAVID SILVA (38 mins) & SERGIO AGUERO (90+ 2 mins). Newcastle played it very tight in the first half bar a defensive lapse, which led to the first goal. Having had virtually no shots on target in the first half; their best chances came in the second half. In particular from substitute Perez who burst through & shot from an angle, with his effort being deflected just wide. The full list of competitive debutants for Newcastle were; Janmaat, Colback, Cabella & Riviere who all started in the game. In the 84th minute Riviere was replaced by Perez & prior to this young Aarons also came on as a sub. James Milner featured as a late sub for City. The referee was Martin Atkinson from West Yorkshire & the attendance was 50 816.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 63 GABRIEL OBERTAN), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, REMY CABELLA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 74 ROLANDO AARONS), EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 84 AYOZE PEREZ).
MAN. CITY: JOE HART, GAEL CLICHY, MARTIN DEMICHELIS, VINCENT KOMPANY (capt), ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV, FERNANDO FRANCISO REGES, YAYA TOURE, DAVID SILVA, STEVAN JOVETIC (SUB- 72 FERNANDINHO (FERNANDO LUIZ ROZA)),SAMI NASRI (SUB- 78 JAMES MILNER), EDIN DZEKO (SUB- 82 SERGIO AGUERO). 
 
Liverpool battled to a 2:1 win over Southampton. Making his debut in goal for Southampton, Fraser Forster, made a number of great saves during the game.
 
AUG.18th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s got their Under 21;’s Premier League Division II campaign underway; drawing 3:3 to BOLTON WANDER
ERS away at the County Ground in Leyland. All the goals were scored in the first half via; ANDY KELLETT (2 Goals- 20 + 35 mins) & CHRIS LESTER (41 mins), Bolton. FACUNDO FERREYRA (29 mins), ANDY HUGHES (OG- 34 mins), SAMMY AMEOBI (44 mins), NUFC. Ferreyra’s goal came on his competitive debut for the club at under 21 level. The referee was Jonathan Hunt from Liverpool.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DANIEL BARLASER, SHANE FERGUSON, GREG OLLEY (SUB- 70 ALEX GILLIEAD), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 70 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY) , GAEL BIGIRIMANA, FACUNDO FERREYRA, ADAM ARMSTRONG, SAMMY AMEOBI.
BOLTON: ROSS FITZSIMMONS, NIALL MAHER, ANDY KELLETT (SUB- 77 RYAN SELLERS), ROB HOLDING, AYO OBILEYE, ANDY HUGHES, CHRIS LESTER, LUKE WOODLAND (SUB- 39 ALEX PERRY) (SUB- 45 TOM WALKER), GEORG ILIEV, ZACH CLOUGH, ROB HALL
 
AUG.19th
 
In the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play Off Round 1st Leg. Arsenal were held to a 0:0 draw at Besiktas. Debuchy featured at right back, while Demba Ba played the full up front for the Turkish side.
 
In the English Championship, Sami Hyypia’s Brighton defeated Leeds United 2:0. Their second came from a Kazenga Lua Lua free kick in the 84th minute.
 
David Edgar scored his first for Lee Clark’s Birmingham City. He scored on the half hour in their 2:2 draw with Ipswich Town.
 
Blackpool lost 2:1 to Brentford, despite handing Nile Ranger his debut as a sub.
 
In League One, Billy Knott scored his first competitive goal for his new club, Bradford City. He scored in the 62nd minute of Bradford’s 3:0 victory over Crawley.
 
Stewart Bath left Whitby Town to join Northern League side Billingham Synthonia.
 
Ryan Page signed up to play for Heaton Stannington. 
 
AUG.21st
 
Michael Chopra
joined Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.
 
WEEK FOUR
 
AUG.23rd
 
Newcastle travelled to play ASTON VILLA, in the Premier League & the game ended in a 0:0 draw. SIEM DE JONG
came on as a sub to make his debut. Mike Williamson was sent off late in the game. Charles N’Zogbia featured for Aston Villa. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral). Attendance: 30 267
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON (Sent Off- 90 mins), FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 70 SIEM DE JONG), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, REMY CABELLA, YOAN GOUFFRAN, EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 77 mins- AYOZE PEREZ - SUB- 90 mins STEVEN TAYLOR)
ASTON VILLA: BRAD GUZAN, ALAN HUTTON, RON VLAAR, PHILIPPE SENDEROS, ALY CISSOKHO (SUB- 83 NATHAN BAKRER), FABIAN DELPH, ASHLEY WESTWOOD, ANDREAS WEIMANN, KIERAN RICHARDSON (SUB- 76 DARREN BENT), CHARLES N’ZOGBIA (SUB- 63 mins CARLOS SANCHEZ), GABBY AGBONLAHOR   
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played MANCHESTER UNITED at home at Little Benton in the Academy League & lost 3(2):2(1).
Goal Scorers: DEMETRI MITCHELL (3 Goals- 10, 31 (pen) + 64 mins), Man. Utd.
Newcastle’s goal scorers were; SEAN LONGSTAFF 45 mins) & KYLE CAMERON (90 mins). JORDAN STOREY missed a penalty, hitting the post in the 77th minute & Luke Charman hit the bar with a header in the first half. Adam Laidler gave the penalty awarded to Manchester. 
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 2nd Half JAMES COBAIN), LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN,
BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON, LUKE CHARMAN, JORDAN STOREY, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 2nd Half- JAMIE HOLMES), SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 2nd Half- JOE KERRIDGE), ADAM LAIDLER.
   
MANCHESTER UNITED: GEORGE DORRINGTON, JOE RILEY, AXEL TUANZEBE, RO-SHAUN WILLIAMS, TYRELL WARREN (SUB- 79 TRAVIS JOHNSON), OLIVER RATHBONE, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, JORDAN THOMPSON (SUB- 49 DEVONTE REDMOND), ZACKARY DEARNLEY, SCOTT McTOMINAY, DEMETRI MITCHELL
 
Elsewhere, in the Championship. Fulham were thrashed 5:1 by Derby County. The Fulham goal was scored by Scott Parker in the 54th minute.
 
In League Two Hartlepool gained their first win of the season, defeating AFC Wimbledon 2:1. The vital winning goal was scored by Marlon Harewood in the 68th minute.
 
It was a bad day at the office for Gateshead who lost at home to Grimsby Town 6:1.
The visitors opener came from a mistake from Craig Baxter who put through his own net in the 6th minute. Gateshead’s single goal was put through by Marcus Maddison in the 55th minute. Alex Baird made his first league appearance in goal for Gateshead due to an injury to Bartlett & Lewis Guy featured in the first half at left half. Paddy McLaughlin was in the Grimsby side.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 to Guisborough Town. Benfield’s goal came after Michael Riley was brought down in the box on the half hour & Paul Brayson converted the penalty lick. Riley was later replaced in the second half.
 
Stewart Bath made his debut for new club Billingham Synthonia in their 3:1 defeat to Penrith.
 
Lastly in the Northern League, West Auckland Town defeated Durham City 4:0, with their fourth being put through by Alex Francis in the 81st minute. Dennis Knight came on as a sub in the second half.
 
The cricket season still has a few more weeks to run & despite a respectable 57 runs from Owen Peterson; Whiteleas lost by 15 runs to Peterlee in their Readers Durham Cricket League Division II match. 
 
AUG.25th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s gained a home league win at Whitley Park, against READING. They won 5(2) : 2(2).
The goal scorers were: ROB DICKE (12 mins), CONOR SHAUGHNESSY (13 mins); Reading. ADAM ARMSTRONG (3 Goals, 1 1st Half 2 2nd Half),  09:38:48Attendance: 415.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, GREG OLLEY, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, CONNOR WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA (capt), HATEM BEN ARFA, DANIEL BARLASER, ADAM ARMSTRONG, HARIS VUCKIC, SAMMY AMEOBI. (no subs used)
READING: DANIEL LINCOLN, ROBERT DICKIE, SHANE GRIFFIN, DOMINIC HYAM (SUB- 45 NOOR HUSIN), GEORGE McLENNAN, CONOR SHAUGHNESSY, NANA OWUSU (SUB- 63 JAKE SHEPPARD), TARIQE FOSU, LIAM KELLY, HARRY CARDWELL, DOMINIC SAMUEL
 
In the Northern League. Stuart Bath scored his first goal for Billingham Synthonia. Unfortunately they lost 5:1 to Jarrow Roofing.
 
Newcastle Benfield also lost 3:1 to North Shields 3:1. Paul Brayson scored Benfield’s goal.
 
AUG.26th
 
Newcastle travelled to GILLINGHAM at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium; to play their 2nd Rd Capital One League Cup
tie. They  09:37:45The only goal of the game from an  09:37:51. He put through his own net trying to block an Obertan cross aimed at Riviera. Haidara also hit the bar. The attendance was 10 204 & the referee was Oliver Langford from the West Midlands.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUUSA SISSOKO, MEDHI ABEID, GABRIEL OBERTAN, SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 68 AYOZE PEREZ), ROLANDO AARONS
(SUB- 60 REMY CABELLA), EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 85 YOAN GOUFFRAN).
GILLINGHAM: STEPHEN BYWATER, LEON LEGGE, JOHN EGAN, CALLUM DAVIES, MATT FISH, JAKE HESSENTHALER, BRADLEY DACK, JOSH PRITCHARD (SUB- 45 AARON MORRIS), KORTNEY HAUSE, DANNY KEDWELL (capt) (SUB- 65 LUKE NORRIS), CODY McDONALD (SUB- 65 ANTONIO GERMAN).
 
Elsewhere in the Second Round of the League Cup; Bournemouth defeated Northampton 3:0. Dan Gosling scored their first goal in the 21st minute.
 
Crewe lost 3:2 to Bolton Wanderers in extra time in their cup tie. Brad Inman scored for Crewe in the 2nd minute.
 
AUG.27th
 
Paul Woolston gained an England Under 17’s cap; featuring in goal on a friendly 1:1 draw with the Czech Republic.
 
Bradford City won a closely fought Capital One League Cup tie with Leeds United 2:1. Billy Knott got one of their goals in the 84th. minute.
 
Marcus Maddidson left Gateshead for an undisclosed fee to sign for Peterborough United.
 
AUG.28th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played a friendly at ASHINGTON. They  won 5:1, Friendly (Away at Woodhorn Lane Ground).
Goal Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (8 + 83 mins), ALEX GILLIEAD (10 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (18 + 60 mins), NUFC.
MARC WALTON (12 mins),
Ashington. Attendance: 529;  Referee: Peter Osgood (Newcastle).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, GREG OLLEY, LIAM GIBSON, LUBO SATKA (SUB- 62 BEN DRENNAN), RYAN McKINNON), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 KYLE CAMERON), ALEX GILLIEAD, JONATHYN QUINN, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS.
ASHINGTON: CHRIS BANNON (SUB- 82- KYLE BARNARD), LANCE McGLEN, JAMES NOVAK, KYLE OLIVER, RICHARD FLYNN, JAMES TAYLOR, BARRATT, RICHARD SLAUGHTER, MARC WALTON, GLEN TAYLOR, KYLE DOWNEY, (SUB: 1st Half)- SHAUN GIBSON).  
 
John Beresford & Joe Allon did a Talk In at The Staith House, North Shields Fish Quay.    
 
 
In recognition of the two fans who died in the MH17 plane crash, Newcastle unveiled an ‘Alder Sweeney Memorial Garden’; at St. James Park. the permanent memorial is situated in front of the Milburn Stand Reception. Their was a private ceremony for the the family by Rev. Canon Glyn Evans & it was attended by the club ambassador Bob Moncur
 
AUG.30th
 
Newcastle ‘entertained’ CRYSTAL PALACE, in the Premier League
. In a match were Newcastle trailed twice & battled back; they then got what looked to be a winner in the 88th minute. The goal could easily have been Aaarons second of the game, but was cleared on the line by the arm of a Palace only for Williamson to then fire it home. However, it would not be Newcastle without another twist in the tail with Palace equalised five minutes into injury time. Defensive frailties played a part in two of the goals. The game thus resulted in a 3(1) : 3(1) draw. The goal scorers were; DWIGHT GAYLE (1 min), JASON PUNCHEON (48 mins), WILFRIED ZAHA (90 + 5 mins), C. Palace. DARYL JANMAAT (37 mins), ROLANDO AARONS (73 mins), MIKE WILLAMSON (88 mins), NUFC. For all three of Newcastle’s scorers; they were their first ever senior competitive goals for the club.
Attendance; 49 226, Referee- Mike Jones (Cheshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 79 VURNON ANITA), FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MIKE WILLIAMSON, MASSADIO HAIDARA, JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, REMY CABELLA, SEIM DE JONG (SUB 79 AYOZE PEREZ),
YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 67 ROLANDO AARONS), EMMANUEL RIVIERE.
C.PALACE: JULIEN SPERONI, ADRIAN MARIAPPA, SCOTT DANN, DAMIEN DELANEY, MARTIN KELLY, YANNICK BOLASIE (SUB- 83 GLENN MURRAY), MILE JEDINAK (capt), JOEL WARD, JASON PUNCHEON, MAROUANE CHAMAKH (SUB- 52 FRAIZER CAMPBELL), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 70 WILFRIED ZAHA).

Newcastle's Acadeny travelled to play STOKE CITY Under 18’s at the Clayton Wood Training Ground resulted in a 1:1 draw.
The goal scorers were LUKE CHARMAN (1st Half), Newcastle & CHARLES WESTON-HAYLES (Pen- 2nd Half), Stoke. Storey missed a penalty in the 1st half.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMES COBAIN, BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON, ADAM LAIDLER, JORDAN STOREY,
BEN DRENNAN, JOE KERRIDGE, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN, JAMIE HOLMES.

(No Subs Used)
STOKE: (To Be Confirmed)
 
Also in the Premier league, Swansea City continued their excellent start to the season, with 3:0 win over West Brom. Wayne Routledge got their second goal in the 24th minute 
 
In the Championship, Nile Ranger got his first goal for Blackpool; scoring in the 71st. Unfortunately they still lost 2:1 at Millwall.
 
In League One, Marcus Maddison made his debut for Peterborough. He came on as a sub in the 67th minute, in their League One, 3:1 victory over Colchester. 
 
A number of local sides were in action in the FA Cup Preliminary Round. West Auckland Town drew 1:1 with Darlington 1883 & will require a replay. Dennis Knight scored West’s goal in the 10th minute following some good ball control. He came off with 4 minutes remaining. Alex Francis also featured outside right.
 
Newcastle Benfield & Kendal Town drew 0:0 & will now also need a replay. Chris Carr, Paul Brayson & Phil Airey were all in the Benfield starting line up.
 
The heighest scoring draw of the day was the tie between Bishop Auckland & Jarrow Roofing which ended 4:4. Scott Pocklington was between the sticks for the Bishops
 
Dunston UTS defeated Durham City, 3:0 in their Preliminary Round tie. Dale Burrell featured; assisting one of their goals.
 
Finally, Consett saw off the challenge of Whickham with a 2:0 win. New signing from Blyth, Chris Moore firing in their second with a great shot. Moore had signed for the club the previous day.
 
In the Northern League ex trial goalkeeper Jonathan Carmichael had to be replaced at half time due to an injury; in Sunderland RCA’s 1:1 draw with Guisborough.
 
Danny Simpson left QPR to sign for Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.
 
AUG.31st
 
Dunston UTS hosted a Charity Match in aid of two local children who are suffering from severe illnesses. The game was between a Neve/Amber  XI (Ex Player, Cebs & Jarrow Civic FC Combined side) verses Dunston’s FA Vase Winners XI Those featuring against Dunston in the XI included Tino Asprilla, Steve Howey, Jamie McGlen & Billy Askew; as well as Gary Bennett. Their squad also included Steve Wrath (Talk In promoter) & were ‘managed/coached’ for at least the first half by Joe Allon,. before he went for ‘refreshments’. Dunston were on top for most of the game & led 4:0 at half time, with 3 goals from Lee McAndrew (2, 10 + 15 mins. ‘Bowser’ got the fourth  in the 29th minute. Each half was 35 minutes duration & Howey & Askew were replaced at half time. Tino & McGlen carrying on in the second half & two minutes after the break, McGlen went down dubiously in the box. Tino then stepped up to coolly score the penalty. Tino was subbed after about 55 mins & McGlen 65 mins, before right on the stroke of full time Dunston were awarded a penalty. Their goalkeeper Liam O’Connell then came up & converted the kick making the score 5:1 to Dunston. 
 
Loic Remy left QPR to sign for Chelsea for an undisclosed fee reported to be approximately £10.5 Million.
 
Paul Woolston, gained another England Under 17’s cap, against Italy. They won 4:3, with Woolston starting the game, before being substituted in the 73rd minute.
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BULLETIN 40- SEPTEMBER 2014 REVIEW

September 1st brought the ‘transfer window’ to a close. Out on loan from Newcastle went both Hatem Ben Arfa to Hull City & Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma. After the international break for friendly matches, which saw various current & ex players gaining caps at various levels; Premier League action returned. Unfortunately, Newcastle have still not won a game & continue to find themselves in the leagues basement & the discontent among the fans grew. Newcastle did, however, progress into the next round of the Capital One League Cup, following a 3:2 win over Crystal Palace.
 
The database now gets the addition of the final ‘Toon Tracker’ update for the ‘Ex Players Now Managers or Coaches’ Section. There is also the addition two further ex players; Billy Askew & Joe Allon following their involvement in a recent charity match. There is also the addition to the current non first team squad of recent under 18’s debutant; Tayshan Hayden-Smith . Sadly there is also an obituary for the late goalkeeper Chris Harker who died early in the month aged 77.
 
OBITUARY
 
CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH HARKER
 
Born: JUN.29th.1937, Shiremoor. Newcastle.
Died; SEP.5th.2014, Darlington (Aged 77)
Role; Goalkeeper. Height: 5ft. 10ins..
Career: BACKWORTH WELFARE (1952-53), WEST ALLOTMENT (1954),
NUFC (MAR.1955 To DEC.1961- 1 Football League App), CONSETT (LOAN- 1958 To 1959), (‘NATIONAL SERVICE’ 1959-60- Royal Engineers, Farnborough), ABERDEEN (LOAN- 1960 To 1961), BURY (TRANSFER FEE- £1000- DEC.1961 To JUN. 1967), GRIMSBY TOWN (JUN.1967 To JUN.1968), ROCHDALE (FREE TRANSFER- JUN.1968 To 1970). DARLINGTON (COACH- 1970). Honours: English League Division IV Promotion 1968-69 (Rochdale).
Chris had a long & colourful career, but unfairly gets mostly remembered unfairly for a challenge he went into for Bury against Sunderland’s Clough in 1962, which ended his career. After football, Chris became a maintenance fitter for Magnet Kitchens & he was later a school caretaker Hummersknott School. His funeral took place at Darlington Crematorium on September 19th.   
 
WEEK ONE
 
SEP.1st
 
Hatem Ben Arfa
went out on Loan to Hull City.
 
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa went out on loan to Roma.
 
Darren Ambrose appeared for Ipswich Town Under 21’s on trial in a 1:1 with Sheffield Wednesday
 
SEP.2nd
 
In the Johnstone’s Paint football League Trophy 1st Rd, Fleetwood Town lost 3:1 to Morecambe. Adam Campbell featured at outside left, before coming off on the hour.
 
Peterborough United, lost their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match 3:2 to Leyton Orient. Marcus Maddison got one of their goals in the 16th minute. 
 
FA Cup Preliminary Rd Replay action took place, with Newcastle Benfield journeying to Kendal Town, to gain a resounding 4:0 victory. Michael Riley scored the opener in the 17th minute & Paul Brayson who got two goals, in the 20th & a penalty in the 33rd minutes. 
 
SEP.3rd
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s defeated HARTLEPOOL UNITED, 5(2) : 1(0), in a Behind Closed Doors  Friendly
(At Home at Darsley Park). Goal Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (2 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (2 Goals- 23 mins & Pen 2nd Half), CALLUM ROBERTS (2nd Half), DANIEL BARLASER (2nd Half), NUFC. CALLUM WOOD (Approx: 47 mins), Hartlepool.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CALLUM WILLIAMS, REMIE STREETE, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, GREY OLLEY, DANIEL BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, JONATHYN QUINN, TOM HEARDMAN. (Known) SUBS USED- LIAM GIBSON (2nd Half)  
HARTLEPOOL UNITED: JOEL DIXON, JOSH NEARNEY, JOSH ROWBOTHAM, DAN JONES, JORDAN RICHARDS, DARREN HOLDEN, KIERAN GREEN, MICHAEL WOODS, CONNOR SMITH, CALLAM WOOD (SUB- 65 JACK BLACKFORD), JACK COMPTON (SUB- 65 DYLAN ARMSTRONG) 
 
The Republic of Ireland defeated Oman 2:0 in a friendly. Shay Given featured in goal in the first half gaining his 126th senior cap & Rob Elliott replaced him at half time.
 
England defeated Norway 1:0 in a friendly, James Milner featured as a 68th minute sub.
 
England Under 18’s defeated Holland 4:1 in a friendly. Forward Adam Armstrong scored twice in the first half & assisted a further goal, before coming off at half time.
 
Slovenia Under 21’s defeated Andorra 5:0 in a friendly. Haris Vuckic played in the match, scoring one of their goals.
 
Turkey defeated Denmark 2:1, in an International Friendly. Emre came on as a sub at half time.
 
Darlington 1883 defeated West Auckland Town 3:1 in the Fa Cup Preliminary Rd replay. Auckland’s only goal game from Dennis Knight with 39th minute penalty. Alex Francis also played.
 
SEP.4th
 
France defeated Spain 1:0 in a friendly. Loic Remy scored the only of the game in the 73 minute, having come on as a sub in the 58th minute. Moussa Sissoko featured at inside right, coming off in the 78th minute. Debuchy played at right back, Remy Cabella came on as a sub in the 75th minute & Yohan Cabaye came in the 68th minute.
 
Holland lost 2:0 to Italy, with Daryl Janmaat playing at right back until the 72nd minute.
 
Spain Under 21’s defeated Hungary 1:0 in an European Championship qualifier. Ayoze Perez came as a sub in the 77th minute.
 
In the FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay, North Shields drew 4:4 with Scarborough Athletic, (aet); with Keiran Wrightson scoring one of their goals. Unfortunate after their brave effort, they lost 4:2 on pens.
 
In the Northern League, Dunston UTS 3:1 against Crook Town. Dale Burrell scored one of the goals from the penalty spot.  
 
Gateshead Under 19’s got their Football Conference Youth Alliance season underway with a 7:0 hammering of Manchester Metropolitan University. Meechak Kanda scored one of their goals in the 22nd minute.
 
Micky Quinn done a ‘Talk In’ at the Alberta club in Jarrow.
 
SEP.5th
 
Retired Goalkeeper Chris Harker died.
 
Adam Campbell return from Fleetwood Town at the end of his one month loan.
 
England Under 20’s hammered Romania 6:0 in a friendly. Rolando Aarons scored one of their goals in the 54th minute.
 
England Under 18’s beat Holland 3:1, with both Adam Armstrong & Freddie Woodman playing. Armstrong came off with a minute left in the game.
 
SEP.6th
 
The Ivory Coast defeated Sierra Leone 2:1 in a African Cup of Nations Qualifier. Cheick Tiote played in the game.
 
The international break saw the lower divisions take centre stage. Peterborough United beat Port Vale 3:1 & Marcus Maddison scored again; netting in the 31st minute.
 
In the Conference South, Havant & Waterlooville defeated Farnborough 5:0. JJ. Hooper scored twice, in the 84h & 90th minutes.
 
Joe Allon & Mich Horswill did a Talk In at Newcastle Labour Club as part of a charity night in aid John Alder & Liam Sweeney. The night had been advertised to include David McCreery but he was unable to attend.
 
West Auckland Town won an eleven goal thriller 6:5 against Guisborough Town. The winner came in the 89th minute courtesy of Alex Francis.
 
Despite a 65th minute goal from Paul Brayson, assisted by Michael Riley, Newcastle Benfield lost 2;1 at Shildon. Liam Atkin came on as  sub in the second half for Shildon & Phil Airey also featured by Benfield.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Team Northumbria kept their impressive early season form, with a 4:0 win over Washington Louis Storey scored one of their goals
 
In the Northern Alliance premier, top side Blyth Town saw a brave challenge from Whitley Bay ‘A’ The game ended 4:3, with Ryan McGorrigan scoring one of Bays goals.
 
This summers 2014 cricket season ended with final matches taking place. Whiteleas ended their campaign with a 34 runs win over Ryhope. Owen Peterson signed off with another 30 runs. The result saw them finish 3rd in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division II.
 
Dan Taylor left Spennymoor Town to sign for Newcastle Benfield.
 
SEP.7th
 
France drew 1:1 with Serbia in a friendly. Left half Yohan Cabaye assisted the French goal, playing the whole game. Moussa Sissiko started he game at outside right, coming off in the 80th minute. Remy Cabella started at centre forward, before being replaced on the hour & Loic Remy was also substituted after 60 minutes.
 
The Faroe Islands lost 3:1 to Finland on a European Qualifier Group F match. Joan Edmundsson came on as a sub at half time.
 
In Group D of the European qualifier’s Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland defeated Hungary 2:1. the side included Aaron Hughes at right back.
 
The Republic of Ireland also won 2:1 against Ketsbaia’s Georgia in their Qualifier.
 
SEP.8th
 
England defeated Switzerland 2:0 in their European Championship Qualifying Group E match. James Milner came on as a sub in the 72nd minute.
 
WEEK TWO
 
SEP.9th
 
Hatem Ben Arfa
scored a goal in a 2:2 draw for Hull City. The game was a behind closed friendly practice match with West Brom.
 
Niki Papavasiliou was appointed manager of Cyprus side Ermis Aradippou.
 
Holland lost their first European Championships Qualifier Group A match, 2:1 at the Czech Republic. Daryl Janmaat featured at right back.
 
Turkey lost 3:0 to Iceland, in their opening European Qualifier Group A match. Emre played at Centre Half.
 
In the African Cup Nations qualifiers, the Ivory Coast lost 4:1 to the Cameroon with Chieck Tiote in the side.
 
Gateshead returned to winning ways with a 4:1 victory over AFC Telford. Lewis Guy scored the fourth in the 52nd  minute. Guy had come on as a sub in the 34th minuteTelford goal came early in the game when Gateshead conceded a penalty which Bartlett saved in the 2nd minute, but Clancy put through the rebound.
 
SEP.10th
 
Beardsley’s Under 21’s played a GATESHEAD RESERVE XI in a behind closed doors friendly at the training ground. They won 2:1, having initially been a goal down. The goal scorers were: Gateshead?; TOM HEARDMAN (2- 1 1st Half ? & 90th minute).
Gateshead gave a trial to CARL FINNIGAN.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 2nd Half MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), REMIE STREETE (Sub- 2nd Half JONATHYN QUINN), LUBO SATKA (SUB- 2nd Half RYAN McKINNON), LIAM GIBSON, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 2nd Half ‘Trialist’), CALLUM WILLIAMS, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH, GREG OLLEY, TOM HEARDMAN.
 
 Canada played an international friendly against Jamaica & won 3:1. Right Back David Edgar scored one of their goals in the 31st minute.
 
SEP.11th
 
Following a brief successful trial free agent’ Carl Finnigan was signed by Gateshead.
 
Darren Ambrose also completed a successful trial & signed for Ipswich Town.
 
SEP.12th
 
A 40th Anniversary Tribute Dinner to Bob Paisley took place at The Promenade, New Brighton. There were 4 guest Speakers; one of which is Alan Kennedy
 
SEP.13th
 
Newcastle’s return to Premier League action was a forgettable one. They lost 4:0 at SOUTHAMPTON
. On a day of defensive mistakes & missed chances at the other end, with good saves from Fraser Forster. Overall a below par performance. The goal scorers were: GRAZIANO PELLE (6 + 19 mins), JACK CORK (54 mins), MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN (90+ 3 mins).
Attendance 29 678 & Referee: Chris Foy (St. Helens). 
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIRDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 CHEICK TIOTE), JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 69 AYOZE PEREZ), MOUSSA SISSIKO (SUB- 89 SAMMY AMEOBI), YOAN GOUFFRAN, EMMANUEL RIVIERE.
SOUTHAMPTON: FRASER FORSTER, NATHANIEL CLYNE, JOSE FONTE (capt), TOBY ALDERWEIRELD, RYAN BERTRAND, STEVEN DAVIS, MORGAN SCNEIDERLIN, JACK CORK (SUB- 89 FLORIN GARDOS), SHANE LONG (SUB- VICTOR WANYAMA), GRAZIANO PELLE, DUSAN TADIC (SUB- 67 JAMES WARD-PROWSE).
 
The Under 18’s Academy side also lost. They hosted BOLTON WANDERERS & went down 3:1. Goal Scorers: CHRIS CVETKO (12 mins), JAMIE THOMAS (48 + 70 mins), Bolton. SEAN LONGSTAFF (29 mins), NUFC. TAYSHAN HAYDEN-SMITH made his competitive debut at under 18’s level. He was involved in the build up to the Newcastle goal & had been a trialist pre season.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN (SUB- 71 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON (capt), ADAM LAIDLER, JORDAN STOREY, BEN DRENNAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, TAYSHAN HAYDEN-SMITH (SUB- 55 JACK HUNTER), JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 57 ANDY HALL), LUKE CHARMAN.
BOLTON: WILL JAASKELAINEN, CALLUM SPOONER, ALEX HONEYBALL, TYRELL PALMER, TYLER GARRATT, NAT PHILLIPS, LUKE GRIFFITHS (SUB- 81 RYAN WHITE), CHRIS CVETKO, KIERAN NOLAN, ENOK ELUMBA, JAMIE THOMAS. 
 
In the Championship. Wigan Athletic’s goal in a 3:1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers; was scored by James Perch in the 51st minute.
 
Cambridge United beat Dagenham & Redbridge 3:2 in League Two. Ryan Donaldson scored his sides first in the 54th minute.
 
Also in League Two Accrington Stanley had caretaker manager Paul Stephenson in charge; following the departure of James Beattie yesterday. He got off to a winning start, beating AFC Wimbledon 1:0.
 
Conference side Bristol Rovers beat Lincoln City 3:2 & Dan Leadbitter scored one of their goals the 22nd. minute.
 
Shola Ameobi made his debut for Gaziantep in a 0:0 draw with Kaysenispor.
 
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round ties saw Neil Saxton & Paddy Atkinson’s Newcastle Benfield progress with a 3:1 victory over Scarborough Athletic. Debutant Dan Taylor scored their opener in the first half. Paul Brayson also scored twice; once from the penalty sport in the second half. 
 
Shildon & Whitby Town’s tie ended in a 1:1 draw & will require a replay. Liam Atkin featured at left half for Shildon & was substituted in the second half.
 
Bishop Auckland lost 3:2 to Spennymoor Town following a brave effort. Scott Pocklington featured in goal.
 
Finally, Darren Peacock’s Lancaster City defeated West Allotment Celtic 5:0 in their FA. Cup 1st Qualifying Round tie.
 
Locally, in the Northern League, Sunderland RCA continued their poor run of form & luck. They lost 4:1 to Guisborough Town & goalkeeper Jonathan Carmichael had to go off injured after an about an hour.
 
Crook Town also lost 6:2 to Bedlington Terriers. Crook had recent signing Andy Mogwo at right half; making his debut for them.
 
SEP.14th
 
Scotland Under 16’s lost 1:0 to Holland in friendly. Newcastle’s Mackenzie Heaney featured as did junior Owen Gallagher, Kevin Gallagher’s son.
 
SEP.15th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s entertained Scott Sellars WOLVES, in the Development League at St. James Park. They Won 2(2) : 1(0).
The Goal Scorers were GAEL BIGIRIMANA (2 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (31 mins), NUFC & EUSEBIO BANCESSI (52 mins), Wolves. The attendance was 496 & Referee: Paul Davison from Cleveland.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 79 GREG OLLEY), SHANE FERGUSON, MEDHI ABEID, REMIE STREETE, LUBO STAKA (capt), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 64 CALLUM ROBERTS), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, TOM HEARDMAN, DANIEL BARLASER, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 70 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY).
WOLVES: JONATHAN FLATT (capt), RYAN RAINEY, BEN O’HANLON, DECLAN WEEKS, GEORGE SWAN, DOMINIC IORFA, EUSEBIO BANCESSI, ALBERT TORRAS (SUB- 82 JORDI ORETEGA), IBRAHIM KEITA (SUB- 72 BRADLEY REID), JIM KELLERMAN, CONNOR HUNTE.
 
Hatem Ben Arfa made his Hull City debut as a 79th. minute sub, in their Premier League 2:2 draw with West Ham United.
 
SEP.16th.
 
Freddie Woodman went out on loan to Hartlepool United.
 
In the Fa Cup Qualifying replay Ashington lost 1:0 to Scarborough Athletic after a closely fought match. Marc Walton came close to scoring.
 
In the Northern League, Whitley Bay lost 6:3 to West Auckland. Jonny Godsmark got his first goal for Whitley in the match.
 
In Northern League Division II, Team Northumbria faltered in their good start to the season, with a 4:3 defeat to Alnwick Town. Louis Storey got one of their goals.
 
WEEK THREE
 
SEP.17th
 
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa made his Roma debut as a 77 minute sub;  in their 5:1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.
 
SEP.19th
 
Gaziantep drew 1:1 with Adanaspor in the Turkish Lig 1. Shola Amoebi scored his firat goal for the goal; converting a 35th minute penalty.
 
Local Journalist John Gibson headed a charity night talk in at the ‘Barking Dog’ in Wallsend. Ex players who took part were Ron McGarry, John McNamee & Tommy Cassidy.
 
SEP.20th.
 
Newcastle put in a much improved performance, dominating play at home to HULL CITY
. After a goalless first half they found themselves two down, before the introduction of Cisse back from injury, who gained the club a 2:2 draw . Goal Scorers: NIKICA JELAVIC (49 mins), MOHAMED DIAME (68 mins), Hull City. PAPISS CISSE (74 + 87 mins), NUFC.
Attendance: 49 199, Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancs)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMATT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, CHIECK TIOTE (SUB- 85 SAMMY AMEOBI), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, REMY CABELLA, YOAN GOUFFRAN, EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 69 PAPISS CISSE).
HULL: ALLAN McGREGOR, AHMED ELMOHAMADY, CURTIS DAVIES (capt), MICHAEL DAWSON, ANDREW ROBERTSON (SUB- 88 LIAM ROSENIOR), TOM HUDDLESTONE, JAKE LIVERMORE, STEPHEN QUINN, MOHAMED DIAME, ABEL HERNANDEZ (SUB- 56 SONE ALUKO), NIKICA JELAVIC (SUB- 81 DAVID MEYLER.
 
The UNDER 18’s lost 1:0 to MIDDLESBROUGH, in the Academy League at the Rockcliffe Park Training Ground, Middlesbrough. Goal Scorer: ALEX PATTISON (assist from JUNIOR MONDAL).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON (capt), LIAM GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 55 DAN WARD), BEN DRENNAN, ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 55 JOE KERRIDGE), SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN
BORO: THOMAS DAWSON, JONATHAN HELM, NIALL McGOLDRICK, MATTHEW ELSDON, HAYDEN COULSON, ALEX PATTISON, NATHAN PLEWS (SUB- 2nd Half- JOSEF WHEATLEY), HARRISON CHAPMAN, JUNIOR MONDAL (capt), JORDAN JOWERS (SUB- 2nd Half LEE HETHERINGTON), CALLUM JOHNSON.
 
In the Conference, Gateshead drew 1:1 at Welling. Their goal scorer was half time sub debutant Carl Finnigan; who netted in the 50th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Consett 2:0. Marc Walton assisted their first goal & scored their second in the 87th minute. His goal was assisted by Dean Critchlow.
 
WEEK FOUR
 
SEP.22nd
 
NUFC Under 21’s travelled South to play ARSENAL
, in the Under 21’s League at Boreham Wood. They won 2(1) : 1(0). Goal Scorers: REMIE STREETE (2 Goals- 20 + 63 mins), NUFC. BRANDON ORMONDE-OTTEWILL (87 mins), Arsenal.
Attendance: ? Referee: Anthony Da Costa (Cambridgeshire).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, SHANE FERGUSON, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 ALEX GILLIEAD),
REMIE STREETE, LUBO SATKA (capt), DANIEL BARLASER, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, HARIS VUCKIC, LIAM SMITH,
CALLUM ROBERTS
.
ARSENAL: MATT MACEY, TAFARI MOORE, BRANDON ORMONDE-OTTEWILL (capt), GLEN KAMARA. STEFAN O’CONNOR, GEORGE DOBSON, AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES, GEDION ZELALEM, KAYLEN HINDS, DANIEL CROWLEY, ALEX IWOBI (SUB- 75 STEPHY MAVIDIDI).    
 
SEP.23rd
 
In the Capital One League Cup 3rd Rd, Bournemouth gave a convincing display, defeating Cardiff City 3:0. Dan Gosling got 2 of the goals; netting in the 9th & 33rd minutes
 
Doncaster Trovers got knocked by Fulham, going down 2:1. James Coppinger got their only goal in the 60th minute.
 
Liverpool made league cup history with their game against Middlesbrough ending in a 2;2 (AET). The penalty shoot out that followed went to sudden death at 4:4 with both sides having missing one. Liverpool eventually won through 13:12 after an amazing 28 spot kicks. Right half Jose Enrique converted Liverpool’s 9th.
 
Ashington defeated Whitley Bay 4:3, in an entertaining Northern League fixture. Marc Walton scored all four Ashington goals.
 
Jonathyn Quinn went out on loan to Blyth Spartans. That evening Blyth played a friendly training match against Seaton Deleval & won 12:1. Substitute Quinn scored 4 goals.
 
Injury ravaged Ashington signed Andy Ferrell.
 
SEP.24th.
 
Newcastle travelled to CRYSTAL PALACE for their Capital One League Cup 3rd Rd tie.
Things were all square at full time, with score standing at 2:2. Newcastle won through in extra time 3:2. after an entertaining cup match, winning when down to 10 men after Abeid got sent off. The goal scorers were; DWIGHT GAYLE (35 mins, Pen), SULLAY KAILKAI (90+ 2 mins), C.Palace. EMMANUEL RIVIERE (2 GOALS- 36 + 48 (pen)), PAUL DUMMETT (112 mins), NUFC.
Attendance: 13 733, Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB-45 MASSADIO HAIRDARA), STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MEDHI ABEID (Sent Off- 100 mins), JACK COLBACK, GABRIEL OBERTAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 67 mins- MOUSSA SISSOKO), EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 81 mins- AYOZE PEREZ).
C.PALACE: WAYNE HENNESSEY, ADRIAN MARIAAPPA, PATRICK McCARTHY (capt) (SUB- 90 mins- JAKE GRAY), BREDE HANGELAND, ZEKI FRYERS, ADLENE GUEDIOURA, BARRY BANNAN, WIFRIED ZAKA, JONATHAN WILLIAMS (SUB- 80 mins- SULLAY KAIKAI), DWIGHT GAYLE, KEVIN DOYLE (SUB- 71 mins- ANDREW JOHNSON). 
 
Next rounds opponents Manchester City hammered Sheffield Wednesday 7:0, with James Milner assisting one of the goals, before coming off in the 73rd minute.
 
Stuart Pearce’s Nottingham Forest went down 3:1 to Tottenham Hotspur after a brave fight. On loan Lascelles featured.
 
England Under 18’s lost 2:0 to Italy in a friendly. Freddie Woodman played all but the last four minutes of the game.
 
In the Northern League Newcastle Benfield found their winning form, with a 3:0 victory over Newton Aycliffe. Paul Brayson scored 2 of the goals in the 1st minute of the second half & after 50 minutes. Dan Taylor & Michael Riley also featured.
 
SEP.27th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s Entertained LIVERPOOL in the Academy League. They second best in the game, loosing 5:1
. The goal scorers: HARRY WILSON (2 GOALS- 20 (Pen) + 50 mins), SERGI CANOS (34 mins), JEROME SINCLAIR (2nd Half), WILL MARSH (75 mins), Liverpool. MACKENZIE HEANEY (46 mins),
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMES COBAIN (SUB- 75 DAN WARD), LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, LUKE CHARMAN, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 62 JACK HUNTER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, SEAN LONGSTAFF, ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 62 JOE KERRIDGE)
LIVERPOOL: RYAN FULTON, COREY WHELAN, SAM HART, KRISTOF POLGAR, TOM BREWITT, PEDRO CHIRIVELLA (SUB- 2nd Half- KANE LEWIS), HARRY WILSON, OVIE EJARIA (SUB- 2nd Half- CALLUM NICHOLAS), JEROME SINCLAIR (SUB- 2nd Half- JACK WATTS), WILL MARSH, SERGI CANOS.
 
Jonathyn Quinn made his debut for Blyth Spartans as a second half sub in their FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round 4:1 victory over Skelmersdale United.
 
Shildon also did well beating Staylbridge Celtic 1:0 in their FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round tie. Adam Rundle made cameo appearance as an 88th minute sub.
 
Newcastle Benfield bowed out of the FA Cup, in their 2nd Qualifying Round tie away at Buxton; they lost 2:0. Michael Riley featured for Benfield, while Steven Istead came on as a sub in the 58th minute for Buxton.
 
There were few ex players on the score sheet this weekend, with the exception of Dean Critchlow who scored Ashington’s goal in a 2:1 defeat to West Auckland. Andy Ferrell made his debut for Ashington at inside right; being replaced by Stu Elliott in the second half. Marc Walton also featured.
 
SEP.29th
 
Still no Premier League win yet, Newcastle travelled to STOKE CITY & lost 1(1) : 0(0) at the Brittannia Stadium. The only goal 0f the game came early in the match from head of towering PETER CROUCH in the 15th minute.  Newcastle’s best chance of the game came late on in the 83rd. minute, when Colback hit the crossbar from close range when it looked impossible to miss. Arnautovic also hit the post for Stoke in the 48th minute. STEPHEN IRELAND came on as sub for Stoke. The attendance was 26 332 & the referee was Craig Pawson (South Yorshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, CHEICK TIOTE, JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 74 SAMMY AMEOBI), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 68 GABRIEL OBERTAN), EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 45 PAPISS CISSE).
STOKE: ASMIR BEGOVIC, PHIL BARDSLEY, RYAN SHAWCROSS (capt), MARC WILSON, MARC MUNIESA, GLENN WHELAN, STEVEN NZONZI, MAME BIRAM DIOUF (SUB- 23 MARKO ARNAUTOVIC), CHARLIE ADAM (SUB- 60 STEPHEN IRELAND), VICTO MOSES (SUB- 82 OUSSAMA ASSAIDI), PETER CROUCH.
 
SEP.30th
 
A PeterBeardsley strong Under 21’s ‘XI’ played CARLISLE UNITED XI, in a behind closed doors in a friendly
,
at home at the training ground. They won 8(6) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: AYOZE PEREZ (4 GOALS:- 14, 25, + 1st Half, 1st Half), MEDHI ABEID (44 + 74), FACUNDO FERREYRA (1st Half), HARIS VUCKIC (2nd Half Pen). There was also a welcome return from long term injury of Ryan Taylor.
NUFC XI: ROB ELLIOT (SUB- 45 PAUL WOOLSTON), RYAN TAYLOR (SUB- 45 JAMIE STERRY), REMIE STREETE, LUBO SATKA SHANE FERGUSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 70 OLIVIER KEMEN), MEDHI ABEID (SUB- 79 DANIEL BARLASER), ALEX GILLIEAD, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 60 ADAM ARMSTRONG), HARIS VUCKIC, FACUNDO FERREYRA.
CARLISLE:  (Included) DAVID SYMINGTON, STEPHEN RIGG

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BULLETIN 41- OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

October began with one Premier League fixture, before another International break, with a draw at Swansea & still without win. After the break, starting with the game on October 18th; the club gained back to back Premier League wins, relieving tensions. There was also a tremendous Capital One League Cup 4th Round 2:0 victory over Manchester City, to catapult United in the Quarter Finals.
 
The addition to the clubs website this month is a Full Player Profile of Ex Reserve & 1st Team Friendly Player: Richard Harker. He becomes the fourth player to be added in that category, alongside 1930’s player Harry Gibbon, & modern era players Wesley Baheng & Frank Danquah.  The choice of inclusion of Harker is because of his significance as a World War I veteran w ho died in battle at Arras in 1917. The clubs current academy squad have also seen the addition of youngsters Liam Bell who made his debut & Kieran Stoker who featured in a friendly. There has also been two emergency short term loan goalkeepers making an appearance: George Dorrington & Owen Wheeler. They all now get added to the ‘Toon Tracker’ database.  
 
OCT.1ST
 
Peter Beardsley’s Under 21’s sent an XI to play HEATON STANNINGTON in  friendly to commemorate the opening of their small new stand & floodlights. The match away at Grousell Park, was won very comfortably 8(5) : 1(1). The goals which came thick & fast especially during the first half were scored by TOM HEARDMAN (10- Pen), GREG OLLEY (13), CALLUM ROBERTS (2 GOALS- 20, 32), LIAM GIBSON (33), SEAN LONGSTAFF (65), KYLE CAMERON (83), JONATHYN QUINN (85), NUFC. DEAN DEAGLE (39), Heaton. The attendance was 572 & the referee was Peter Osgood from Newcastle. Heaton played in their black & white stripes in the first & wore a bright orange strip in the second half. Ward & Longstaff made their Under 21’s debuts.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON (SUB- 70 CARL ROBINSON), KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 45 JAMIE STERRY), LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 45 KYLE CAMERON), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, RYAN McKINNON (capt), JAMES ATKINSON, GREG OLLEY, DAN WARD (SUB- 71 DANIEL BARLASER), TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 SEAN LONGSTAFF), CALLUM ROBERTS, JONATHYN QUINN.
HEATON: SHAUN BACKHOUSE, BEN TELFORD, WILLIAM JAMES, ALISTAIR STODDART, GARY McGARRIGAL, ROBERT PEARSON, MICHAEL CRESWICK, JOE WEIR, LEE JOHNSON, ANDREW ROBERTSON, DEAN DEAGLE. SUBS To Be Confirmed)
 
Elsewhere, Newcastle Benfield defeated Dunston UTS 2:0, in the Northern League. Prolific goal scorer Paul Brayson scored one goal in the 48th minute & assisted their first goal, late in the first half.
 
Gateshead Under 19’s continued to dominate the Youth Alliance (North) league. they hammered Crewe 9:1. Among the goal scorers was Kanda who found the net with a header in the 33rd minute.
 
The Toon Times exhibition drew to a close & as part of the closing ceremony, Malcolm MacDonald was inducted into the clubs ‘Hall of Fame’. He was presented with his award by reporter John Gibson.
 
OCT. 2nd.

In the Europa League, Guingamp defeated PAOK 2:0. Both their Goals were scored by Sylvain Marveux, scoring in the 47th & 50th minutes.
 
Besiktas gained a late equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League. The Besiktas goal was scored from the penalty spot by Demba Ba in the 89th minute.
 
OCT.3rd
 
Gateshead provisionally signed Matty Pattison subject to international clearance. Pattison had begun recently training with club.
 
Spennymoor Town Sportman’s Dinner had John Beresford & Gary Bennett as the guest speakers. 
 
OCT.4th
 
Newcastle played SWANSEA CITY, in the Premier League. They drew 2(1) : 2(1), away at the Liberty Stadium. PAPISS CISSE scored both Newcastle’s goals in the 43rd & 75th minutes; when they cam from behind twice to claim the point. Swansea’s goals came from WIFLRED BONY (17 mins) & former Newcastle player WAYNE ROUTLEDGE (50 mins). The attendance was 20 622 & the referee was Lee Mason (Bolton, Lancs).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHIECK TIOTE, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 69 EMMANUEL RIVIERE), GABRIEL OBERTAN, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 85 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 58 SAMMY AMEOBI).
SWANSEA: LUKASZ FABIANSKI, JAZZ RICHARDS, FEDERICO FERNANDEZ, ASHLEY WILLIAMS (capt), NEIL TAYLOR, KI SUNG YUENG, JONJO SHELVEY, NATHAN DYER (SUB- 86 JEFFERSON MONTERO), GYLFI SIGURDSSON (SUB- 86 MARVIN EMNES), WAYNE ROUTLEDGE, WILFRED BONY.     
 
The club Under 18’s were also in action against DERBY COUNTY in the Academy League, at home at Little Benton.
They won 5(2) : 2(1). The Goal Scorers were: LUKE CHARMAN (2 Goals- 1st Half), KYLE CAMERON (Pen- 2nd Half), MACKENZIE HEANEY (2nd Half) & SEAN LONGSTAFF (Pen- 2nd Half), NUFC. OG (1st Half), TOM MELLOR (2nd Half), Derby. Jared Bird got sent off for Derby in the 70th minute.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON (capt), LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY, JOE KERRIDGE, LUKE CHARMAN, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 2nd Half- JORDAN STOREY).
DERBY: JOSH BARNES, KYRON STABANA, CALUM MACDONALD, MO ADAMS, ETHAN WASSALL, ALEX COVER, KELLON GORDON, CHARLES VERNAM, OFFRANDE ZONZALA, TOM MELLOR, ALEX BABOS. Known Sub: JARED BIRD( SUB- 2nd. Half- Sent Off 70 mins).
 
In the Championship James Perch got a goal in the 32nd minute for Wigan Athletic in their 2:2 draw at Wolves.
 
Peterborough drew 2:2 with Oldham Athletic in League 1. Marcus Maddison scored their second in the 51st minute.
 
Also in League 1, Doncaster Rovers gained a 2:1 win at Scunthorpe. James Coppinger scored their opener in the 29th minute.
 
Peter Ramage crowned an on loan return to Barnsley with goal. Having signed October 3rd, he scored after only ten minutes in the only goal of the game; assisting his side defeat Rochdale 1:0.
 
In the Conference League, Gateshead got back to winning ways, with a 3:1 win over Braintree. Carl Finnigan scored their first in the 69th minute.
 
Stenhousemuir drew 2:2 with Stranraer in the Scottish Division 1. Both their goals were scored by Colin McMenamin, netting in the 57th & 90th minutes.
 
In the Evo Stik league, Blyth Spartans defeated Belper 4:3. Jonathyn Quinn came on a late sub in the second half.
 
Newton Aycliffe handed a debut to Richard Archer on loan in recent days from Spennymoor Town. They lost 2:1 to Shildon, with Archer playing the full match.
 
Northern League action, saw Morpeth & Guisborough Town play out a 2:2 draw.
Stephen Foster scored in the 81st minute, before being substituted.
 
Marc Walton also found himself on the score sheet again for Ashington but they lost 4:2 to Dunston UTS.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Team Northumbria battled to a 3:3 against Hebburn Town. Mark Bertram scored in the 60th minute.
 
OCT.7th
 
A strong Newcastle ‘XI’ played a BURNLEY XI in a behind closed doors friendly at home at the Darsley Park Training Ground. They won 4(3) : 1(0). The Goal Scorers were: FACUNDO FERREYRA (16 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG- 2 GOALS- 34 + 39 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (48 mins), NUFC. NYUMBA MASSONKA (Approx: 50 mins), Burnley.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, RYAN TAYLOR (SUB- 70 JAMIE STERRY), REMIE STREETE, LUBO STAKA, MASSADIO HAIDARA, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, MEDHI ABEID, CALLUM ROBERTS, ADAM ARMSTRONG, HARIS VUCKIC, FACUNDO FERREYRA. 
 
Les Ferdinand joined QPR as ‘Head of Football Operations’, to work alongside Harry Redknapp.
 
OCT.8th
 
France Under 21’s defeated Macedonia 2:1, in a European Championship Qualifier. Olivier Kemen played the full game; captaining the team.
 
Sebastian Bassong went out on loan to Watford from Norwich City.
 
Consett took on Willie Donachie as a temporary support coach.
 
OCT.9th
 
A Youthful Peter Beardsley Under 21’s & Dave Watson’s Under 18’s NUFC XI, travelled to CONSETT for a friendly.
They lost 4(0) : 7(5) on a wet night. The Goal Scorers were: MICHAEL MACKAY (28 mins- Pen), LUKE SULLIVAN (4 Goals- 31, 40, 41 + 59 mins), ADAM NICHOLLS (45 min), CHRIS MOORE (64 mins), Consett. GREG OLLEY (51 mins), STEFAN BROCCOLI (75 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (78 + 88 mins), NUFC. Referee: Andrew Kitchen (Stanley) & the attendance was approx: 460. Despite scoring 4 second half goals in the game, it was a very one sided affair to the Derwentside team.
NUFC: CARL ROBINSON, JAMIE STERRY, LEWIS SUDDICK, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, STEFAN BROCCOLI, JORDAN STOREY, TOM HEARDMAN, JONATHYN QUINN, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 31 CALLUM WILLIAMS) (SUB- 65 DANIEL BARLASER).
CONSETT: CHRIS ELLIOTT, MICHAEL PEARSON, JOSH GRAY, GILBERTO CHAPIM, JORDAN GALLOWAY, SCOTT MARTINDALE, CHRIS MOORE, CALVIN SMITH, LUKE SULLIVAN, MCHAEL MACKAY, ADAM NICHOLLS:
SUBS 45 mins: JONATHAN WRIGHT, CHRIS YOULDON, CARL PEICHA, MATTY SLOCOMBE, ARISTOTE GUERIN LOKONGA. 
 
Remie Streete went on a months loan to Port Vale.
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s lost 2:0 to the Czech Republic in a European Championship Qualifier. Michael Newberry played in the game.
 
St. James Park was the setting for an up market ‘Sleepout’ to raise money for local charities,
including homelessness ones. The Newcastle CEO Sleepout involved 45 top business executives sleeping out at the side of the pitch. 
 
England defeated San Marino 5:0 in their European Championship Qualifier. James Milner featured for the full game.
 
OCT.10th
 
Papiss Cisse was a half time sub in Senegal’s 0:0 with Tunisia in an Africa Cup of Nations Group G qualifier.
 
France Under 19’s defeated Liechtenstein 6:0 in another European qualifier. Among their goal scorers was Olivier Kemen who found the net in the 38th minute.
 
England Under 19’s faced Belarus in their European Championship qualifier. Freddie Woodman kept a clean sheet in their 3:0 victory.
 
Elsewhere Australia drew 0:0 with the United Arab Emirates. James Triosi cane on as a sub in the second half. 
 
Goalkeeper Dan Mullen left Alnwick Town & signed for West Allotment Celtic.
 
OCT.10th.

100’s of hopeful locals queued for the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ TV Programme auditions which were held in St. James Park.
 
Liam Henderson signed for Newton Aycliffe.
 
OCT.11th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled to Platt Lane to play MANCHESTER CITY in the Academy League. They drew 2(1) : 2(0). The goal scorers were: an Own Goal by TOSIN ADARABIOYO (22 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (60 mins- Pen) NUFC. JAVAIRO DILROSUN (46 mins), ISAAC BUCKLEY-RICKETTS (90 mins), Man. City. Newcastle gave a debut to on loan goalkeeper GEORGE DORRINGTON. Referee: Kristian Silcock (Bolsover, Derbyshire). .
NUFC: GEORGE DORRINGTON, JAMES COBAIN, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, JACK HUNTER, KYLE CAMERON (capt), SEAN LONGSTAFF, JOE KERRIDGE, LOUIS JOHNSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, LUKE CHARMAN. (Unused subs included new names Bell & Donachie)
MAN. CITY: CHARLIE ALBINSON, SAM TATTUM, CAMERON HUMPHREYS, TOSIN ADARABIOYO (capt), NATHANIEL OSENI (SUB- 63 MARCUS WOOD), TOM HOLLAND, RODNEY KONGOLO, ISAAC BUCKLEY-RICKETTS, JAVAIRO DILROSUN, MANUEL GARCIA, ZACKARIAS FAOUR (SUB- 63 JOE NUTTALL) 
 
Northern Ireland defeated the Faroe Island 2:0 in a European Championship Qualifier. Shane Ferguson & Aaron Hughes were in the & Irish side & Joan Edmundsson featured for the Faroes at inside left.
 
Cheick Tiote played for Ivory Coast in their Africa cup of Nation Qualifying 2:1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
France beat Portugal 2:1 in an international friendly. Moussa Sissoko replaced Yohan Cabaye at inside right in the 71st. minute.
 
Hungary drew 1:1 Romania in their Group F Euro qualifier. Tomas Kadar featured at right half.
 
Strachan & McGhee’s Scotland beat Ketsbaia’s Georgia 1:0 in a Euro qualifier.
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s lost their second European Qualifier, going down 5:2 to Russia. Michael Newberry again featured.
 
In League One, Peterborough beat Crawley 4:1, with Marcus Maddison scoring in the 55th minute.
 
Cambridge defeated Oxford 5:1 in League Two, & Ryan Donaldson scored in the 54th minute.
 
Gateshead gained a valuable pint in a 1:1 draw at Forest Green. Matty Pattison made his debut at left half, before coming off at half time for Carl Finnigan. 
 
In the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round, Blyth Spartans marched on with 2:1 win over Mickleover Sports.  Alex Nicholson was in the side at right back.
 
Shildon were also in FA Cup action but could only draw 0:0 at home with Stourbridge. Adam Rundle was a late sub, coming on with 6 minutes to go.
 
Elsewhere, in the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield hammered Billingham Synthonia 5:1, with Paul Brayson scoring 4 of their goals. He found the net in the 17th, 32nd, 36th, & then late in the second half. Michael Riley &  Dan Taylor also played  
 
Celtic Nation battled to a 2:2 draw at Morpeth Town, Mark Boyd scored Nations equaliser late in the second half.
 
Liam Henderson came on as a 2nd half sub to make his debut for Newton Aycliffe. They defeated Durham City 3:2.
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Team Northumbria defeated Esh Winning 5:0. Louis Storey scored one of their goals in the second half.
 
Blyth Town & Carlisle City played out a 3:3 draw in a Bay Plastics George Dobbins League Cup. Jonny Mann  hit all three goals for Blyth. They won through to the next round, 5:4 on penalties. 
 
OCT.12th
 
Recovering from illness star, Jonas Gutierrez took part in the Buenos Aires Marathon in Argentina. He took part in the 26.2 miles (42 km) run in aid of the ‘Foundation for Research, Teaching & Cancer Prevention’ (FUCA)
 
OCT.13th
 
France Under 1’s played the third of their European qualifiers against Bosnia. The game ended in a 0:0, draw with Olivier Kemen in the side.
 
Blyth Spartans drew 1:1 with Curzon Ashton. Jonathyn Quinn came on as a sub in the 65th minute & scored the equaliser in the 82nd minute.
 
Scunthorpe United appointed David Kelly as Assistant Manager to new manager Mark Robins.
 
Gateshead reserves opened their league campaign with a 2;1 defeat to Burton Albion.
Gateshead’s goal was scored by inside right Matty Pattison in the 14th minute.
 
OCT.14th
 
Peter Beardsley’s Newcastle Under 21’s XI were on the road again, & made the short trip to play a friendly against
WALLSEND BOYS CLUB, senior 1st. team. They were 2:0 up at half time & went on to win 7:1
The goal scorers were DANIEL BARLASER (26 mins), GREG OLLEY (32 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (63 mins- Pen), STEFAN BROCCOLI (3 GOALS- 71, 83 + 85 mins), OG- STEVEN ROBINSON ( 79 mins)  NUFC. SEAN COWX (88 mins), Wallsend. Young goal keeper KIERAN STOKER made his debut for the goal at half time. Referee: Peter Osgood (Newcastle). Attendance Just Over 200.
NUFC: CARL ROBINSON (SUB- 45 KIERAN STOKER), KEVIN MBABU, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 LEWIS SUDDICK), CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 54 DAN WARD), RYAN McKINNON, LUBO SATKA, JONATHYN QUINN, GREG OLLEY, TOM HEARDMAN, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 72 JORDAN STOREY), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 57 STEFAN BROCCOLI)
WALLSEND: MICHAEL ROBERTSHAW (SUB- 2nd Half- MARK STRASSHINE), ANTHONY BRANNON, JONATHAN JENKINSON (SUB- 2nd Half- LIAM STUBBS), KIERAN TUBMAN, STEVEN? ROBINSON, ADAM TIERNEY, HARVEY LOCKWOOD, KIERAN DEWHIRST (SUB- 2nd Half- SEAN COWX), NICKY WHITELAW (SUB- 2nd. Half- TREVOR JACKSON), MICK STARKIE (SUB- 50 mins. JORDAN ROBERTSON).
 
France defeated Armenia 3:0 in an friendly. Moussa Sissioko started at inside right, coming off on the hour, while Remy Cabella was 60th minute sub. Loic Remy scored the opener in the 7th minute & came off with 15 minutes to go.
 
Northern Ireland won another Euro Qualifier, beating Greece 2:0. Shane Ferguson was sub’d with 12 minutes to go & Aaron Hughes played the full match at right back.
 
Finally Hungary just edged out the Faroe Island 1:0 in a Euro Qualifier. Tomas Kadar played right half for them; while Joan Edmundsson featured at outside left for the Faroe’s, before being substituted in the 76th minute.
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s completed their European Championship Qualifiers with 3:0 victory over the Faroe Islands. Michael Newberry played the full game & scored in the 22nd minute.
 
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) Boards bid to Newcastle UponTyne City Council; for St. James Park to be listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’; under the ‘Localism Act (2011 was successful.
 
OCT.15th
 
Senegal lost 1:0 to a late Tunisia goal in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Papiss Cisse started the game up front. He came off in about the 85th minute to be replaced by Demba Ba.
 
The Ivory Coast lost 4:3 to Democratic Republic of Congo in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Cheick Tiote played in the match.
 
England Under 19’s finished off their European Championship qualifiers with 4:2 win over Belgium. Freddie Woodman played the full game in goal.  
 
Remie Streete made his debut for Port Vale Reserves. Playing at left half, they defeated Wigan Athletic 5:1, in a Final Third Development League Match.
 
Canada lost 1:0 to Columbia. David Edgar played the full match at right back.
 
In the Northumberland Senior Cup 1st Round, Newcastle Benfield defeated West Allotment Celtic 3:1. Dan Taylor scored all three Benfield goals.
 
In the Northern League, North Shield beat Sunderland RCA 3:0 & Kieran Wrightson was among the goal scorers in the second half.
 
Gateshead released Greg McDermott
 
OCT.16th
 
John Beresford & Steve Howey hosted a Talk In at Forest Hall Club.
 
OCT.18th
 
Newcastle’s home Premier League home match with Nigel Pearson’s  LEICESTER CITY had a delayed kick off. The unveiling of the grounds new LED Big Screen’s was found to have its dressing panels flapping loosely in the strong wind & it took urgent action from engineers to make it safe so the game could go ahead. The match kicked off at 4pm instead of the planned 3pm. It proved a close affair with a nervous finish, but they won their first league match of season 1(0) : 0(0).  The match winner was GABRIEL OB 08:16:15ERTAN who scored in the 71st. minute. The attendance was 51 866 & the referee was Martin Atkinson from Yorkshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 72 MASSADIO HAIDARA), STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 59 AYOZE PEREZ), JACK COLBACK, GABRIEL OBERTAN, MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 90+ 2 REMY CABELLA), PAPISS CISSE
LEICESTER: KASPER SCHMEICHEL, RITCHIE DE LAET, WES MORGAN (capt), LIAM MOORE, PAUL KONCHESKY, MARC ALBRIGHTON (SUB- 56 JAMIE VARDY), ESTEBAN CAMBIASSO (SUB- 79 ANTHONY KNOCKAERT), MATTY JAMES, DANNY DRINKWATER, JEFFREY SCHLUPP (SUB- 56 DAVID NUGENT), LEONARDO ULLOA.  
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played EVERTON at home, at Little Benton in the Academy League. They lost 1(0) : 4(2). The Goal Scorers were; CALUM DYSON (15 + 61 mins), NATHAN HOLLAND (28 mins Pen), HARRY CHARSLEY (58 mins), Everton. JOE KERRIDGE (89 mins), NUFC. JORDAN THORNILEY also featured.
Newcastle gave a debut to England Under 16’s midfielder Liam Bell. 
NUFC: PAULWOOLSTON, JAMES COBAIN, JACK HUNTER, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 75 DAN WARD), LIAM BELL (SUB- 57 JOE KERRIDGE), LOUIS JOHNSON, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 65 JORDAN STOREY).
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League, to say ‘it was a bad day at the office’ is an understatement. They lost at Southampton 8:0, a joint Premiership record. They had Patrick Van Aaholt in the side & Fraser Forster in goal for the Saints had an easy game. Mr. Shearer commented on that nights MOTD, that Sunderland’s defending was woeful.
 
Manchester City defeated Tottenham convincingly 4:1. James Milner had a shot which hit the post. 
 
After making some excellent saves verses Arsenal, Steve Harper went off injured for Hull City. They gained a commendable 2:2 draw at Arsenal.  08:14:23also featured for Hull
 
Peterborough United continued to challenge for the title in League 1, defeating Barnsley 2:1. Marcus Maddison scored the winner for his new club in the 69th minute.
 
The local non league scene had a full fixture programme, Newcastle Benfield were grateful for 2 goals by Dan Taylor, in their Northern League 3:3 draw with Marske United. He scored in the 22nd & 32nd minutes. Chris Carr & Michael Riley also played.
 
Finally in the Northumberland FA Benevolent Bowl, Blyth Town beat Killingworth station 3:0. Jonny Mann scored their second after 30 minutes.
 
OCT.20th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s returned to Development League action, with a 3(1) : 1(1) win over BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION. The match was played at home behind closed doors at Darsley Park. The goal scorers were; SHAMIR FENELON (20 mins), Brighton. RYAN TAYLOR (40+ Pen), HARIS VUCKIC (50+), DANIEL BARLASER (60ish), NUFC. Referee: Iain Evans.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, RYAN TAYLOR, LUBO SATKA, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 81 OLIVIER KEMEN), FACUNDO FERREYA, HARIS VUCKIC, CALLUM ROBERTS.
BRIGHTON: CHRISTIAN WALTON (keeper), ROB HUNT, TOM DALLISON-LISBON, DANNY PAPPOE (Sent Off- 74 mins), JESSE STARKEY, GLEN REA (Capt) (Sent Off for Pen- 40 mins), CHARLIE HARRIS, TRIALIST 1- KIERAN SADLIER (Ex Chelsea), SHAMIR FENELON, GEORGE COLE, TRIALIST 2 CHIKE KANDI (West Ham) (SUB- 67- JIMMY MUITT),
 
Newcastle Benfield Juniors Under 18’s played Southport in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup. The game ended in a 2:2 (AET), with the equaliser coming with a minute of extra time to go; when Sam Busby was pushed over the line, but the goal stood. Justice was done in the penalty shoot out, with Benfield winning 13: 12. 
 
The Clubs first ‘Fans Forum’ of the season took place, having been rescheduled from September 22nd. It was held in the Sir Bobby Robson suite & a brief summary of taking points will be found in the St. James Park season review
 
Lee Clark was sacked as manager of Birmingham City, with assistant Steve Watson also being relieved of his duties. 
 
OCT.21st
 
Kyle Cameron was capped for Scotland Under 18’s in a 2:0 win over the Czech Republic. He came on as a sub in the second half in the friendly match.
 
Chelsea defeated Maribor 6:0 in a UEFA Champions League group match. Loic Remy scored their opener in the 12th minute. He injured himself in the process & went off in the 16th minute.
 
Manchester City drew 2:2 at CSKA in their Champions League group match. James Milner scored one of City’s goals in the 38th minute.
 
Jonathyn Quinn scored Blyth’s goal in a 1:1 draw with Skelmersdale in the Evo Stik League. He played the full game up front; scoring in the 34th minute.
 
OCT.22nd
 
Mark Doninger, having return home to England from Perth Sc; signed for Shildon.
 
OCT.23rd
 
Phil Airey left Newcastle Benfield, to sign for Ashington.
 
Hartlepool United appointed Willie Donachie as their new assistant manager
 
Scotland Under 18’s defeated the Czech Rebublic 3:2 in a friendly.
Kyle Cameron started in the game & came off with ten minutes to go.
 
OCT.24th
 
Mark Cook left Whitley Bay to sign for Durham City.
 
Gateshead Under 19’s continued their impressive form in the Youth Alliance. The best Altringham 5:0, with Kanda scoring a hat trick.
 
OCT.25th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled to BLACKBURN ROVERS, in the Academy League at Leigh Sports Village.
They won 3 (1) : 2 (1). The goal scorers were SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 18 + 53 mins (pen), JOE KERRIDGE (83 mins), NUFC. SAM JOEL (2 GOALS- 19 ( Approx; 60 mins), Blackburn. Newcastle borrowed their second short term emergency back up keeper of the season; OWEN WHEELER, was was given his debut.
NUFC: OWEN WHEELER, JAMIE COBAIN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, JACK HUNTER, ADAM LAIDLER, STEFAN BROCCOLI, BEN DRENNAN, DAN WARD (SUB- 45 mins- JOE KERRIDGE), SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 2nd Half- LUKE CHARMAN.
BLACKBURN: CALLUM WILLIAMS, JAN PIRRETAS, MARK EDGAR, ADRIAN EDO (SUB- 2nd Half- OLIVER MEHEW), MATTHEW PLATT, CAMERON SCOTT, RAMIREZ HOWARTH (SUB- 2nd Half- LEWIS MANSELL), GEORGE PIERCE, LUKE WALL, SAM JOEL, WILLEM TOMLINSON (SUB- 2nd Half- LEWIS HARDCASTLE).  
 
In Championship, life without Lee Clark seems to have hit the Birmingham City players bad. David Edgar got sent off in the 6th. minute & they went on get hammered 8:0 by Bournemouth. Dan Gosling came on as a sub in the 55th minute for the winners.
 
In League One, Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison got yet another goal in the 28th. However, a second half rival from Coventry City saw Peterborough lose 3:2.
 
Port Vale beat Leyton Orient 3:0, & they gave a debut as a half time sub to Remie Streete.
 
Cambridge United defeated Hartlepool 2:1 in League Two, under a new management team of Paul Murray & Willie Donachie. Ryan Donaldson scored their opener in the 27th minute. Marlon Harewood came on as a sub in the 45th minute for bottom club ‘Pools’.
 
In the Scottish 1st Division, Stenhousemuir lost to Peterhead. Colin McMenamin got their goal in the 60th minute.
 
The FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie between Gateshead & Gainsborough Trinity, saw ‘the Heed; progress into the first round, with a convincing 4:0 victory. The line up included Bartlett, Baxter & Guy, with the later replaced by Finnigan in the 57th minute. Pattison also coming on as a sub in the 69th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans also did well travelling to Leek Town & winning 4:3. Alex Nicholson featured at right back.
 
Shildon forced a replay at Norton United. The game ended in a 1:1 draw thanks to a Ben Wood header. The assist came from debutant Mark Doninger who put the cross in. He joins fellow ex Toon players Liam Atkin & Adam Rundle at Shildon.
 
In the Northern League there was a surprise 4:1 win for Newton Aycliffe at Morpeth Town. Liam Henderson fired in a freekick which took a defection off Matty Grieve on the hour. Henderson also assisted one of his sides other goals.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 3:0 at Sunderland RCA, with Josh Carmichael keeping a clean sheet. They gave a debut as a sub to Michael Hoganson. Dan Taylor also played.
 
Consett inflicted a 5:0 defeat on lowly Crook Town. Chris Moore was among the scorers; slotting home in the 65th minute. Andy Mogwo was a sub for Crook.
 
Ashington defeated Penrith 2:1, giving a debut to new signing Phil Airey. He was a 56th minute sub when they were trailing & scored their equaliser in the 61st minute.
 
Mark Cook also made his debut. Unfortunately his new side Durham City went down 5:4 to Dunston UTS.
 
In Northern League Division II, Heaton Stannington defeated Brandon United 5:1. Brian Dodsworth was among the scorers, netting in the second half.
 
Also in Northern League Div. II, Team Northumbria, defeated Darlington RA 1:0, The only goal of the game was scored by Louis Storey in the 42nd minute.
 
Finally, in the Bay Plastics Challenge Cup Quarter Final, Blyth Town hammered North Shields Athletic 7:2. Jonny Mann scored 2 of their goals.
 
On the International stage, England Under 17’s defeated Cyprus 4:1 in a European Championships Qualifier. Paul Woolston featured in goal.
 
OCT.26th
 
Newcastle travelled to White Hart Lane to face TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR in the Premier League. They trailed 1:0 at half time thanks to a goal from Emmanuel Adebayor in he 18th minute. In the second half they staged a comeback to win 2:1, with SAMMY AMEOBI scoring in the opening 8 seconds of the half. In the 58th minute Newcastle took the lead when AYOZE PEREZ scored his first goal for the club with a header. The attendance was 35 650 & the referee was Anthony Thompson from Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 REMY CABELLA), JACK COLBACK, GABRIEL OBETAN (SUB- 45 SAMMY AMEOBI), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 79 MASSADIO HAIDARA), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
SPURS: HUGO LLORIS, ERIC DIER, YOUNES KABOUL (capt), JAN VERTONGHEN, DANNY ROSE, ETIENNE CAPOULE (SUB- 67 HARRY KANE), RYAN MASON, NACER CHAPLI, CHRISTIEN ERIKSEN, ERIK LAMELA (SUB- 78 AARON LENNON), EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR (SUB- 83 ROBERTO SOLDADO). 
 
OCT.27th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played MIDDLESBROUGH away in the Development League at Victoria Park, Hartlepool. After being comfortably 1:0 up at half time; they conceded two late goals & lost 2:1. Goal Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (35 mins) NUFC. JAMES HUSBAND (88 mins), CALLUM COOKE (90 mins), Boro. BRAD HALLIDAY featured for the victors. The attendance was 444 & the Referee was Neil Sharp.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, KEVIN MBABU, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 OLIVIER KEMEN), DANIEL BARLASER, ADAM CAMPBELL (SUB- 61 TOM HEARDMAN), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 65 GREG OLLEY), CALLUM ROBERTS.
MIDDLESBROUGH: CONNOR RISLEY, BRAD HALLIDAY, DAVID ATKINSON, JONATHAN BURN, ANDRE BENNETT, BRYN MORRIS, HORDAN JONES (SUB- 71 SCOTT McCARTHEY, LEWIS MALONEY (SUB- 65 CALLUM COOKE), BRADLEY FEWSTER, EMMANUEL LEDESMA, JAMES HUSBAND. 
 
England Under 17’s defeated Macedonia 1:0 in their next European Qualifier, with Paul Woolston keeping a clean sheet in goal.
 
Ayoze Perez attended the Spanish ‘Liga de Futbol Professional’ 2014 Awards in Madrid & he won 2 awards for his endeavours during the 2013-14 season playing for Tenerife. They were: ‘The Best Attacking Midfielder for Division II’ (scoring 16 goals in 34 matches) & ‘The Best Breakthrough Player’.
 
OCT.28th
 
Blyth Spartans drew 0:0 with FC United of Manchester, Jonathyn Quinn played most of the game, before coming off in the 80th minute.
 
Following Mike Ashley’s loan to the club, Glasgow Rangers announced that they had appointed Derek Llambias as their ‘Consultant’.
 
OCT.29th
 
Newcastle travelled to the Etihad Stadium to face MANCHESTER CITY in the Capital One League 4th Round. A thrilling night ensued, with a number of fringe players coming to the fore; with a brilliant display to deservedly win 2(1) : 0(0).
The goal scorers were ROLANDO AARONS (6 mins) & MOUSSA SISSOKO (75 mins). Back from injury, Ryan Taylor made a fantastic block for City’s best chance & Obertans was also brought down in the box & only the referee seemed to not spot the offence. JAMES MILNER played for an uninventive City side. Attendance; 40 752, Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warkwickshire).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 64 mins MOUSSA SISSOKO), FABRICO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA, RYAN TAYLOR, MEHDI ABEID, JACK COLBACK, GABRIEL OBERTAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 65 EMMANUEL RIVIERE), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 45 SAMMY AMEOBI).
MAN.CITY: WILLY CABALLERO, BACARY SAGNA, MARTIN DEMICHELIS, ELIAQUIM MANGALA, ALEXKSANDAR KOLAROV, ‘FERNANDINHO’- FERNANDO LUIZ ROZA, YAYA TOURE (capt) (SUB- 59 mins JESUS NAVAS), JAMES MILNER, STEVAN JOVETIC, DAVID SILVA (SUB- 9 mins SAMIR NASRI), (SUB- 70 mins SERGIO AGUERO), EDIN DZEKO. 
 
There was only one Northern League fixture that evening & Newton Aycliffe came out on top with a 2:1 win at West Allotment Celtic. Liam Henderson scored Aycliffe’s first in the 51st minute.
 
OCT.30th
 
England Under 17;s defeated France 3:1 in their final European Championship qualifier. Paul Woolston played in goal for the game.
 
Blackpool announced the appointment of Lee Clark as there new manager.
 
OCT.31st

England Under 16’s lost 1:0 to Wales in the Victory Shield. Mackenzie Heaney came on as a sub in the match, in the 55th minute.
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BULLETIN 42 - NOVEMBER 2014 REVIEW

The month of November saw Newcastle continuing their winning run with a victory over Liverpool, but the run came to an end at the end of the month when they lost at West Ham. The Under 21’s also made it into the next rounds of both the Under 21’s League Cup & the Northumberland Senior Cup. This months updates are of the ‘Full Player Profiles, of the 5 players who are currently still playing football; now that the USA & Scandinavian seasons have ended. The players are Wesley Ngo Baheng, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Tomi Ameobi, Michael McCrudden & Christian Mouritsen. A new section is also added to the website this month; to give those players have recently passed away a more significant remembrance. The section is entitled ‘Ex Player Obituaries 2010 Onwards’. It contains a tribute to such notable’s as Charlie Crowe, Gary Speed & Tom Finney along with many others from the ‘Ex Newcastle family of players’ who have ‘Worn The Shirt’ & have sadly passed away in recent years.     
 
NOV.1st
 
Newcastle continued their sudden winning streak, with LIVERPOOL at home in the Premier League. They won 1(0) : 0(0). After a very tame first half, with few chances for either side, the only goal of the game was scored by AYOZE PEREZ in the 73rd minute. The crowd was excellent; 52 166 in jubilant mood, with the club seemingly having transformed from its terrible start to the season. Cabella also came close in the second half. Unfortunately Obertan went off early in the game & at half time Cisse was also replaced due to a knock. The match referee was Andre Marriner from the West Midlands.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, MEHDI ABEID, JACK COLBACK, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 27 ROLANDO AARONS), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 45 AYOZE PEREZ), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 66 REMY CABELLA)
LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET, GLEN JOHNSON, DEJAN LOVREN, MARTIN SKRTEL, ALBERTO MORENO, JOE ALLEN (SUB- 66 FABIO BORINI), STEVEN GERRARD (capt), JORDAN HENDERSON, PHILIPPE COUTINHO (SUB- 80 RICKIE LAMBERT), RAHEEM STERLING, MERIO BALOTELLI.
 
Newcastle Under 18's played a home Academy League match against WOLVES at Little Benton. They won 4(1) : 3(0). The Goal Scorers were: SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 21 & 51 mins), LOUIS JOHNSON (85 mins), LEWIS SUDDICK (88 mins), NUFC. BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE (2 GOALS- 61 & 90+ 2 mins), NICOLAE CARNAT (83 mins), Wolves.
NUFC: OWEN WHEELER, JAMIE COBAIN, ADAM LAIDLER, BEN DRENNAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON (capt), JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 82 mins LEWIS SUDDICK), STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 67 mins DAN WARD), LOUIS JOHNSON, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 71 mins LUKE CHARMAN.
WOLVES: HARRY BURGOYNE, TENDAI MATINYADZE (SUB- 45 mins NIALL ENNIS), ANTHONY BRESLIN, ROSS FINNIE, CONNOR JOHNSON, REGAN UPTON (capt), RAZVAN OAIDA, CONOR LEVINGSTON, JESSE DEVERS, BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE, MEKHI LEACOCK-McLEOD (SUB- 45 mins NICOLAE CARNAT) + 1 Other Sub Unknown either AARON HAYDON or JOE DELACOE. 
 
In the Championship, Lee Clark’s new club as manager Blackpool lost 2:0 Ipswich Town. Nile Ranger was in the starting line up.
 
Watford defeated Millwall 3:1, with on loan Sebastian Bassong in the side  wearing the number 39 squad number. He went off after 32 minutes. 
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield defeated West Auckland Town 3:0. Dan Taylor scored their third goal in the 71st. minute. They featured Sam Busby in goal, & Chris Carr & Michael Riley were also in the staring line up.
 
Ashington played out a 2:2 draw with Celtic Nation, Andy Ferrell scored the Colliers opener in the 45th. minute. James Taylor was also in the starting line up & Phil Airey came on as a sub.
 
Northern Alliance Premier side Blyth Town, continued to race ahead from the rest of the pack. They defeated Northbank Carlisle 2:0, with Jonny Mann getting a second half goal in the 68th minute
 
NOV.3rd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s comprehensively defeated ASTON VILLA 5(2) : 0(0) in the Under 21’s Development League at St. James Park. The Goal Scorers were; CALLUM ROBERTS (5 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (2 Goals- 19 & 70 mins),  09:52:08(88 mins), DANIE BARLASER (90). Attendance: 576, Referee: Kevin Mulraine from Carlisle.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 57 GREG OLLEY), LUBO SATKA, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 68 OLIVIER KEMEN), MACAULEY GILLESPHEY, DANIEL BARLASER, ADAM ARMSTRONG, CALLUM ROBERTS, FACUNDO FERREYRA (SUB- 77 ALEX GILLIEAD), .HARIS VUCKIC
A.VILLA: BENJAMIN SIEGRIST, TOM LEGGETT, JOSHUA WEBB, KEVIN TOWER, LEWIS KINSELLA, HENRY COWANS, DANIEL O’BRIEN, JERRELL SELLARS, ROCCARDO CALDER (SUB- 58 COURTNEY WILDIN), KHALID ABDO (SUB- 80 RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY), MICHAEL DRENNAN.
 
NOV.4th
 
Oguchi Onyewu made his debut for Charlton Athletic as a 78th minute in a 2;2 draw with Leeds United. 
 
NOV.5th.
 
Sheffield FC announced that Mick Wadsworth had resigned as manager of the club. It appears he told the players of his intentions after their 1:0 defeat to Witton Albion in the FA. Trophy on November 1st.
 
NOV.7th
 
Lee Clark brought in Alan Thompson as a coach at Blackpool. 
 
In the next stage of the Victory Shield, England Under 16’s defeated Northern Ireland 1:0. Mackenzie Heaney started in the game & was replaced in the 68th minute. Scotland Under 16’s lost their Victory Shield game with Wales 2:1. Owen Gallagher (Kevin’s son), played in the first half for Scotland.
 
Keith Gillespie & Steve Howey did a Talk In at the South Shields Customs House. 
 
NOV.8th
 
In the Championship, Blackpool, managed by Lee Clark & assisted by Alan Thompson, continue to be rooted at the bottom of the league. They lost 3:1 To Leeds United. Blackpool’s goal was scored by Nile Ranger in the 75th minute.
 
In general it was a quiet weekend in terms of Ex players scoring for their current clubs. However, in the Northern League; Newcastle Benfield drew 1:1 at Consett. Dan Taylor got their goal assisted by ‘back from injury’ Paul Brayson. Their line up also included Michael Hoganson, Chris Carr & Michael Riley & would also have included Sam Busby, but he was injured in the pre match warm up & had to be replaced. The Consett line up included Chris Moore.
 
Scott Pocklington kept another clean sheet in Bishop Auckland’s 3:0 victory over Bedlington Terriers. Bedlington gave a debut, as a sub to Ryan McGorrigan; who had signed for them the previous day. Bedlington’s line up also included Paul Dunn & Liam Davidson came on as a sub.
 
NOV.9th
 
Newcastle travelled to the ‘Hawthorns’ in the Premier League to play Alan Irvine’s WEST BROMWICH ALBION, They won 2(1) : 0(0). The first half was a relatively calm affair & then as half time loomed, up popped AYOZE PEREZ to score in the 45th minute. Newcastle’s second goal to secure the points, was headed in by captain FABRICIO COLOCCINI in the 62nd. minute. Assisting both goals with his crosses was Daryl Janmaat. The result propelled Newcastle up to 7th. place. The attendance was 26 476 & the referee was Craig Pawson from South Yorkshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt) (SUB- 78 MIKE WILLIAMSON), PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, MEDHI ABEID, JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 82 RYAN TAYLOR), AYOZE PEREZ, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 78 YOAN GOUFFRAN).
WEST BROM: BEN FOSTER, ANDRE WISDOM, CRAIG DAWSON, JOLEON LESCOTT, SEBASTIEN POCOGNOLI (SUB- 45 CRISTIAN GAMBOA), GRAHAM DORRANS (SUB- 76 GEORGIOS SAMARAS), YOUSSOUF MULUMBU (SUB- 63 STEPHANE SESSENGNON), JAMES MORRISON, CHRIS BRUNT (capt), VICTOR ANICHEBE, SAIDO BERAHINO.
 
In the FA Cup Blyth Spartans defeated Conference side Altringham 4:1 in the FA Cup 1st Round. Alex Nicholson began the game at right back, but went off hurt in the 48th minute. Jonathyn Quinn was an unused sub.
 
Gateshead won their FA Cup 1st Round tie at Norton United 4:0. Their line up included Adam Bartlett, Craig Baxter & Matty Pattison, with Lewis Guy coming on as a sub after 74 minutes.
 
NOV.11th
 
Young reserve (under 21) Tom Heardman went out on loan to Gateshead & made his debut that evening as a 66th minute sub against Lincoln City. The Conference game ended in a 3:3 & Matty Pattison scored the ‘heeds’ third goal in the 80th minute. Bartlett & Baxter also played & Lincoln City had Paul Farman in goal.
 
Ashington hammered Thornaby 7:0 in the Brooks Mileson Northern League. Phil Airey was among the scorers
 
NOV.12th
 
Newcastle recalled Remie Streete, ending his time on loan at Port Vale.
 
North Shields defeated Newcastle Benfield 4:3 in the Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup. Benfield’s scorers included Paul Brayson (38 mins) & Dan Taylor (89 mins)
 
Holland lost 3:2 to Mexico in an international friendly with Tim Krul in goal.
 
NOV.13th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s defeated STOKE CITY 2(2) : 1(1) in the Development League at Britannia Stadium. RYAN TAYLOR scored both Newcastle’s goals on 28 & 45+ 1 mins. Stoke’s  goals also came from Taylor who put through his own net in the 44th minute. 
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DAN BARLASER, LIAM GIBSON, RYAN TAYLOR (capt),(SUB 75 GREG OLLEY), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, LUBO SATKA, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, HARIS VUCKIC, TOM HEARDMAN, (SUB 82 ALEX GILLIEAD), ADAM CAMPBELL, CALLUM ROBERTS
STOKE: DANIEL GYOLLAI, JAKE COOK (SUB- 45 LEWIS BANKS), SAMUEL COULSON, ELLIOTT WHEELER (capt), BEN BARBER, CHARLIE WARD, KIERAN MONLOUIS, OLLIE SHENTON, JOEL TAYLOR (SUB- 71 YUSUF COBAN), GEORGE WARING, JACK NARDIELLO. 
 
France Under 19’s drew 0:0 with Greece in a friendly tournament match. Olivier Kemen captained the side.
 
Gateshead Under 19’s progressed through to the next round of the FA Youth Alliance League Cup, with a 4:1 victory over Hyde. Mechack Kanda scored their third in the 45th minute. 
 
NOV.14th
 
France drew 1:1 with Albania in an international friendly. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa played the full match, while Moussa Sissoko played at inside right; coming off with ten minutes to go. Yohan Cabaye featured for the first hour.
 
The Faroe Islands scored an historic 1:0 victory over Greece in their Group F European Championships qualifier. The only goal of the game was scored by Joan Edmundsson in the 61st minute. He was replaced with only minutes remaining.
 
Ketsbaia’s Georgia lost their European Qualifier to Poland 4:0. He announced he was quitting as manager after the defeat.
 
Gordon Strachan & Mark McGhee guided Scotland defeated the Republic of Ireland 1:0 in their European Championships Group D Qualifier.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost 2:0 to Romania, despite putting up a gallant effort. They had Aaron Hughes in defence.
 
NOV.15th
 
England defeated Slovenia 3:1 to continue to be well ahead of their European Championships qualifying group. James Milner came on as a sub in the 80th minute. 
 
England Under 18’s defeated Poland, 3:2 in a friendly. Adam Armstrong scored in the 69th minute; playing at outside left. Freddie Woodman also played in goal.
 
France Under 19’s lost 5:1 in their second friendly tournament match with Spain. Kemen featured
 
Nicky Deverdics scored twice for Dover in the second half of their 3:1 Conference win over Altringham. He netted in the 53rd  & 65th minutes.
 
Gateshead faltered in their push to win promotion, by losing 1:0 at Chester.
On loan Tom Heardman got another run out as a 65th minute sub. The ‘Heed’ line up included Bartlett, Baxter & Pattison & also Finnigan as a 65th minute sub.
 
In the Northern League, Durham City managed to beat North Shields 2:0, despite losing goalkeeper Mark Cook to an leg injury which saw him having to be substituted & he required hospital. Keiran Wrightson featured for North Shields.
 
Player manager Mark Boyd featured for relegation threatened Celtic Nation in a 1:1 draw at Jarrow Roofing.
 
West Auckland continued to lead the Northern League, defeating Sunderland RCA 4:0. They had Alex Francis in the side, while RCA had Jonathan Carmichael in goal.
 
An ‘out of form’ Whitley bay took a 5:0 hammering from Shildon. They brought Jonny Godsmark on as a sub in the second half.
 
Dunston UTS, lost 4:3 at home to Guisborough Town, despite the return from injury of Dale Burrell, who scored in the 62nd minute.
 
West Allotment beat a spirited Bedlington Terriers side 4:2. The ‘Terriers’ featured Paul Dunn, Liam Davision & then Ryan McGorrigan as a sub.
 
Bottom side Crook Town gained a point in a 4:4 draw Penrith. They Andy Mogwo in the side.
 
Finally, Consett’s game at Marske United, was abandoned after 70 minutes due to a floodlight failure. The game which will now have to be rescheduled, had seen Consett training 1:0, with Chris Moore featuring. 
 
NOV.17th
 
England Under 18s played Poland again in a friendly & won 4:1 this time. Adam Armstrong started in the game & was substituted in the 58th minute. (Season long loan new signing JAMAAL LASCELLES also played for England Under 21’s in a 3;2 defeat to France in a friendly.
 
Gateshead Reserves beat Hartlepool United Reserves 2:1, in the Final Third Development League. Tom Heardman (No. 9) scored the first goal in the 13th with a great shot. It was a Lewis Guy (No. 10) whose pass, set him up. Heardman assisted Gateshead’s second, which scored by Shaw. Gateshead gave Michael Hoganson (No.3) a trial, featuring in the game. Hartlepool featured Marlon Harewood at inside left until the last minute.
 
France defeated Germany 5:0 in their final tournament match. Kemen was once again in the side
 
NOV.18th.
 
Newcastle Under 21’s defeated TEAM NORTHUMBRIA 7(3) : 0(0), in the 2nd Round of the Northumberland Senior Cup. The goal scorers were: ALEX GILLIEAD (7 mins), GREG OLLEY (12 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (23, 46 + 68 mins), DAN WARD (48 mins), STEFAN BROCCOLI (88 mins)   There were Under 21’s debuts for SEAN LONGSTAFF & DAN WARD. Team Northumbria featured ex reserves LOUIS STOREY & then MARK BERTRAM at half time. The match referee was Mick McDonough from Tyne & Wear & the crowd was 268.  
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, LUBO SATKA (SUB- 28 DAN WARD), LIAM GIBSON,GAEL BIGIRIMANA, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, GREG OLLEY, HARIS VUCKIC, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 74 STAFAN BROCCOLI), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 20 SEAN LONGSTAFF)
TEAM NORTHUMBRIA: ANDREW JENNISON, NICK GREEN (SUB- 76 MATTHEW LOWRY), SAM READ, PAUL ANTHONY, BEN MURDOCK, ROSS McKEOWN, JOSH FRAYCOTT (SUB- 45 MARK BERTRAM), DAVID LUKE, LOUIS STOREY, JOEL BRADLEY (SUB- 59 MATTHEW FISH), BEN DIBB-FULLER. 
 
Elsewhere, England defeated Scotland 3:1 at Celtic Park in a friendly. Both Fraser Forster & James Milner played in the game.
 
The Republic of Ireland defeated the USA 4:1 In a friendly, with Shay Given in goal. He was replaced in the 85th minute by Newcastle’s Rob Elliot.
 
France defeated Sweden 1:0 in a friendly. Moussa Sissoko came on a sub in the 61st minute.
 
Bedlington Terriers beat Ryhope CW 3:1 in the 2nd Round of the Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup. Ryan McGorrigan scored two of their goals.
 
Blyth Spartans were knocked out of the FA Trophy in their 2nd Qualifying Round Replay at Halesowen Town. Jonathyn Quinn played the while match at outside left
 
NOV.19th
 
Peter Lovenkrands announced his retirement as a player.
 
Senegal defeated Botswana 3:0 in their Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier. Papiss Cisse featured & he scored with a shot in the 23rd minute.
 
NOV.20th
 
‘The 206 Alan Shearer Dinner’ Stroke Association charity event took place at the Marriott Hotel, Gateshead. The sell out charity black tie dinner event saw both Nobby Solano & Paul Ferris among the many who attended.
 
Michael Richardson, signed for Blyth Spartans as a free agent.
 
NOV.21st
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s lost to 2(1) : 0(0) to MANCHESTER UNITED, in the Academy League at J. Davidson Stadium (Moss Lane), Altringham. Both goals were scored by MARCUS RASHFORD in the 39th & 84th minutes on a very wet night.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMES COBAIN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, ADAM LAIDLER, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 65 JACK HUNTER), BEN DRENNAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, DAN WARD (SUB- 81 LEWIS SUDDICK), LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 65 LUKE CHARMAN), MACKENZIE HEANEY.
MAN.UTD: DEAN HENDERSON, TYLER REID, AXEL TUANZEBE, ROSHAUN WILLIAMS, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, JOE RILEY, TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH, DEVONTE REDMOND, CALLUM GRIBBIN, ZACHARY DEARNLEY (SUB- 69 CHARLES SCOTT), MARCUS RASHFORD. 
 
Adam Campbell went out on loan to Hartlepool United.
 
Walid Abeid (Medhi’s brother) signed for Durham City, after gaining international clearance.
 
Dennis Knight left West Auckland to sign for Seaham Red Star.
 
Gateshead Under 19’s defeated Hyde 5:0 in the FA Youth Alliance League. Kanda scored two goals in the game.
 
NOV.22nd
 
Newcastle played QPR at home & won 1:0, their 5th Premier League win in a row . Newcastle had the best of the possession, but it was not until the 78th minute that MOUSSA SISSOKO broke the deadlock with a great strike, from a pass by Sammy Ameobi. Ryan Taylor’s starting return to first team action, saw him unluckily have to go off with an injury in the second half. Towards the end of game Cisse missed a great chance to make it two, scuffing an effort one on one with keeper. JOEY BARTON captained the QPR side. The result moved Newcastle up to 5th place. Attendance 51, 915, Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside, Lancs).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO (capt), RYAN TAYLOR (SUB- 63 YOAN GOUFFRAN), JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 67 PAPISS CISSE), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 89 ADAM ARMSTRONG), SAMMY AMEOBI.
QPR: RICHARD GREEN, NEDUM ONUCHA, RICHARD DUNNE, STEVEN CAULKER, YUN SUK-YOUNG, JOEY BARTON, KARL HENRY (SUB- 82 JUNIOR HOILETT), SANDRO (SUB- 60 NIKO KRANJCAR), LEROY FER, CHARLIE AUSTIN, BOBBY ZAMORA.
 
There was also an unveiling of a giant artwork photographic mural at St. James Park. The ‘Fan Mural’ contains over 2000 images & is fixed to the external Gallowgate wall. The artwork was unveiled by Ryan Taylor.
 
Championship side Brighton drew 3:3 at Norwich City. KazengaLua Lua scored one of their goals in the 66th minute.
 
In League Two, Adam Campbell made his Hartlepool United debut, as a 67th minute sub. Marlon Harewood also featured. They lost 3:1 to York City.
 
Newcastle Benfield won through 2:1 against Ashington in the 2nd Round of the FA Vase. Their goal scorers were Paul Brayson after 10 minutes, assisted by Dan Taylor. Benfield’s side also included Michael Hoganson, Michael Riley & Chris Carr; whose attempt to block an Ashington shot, took a big defection off him for their goal. Ashington’s starting line up included James Taylor, Andy Ferrell & Phil Airey all of whom were replaced in the second half. 
 
Shildon also progressed in the FA Vase, defeating Runcorn Town 1:0. Harwood got their goal, heading in Mark Doninger free kick.
 
There was also an assist from Jonny Godsmark for Whitley Bay in their FA Vase 1:0 victory over Congleton Town.
 
There was also a win for Seaham Redstar in the FA Vase. They beat Atherton Collieries 2:1, with Lee Kerr assisting one of their goals. Dennis Knight made his debut for Seaham as a 70th minute sub.
 
Morpeth Town also progressed in the Vase, defeating Tadcaster 2:1. Stephen Forster came on as a sub in the game.
 
In the Northern League, Walid Abeid made his debut for Durham City as a second half sub in a 2:1 defeat to Billingham Synthonia.
 
NOV.23rd
 
In the Dutch League, PSV drew 1:1 with Groningen, thanks to a Luuk De Jong goal.
 
NOV.24th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played CREWE ALEXANDRA at home at Whiotley Park, in the Under 21’s Development League Cup Round  30 November 2014. Newcastle led at half time, but after 90 minutes the team were level at 1:1. Newcastle won the tie in extra time 2:1. CALLUM ROBERTS scored both Newcastle’s goals in the 39th & 95th minutes. Crewe’s goal was put through by GEORGE COOPER in the 71st minute.
The attendance was 317 & the referee was Iain Turner from Co. Durham.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, GREG OLLEY, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, LUBO SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD, DANIEL BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 83 OLIVIER KEMEN), CALLUM ROBERTS, HARIS VUCKIC.
CREWE: SCOTT SHEARER, JAMES BAILLIE, PERRY NG, LIAM NOLAN (SUB- 91 ANDRE BROWN), ANTHONY STEWART, JON GUTHRIE, JOE HOWELL (SUB- 75 LIAM O’NEILL), JAMES JONES, MARCUS HABER, GEORGE COOPER, JOHN JOHNSON. 
 
NOV.25th
 
Blyth Spartans defeated Ashington 3:0 in the Quarter Finals of the Northumberland Senior Cup. They had Alex Nicholson in at right back for the game, while Ashington’s starting line up included Phil Airey at outside right.
 
Whitley Bay defeated Newcastle Benfield 5:3 in a thrilling encounter. Jonny Godsmark scored in the 85th minute for Bay; while Dan Taylor got two goals in the 7th & 69th minutes Paul Brayson also bagged one in the 46th minute.
 
Seaham Red star defeated Washington 5:2 in Northern League Division Two. Both Dennis Knight & Tommy English were among the scorers.    
 
Gateshead Reserves defeated Scunthorpe United 4:2 in the Final 3rd Development League Cup. Lewis Guy got on the score sheet in the 54th  minute.
 
NOV.26th
 
Jonathyn Quinn’s loan period at Blyth Spartans was ended at Newcastle’s request.
 
NOV.29th.
 
Newcastle travelled to WEST HAM UNITED & lost 1:0;; ending their 5 Premier League match run of wins.
The Goal scorer was AARON CRESSWEL 56th minute. The attendance was 34977 & the referee was Mike Dean of the Wirral. Sissoko got send off for a second yellow card in the 76th minute. West Ham featured ANDY CARROLL & then KEVIN NOLAN came on as a sub.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 74 STEVEN TAYLOR), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MIKE WILLIANSON, PAUL DUMMETT, JACK COLBACK, CHIECK TIOTE (SUB- 63 PAPISS CISSE), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 63 REMY CABELLA), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SENT OFF 76), SAMMY AMEOBI, AYOZE PEREZ
WEST HAM: ‘ADRIAN’ SAN MIGUEL DEL CASTILLO, CARL JENKINSON, AARON CRESSWELL, JAMES TOMKINS, JAMES COLLINS, MARK NOBLE, CHEIKHOU KOUYATE (SUB- 85 KEVIN NOLAN), STEWART DOWNING, MORGAN AMALFITANO, MATTHEW JARVIS (SUB- 70 MAURO ZARATE), ANDY CARROLL.
 
The Academy Under 18’s also had a league match; at home at Little Benton to SUNDERLAND. It ended in a 1(0) : 1(0) draw. Both sides had efforts which hit the woodwork. The goal scorers were; JOSH ROBSON (Deflected shot- 82 mins), Sunderland. LOUIS JOHNSON (91st minute, NUFC, from a Heanie corner.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE COBAIN, ADAM LAIDLER, BEN DRENNAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, DAN WARD, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 77 LOUIS JOHNSON), LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 64 JAMIE HOLMES), SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANIE.
SUNDERLAND: GREG PURVIS, JOSH ROBSON, ROSS COLQUHOUN, MICHAEL LEDGER, DENVER HUME (SUB- 45 RYAN ELLISON), DYLAN McEVOY, JORDAN BLINCO, ETHAN ROBSON, LUKE MOLYNEUX, ANDREW NELSON, REES GREENWOOD (SUB- 62 DAN CASEY). 
 
Elsewhere, in League One, Preston kept up their push for promotion with a 2:0 win over Yeovil. Paul Huntington, now back from injury scored their opener in the 5th minute.
 
Doncaster Rovers gained a point in a 1:1 draw with Crewe, thanks to an 80th minute goal from James Coppinger.
 
Bradford City defeated Leyton Orient 3:1 & Billy Knott got one of their goals in the 42nd minute.
 
Hartlepool United remain bottom of League Two, losing 3:1 to Wycombe Wanderers. One plus point was Marlon Harewood scoring their consolation goal in the 84th minute. Adam Campbell also featured.
 
Gateshead faltering form continued, they lost 2:1 at home to Dover Athletic. Ex Newcastle player Nicky Deverdics hit the bar in the first half & assisted Dovers winner just before half time. Gateshead’s starting line up included Bartlett, Baxter & Pattison, with Guy coming on as a sub in the 78th minute.
 
In the Evo Stik Premier, Blyth Spartans defeated Witton Albion 2:1. They gave a debut to new signing Michael Richardson. Alex Nicholson also played.
 
There was plenty of action in the Northern League. Whitley Bay were the highest scorers of the day; hammering lowly Crook Town 7:0. They had Godsmark in the side, while crooks line up included Mogwo.
 
Newcastle Benfield & Penrith battled to a 2:2 draw. Benfields first came from Dan Taylor in the 8th minute & Paul Brayson scored their second. Hoganson, Carr & Riley were all in the side.
 
West Auckland defeated Crook Town 2:0. Alex Francis was brought in the box to give his side a penalty which Briggs dispatched in the first half. Francis scored the second in the 76th minute.
 
Their was a humdinger at Durham city, with them coming out on top 4:3 over Shildon. Walid Abeid featured for Durham while Liam Atkin & Mark Donninger played for Shildon. The later was replaced in the second half by Adam Rundle.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Seaham Red Star continued to race away at the top of the table; with their 16th win on a row. They beat Darlington RA 5:0, with Lee Kerr assisting their opener in the 25th minute.
 
Heaton Stannington kept up their challenge for promotion, defeating Thornaby 2:1. Their 89th minute winner came from the foot of Brian Dodsworth who fired home a penalty.
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BULLETIN 43- DECEMBER 2014 REVIEW

2014 came to an end with a busy Christmas period programme. High levels of injuries now took their toll, after a memorable 2:1 win over Chelsea, form slumped. The Capital One Cup Quarter Final tie at Spurs, was a miserable 4:0 defeat & then a closely fought Sunderland 'Derby' Match ended in aother defeat. The Xmas period programme saw the reverse in fortunes continue, until we beat Everton, to end the year on a high. “And Then” Alan Pardew decided to switch clubs & took over managing Crystal Palace; leaving John Carver & Steve Stone to act as caretakers until a new manager is found. This months additions to the main website database are smaller that of late due to Xmas holiday commitments. Thus we are only adding a Testimonial to that section. The players chosen is John Craggs, whose special night was at Middlesbrough in 1982. There is also a reorganising of the ‘Toon Tracker ‘data base; for both the current & ex player sections; before the January transfer window opens, potentially bringing more changes.
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DEC.1st
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s kicked off December in style, travelling to play a league match against BLACKBURN ROVERS at the Leigh Sports Village They led at half time 2:1, thanks to goals from GAEL BIGIRIMANA (18 mins) & CALLUM ROBERTS (38 mins), with Blackburn replying through by SAM LAVELLE (25 mins). In the second half, Newcastle got a third goal to make a 3:1 win; through JONATHYN QUINN in the 62nd minute. Blackburn’s goalkeeper was RYAN CRUMP. The attendance was 322.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, GREG OLLEY, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, DANIEL BARLASER, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 87 STEFAN BROCCOLI), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 87 SEAN LONGSTAFF), OLIVIER KEMEN.
BLACKBURN: RYAN CRUMP, DAVID CARSON, JACK DOYLE, HYUGA TANNER (SUB- 45 RYAN NYAMBE), SAM LAVELLE, KELLON DALY, CONNOR MAHONEY, BRADLEY BAUNESS (capt), CHRIS BROWN (SUB- 75 JORDAN PRESTON), DEVARN GREEN, MODOU CHAM (SUB- 79 LUKE WAKE). 
 
DEC.2nd
 
Newcastle travelled to Turf Moor to take on BURNLEY, in the Premier League. The game ended in a 1(0) : 1(1) draw, with goals from GEORGE BOYD (34 mins), Burnley & PAPISS CISSE (48 mins), NUFC. The attendance was 18 791 & the referee was Phil Dowd (Staffs).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB 45 STEVEN TAYLOR), PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA, MEDHI ABEID, CHEICK TIOTE (capt), YOAN GOUFFRAN, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 REMY CABELLA), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 75 EMMANUELE RIVIERE), PAPISS CISSE.
BURNLEY: TOM HEATON, KIERAN TRIPPER, MICHAEL KEANE, JASON SHACKWELL (capt), STEPHEN WARD (SUB- 66 BEN MEE), SCOTT ARKELD, DEAN MARNEY, DAVID JONES, GEORGE BOYD, ASHLEY BARNES (SUB- 85 LUKAS JUTHIEWICZ), DANNY INGS.
 
Paul Woolston was a half time sub for England Under 17’s in a 2:1 win over Australia; in the Nike International Tournament.
 
DEC.3rd
 
Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur, in a midweek Premier League. Their third goal was skilfully scored by sub, Loic Remy in the 73rd minute.
 
Heaton Stannington were knocked out of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup by Thornaby. They lost 3:1, despite having taken the lead through a Brian Dodsworth goal in the 4th minute.
 
Newcastle Benfield were hammering Crook Town 5:0 in the Northern League, but their efforts were in vain due thick fog which forced the match to be abandoned at half time. Among the goal scorers were Michael Hoganson, Michael Riley & Paul Brayson.  
 
On the transfer front, ‘free agent’ Abdoulaye Faye signed for Malaysian side Sabah Rhinos.
 
Bob Moncur officially re-opened the Campground Recycling Centre in Wrekenton
 
DEC.5th
 
Blyth Spartans claimed an historic ‘scalp’ in the FA Cup 2nd. Round. They defeated Hartlepool United 2:1, thanks to late winner. There starting line up included Alex Nicholson, while Michael Richardson came on as a sub in the ? minute. Hartlepool led at half-time, but failed to convert a number of other chances which fell to Marlon Harewood & his fellow team members. The result saw manager Paul Murray & coach Willie Donachie depart within 24 hours of the final whistle. 
 
DEC.6th
 
Newcastle played CHELSEA in the Premier League at St. James Park. They won a thrilling encounter 2(0) : 1(0). After few real chances in the first half, sub PAPISS CISSE found the net in the 57the minute at close range, slotting in a low cross from Ameobi. After Chelsea went close hitting the post, they went back up the other end & CISSE got his second, after a falling Sissoko managed to slot the ball through to him firing it home. A rash challenge by Steve Taylor saw him sent off in the 81st minute.& from the resulting free kick DIDIER DROGBA scored in the 83rd minute; making for a tense finish, with further chances at both end & some fine saves from JAK ALNWICK making his debut in goal for the injured Elliot & he barely put a foot wrong. His appearance makes him the 194th Newcastle Premiership to player. The attendance was 52 019, with Martin Atkinson from South Yorkshire in charge. (Loic Remy was an unused sub)
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT (SUB- 45 JAK ALNWICK), DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR- Sent Off 81 mins, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE, JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 53 PAPISS CISSE), AYOZE PEREZ, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 83 MIKE WILLIAMSON).
CHELSEA: THIBAUT COURTOIS, BRANISLAV IVANOVIC, GARY CAHILL, JOHN TERRY (capt), CESAR AZPILICUETA (SUB- 67 FILIPE LUIS), JOHN OBI MIKEL, CESC FABREGAS, WILLIAN BORGES DA SILVA (SUB- 67 DIDIER DROGBA), OSCAR DOS SANTOS EMBOADA JUNIOR (SUB- 60 ANDRE SCHURRIE), EDEN HAZARD, DIEGO COSTA. 
 
There was also a win from Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s who defeated STOKE CITY 3:0 at home at Little Benton. The goal scorers were CALLUM ROBERTS (2- 1st Half), & JAMIE HOLMES (2nd half).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMIE COBAIN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON (capt), LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 80 ADAM LAIDLER), DAN WARD, MACKENZIE HEANEY, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 60 LOUIS JOHNSON), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 60 JAMIE HOLMES).
STOKE: To Be Added
 
In the FA Cup 2nd Rd. Preston North End, defeated Shrewsbury Town 1:0. The scorer of the only goal in the game was Paul Huntington in the 19th minute.
 
There were a number of FA Vase 3rd Round ties involving North Eastern sides. Consett defeated Marske United 3:2, after extra time. Chris Moore put in a great performance for Consett.
 
North Shields defeated Seaham Red Star 4:2, with Kieran Wrightson in the side. The gallant losers featured Tommy English.
 
Dunston UTS faced 4 times winners Whitley Bay & won the close fought tie 2:1.The victors line up included Dale Burrell; while Bay’s side featured Jonny Godsmark.
 
Newcastle Benfield were knocked out 2:1 away at Chadderton. Benfield had equalised in the 28th minute through Michael Hoganson. Soon after the Lancashire side went ahead again & despite chances in the second half, they couldn’t find an equaliser. The brave Benfield side, also included Chris Carr, Michael Riley, Paul Brayson & & Dan Taylor.
 
In the Northern League, Bedlington Terriers gave ten man Crook Town an 11:1 mauling. Crook had a player sent off very early in the game & it was tough match for ex Newcastle reserve Andy Mogwo, who was a sub. Bedlington’s side included Liam Davidson.
 
Morpeth Town defeated Celtic Nation 4:2 & gave debut to to new signing Ben Sayer. Stephen Foster also came on as a sub. Player/manager Mark Boyd was at right half for Celtic Nation.
 
On the transfer front, Dennis Knight signed for Newton Aycliffe.
 
DEC.7th
 
Gateshead’s FA Cup 2nd Rd tie against Warrington Town ended in a 2:0 victory. Matty Pattison opened the scoring for them, in the 8th minute. He also hit the post on the hour. Adam Bartlett & Craig Baxter also played, gaining Gateshead their first 3rd Round appearance since 1955. 
 
In the Premier League, West Ham United rose to a top 4 position, defeating Swansea City 3:0. Andy Carroll scored two goals in the game.
 
DEC.9th
 
Tommy Craig left his post as manager of St. Mirren by ‘mutual consent’. Gary Teale temporarily took charge. The decision came about after a run of bad results saw St. Mirren to slump to second bottom of the Scottish Premier League.
 
In The Evo Stik Premier Blyth Spartans defeated Trafford 1:0, giving Michael Richardson his first league start in the side.
 
In the Northern League, North Shields defeated Whitley Bay 4:2. The goal of the game was scored by Kieran Wrightson in the 45th minute, just before half time.
 
Ashington defeated Durham City 2:0. Goals from Andy Ferrell (48 mins) & Marc Walton (57 mins), secured the points.
 
DEC.10th
 
Gateshead’s Under 19’s extended their lead at the top of the Youth Alliance league table, with a 4:2 defeat over MMU. Kanda scored two of the goals.
 
DEC.12th
 
Alan Pardew’s turn around in fortunes was completed, when he was awarded the Premiership Manager of Month for November.
 
DEC.13th
 
Newcastle’s injury depleted side travelled to Emirates Stadium to face ARSENAL in the Premier League. The match was a fairly one sided affair which they lost 4(1) : 1(0). The goal scorers were: OLIVIER GIROUD (2 GOALS- 15, 68 mins),CAZORLA (2 GOALS- 55, 89 mins), Arsenal. AYOZE PEREZ (63 mins, NUFC. Referee: Lee Mason (Lancs), Attendance: 59, 949. MATHIEU DEBUCHY featured for Arsenal.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, CHEICK TIOTE, JACK COLBACK, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 82 ADAM ARMSTRONG), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 56 REMY CABELLA), YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 56 EMMANUEL RIVIERE).
ARSENAL: WOJCIECH SZCZESNY, HECTOR BELLERIN, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, PER MERTESACKER (capt), KIERAN GIBBS, ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (SUB- 90 AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES), MATHIEU FLAMINI, SANTI CAZORLA, ALEXIS SANCHEZ (SUB- 86 FRANCIS COQUELIN), OLIVIER GIROUD (SUB- 73 LUKAS PODOLSKI), DANNY WELBECK.
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s, defeated MILLWALL 3:1, in the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round; away at The Den. The goal scorers were; CALLUM ROBERTS (Pen- 18 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (27 mins), BEN DRENNAN (Pen- 65 mins), NUFC. JAMIE PHILPOT (Pen- 71 mins), Millwall. Roberts also hit the post in the 2nd half.
Referee: James Whittaker (Harlow), Attendance: 507.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 66 JAMIE COBAIN), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON, DANIEL BARLASER, BEN DRENNAN, DAN WARD, MACKENZIE HEANEY, SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS.
MILLWALL: HARRY GIRLING, JAMES BROWN, NOAH CHESMAIN, ZAK BRYON (SUB- 88 NOEL LEIGHTON), CHRIS PARR (capt), DEXTER PETER, JOHN-PRINCE RYLAH (SUB- 54 MIKAEL NDJOLI), KYRON FARRELL, JAMIE PHILPOT, EBERECHI EZE (SUB- 69 ALEX MULROONEY-SKINNER), KRIS TWARDEK. 
 
Gateshead returned to winning ways in the FA Trophy 1st.Rd, with a 2:0 victory over Halesowen. Lewis Guy scored the second in the 59th minute.
 
The the Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir battled to a 3:2 win over Ayr. Colin McMenamin hit a hat trick; with goals in the 12th; 41st; & 53rd minutes.
 
Brad Halliday made his debut on loan at York City. He featured at right back, given the squad number 17; in a 3:2 defeat to AFC Winbledon.
 
Newcastle Benfield won 4:3 in a thriller against Whitley Bay in the Northern League.
The goal scorers for Benfield were; Paul Brayson (8 & 31 mins) and Dan Taylor (16 & 35 mins).
 
Elsewhere in the Northern League there were a few postponements; however, Consett’s match were they got the better of Bishop Auckland, went ahead. They won 5:2. The last goal of the game came in the 93rd minute when Consett were awarded a penalty & keeper Scott Pocklington was sent off. 
 
In the second division of the Northern League, Team Northumbria gained a 2:0 win over Billingham Town. Louis Storey scored ‘Teams’ first in the 80th  minute.
 
Before their home game against West Ham; Sunderland held an unveiling ceremony of a Memorial Plaque in recognition of those players that lost their living in World War 1. Amongst their fallen heroes were ex Newcastle player Thomas Rowlandson & an ex player WWI XI player called Albert Milton. 
 
DEC.14th
 
Andy Mogwo transferred back to Durham City from troubled Crook Town.
 
DEC.16th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s played a midweek friendly against BEDLINGTON TERRIERS (Away at The Welfare Park). The result was a 3(2) : 3(1) draw. The goal scorers were: An Own Goal by SCOTT BLANDFORD (from a HOLMES shot- 5 mins), JAMIE HOLMES (31 mins), JONATHYN QUINN (80 mins), NUFC. LEE SCOTT (7 mins), JORDAN NELLIS (64 mins), STEPHEN YOUNG (71 mins). Bedlington. Kemen hit the bar in the first half. The attendance was a small 121. Referee: Peter Osgood (Newcastle). (Note- there was no programme for the game). Under 21’s debutants were, Ben Pollock, Lewis Suddick Jamie Holmes & J.Smith. Bedlington featured ex Newcastle reserve Ryan McGorrigan from the bench, while Paul Dunn was an unused sub.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, GREG OLLEY, ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 70 LIAM GIBSON), OLIVIER KEMEN, BEN POLLOCK (SUB- 70 CALLUM WILLIAMS), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 45 LEWIS SUDDICK), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 62 DAN WARD), ADAM CAMPBELL, JONATHYN QUINN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 62 J?? SMITH).
BEDLINGTON: DAN STAPLES (SUB- 45 SEAN McCAFFERTY) (SUB- 78 LUC GLASPER), JACK WALKER, KYLE DOBSON, ANDREW KEENAN, JAMES HARMISON (SUB- 45 DANNY SAYER), KEELAN NELLIS, SCOTT BLANDFORD, SAM WALTON (SUB- 45 RYAN COCKBURN), LEE SCOTT (SUB- 65 STEPHEN YOUNG), JORDAN NELLIS.(SUB- 76 ADAM HARVEY), DYLAN WILLIAMSON (SUB- 76 RYAN McGORRIGAN),
 
Moussa Sissoko was nominated as Newcastle’s November ‘Player of the Month’.
 
Reading appointed Steve Clarke as their new manager.
 
In the Northern League Newcastle Benfield won a thrilling high scoring game 5:4 at Celtic Nation. Dan Taylor scored in the 80th & 90th minute, helping his side clinch the points.
 
Heaton Stannington defeated Billingham Town 1:0 in the second division of the Northern League. The winner came from Brian Dodsworth in the second minute of injury time.
 
DEC.17th
 
Newcastle bowed out of the Capital One League Cup in their Quarter Final tie at White Hart Lane against TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR. They lost 0(0) : 4(1). The Goal Scorers were; NABIL BENTALEB (18), NACER CHADLI (46), HARRY KANE (63), ROBERTO SOLDADO) (70). After a slip up from rooky keeper Alnwick gave the first goal, Newcastle put up little resistance. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands), Attendance: 34 677.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, PAUL DUMMETT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 73 VURNON ANITA), JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 80 HARIS VUCKIC), AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN, EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 60 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: MICHAEL VORM, VLAD CHIRICHES, FEDERICO FAZIO, JAN VERTONGHEN (capt), DANNY ROSE, NABIL BENTALEB (SUB- 80 ETIENNE CAPOUE), BENJAMIN STAMBOULI, NACER CHADLI (SUB- 61 MOUSA DEMBELE), CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN, ANDROS TOWNSEND, HARRY KANE (SUB- 69 ROBERTO SOLDADO). 
 
FA Cup history was made in the 2nd Round Replay tie between Mark Robins & David Kelly’s Scunthorpe United & Worcester City, The game ended in a 1:1 draw AET. Scunthorpe won the subsequent penalty shoot; which turned into a marathon affair 14:13.
 
In The Dutch Eredivisie, PSV defeated Feyenoord 4:3. Luuk De Jong was a ‘hat trick hero,’ scoring in the 2nd, 60th & 63rd minutes; playing as their centre forward.. 
 
DEC.19th
 
Gateshead lost further ground in the race for the Conference League; going down 3:2 at Bristol Rovers. Matty Pattison scored their opener in the 17th minute.
 
DEC.20th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled to the Lostock Academy to play BOLTON WANDERERS in the Academy League & won 1(1) : 0(0). The only goal of the game was scored by JAMIE HOLMES, in the first half, in the 23rd minute; with a back heel. 
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMES COBAIN, ADAM LAIDLER, JACK HUNTER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON (capt) (SUB- 45 BEN POLLOCK), DAN WARD (SUB- 63 LEWIS SUDDICK), BEN DRENNAN, LUKE CHARMAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB 80 LOUIS JOHNSON)
BOLTON: ‘TRIALIST’, CALLUM SPOONER, TYLER GARRATT, NATHANIEL PHILLIPS, ALEX HONEYBALL, ALEX PERRY, KIERAN NOLAN, CARL KENNEDY (SUB- 60 TYRELL PALMER), CHRISTOPHER CVETKO, JAMIE THOMAS, WILLIAM ABBOTTS (SUB- 80 ABDU).
 
Elsewhere, Blyth Spartans hammered Grantham Town 7:1 in the Evo Stik League. Second half sub Michael Richardson set up Hawkins for Blyth’s seventh. Alex Nicholson was also in the side at right back.
 
In the Northern League, Dunston UTS hit bottom side Crook Town with a 7:2 score line. Dale Burrell scored one of their goals in the second half.
 
Newcastle Benfield & Newton Aycliffe ended in a 2:2 draw. Dan Taylor scored their opener in the 12th minute. Benfield’s side included Brayson, Riley & sub Hoganson. Aycliffe featured Archer & new signing Knight..
 
Ashington lost 2:1 to North Shields. The defeated was compounded with sending off of Mark Walton at half time. James Taylor & Andy Ferrell also featured for the Colliers, while North Shields’s line up included Kieran Wrightson.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Seaham Red Star continued teir dominance, with a 2:0 defeat of Team Northumbria. The students lost Louis Storey to a sending off late in the first half..
 
Recent trialist Tayshan Hayden-Smith, featured as a trialist for AFC Wimbledon’s Under 18’s against Dagenham & Redbridge. They won 2:0, with Hayden Smith coming on as sub & scoring soon after with a great strike.
 
DEC.21st
 
Newcastle 151st Derby against SUNDERLAND, was a very close fought affair, with Sunderland having the best of the chances in the first half, hitting the bar. Newcastle were the better in the second half with star man Perez & Sissoko both coming very close having there efforts tipped over the bar. Just when it seemed to be looking like a goalless draw, Newcastle kept surging forward pushing for a win gun hoe style & were a cruelly caught on the brake in the 90th minute, to loose 1:0. With the defence left exposed  ADAM JOHNSON  fired home. The Premier League result at St. James Park, sadly created a new unwanted record for the club & Pardew:- 4 defeats in Derby matches in a row. Brave Steven Taylor sustained a facial injury blocking an effort from Sunderland & required stitches, before carrying on. The attendance was 52 315 & the referee was Anthony Taylor of Manchester.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLLOCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 75 PAPISS CISSE), JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 59 ADAM ARMSTRONG), AYOZE PEREZ, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 89 REMY CABELLA).
SUNDERLAND: COSTEL PANTILIMON, SANTIAGO VERGINI, SEBASTIAN COATES, WES BROWN, JOHN O’SHEA (capt), LEE CATTERMOLE (SUB- 70 LIAM BRIDCUTT), ADAM JOHNSON, SEBASTIAN LARSSON (SUB- 90 JACK RODWELL), JORDI GOMEZ, CONNOR WICKHAM (SUB- 81 WILL BUCKLEY), STEVEN FLETCHER.    
 
DEC.22nd
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s entertained WEST HAM UNITED at Whitley Park in the Under 21’s Development League Cup Round of 16. Newcastle.
Won 4(1) : 1 (0). Goal Scorers: GAEL BIGIRIMANA (14 mins), ADAM CAMPBELL (51 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (76 mins), LIAM GIBSON (89 mins), NUFC. PAUL McCALLUM (61 mins), West Ham
Attendance: 468. Referee: Glen Hart (Darlington). JONAS GUTIERREZ made a welcome return in a Newcastle shirt following his successful treatment for cancer.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, GREG OLLEY, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, LUBO SATKA, CALLUM ROBERTS, JONAS GUTIERREZ (SUB- 90 DAN WARD), ADAM CAMPBELL, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 73 TOM HEARDMAN), LIAM SMITH (SUB- 68 OLIVIER KEMEN).
WEST HAM: SAM HOWES, SAM WESTLEY, LEWIS PAGE, DANNY WHITEHEAD, DAN POTTS (SUB- 45 JOSH PASK), REECE BURKE, KIERAN BYWATER, SEBASTIEN LLETGET, PAUL McCALLUM (SUB- 77 BLAIR TURGOTT), DIEGO POYET, KIERAN SADLIER (SUB- 53 MATTHIAS FANIMO). 
 
Ex reserve Brandon Miele left Bluebell United to sign for Irish Premier side Shamrock Rovers.
 
Brighton & Hove Albion accepted the resignation of Sami Hyypia following a 1:1 draw with Wolves on Dec.20th.
 
DEC.26th
 
Newcastle travelled to Old Trafford to play MANCHESTER UNITED, the Premier League. Despite a fairly competitive performance, they lost 3:1. The goal scorers were: WAYNE ROONEY (23, 36 mins), ROBIN VAN PERSIE (53 mins), Man Utd. PAPISS CISSE (87 mins (Pen). The attendance was 75 318 & the referee, Mike Jones (Cheshire).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 63 REMY CABELLA), DARYL JANMAAT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN, AOZE PEREZ (SUB- 82 HARIS VUCKIC), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 63 PAPISS CISSE).
MAN. UTD: DAVID DE GEA, PHIL JONES, PADDY McNAIR, JONNY EVANS, ANTONIO VALENCIA (SUB- 70 RAFAEL), MICHAEL CARRICK (SUB- 62 DARREN FLETCHER), WAYNE ROONEY (capt), JUAN MATA, ASHLEY YOUNG, ROBIN VAN PERSIE, RADAMEL FALCAO (SUB- 65 JAMES WILSON)
 
Elsewhere, Marcus Maddison scored for Peterborough, in their 3:2 Division 1 defeat to Chesterfield. 
 
Sheffield United lost 2:1 to Port Vale. They played the second half with 10 men, after Chris Basham was sent off in the 44th minute.
 
Hartlepool United gained a point in a 1:1 draw with Mansfield Town. Marlon Harwood was unlucky to be sent off in the 87th minute.
 
Finally, there was also a sending off for Brad Halliday; on loan at York City in their1:0 victory over Accrington Stanley. Prior to the rash tackle on the hour, which led to the sending off, he was having a good game.
 
DEC.27th
 
Their was a full Northern League programme, despite overnight frost & low temperatures. Highest scorers of the day were Shildon, whom thrashed poor Crook Town 11:0. Mark Donninger scored 2 of the goals. Adam Rundle also featured, as did Liam Atkin as a sub.
 
Durham City earned a 3:3 draw at Consett. Walid Abeid & newly returned Andy Mogwo both came on as subs in the game; while Chris Moore assisted Consett’s opening goal in the 4th minute.  
 
In the Northern League 2nd Division, Team Northumbria verses Washington ended in a 2:2 draw. Louis Storey got one of the goals.
 
League One side Crawley Town swiftly appointed Dean Saunders as their team manager with immediate effect, following the ‘stepping down’ of John Gregory for health reasons. The following day he was in the dug out to see his new side gain a 0;0 draw with Colchester United. 
 
DEC.28th
 
Newcastle’s last Premier League of 2014, at home to EVERTON, was a much needed 3(1)  :2(1) win. Goal Scorers: AROUNE KONE (5 mins), KEVIN MIRALLAS (84 mins), Everton. PAPISS CISSE (34 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (51 mins), JACK COLBACK (68 mins), NUFC. After going behind to early goal Newcastle pulled level later in the half & had the better of an exciting second half. Perez also hit the bar with a great shot near the end. Sylvain Distin featured for Everton. After the game, an incident off the ball where Cisse appeared to elbow an opposition player; led to him getting a 3 match ban.
Attendance: 52 313, Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire).
NUFC: JAL ALNWICK, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHIECK TIOTE, JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 90 REMY CABELLA), AYOZE PEREZ, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 73 EMMANUELLE RIVIERE).
EVERTON: JOEL ROBLES, SEAMUS COLEMAN, SYLVAIN DISTIN, ANTOLIN ALCAREZ, LUKE GARBUTT, GARETH BARRY (capt), JAMES McCARTHY (SUB- 45 ROSS BARKLEY), AIDE MCGEADY (SUB- 61 KEVIN MIRALLAS), SAMUEL ETO’O, LEIGHTON BAINES, AROUNE KONE (SUB- 71 ROMELU LUKAKU). 
 
DEC.29th
 
A Newcastle Under 21’s XI played a behind closed doors friendly at home at the Darsley Park Training Ground against a GATESHEAD XI. It ended in a 1:1 draw. Goal Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (1st Half), NUFC. MICHAEL RANKINE (89 mins), Gateshead. Long term injury returnees were Gutierrez, Santon (Goal Assist), Good & Sterry.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- REMIE STREETE), LUBO SATKA (SUB- MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- JONATHYN QUINN), DAVID SANTON (SUB- 59 LIAM GIBSON), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- ALEX GILLIEAD), OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- GAEL BIGIRIMANA), JONAS GUTIERREZ, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- CALLUM WILLIAMS), GREG OLLEY, ADAM CAMPBELL (SUB- TOM HEARDMAN)
GATESHEAD: (Included) ADAM BARTLETT, JAMES CURTIS, MATTY PATTISON, MICHAEL RANKINE
 
West Bromwich Albion sacked Alan Irvine as their manager after a run of poor results. Their last game on December 28th / saw them lose 2:0 to Stoke City. For the record, West Brom stood 5th bottom in 16th place in the Premier League: P19, W4, D5, L10, F18, A28, Points: 17. 
 
DEC.31st
 
After days of speculation, it was accepted that Alan Pardew would no longer manager of Newcastle & was in talks to become Crystal Palace’s manager. Ahead of the New Years Day fixture with Burnley; John Carver & Steve Stone were installed as ‘Joint Caretaker Manager & Assistant Caretaker Manager’’. Newcastle end of the year stat; to begin the new era on is: P19, W7, D5, L7, F22, A28, Points: 26, Position;- 10th.  (Crystal Palace finally announced he was their new manager after further contractual talks on Jan.2nd 2015).
 
Meanwhile down South, Brighton appointed Chris Hughton as their new manager.
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BULLETIN 44  - JANUARY 2015 REVIEW

The year began with uncertainty over the managerial situation; John Carver & Steve Stone’s caretaker roles getting us off to a 3:3 draw with Burnley. There was then the inevitable exit from the FA Cup to Leicester City, loosing the tie 1:0 & defeats to Chelsea & Southampton. However at the end of month saw us beat Hull City to get Carver, Stone & Watson’s caretaker team a much needed first win. As after more speculation & a slow short listing of candidates finally a decision was made for John Carver to continue on in the caretaker ‘head coach’ until the end of the season. With him to be assisted by coaches Steve Stone & also Dave Watson for the remainder of the season. There was also one transfer out of Newcastle; with Mapou Yanga Mbiwa off the Roma. 
 
The addition to the Website’s Date Base this month is a complete Player Profile of Ex East End 1st Team Friendly Guest Player James Chirnside; who is recognised as the clubs earliest Northumberland County Cricketer. There was also a new debutant in the academy & Nathan Harker is now added to the current player database. Finally, There has also been the sad news that an ex player Ken Hale has died at the beginning of the month. Below is a fitting Obituary, reflecting Ken’s football career. .
 
OBITUARY: KENNETH (KEN) OLIVER HALE

DIED: JAN.5th.2015, SUNDERLAND. (Aged 75)
DOB: SEP.18th.1939, BLYTH, NORTHUMBERLAND.
POSITION: FORWARD.
NUFC: TOTAL APPS: 35, 30 League; 16 Goals, 15 League.
Career: NEWSHAM BOYS CLUB, EVERTON (JUNIORS 1955-56).
NUFC (JUN. SUMMER 1956, Then PRO: OCT.1956 To DEC.1962)
COVENTRY CITY ((TRANSFER FEE- £10 000 DEC.1962 To MAR.1966)
OXFORD UNITED (TRANSFER FEE- £5 000 MAR.1966 To MAY 1968).
DARLINGTON (TRANSFER FEE £5 000: MAY 1968 To JAN.1973; 188 APPS-  including CARETAKER MANAGER- JAN To MAR.1972)
HALIFAX TOWN (TRANSFER FEE- £500:- PLAYER/COACH- JAN.1973 To JUN.1974). HARTLEPOOL UNITED (MANAGER- JUN.1974 To SEP.1976).
Honours: ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER1963-64 (Coventry), 1967-68 (Oxford).
Ken was a local Blyth lad who began his career at Newsham Boys. After a  brief time as a junior at Everton Newcastle signed him on in the summer of 1956. His debut came against Spurs, in a 3:3 on December 28th 1957. He would go on to make 30 league appearances, scoring 15 goals. Before Newcastle’s push from Division II he moved to join Coventry City. Here he made 111 appearances, gaining them promotion from Division III. A move to Oxford followed & here too there was Division II promotion success. Darlington would be the club he played virtually the remainder of his career with. In addition to 188 appearances, he also spent two months as caretaker manager. A stint at Halifax Town from 1973 to 1974 followed, setting him up for his final role at Hartlepool United manager from 1974 To 1976. After his involvement in football Ken resided locally at Seaburn, running a news agency for a time. He also worked locally in a health facility. He died after a brief illness aged 75 in early January 2015.  
 
JAN.1st.2015
 
Newcastle kicked off the New Year with a home match in the Premier League against BURNLEY. In a game which ebbed & flowed; caretakers Carver & Stone (in charge for the first time) watched on as Newcastle drew 3(2) : 3(1). The Goal Scorers were; STEVEN TAYLOR (15 mins), JACK COLBACK (26 mins), MOUSSA SISSOKO (78 mins), NUFC. OG- PAUL DUMMETT (19 mins), DANNY INGS (66 mins), GEORGE BOYD (86 mins), Burnley. Attendance: 51 761, Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DARYL JANMAAT, STEVEN TAYLOR (SUB- 60 MIKE WILLIAMSON), FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TOITE, JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 71 MASSADIO HAIDARA), AYOZE PEREZ, EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 57 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
BURNLEY: TOM HEATON, KIERAN TRIPPIER, JASON SHACKELL (capt) (SUB- 17 KEVIN LONG), (SUB- 37 STEVEN REID), MICHAEL KEANE, BEN MEE, SCOTT ARTFIELD, DAVID JONES, DEAN MARNEY (SUB- 31 MICHAEL KIGHTLY), GEORGE BOYD, ASHLEY BARNES, DANNY INGS. 
 
Elsewhere in thje Premier League, it was a frustrating afternoon for Wayne Routledge, who was sent off in the 86th minute; Swansea’s 1:1 with QPR.  

Newcastle travelled to LEICESTER CITY at The King Power Stadium, for their FA Cup 3rd Round tie. They lost 0(0) : 1(1). The goal scorer was LEONARDO ULLOA (39 mins). Remy Cabella scored what looked to be a goal in the first half, but it was ruled out for offside. Caretaker manager John Carver was booed after the game. Unlike Nigel Pearson, Leicester City’s manager. There was debuts as subs for youngsters LUBOMIR SATKA & CALLUM ROBERTS. The attendance was 23 215 & the referee was Lee Mason (Lancashire).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 58 LUBO SATKA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, PAUL DUMMETT, MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA, CHEICK TIOTE (capt), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 79 CALLUM ROBERTS), ADAM ARMSTRONG, EMMANUEL RIVIERE, REMY CABELLA.
LEICESTER: BEN HAMER, RITCHIE DE LAET, WES MORGAN (capt), LIAM MOORE, PAUL KONCHESKY, ESTEBAN CAMBIASSO (SUB- 26 MARC ALBRIGHTON), MATTY JAMES, ANTHONY KNOCKAERT, DAVID NUGENT (SUB- 70 JAMIE VARDY), TOM LAWRENCE, LEONARDO ULLOA (SUB- 59 CHRIS WOOD).    
 
Other FA Cup 3rd action saw Cambridge United beat Luton Tow 2:1. Ryan Donaldson scored one of the goals in the 66th minute.
 
Bradford City earned a replay with a 3:3 draw at Millwall. Billy Knott score twice in the 6th & 76th minute.
 
Swansea defeated Tranmere 6:2. Wayne Routledge got their 6th in the 85th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans were two up at half to Birmingham city, but lost 3:2 after a brave fight. Michael Richardson came on as s sub in the 66th minute & Alex Nicholson was a late sub in the 90th  minute.
 
Gateshead’s first 3rd round appearance the FA Cup since the 1950’s ended with a heavy 7:0 defeat at West Brom. The side were level at 40 minutes, & then the capitulation begun. Gateshead’s line up included Adam Bartlett, Craig Baxter & Matty Pattison.
 
In Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir lost 2:1 to Stirling. Their goal ewas scored by Colin McMenamin in the 35th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield defeated Ashington 2;0. Dan Taylor scored their first in the 20th minute & Paul Brayson hit their second in the 72nd minute Benfield featured Mark Cook in goal making his debut.
 
Dunston UTS defeated Consett 3:2 in a closely contested match. Dale Burrell got one of their goals, in the 30th. minute.
 
Dennis Knight scored Newton Aycliffe’s opener after 10 minutes; in their 3:0 victory over West Allotment. 
 
Shildon easily beat Bedlington Terriers 4:1. Mark Donninger scored one of their goals early in the second half, later in the half Adam Rundle rifled in Shildon’s 4th. Liam Davison got Bedlington’s consolation in the 89th minute.  
 
JAN.4th
 
Newcastle announced they had agreed to release Hatem Ben Arfa from his contract.
The following day it was confirmed by Nice that he had joined them as a ‘free agent’.
 
Crystal Palace finally announced Alan Pardew as their new manager, with compensation thought to be worth £3.2 Million. His appointment came in time for him to take charge of the side against Dover in the FA. Cup They won easily 4:0. Dover featured Nicky Deverdics.
 
Sundays FA Cup 3rd action saw Manchester City defeat Sheffield Wednesday 2:1. Both of their goals were scored by James Milner. In the 66th & 90th minutes.
 
Ipswich Town drew 1:1 at Southampton & goes to a replay. Their goal was courtesy of Darren Ambrose in the 19th minute.
 
Stoke City saw off Wrexham with a 3:1 win. Stephen Ireland scored twice late in the game in the 88th & 90th minutes.
 
Sunderland beat Leeds United 1:0, with the only goal of the game coming from Patrick Van Aanholt, who scored in the 33 minute.
 
JAN.5th
 
There was the sad news that ex player Ken Hale died. (See Obituary for details).
 
JAN.6th
 
Blyth Spartans were back in Evo Stik league action against Frickley Athletic. After going ahead in the 14th minute through a Michael Richardson goal, they lost on the night 2:1.
 
Paddy Atkinson was appointed the new manager of Whitley Bay & took in watching his new clubs 2:1 win over Bedlington Terriers in the Northern League. He takes charge of his game at the weekend.
 
Newcastle Benfield drew 4:4 with Bishop Auckland. Paul Brayson scored two & Michael Hoganson got a goal.
 
Leon Best’s loan at Derby County was brought to an end & he returned to Blackburn.
 
JAN.8th
 
A Newcastle XI, played a behind closed doors friendly at home at Darsley Park to CELTIC XI. They lost 1(0) :3(3). Newcastle’s goal was scored by ALEX GILLIEAD (2nd Half), NUFC. MICHAEL DUFFY (TRIALIST- 2 GOALS 1st Half, 1- Dutch Trialist- 1st Half, Celtic.
NUFC: (Included) TIM KRUL (replaced- 45 mins by JAK ALNWICK?),
OLIVIER KEMEN, JONAS GUTIERREZ, ALEX GILLIEAD…
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s travelled to the Riverside to MIDDLESBROUGH, in the FA Youth Cup 4th Rd. Score Won 3(1) : 2(1).
Goal Scorers: JAMIE COBAIN (10 mins), DANIEL BARLASER (85 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (90+ 1 mins), NUFC. (following an Heaney effort which rehit the post. ALEXANDER PATTISON (30 mins), CALLUM COOKE (67 mins- Pen) Boro. Attendance: 939.  Referee: Billy Khatib from Sunderland.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 80  ADAM LAIDLER), BEN DRENNAN, DANIEL BARLASER, DAN WARD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 63 MACKENZIE HEANIE), CALLUM ROBERTS.
BORO: THOMAS DAWSON, CALLUM JOHNSON, DAEL FRY, MATTHEW ELSDON, HAYDEN COULSON (SUB- 54 MARCUS TAVERNIER), JOSEF WHEATLEY, JUNIOR MONDAL, ALEXANDER PATTISON, CALLUM COOKE, LEE HETHERINGTON, JORDAN JOWERS.   
 
Gateshead’s Reserves progressed into quarter finals of the Durham Challenge Cup, with a 2:0 win over Consett. Carl Finnigan scored one of their goals in the 48th minute. Also in the side were Baird & Kandra, while the Consett side included Chris Moore.
 
Nobby Solano was officially unveiled as the new manager of Thailand side Hua Hin City. 
 
Australia beat Kuwait 4:1 in their opening Group A match in the Asian Cup, James Trosis scored in the game in the 92nd minute.
 
JAN.10th
 
Newcastle ravelled to Stamford Bridge to play CHLSEA, in the Premier League. Despite a spirited performance,
they lost 0(0) : 2(1). Goal scorers: OSCAR (DOS SANTOS EMBOADA JUNIOR) (43 mins), DIEGO COSTA (59 mins).
Referee: Roger East from Wiltshire. Attendance: 41 612. LOIC REMY came on as a late sub.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 84 EMMANUEL RIVIERE), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 63 SAMMY AMEOBI).
CHESLEA: PETR CECH, BRANILSAV IVANOVIC, KURT ZOURMA, JOHN TERRY (capt), CESAR AZPILICUETA (SUB- 37 FILIPE LUIS), NEMANJA MATIC, CESC FABREGAS, WILLIAN BORGES DA SILVA, OSCAR DOS SANTOS EMBOADA JUNIOR (SUB- 78 RAMIRES), EDEN HAZARD, DIEGO COSTA (SUB- 84 LOIC REMY)
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League, West Ham drew 1:1 with Swansea. Andy Carroll was the goal scorer, netting in the 43rd minute.
 
Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace got a hard earned victory; beating Spurs 2:1.
 
In League One, Doncaster Rovers claimed a 2:2 draw at Oldham, with James Coppinger claiming the late equaliser in the 90th minute.
 
In the Scottish Division One, Stenhousemuir, lost 3:2 to Morton despite Colin McMenamin scoring twice. His goals came in the 50th & 88th minute (pen).
 
Gateshead forced a replay against Grimsby Town in the 2nd Round of the FA Trophy. The game ended in a 0:0 draw, Bartlett keeping a clean sheet. Pattison also started with Baxter & Guy featuring as a subs.
 
Locally, in the Northern League Paddy Atkinson’s first game in charge at Whitley Bay ended in disappointment. They lost 4:1 at Consett.
 
Shildon beat Newton Aycliffe 3:1 & their opening goal was scored by Dennis Knight.
 
In Division II Heaton Stannington lost 8:3 to high flying Seaham Red Star. Brian Dodsworth scored one of their goals. 
 
JAN.11th
 
The Ivory Coast played a friendly match in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations. They defeated Nigeria 1:0 & Chieck Tiote played.
 
JAN.12th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s played BOLTON WANDERERS at home at Whitley Park in the Under 21’s Development League. The game ended in a 1(1) : 1(0) draw. The Goal scorers were: JONAS GUTIERREZ (11 mins), NUFC. SANMI ODELUSI (48 mins), Bolton. Attendance 332, Referee: Billy Khatib (Sunderland).
A new name on the team sheet was unused sub Nathan Harker.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, OLIVIER KEMEN, DAVIDE SANTON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 ALEX GILLIEAD), CALLUM ROBERTS, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 78 DANIEL BARLASER), ADAM ARMSTRONG, SAMMY AEMOBI (SUB- 62 ADAM CAMPBELL), JONAS GUTIERREZ (capt).
BOLTON: ROSS FITZSIMMONS, KEVIN McNAUGHTON, DEAN MOXEY, ALEX FINNEY, QUADE TAYLOR, NIALL MAHER, JOE RILEY (SUB- 63 CHRIS LESTER), OSCAR THRELKELD (capt), CONOR WILKINSON, GEORGI ILIEV, SANMI ODELUSI (SUB- 71 KAIYNE WOLLERY). 
 
JAN.13th
 
Senegal continued their warm up preparations from Africa Cup of Nations with friendly against Guinea. They won 5:2 with Papiss Cisse in the side.
 
JAN.14th
 
In their FA Cup 3rd Round Replay, Bradford City beat Millwall 4:0. Centre forward Billy Knott scored their fourth in the 57th minute.
 
Southampton won their FA Cup replay with Ipswich Tow, 1:0. Fraser Forster kept a clean sheet against an Ipswich side which included Darren Ambrose.
 
JAN.15th
 
James Tavernier went on loan to Bristol City from Wigan Athletic.
 
Chieck Tiote appeared for the Ivory Coast in a friendly 2:0 defeat to Sweden.
 
Brad Halliday went back out on loan to York City.
 
JAN.16th
 
Gateshead ‘swooped’ to sign two Newcastle players on loan. They were Adam Campbell & Callum Roberts.
 
Ayoze Perez was named as the clubs Player of the Month’ for December 2014.
 
Goalkeeper Aidan Grant signed for Lincoln City as a ‘free agent’. He was a unused sub the following day with the squad number 30; while Paul Farman kept a clean sheet in their 3:0 victory over Aldershot.
 
JAN.17th
 
Newcastle entertained SOUTHAMPTON in the Premier League, with a 5.30 pm kick off. A game with few chances, saw Newcastle lose 2:1. Southampton’s goals came EJERO ELIA in the 14th & a deflected shot in the 62nd minutes. Newcastle’s goal came off the body of YOAN GOUFFRAN in the 29th minute, after a poor clearance. Newcastle remain without a permanent manager, with John Carver continuing to act as caretaker; assisted by Steve Stone. Southampton who also hit the bar in the second half; featured ex reserve keeper Fraser Forster in goal. Attendance: 49 307. Robert Madley (West Yorkshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 80 MIKE WILLIAMSON), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 68 EMMANUEL RIVIERE), JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 68 SAMMY AMEOBI).
SOUTHAMPTON: FRASER FORSTER, NATHANIEL CLYNE, JOSE FONTE (capt), FLORIN GARDOS, RYAN BETRAND, HARRISON REED, STEVEN DAVIS, EJERO ELIA (SUB- 82 MATT TARGETT), JAMES WARD-PROWSE (SUB- 60 JACK CORK), DUSAN TADIC (SUB- 60 SHANE LONG), GRAZIANO PELLE).
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played MIDDLESBROUGH at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. They lost 2(0) : 3(2). The goal scorers were; HARRY CHAPMAN (22 mins), LEE HETHERINGTON (2 GOALS- 37 & 68 mins), Boro. JACK HUNTER (87 mins), DAN WARD (88 mins), NUFC. (Disallowed Offside goal KYLE CAMERON (53 mins). There was an under 18’s debut for goalkeeper Nathan Harker.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAMIE COBAIN, ADAM LAIDLER, JACK HUNTER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON (capt), MACKENZIE HEANEY, DAN WARD, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 77 LOUIS JOHNSON), SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 75 LEWIS SUDDICK), JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 70 STEFAN BROCCOLI).
MIDDLESBROUGH: Included) AYNLSEY PEARS (Goalkeeper), LEE HOLMES, HARRY CHAPMAN, LEE HETHERINGTON,  
 
Bristol City beat Scunthorpe United 2:0. James Tavernier made his debut in the game at left half; coming off in the 73rd minute.
 
Meanwhile in the Conference League, Gateshead got back to winning ways away at Nuneaton Town. They won 2:0  & both goals from Adam Campbell on his debut on loan from Newcastle. He scored twice in the first half; in the 16th & 33rd minutes. Callum Roberts also made his debut on loan, while the line up included Bartlett, Baxter & Pattison.
 
Nicky Deverdics was among the goal scorers in Dover Athletic’s 6:1 hammering of Dartford. He scored their opener in the 5th minute.
 
In the FA Vase 4th. Round, North Shields progressed with  convincing 4:1 victory over Consett. Their line up included Kieran Wrightson. While Chris Moore was in the Consett side & his crossed was the assist for Consett’s late consolation goal.
 
Dunston UTS also progressed in their FA Vase 4th Rd tie; with a great 1:0 win away at Heanor Town. The game winning goal for Dunston came in the 80th minute  for Bulford, who fired home after a great pass from Dale Burrell, in assisting the goal.
 
In the Northern League, Durham City continued their winning run, beating West Auckland 2:1. They featured Andy Mogwo as a sub, while the West Auckland goal was scored by Alex Francis from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute.
 
Newcastle Benfield’s loss of form continued as they lost 3:2 at Guisborough Town. Paul Brayson got one of the Benfield goals in the first half. Michael Hoganson, Dan Taylor & Michael Riley all featured.
 
Shildon beat Jarrow Roofing 2:1. Mark Doninger got their first in the 53rd minute. Liam Atkin came on in the game as sub.
  
Dan Mullen kept a clean sheet for West Allotment, beating Mark Boyd’s Celtic Nation 2:0.
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Lee Kerr scored Seaham Red Star’s winner in the 88th minute; in a 3:2 victory over Billingham Town.
 
In the Asian Cup, Australia lost 1:0 to the Korea Republic in their final group match. James Troisi featured for the first hour in the game.
 
JAN.18th
 
West Ham United beat Hull city 3:0 in the Premier League. Andy Carroll got their opener in the 49th minute & Kevin Nolan hit the bar near the end.
 
JAN.20th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played BLACKBURN ROVERS, Lost 0(0) : 1(1), Under 21’s Premier League Cup Quarter Final (At Home at St. James Park). Goal Scorer: DEAN RITTENBERG (21 mins). Attendance; 509, Referee: Shaun Hodgson. 
Kemen was sent off late in the game.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, DANIEL BARLASER, ADAM LAIDLER, OLIVIER KEMEN (Sent Off- 90+ 1 min), CALLUM WILLIAMS, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 66 TOM HEARDMAN), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 75 JONATHYN QUINN), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 76 STEFAN BROCCILI), ADAM CAMPBELL
BLACKBURN: DAVID RAYA, RYAN NYAMBE, ANTHONY O’CONNOR, JACK O’CCONNELL, TOMMY SPURR (SUB- 83 JACK DOYLE), BRADLEY BAURESS, DAVID CARSON, JOHN O’SULLIVAN (SUB- 62 DAVARN GREEN), DAVID CARSON, JORDAN SLEW, CONNOR MAHONEY, DEAN RITTENBERG..  
 
The Ivory Coast began their Africa Cup of Nations group matches with a 1:1 draw Guinea. Cheick Tiote played the full game.
 
Chris Hughton took Leon Best on loan to Brighton from Blackburn Rovers.
 
James Marwood left St. Mirren with his contract ended by mutual consent.
 
Northern League veteran Paul Talbot signed for Newcastle Benfield.
 
JAN.21st
 
Gateshead ended Lewis Guy’s contract by mutual consent.
 
Huddersfield Town took David Edgar on loan from Birmingham City.
 
Gateshead won a thrilling FA Trophy 4th Round Replay against Grimsby Town; 3:2 (after Extra Time). Matty Pattison assisted one of Gateshead’s, while Craig Baxter crossed for sub. Shaw to score the winner in the 113th minute. Baxter also cleared a Grimsby effort off the line & 101st. minute. Bartlett featured as did Finnigan as a 102nd minute sub. Grimsby’s first goals was scored by Inside left Paddy McLaughlin; finding the net in the 35th minute. 
 
JAN.22nd
 
‘Free agent’ James Marwood was quickly signed up by Conference side Forest Green Rovers.
 
Lewis Guy quickly signed for Conference North side Barrow.
 
Australia beat China PR 2:0 in the Quarter Final of the Asian Cup. James Troisi came on as a sub in the 60th minute.
 
JAN.23rd
 
Richard Money’s & Alan Neilson’s Cambridge United held the mighty Manchester United to a 0:0 draw in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. Star man on the night for them was Ryan Donaldson.
 
Xisco signed on loan for Real Mallorca.
 
JAN.24th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s travelled away to Hogwood Park Training Ground; behind closed doors,  to play READING, in the Under 21’s Development League. They lost 3(2) : 4(2). The Goal Scorers were: TOM HEARDMAN (5 mins), HARIS VUCKIC (33 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (68 mins), NUFC. JACK STACEY (2 GOALS-_6 + 58 mins), PIERCE SWEENEY (16 mins, deflecting off Streete), DOMINIC SAMUEL (82 mins), Reading. Referee: Sawas Yianni (Somerset).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DANIEL BARLASER, ADAM LAIDLER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, REMIE STREETE (SUB- 45 GAEL BIGIRIMANA), CURTIS GOOD, ALEX GILLIEAD, LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, HARIS VUCKIC.
READING: JONATHAN HENLY, SEAN LONG, SHANE GRIFFIN, AARON KUHL, DOMINIC HYAM, PIERCE SWEENEY, JACK STACEY, SAMUEL FRIDJONSSON, DOMINIC SAMUEL, RYAN EDWARDS, TARIQUE FOSU.
(No Subs Used)
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s were also away, they played DERBY COUNTY (At thr Oakwood Academy Training Centre), in the Academy League & Lost 1(1) : 3(1). The goal scorers were; JAMIE COBAIN (25 mins), NUFC. CHARLES VERNAM (33 mins), KELLAN GORDON (48), ALEX BABOS (87ish), Derby.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAMIECOBAIN, BEN POLLOCK, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON (SUB 2nd Half JAMES ATKINSON), JACK HUNTER, BEN DRENNAN, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 2nd Half JOE KERRIDGE), SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 2nd Half ANDY HALL), MACKENZIE HEANEY. 
DERBY: ERIC BEHRENS, KYRON STABANA, MAX LOWE, JARED BIRD, ETHAN WASSALL, TOM BENNETT, MO ADAMS, JAMES CARVELL, CHARLES VERNAM, ALEX BABOS, KELLAN GORDON, (No Subs Used?)
 
The Ivory Coast drew 1:1 with Mali, with Cheick Tiote playing the whole match.
 
The FA Cup 4th Round a Bradford City side which included Billy Knott caused an upset by defeating Chelsea 4:2 at Stamford Bridge. Loic Remy was in the Chelsea.
 
The other shock of the day was Manchester City’s 2:0 defeat to Middlesbrough. They had James Milner in the side. 
 
Fraser Forsters Southampton also exited the competition, going 3:2 to Pardew’s Crystal Palace.
 
A Leicester City which included Danny Simpson beat Spurs 2:1 at White Hart Lane.
 
There are replays needed for Sunderland who drew 0;0 with Fulham & had Van Aanholt in the side.
 
Liverpool also drew 0:0 with Bolton & they had Jose Enrigue back in their side.
 
In League One, Peterborough beat Notts. County 2:1, with Marcus Maddison scoring their first in the 14th minute.
 
Gateshead were in FA Trophy action again away at Wrexham in the 5th Round. They drew 1:1 & the tie will require a replay. Gateshead’s goal scorer was Adam Campbell in the 27th minute. 
 
Dover will require a replay as they drew 3:3 with Woking in the FA Trophy tie. Nicky Deverdics was aiming scorers; netting 49th minute. 
 
Blyth Spartans beat Curzon Ashton in the Evo Stik Premier League; thanks to a late goal from Michael Richardson in the 88th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield got to winning ways; beating Durham City 4:1. Paul Brayson scored a hat trick in the game.
 
West Auckland saw off Celtic Nation 2:1. Alex Francis assisted their second goal in the 28th minute.
 
Lewis Guy made his debut at inside left for Barrow; in their 3:0 victory over Oxford City. He was subbed in the 57th  minute.
 
JAN.25th
 
In their FA Cup 4th Round tie, ‘Big Sam’s West Ham United were pushed all the way before winning 1:0 with a late goal, which was assisted by Andy Carroll. Kevin Nolan was also in the side.
 
JAN.27th.
 
A strong Newcastle XI played CARLISLE UNITED XI, in a Behind Closed Doors Friendly at Darsley Park.
They won 3(1) : 1(1). The goal scorers were MARK BECK (15 mins), Carlisle. SEIM DE JONG (17 mins- on his return from injury), HARIS VUCKIC (55 mins), LUBO SATKA (85 mins), NUFC. Adam Armstrong had a penalty saved near the end.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 76 JAMES ATKINSON), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO STAKA, DAVIDE SANTON, MEDHI ABEID (SUB- 59 DAN WARD), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 73 GAEL BIGIRIMANA), GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 59 ALEX GILLIEAD), SEIM DE JONG (SUB- 45 JONATHYN QUINN), JONAS GUTIERREZ, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 82 TOM HEARDMAN).
CARLISLE: (Included)- DAN HANFORD (Replaced- 78 mins MARK GILLESPIE?), JOE ROBSON, JORDAN MARSHALL, DANIEL KEARNS (Replaced- 45 mins), PAUL THIRWELL, JOSH GILLIES, DAVID SYMINGTON PATRICK BROUGH, MARK BECK (Replaced- 65 mins). 2 TRIALISTS. USED SUBS Included: DANNY ECCLES, CONNOR HAMMELL, JASON BLACKBURN, TOM WHITE, MIKE QUIGLEY.
 
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s loan to AS Roma now became a permanent signing for the Italian club. The transfer fee was undisclosed.        
 
Segenal played their final group match of the Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria. Papiss Cisse was a 54th minute sub in a 2:0 defeat.
 
Australia beat the United Arab Emirates in the Asian Cup Semi Final They won 2:0 with James Troisi coming on as a late sub in the 82nd minute.
 
JAN.29th
 
Shola Ameobi signed for Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace.
 
Peter Beadsley did a ‘Talk In’ at Longbenton FC
 
JAN.31st
 
Newcastle travelled to the KC Stadium to play HULL CITY, in their last Premier League match of the month. They won 3(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: REMY CABELLA (40mins = 1st Newcastle goal), SAMMY AMEOBI (50 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (78 mins). A welcome first win for ‘Head Coach’ John Carver & his ‘caretaker team’. Hull looked to have equalised just before half time through Elmohamady, but thankfully the linesman spotted that he put the ball in deliberately with his hand & not his head. He was subsequently booked. Prior to this Coloccini blocked a Hull effort on the line.  
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire), Attendance: 23 925.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 72 YOAN GOUFFRAN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 82 PAPISS CISSE), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 90 MEHDI ABEID)   
HULL: ALLAN McGREGOR, AHMED ELMOHAMADY, MICHAEL DAWSON, CURTIS DAVIES (capt), ANDREW ROBERTSON (SUB- 71 ROBBIE BRADY), DAVID MEYLER (SUB- 56 SONE ALUKO), TOM HUDDLESTONE, JAKE LIVERMORE, GASTON RAMIREZ, ABEL HERNANDEZ (SUB- 67 TOM INCE), NIKICA JELAVIC.
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League Loic Remy scored for Chelsea in the 41st minute; in their 1:1 draw with Manchester City.
 
Stoke City beat QPR 3:0, with Stephen Ireland assisting one of their goals. Joey Barton hit the bar with thunderous free kick for QPR.
 
Australia beat South Korea 2:1 (After Extra Time) in the final of the Asian Cup. Their wining goal was scored by James Troisi in the 105th minute; having entered the fray as a sub in the 71st minute.
 
In league One Doncaster Rovers drew 2:2 at Chesterfield & James Coppinger got their opening goal in the 3rd minute.
 
Peterborough beat Yeovil 1:0, & their goal was scored by Marcus Maddison in the 28th minute.
 
Preston lost their League One match at Crawley 2:1 & their goal was scored by Paul Huntington in the 56th minute.
 
Both on loan players Adam Campbell & Callum Roberts played for Gateshead in their 1:0 victory at Southport.
 
The icy weather led to many of the local non league games being cancelled. However, Ashington v Shildon did go ahead in the Northern League Division One. Shildon came out on top, winning 2:1. Their line up included ex Ashington Mark Doninger & LiamAtkin who scored the winner in the 56th minute. The Ashington side included Andy Ferrell, & Phil Airey. There were also sub appearances for Marc Walton & Martin Brittain, returning from injury. 
 
The only other Northern League Division One match to be played, saw West Allotment Celtic beat Billingham Synthonia 2:1. Allotment featured Dan Mullen in goal. 

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BULLETIN 45- FEBRUARY 2015 REVIEW
 

February got underway with final flurry of loan exits out of ‘Toon’. Santon to Inter & 5 others to Rangers, with no arrivals, leaving a fairly thin on the ground squad for the rest of the season. Draws were the order of the day in February. The Under 18’s progressed in the FA Youth Cup, beating Sunderland on penalties. They then faced Chelsea in the Quarter Finals agonisingly getting knocked out in extra time. The Under 21’s were in the Semi Finals of the Northumberland Senior Cup against Morpeth Town & they were knocked out 3:1.
 
This months update of the Website’s database sees the addition of ‘happenings’ at the end of the 1930’s at St. James Park 1938 To 1940. There are also two additional ex reserve players now coaches who have come to light & they are added into the Toon Tracker section. They are Chris Hutchinson & Alan Lamb. Ex reserve Alex Patterson’s USA college football has also now been confirmed & he too gets added into the Toon Tracker ‘Ex Non 1st. Team Players’ section. There were also two new under 18’s debuts in February; Owen Bailey & Craig Spooner who are now added to the websites database. An updating of the full player profiles which are on the web site is now underway. The first 2 to be revised, following new research are John W. Donnelly & Benny Craig. On a final sad note the month of February also saw the death ex Sunderland legend Dominic Sharkey.
 
FEB.1st
 
Stuart Pearce became the first managerial casualty of the month, leaving Nottingham Forest after a run of poor results; but still mid table in the Championship. Much admired Pearce’s dismissal was attempted to be lessened by the offer by Forest of an advisory football role within the club, but he declined the offer. For the record Pearce’s record in the Championship, following the January 31st 1:0 defeat to Millwall, saw the side in 12th place, P28, W8, D10, L10, F37, A40, Points- 34.    
 
FEB.2nd
 
Davide Santon went out on loan to Inter Milan until the end of the season.
 
This loan move was followed by 5 of Newcastle’s fringe players all going to the other club Mr. Ashley is involved in, Glasgow Rangers. The following have gone on loan until the end of season: Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Remie Streete & Kevin Mbabu. 
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s drew 1:1 with West Brom in the Development League; at home at Darsley Park (Behind Closed Doors). Newcastle scored first through TOM HEARDMAN in the 3rd. minute. West Brom equalised in the second half through KEMAR ROOFE in the 59th. minute. Nabi hit the post in the second half. Referee: ???
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 77 GAEL BIGIRIMANA), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, OLIVIER KEMEN, LIAM SMITH, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 77 ALEX GILLIEAD), SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 69 JONATHYN QUINN), JONAS GUTIERREZ, TOM HEARDMAN.
WEST BROM: ALEX PALMER, WESLEY ATKINSON, GEORGE CLEET, KYLE HOWKINS, TOM SMART, REES WEDDERBURN (SUB- 61 JONATHAN LEKO), AARON BIRCH, SAMIR NABI (SUB- 84 CALLUM JONES), KEMAR ROOFE, ADIL NABI, TYLER ROBERTS.
 
FEB.3rd
 
Les Ferdinand was appointed as QPR new Director of Football, in the wake of yesterdays resignation of Harry Redknapp.
 
Chris Hughton brought in Colin Calderwood as Brighton’s new assistant manager.
 
In their 4th Round FA Cup replay, Sunderland beat Fulham 3:1. Their second goal came from a Patrick Van Aaholt cross in the 61st minute. It took as wild deflection & was then dropped by the goalkeeper Bettinelli & it went over the line & was given as an own goal.
 
In the other FA Cup replay tie Preston defeated Sheffield United 3:1. Paul Huntington scored in the 69th. minute. The Sheffield line up included Chris Basham.
 
FEB.4th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled the short distance to the Stadium of Light to play SUNDERLAND in the 4th Round of the FA Youth Cup. The result was a Draw 0(0) : 0(0) After Extra Time, Thus it went to a penalties & we Won 3:1.
Penalty Shoot Out Scorers: ADAM ARMSTRONG, SEAN LONGSTAFF, BEN DRENNAN, NUFC, JORDAN BLINCO, Sunderland. Freddie Woodman saved pens from Casey & Embleton, while E.Robson missed his spot kick firing over the bar. 
Attendance: 1 733. Referee: Ross Joyce (Cleveland).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, ADAM LAIDLER, BEN DRENNAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, DAN WARD (SUB- 75 MACKENZIE HEANEY), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 101 STEFAN BROCCOLI), ADAM ARMSTRONG (capt), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS.
SUNDERLAND: JAMES TALBOT, JOSHUA ROBSON, DENVER HUME  (SUB- 95 DAN CASEY), DYLAN McEVOY (SUB- 64 LUKE MOLYNEUX), ROSS COLQUHOUN, MICHAEL LEDGER, JORDAN BLINCO, ETHAN ROBSON, ANDREW NELSON (SUB- 108 ELLIOT EMBLETON), DANIEL WRIGHT, REES GREENWOOD. 
 
Inter Milan lost 1:0 Napoli. The game marked the on loan debut of Davide Santon who started the game in the defence, only being replaced in the 86th minute.
 
Gateshead’s Mechack Kanda signed for West Auckland Town.
 
FEB.7th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s, travelled to the Finch Farm Training Ground to play EVERTON in the Academy League.
They lost 1(0) : 5(4). A young less experienced Newcastle side were outclassed in Liverpool in a very one sided game. Goal Scorers: NATHAN HOLLAND (2 GOALS- 3 & 44 mins), HARRY CHARSLEY (40, in from dropped cross by Harker), CALUM DYSON (48), Everton. LOUIS JOHNSON (88 mins Approx), NUFC.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 2nd Half OWEN BAILEY), KYLE CAMERON (capt), BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 2nd Half CRAIG SPOONER), BEN POLLOCK, JAMES ATKINSON, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 2nd Half SEAN LONGSTAFF), JACK HUNTER, LOUIS JOHNSON, JOE KERRIDGE, MACKENZIE HEANEY. SUBS (Not Used) KIERAN STOKER & OWEN GALLAGHER
EVERTON: JINDRICK STANEK, JAMES YATES, ANTONEE ROBINSON, JAMES GRAHAM, JORDAN THORNILEY (capt), THOMAS DAVIES, NATHAN HOLLAND, NATHAN BROADHEAD, GEORGE NEWELL, CALUM DYSON, HARRY CHARSLEY. SUB unused- SPENCER DYER (2nd Half Send Off Approx 85mins) Other SUBS: Not Known (From)- MATTHEW JOHNSON, JACK BAINBRIDGE, CHARLEY EDGE, BENI BANINGIME.
 
Gateshead’s FA Trophy 4th Rd Replay against Wrexham, saw their run sadly come to an end. After extra time the tie was locked at 2:2, but they bowed out 3:5 on penalties following the shoot out. On loan Adam Campbell started in the game, but was subbed in the 72nd minute. The Gateshead starting eleven included Adam Bartlett, who was unable to stop any of the penalties; Craig Baxter & Matty Pattison; while Carl Finnigan came on as a sub in he 83rd minute.
 
In the Premier League Manchester City secured a draw with Hull City, thanks to a late goal from sub James Milner, who scored in the 90th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Richard Archer scored for Newton Aycliffe in the 37th minute; in their 2:1 win defeat to Penrith. Dennis Knight started in the game & Liam Henderson came on as a sub in the game
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Lewis Storey scored one of Team Northumbria’s goals in their 2:0 victory over South Shields.
 
Recent signing Mechack Kanda made his debut as a sub for West Auckland in their 2:0 defeat to Guisborough Town.
 
FEB.8th
 
Newcastle drew 1(0) : 1(0) at home to STOKE CITY in the Premier League. in a frustrating afternoon. The Goal Scorers were: JACK COLBACK (74 mins), NUFC. PETER CROUCH (90 + 1 min), Stoke. Crouch came on as a sub late in the game, replacing STEPHEN IRELAND. Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire), Attendance: 47 673.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 65 PAPISS CISSE), JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 70 GABRIEL OBERTAN), AYOZE PEREZ, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 86 MEHDI ABEID).
STOKE: ASMIR BEGOVIC, PHIL BARDSLEY, PHILLIPP WOLLSCHEID, MARC MUNIESA, MARC WILSON (SUB- 51 GEOFF CAMERON), STEVEN N’ZONZI, GLENN WHELAN (capt), MAME BIRAM DIOUF, STEPHEN IRELAND (SUB- 82 PETER CROUCH), VICTOR MOSES, JONATHAN WALTERS.        
 
Rangers lost 2:1 in the Scottish FA Cup against Raith Rovers. Rangers goal was scored by debutant left half  Haris Vuckic in the 71st minute. Remie Streete also featured at right back; but suffered an injury & was subbed in the 44th minute. 
 
The Final of the Africa Cup of Nations ended in a 0:0 draw after extra time between the Ivory Coast & Ghana. Ivory Coast won the penalty shoot out 8:7. There was no sign of Cheick Tiote on the bench, possibly still carrying an injury picked up in the group stage.
 
FEB.9th
 
The Under 21’s played ARSENAL in a league match staged at home at St. James Park. They game ended in 1:2 defeat. Arsenal took the lead in the first half through ALEX INOBI in the 37th minute. Newcastle’s goal was scored by DANIEL BARLASER; netting in the 55th. minute; crowing his signing professional for the club today. Agonisingly, Newcastle lost in the 3rd. minute of injury time with a goal from sub. AARON EYOMA. Referee: Glen Hart (Darlington) Attendance: 1 305.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 ADAM LAIDLER), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, DAN BARLASER, LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 82 JONATHYN QUINN), ADAM ARMSTRONG, ALEX GILLIEAD,
ARSENAL: DEJAN ILIEV, RENNY SMITH, MARC BOLA, GLEN KAMARA (SUB- 49 ILLIAS CHATHEODORIDES), STEFAN O’CONNOR, GEORGE DOBSON, GEDION ZALALEM (SUB- 84 AARON EYOMA), AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES, ALEX INOBI, DANIEL CROWLEY, SERGE GNABRY (SUB- 67 AUSTIN LIPMAN).
 
FEB.10th
 
In the championship a rare goal & appearance from Jonathan Woodgate, helped Middlesbrough seal a 2:1 win over Lee Clark’s Blackpool. He netted in the 81st minute.
 
Barnsley lost 2:1 to Fleetwood in League One. Peter Ramage scored their goal in the 5th minute.
 
James Marwood scored his first goal for Forest Green Rovers in the 64th minute; in a 2:2 draw with Alfreton.
 
Newcastle announce that youth coach Liam Bramley, who has looked after the Under 16’s since 2013; is now assisting Dave Watson coaching the Under 18’s in preparation for their crucial FA Youth Cup tie. He graduated with a Sports Science Degree in 2010, having previously been with Rotherham United’s Youth Team. He holds a UEFA ‘A’ Licence.   
 
FEB.11th
 
Newcastle played CRYSTAL PALACE, Away at Selhurst Park in the Premier League. The first encounter between head coaches Carver & Pardew ended in a 1(1) : 1(0) draw. The goal scorers were PAPISS CISSE (42 mins), NUFC & FRAIZER CAMPBELL (71 mins), C. Palace. Referee: Andre Mariner (West Midlands), Attendance: 25 118.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, JACK COLBACK, REMY CABELLA (SUB- 85 PAUL DUMMETT), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 90 EMMANUELLE RIVIERE), YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 78 MEHDI ABEID).
C.PALACE: JULIAN SPERONI, JOEL WARD, BREDE HANGELAND, DAMIEN DELANEY, MARTIN KELLY (SUB- 68 YANNICK BOLASIE), JAMES McARTHUR, JOE LEDLEY, JASON PUNCHEON, MAROUANE CHAMAKH, (SUB- 66 DWIGHT GAYLE), WILFRED ZAHA, YAYA SANOGO (SUB- 26 FRAIZER CAMPBELL).
 
Also in the Premier League, Manchester City beat Stoke City 4:1. James Milner was among the scorers, netting in the 55th minute.
 
In the Northern League Newcastle Benfield gained a valuable 3 points in a 2:0 win over Shildon. In the first half. after Michael Riley was fouled in the box, Paul Brayson had his penalty saved. However, soon after in the 40th minute he made amends by scoring. In the second half in about the 62nd minute he got a second; this time converting a penalty.
 
Gateshead Reserves beat Jarrow Roofing 4:1 in the Durham Challenge Cup Quarter Final. Centre Forward Carl Finnigan hit the post in the first half, while Alex Baird played in goal. 
 
Remy Cabella was named NUFC Player of the Month for January 2015.
 
FEB.13th
 
PSV beat AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. Luuk De Jong scored a hat trick; in the game; bringing his tally to 19 for the season so far.
 
Over the border, Rangers lost 2:0 to Hibs. Haris Vickic featured, before coming off in the 77th minute.   
 
FEB.14th
 
There are few ex Newcastle players to report on this weekend. In Scottish league 1, Colin McMenamin  got a 44th minute goal for Stenhousemuir. It could prevent then losing 3:2 to Dunfermline as they struggle to escape the relegation zone.
 
In the Conference, Gateshead put in a poor shifting, losing 2:1 to Nuneaton Town. They had take the lead through an Adam Campbell penalty in the 31st ,minute; but lost 2:1. Campbell was replaced at half time, while Callum Roberts featured in the first half. Bartlett, Baxter & Pattison were also in the starting line up. The winner for Nuneaton came after Bartlett had saved a penalty which was put through by Street.
 
Dunston UTS finally got to play their rearranged FA Vase tie at Glossop North End. They gained a well deserved 2:2 draw, after extra time, & a home tie replay. Dale Burrell featured on the right wing.
 
In the Northern League; new manager Stephen Harmison got Ashington back to winning ways, defeating Sunderland RCA 1:0. Phil Airey also hit the bar in the 88th minute, after coming on as a sub to replace Mark Walton. Carmichael was goal for Sunderland.
 
Newcastle Benfield beat Jarrow Roofing 3:0. Paul Brayson got their first goal after only 10 minutes, & he got their third in the second half, with an assist by Michael Hoganson. Hoganson also assisted to sides  second goal scored by Dan Taylor.
In the 47th minute. Michael Riley also featured.
 
Newton Aycliffe lost to lowly Celtic Nation, despite having gone ahead in the 40th. minute through Dennis Knight. Aycliffe also featured Richard Archer; while ‘Celtic’ had Mark Boyd in their side.  
 
At the top of table, West Auckland gained a good 3:0 win over challengers North Shields. Alex Francis scored their third in the 47th minute. Shields had Keiran Wrightson in their side.
 
Another worrying defeat for Paddy Atkinson’s Whitley Bay, having missed out to the weather recently & they lost 3:0 at home to Billingham Synthonia. They handed a debut to Phil Cave who featured at left back. Cave had recently signed for Bay on January 23rd.  
 
FEB.15th
 
Sunderland exited out of the FA Cup in the 5th Round. They lost 2:0 at Bradford City. The winners had Billy Knott in the line up & Patrick Van Aanholt featured for Sunderland.
 
FEB.16th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played CHELSEA in the FA. Youth Cup Quarter Final at St. James Park. Draw 0(0 : 0(0) Lost 0:3 AET). Goal Scorers: ISAIAH BROWN (94), DOMINIC SOLANKE (100), TAMMY ABRAHAM (119).
Freddie Woodman saved a penalty after only 4 minutes. Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire). Attendance; 11 664. A gallant performance in a match which could have gone either way until extra time. The impressive attendance was greatly assisted by the match being free admission
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN (SUB- 111 JAMES HOLMES), ADAM LAIDLER, BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 99 LOUIS JOHNSON), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, DAN WARD (SUB- 58 JACK HUNTER), CALLUM WILLIAMS, ADAM ARMSTRONG, SEAN LONGSTAFF, DAN BARLASER.
CHELSEA: BRADLEY COLLINS, OLA AINA, FIKAYO TOMORI, JAKE CLARKE-SALTER (SUB- 63 ALI SULJIC), JAY DASILVA, CHARLIE COLKETT, TAMMY ABRAHAM, CHARLY MUSONDA (SUB- 67 KASEY PALMER), DOMINIC SOLANKE, KYLE SCOTT (SUB- 97 RUBEN SAMMUT), ISAIAH BROWN.
 
England Under 16’s lost 3:2 to Switzerland in a UEFA Under 16’s Development  Tournament match. Mackenzie Heaney featured in the 80 minute match. He scored England’s second goal in about the 42nd minute.
 
FEB.17th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played MORPETH TOWN at home at Whitley Park in the Northumberland Senior Cup semi Final They lost 1(1) : 3(1). The goal scorers were; SEAN TAYLOR (22 mins), DANIEL TAGGART (48 mins), OG LEWIS SUDDICK (83 mins, from SEAN TAYLOR cross),. Morpeth. TOM HEARDMAN (27 mins), NUFC. The attendance was 405. Newcastle gave competitive under 21’s debut’s to LEWIS SUDDICK, JAMIE HOLMES & sub JORDAN STOREY. The Morpeth line up included ex reserves BEN SAYER & MATTY GRIEVE & late sub STEPHEN FORSTER.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, LEWIS SUDDICK, OLIVIER KEMEN, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, STEFAN BROCCOLI, LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN, JONATHYN QUINN, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 81 JORDAN STOREY).
MORPETH: NIALL HARRISON, DAVID LEE HIFTLE, JAMES NOVAK, BEN SAYER (SUB- 76 JORDAN FRY), MATTY GRIEVE, MICHAEL JAMES HALL, SEAN TAYLOR, KEITH GRAYDON, DANIEL TAGGART (SUB- 64 STEVEN ANDERSON), MICHAEL CHILTON (SUB- 90 STEPHEN FORSTER), SHAUN GARY BELL,     
 
In the other Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final tie, Blyth Spartans best Whitley Bay 3:1 (AET), following a brave fight from the Bay. The victors line up included Alex Nicholson at right back, but he went off after only 42 minutes. Michael Richardson also featured at outside left, before being subbed in the 66th minute. Whitley Bay had Phil Cave at left back. 
 
FEB.18th
 
Stuart Bath, returning from injury, signed for Guisborough Town.
 
FEB.20th
 
Andy Mogwo signed for Northern League side Bishop Auckland.
 
FEB.21st
 
Newcastle’s senior team travelled to play MANCHESTER CITY away in the Premier League at the  Etihad Stadium. They got hammered 5(3) : 0(0). The Goal Scorers: SERGIO AGUERO (1 min- Pen), SAMIR NASRI (12 mins), EDIN DZEKO (21 mins), DAVID SILVA (2 GOALS- 51 & 53 mins). The attendance was 45 602 & the referee was Chris Foy (Lancashire)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 70 RYAN TAYLOR), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 MEHDI ABEID), JACK COLBACK, AYOZE PEREZ, PAPISS CISSE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 86 GABRIEL OBERTAN).
MAN.CITY: JOE HART, PABLO ZABALETA, VINCENT KOMPANY (capt), ELIAQUIM MANGALA, ALEKSANDER KOLAROV, FERDNANDINHO, YAYA TOURE, DAVID SILVA (SUB- 59 JESUS NAVAS), SERGIO AGUERO (SUB- 60 WILFRED BONY), SAMIR NASRI (SUB- 70 FRANK LAMPARD), EDIN DZEKO        
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played WOLVES away at Compton Park in the Academy League. They lost 2(2) : 3(1). The goal scorers were: NIALL ENNIS (2 GOALS- 20 mins & 90 mins), RYAN RAINEY (87 mins), Wolves. JORDAN STOREY (Approx; 25 mins), KYLE CAMERON (Pen- Later 1st Half), NUFC:
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, LEWIS SUDDICK, BEN POLLOCK, KYLE CAMERON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 2nd Half JAKE TRODD), BEN DRENNAN, JACK HUNTER, JAMIE HOLMES, JOE KERRIDGE, LOUIS JOHNSON
WOLVES: (Line Up Included):-  NIALL ENNIS, RYAN RAINEY
 
In the Premier League, Shola Ameobi made his debut as an 80th. minute sub for Crystal Palace in a 2:1 defeat to Arsenal.
 
England Under 16’s played their final group match in the UEFA Under 16’s Development Tournament. The game against France ended in a 1:1, but they won the penalty shoot out 4:3 to win the tournament. Mackenzie Heaney featured as a 55th minute sub. & scored the winning penalty in the shoot out. 
 
Dunston UTS lost their FA Vase 5th Round Replay in extra time 3:1 to Glossop North End. Dale Burrell featured at right half, before being replaced later in the game.
 
Blyth Spartans saw off strong Rushall side 2;1. The winner came from the head of sub. Michael Richardson in the 70th minute. Alex Nicholson featured at right back
 
In the Northern League, there were debuts for more recent movers. Guisborough Town hammered Bishop Auckland 5:0. Stewart Bath made his debut for Guisborough as a second half sub. Andy Mogwo made his debut for the Bishop’s, also as a sub.
 
Newcastle Benfield thumped Crook Town 5:2. Paul Brayson scored two, early in the first & in the 20th minute. Dan Taylor also scored in the 43rd minute, in a side that included recent resigning Paul Talbot, Michael Riley & sub Chris Carr. 
 
Shildon hit Sunderland RCA for 5, with RCA getting only 1. Sub Mark Doninger got their fifth late in game, hitting home past Jonathan Carmichael.
 
Finally, Ashington lost 4:1 at West Auckland. The Colliers goal was scored by Marc Walton from the penalty spot in the 66th  minute. Mechack Kanda was handed his debut for West Auckland as a second half sub. Ashington’s line up included Andy Ferrell was later replaced by Phil Airey. 
 
FEB.22nd
 
St. James Park, was the venue for the John Alder Memorabilia Auction in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Viewing of the 224 items was prior the auction commencing at noon & during the previous day. The successful event, attended by friends, family & fellow fans/collectors raised a phenomenal total of £26 000. The event was held at the ground thanks to the kindness of the club & the Anderson & Garland Auctioneers also gave their services free of charge. The most expensive single item sold was the 1924 Cup Final which sold for £3200. John’s family themselves bid on later items like his scarf & the last programme, & were applauded for their generosity.  
 
In the North East Sunday League Premier Division, Blakelaw Social beat Westfield Social 3:2. All three goals were scored by Marc Walton.
 
FEB.23rd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played WOLVES away at Telford’s Bucks Head Stadium; in the Under 21’s League.
They drew 2(0) : 2(1). The scorers were DONOVAN WILSON (24 mins), AARON SIMPSON (90+ 3 mins), Wolves. ADAM ARMSTRONG (67 mins), OLIVIER KEMEN (78 mins). NUFC. Daniel Barlaser gave away a pen. in the 51s minute which Graham hit the bar from. REF: DANIEL MEESON (Stockport), ATT: 187 watching in heavy rain.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, ADAM LAIDLER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, DANIEL BARLASER, OLIVIER KEMEN, TOM HEARDMAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, LIAM SMITH (No Subs Used)
WOLVES: AARON McCAREY, AARON SIMPSON, BEN O’HANLON, DECLAN WEEKS, REGAN UPTON, SAM RICKETTS, JORDAN GRAHAM (SUB- 86 EUSEBIO BANCESSI), JAMES KELLERMAN (SUB- 73 ALBERT TORRAS), DONOVAN WILSON (SUB- 78 BRADLEY REID), CALLUM HARRIS, CONNOR HUNTE.
 
David Santon made an off the line clearance in Inter Milan’s 2:1 win over Caglari.
 
FEB.24th
 
Gateshead climbed up the league with a 2:0 win over Kidderminster Harriers. Their late second goal came from sub Carl Finnigan in the 90th. minute. On loan Adam Cambell featured until the 77th minute, before being replaced by Finnigan. 
 
FEB.25th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played a midweek league fixture at home to MANCHESTER CITY at Little Benton.
They lost 1(1) : 2(0). The goal scorers were; LEWIS SUDDICK (44 mins), NUFC. BERSANT CELINA (2 GOALS- 53 (pen) & 61 mins), Man. City. They got the penalty after Hunter brought a player down in the box. 
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, STEFAN BROCCOLI, BEN DRENNAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, LEWIS SUDDICK, JACK HUNTER, LOUIS JOHNSON, SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 78 JAMIE HOLMES).
MAN. CITY: KJETIL HAUG, CALLUM BULLOCK, CHARLIE OLIVER, CAMERON HUMPHRIES, SAM TATTUM, MARCUS WOOD, AARON NEMANE, BERSANT CELINA (SUB- 67 ABDOULAYE DIALLO), ISAAC BUCKLEY (SUB- 45 MANUEL GARCIA), DENZEIL BOADU, JAVAIRO DILROSUN.
 
Nottingham Forest defeated Bournemouth 2:1 in the Championship. Jamaal Lascelles scored his first goal of the season for Forest in the 21st minute. He also had another effort cleared off the line.   
 
FEB.26th
 
Callum Roberts limited experience on loan with Gateshead ended with his recall to Newcastle.    
 
Besiktas played Liverpool in the 2nd Leg of their Europa League last 16 match. The 1:0 result to Liverpool in the 1st Leg was reversed by the Turkish side & after extra time it was still 1:0 making a 1:1 aggregate. Besiktas won 5:4 in the penalty shoot out to win through; with Demba Ba firing in their penalty.  
 
FEB.28th
 
Newcastle played ASTON VILLA at home in the Premier League & Won 1(1) : 0(0). They just edged a close game thanks to a PAPISS CISSE goal in the 37th. minute. Perez also hit the post in the second half with a header. Referee; Lee Mason (Lancashire), Attendance; 51 573. N’ZOGBIA came on as a sub for Villa.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 61 RYAN TAYLOR), GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 78 YOAN GOUFFRAN), MOUSSA SISSOKO, MEHDI ABEID, SAMMY AMEOBI, EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 73 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE.
ASTON VILLA: BRAD GUZAN, ALAN HUTTON, JORES OKORE, CIARAN CLARK, MATT LOWTON (SUB- 82 LEANDRO BACUNA), TOM CLEVERLEY, ASHLEY WESTWOOD, FABIAN DELPH (capt), SCOTT SINCLAIR (SUB- 66 CHARLES N’ZOGBIA), CHRISTIAN BENTEKE, GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR (SUB- 73 ANDREAS WEIMANN).
 
The Under 18’s travelled to play LIVERPOOL, in the Academy League at Kirkby Academy. They won 3(2) : 1(0),
with goals from SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 28 & 38 mins) STEFAN BROCCOLI (61 mins), NUFC. COREY WHELAN (58 mins), Liverpool.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE COBAIN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, ADAM LAIDLER, STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 69 BEN DRENNAN), JACK HUNTER, LEWIS SUDDICK, SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 69 JAMIE HOLMES), LOUIS JOHNSON.
LIVERPOOL: ANDREW FIRTH, KANE LEWIS (SUB- APPROX 63 LEWIS TRAVIS), SAM HART, TOM BREWITT, CONOR MASTERSON, COREY WHELAN, PEDRO CHIRIVELLA, TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD, WADE MAXWELL (SUB- APPROX 63 CALLUM NICHOLAS), OVIE EJARIA, ADAM PHILLIPS,    
 
In League One Paul Huntington opened the scoring for high flying Preston North End after only two minutes. They went o to beat Oldham Athletic 4:0.
 
In League Two Cambridge United won 2:0 at Morecambe. Ryan Donaldson scored their first just before half time. 
 
In Scottish League One a Colin McMenamin 3rd minute goal  gave Stenhousemuir a lead they couldn’t hold onto. They lost at Brechin 2:1. 
 
Gateshead put a good show, deserving at least a point in a well attended 1:0 defeat to top Conference side Bristol Rovers. Their line included ex reserves Bartlett, Baxter, Pattison & player of the match Finnigan. With on loan Adam Campbell also entering the fray as a sub in the 75th minute.
 
There was a goal for JJ. Hopper for Havant & Waterlooville. His 90th minute effort gave them a 2:1 victory at Boreham Wood in the Conference South.
 
Its congratulations to North Shields whose travels to Erith & Belvedere for their Quarter Final of FA Vase, saw them win through to the semi finals. They won 2:0 with Keiran Wrightson appearing as a second half sub. 
 
Blyth Spartans continued their fine run of form beating Stamford 4:1 in the Evo Stik Premier League. Michael Richardson rounded a good performance scoring Blyth’s third in the second half. Nicholson also featured.
 
In the Northern League Consett hit Ashington with a 6:2 win. Chris Moore scored a tremendous curling shot early in the second half. Ashington had Airey in their line up, who later replaced by Walton.
 
Manager Paddy Atkinson finally got a win for Whitley Bat. They defeated Durham City 4:3. Phil Cave featured as a sib in the game.
 
Morpeth Town beat Penrith 3:1. Matty Grieve scored their opener in the 20th minute & Ben Sayer got their second, early in the second half.
 
Newton Aycliffe came out second best, losing 2:1 to Billingham Synthonia. Dennis Knight scored Aycliffe’s goal in the first half, with Archer also featuring.
 
Top sides Shildon & West Auckland shared honours in a 2:2 draw. Mark Doninger got one of Shildon’s goals in the 54th minute & Rundle featured as a sub. Francis was in the Auckland line up.
 
Newcastle Benfield edged a 1:0 win against Bedlington Terriers. Paul Brayson got the only goal of the game in second half. Dan Taylor hit the lost in the 11th minute, with Benfield line up including Talbot & Riley. Bedlington’s starting eleven included Dunn, with McGorrigan coming on as a sub.
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Team Northumbria kept up their challenge for promotion with a 5:1 hammering of Brandon United. Louis Storey scored a spectacular over head kick in the second half.
 
Finally in Division Two, Heaton Stannington beat South Shields 3:0. First half sub. Brian Dodsworth scored Heaton’s second from the penalty spot in the 44th minute.
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BULLETIN 46- MARCH 2015 REVIEW

March 2015, is not month to remember for the club at any level, with the clubs first team, under 21’s & under 18’s all without a win throughout the month, until the Under 18’s finally got a win at the end of the month. As for the first team, with Cisse still banned; it wasn’t a good build up to Derby match at Sunderland at the beginning of April. The websites big addition this month is the completion of information from the season, which barely began before World War II began. Here we provide a comprehensive NUFC 1939-40 Season Review. In addition to this no fewer than 7 more ex 1st team players have come to light who have been either involved in coaching or management or playing since 2010. The ‘Toon Tracker’ additions are as follows: Fumaca Antunes, Tommy Gaynor, Mirandinha, Kenny Sansom, Imre Varadi, Andy Walker & Chris Withe.  The Toon Tracker database now contain 433 ex player stats (+5 full profiles of players still playing); plus 82 current playing staff at the club. This gives a grand total of 515 (+ the 5 full profiles). This month, there is also the addition of the next 2 full Player Profiles to be updated, following new research; which are Wilf Innerd & Donald Bell VC.
 
MAR. 2nd
 
The Sport Newcastle Awards Ceremony took place at Newcastle Civic Centre. Rolando Aarons picked up the ‘Wor Jackie Trophy’ & Freddie Woodman was awarded the ‘Jack Hixon Trophy’ & he was presented the award by Alan Shearer.
 
The Clubs 2nd. ‘Fans Forum’ of the season took place in the Sir Bobby Robson suite & here is a brief summary of the points discussed:
Those Present: Lee Charnley (NUFC Managing Director), John Irving (Finance Director), Keith Nicholson (‘Acting’ Head of NUFC Foundation), Lee Marshall (PR & Supporters Liaison Manager), Bob Moncur (Club Ambassador), Eddie Rutherford (Head of Facilities), Steve Storey (Head of Safety & Security), Wendy Taylor (Head of Media), Stephen Tickle (Box Officer Manager). There were apologies from the Wonga Representatives. The Supporters Representatives in attendance were: Dave Abbott, Steve Cole, Gordon Gilchrist, Steve Hastie, Liam Hall, Paul Loughlin, Sharron Lee, David Maudlin, Brian Parkin, Phil Patterson, Lynn Parmley,
Taylor Payne, Vishal Vedhara. (Apologies from Gareth Beard, Damian Peachey & Adam Smith, who is requiring a replacement due to work commitments).
At the beginning of proceedings those present praised the club for their openness following a tour of the clubs Training & Academy Centres on November 12th ; following the previous meeting. It was felt with players present it would have been an even better experience. The 17th minute applause referenced with big screen image in memory of Liam Sweeney & John Alder was confirmed as to continue for the remainder of the season. There was also feedback from the NUDSA following their visit to Hull KC Stadium for the clubs away game in January. A summary of an informal meeting about ticketing with the fans forum was recapped upon, with recommendations to improve the online ticketing to prevent it crashing & to prevent big queues before kick off, at big games, for those paying on the day; a trial with ‘print at home’ tickets will begin. Other issues discussed were the lack of public transport on New Years Day & also the recognition that the current squad was now requiring investment in the summer of 2015. However, the clubs position seems remains unchanged in doing little transfer business in the transfer window. There were next questions & answers relating to cup matches & line ups which some fans felt could have been stronger, following their exit in particularly in the FA Cup. The board expressed they felt the line ups were generally strong. The fans expressed a feeling now of dwindling interest resulting a poor atmosphere. Suggestions pout forward were a re-creation of a singing area, a standing area or fans being allowed to once again bring banners or flags. On a more positive note, the board confirmed that the ban on NCJ Media has been lifted & relationships between the club & them are being rebuilt. There was a commitment to keep season ticket prices competitive & good value. The club was also said to be not just aiming for a 10th place & was committed to finish as high as possible. They also stated it aspires excite & be successful & not to just exist in the Premier League. The club are also to introduce a specific Women’s Representative into the forum for 2015-16. The utilisation of the actual stadium was also discussed following the recent success of the Kings of Leon concert & the 2012 Olympics. Although it was confirmed there will no concert this year; there is the Rugby League Magic Weekend & the club will continue to explore other options. Tentatively the club did stae that they are exploring possible strategic relationships between NUFC & Rangers. As for the position of Head Coach, this matter is not to be reviewed until the end of the season. It was stated that the club felt that his role in transfers had been accurately portrayed in the media & that in fact he did have a say in transfers. Bob Moncur added that he felt the Head Coach role was more modern & it was also felt there was plans to return to a director of football role.  
 
MAR.3rd
 
In the Championship Brighton beat Derby County 2:0. Kazenga Lua Lua scored their second goal in the 77th minute.
 
Rangers Under 20’s beat Inverness CT 1:0 in a league match. Kevin Mbabu made his debut at right half, & was subbed in the 55th minute.   
 
MAR.4th
 
Newcastle played MANCHESTER UNITED at home in the Premier League. After a goalless first half, we lost 1:0. As injury time loomed, Newcastle made an error in defence & ASHLEY YOUNG pounced to score the only goal of the game in the 89th minute.  Referee: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester). Attendance: 49 801. GUTIERREZ made his first senior appearance of the season as a sub, following his treatment for cancer. The match was marred by an incident in the 38th minute between Jonny Evans & Papiss Cisse. Post match analysis revealed the ‘spat’ between them & was referred to the FA’s Disciplinary Procedures & Charged under Rule E1(a). Within days Cisse was handed a 7 match ban & Evans got a 6 match ban. Cisse’s was 7 due to violent conduct charge earlier in the season.  
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), RYAN TAYLOR (SUB- 65 JONAS GUTIERREZ), GABRIEL OBERTAN, MOUSSA SISSOKO, MEHDI ABEID, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 81 YOAN GOUFFRAN), EMMANUEL RIVIERE (SUB- 59 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE
MAN.UTD: DAVID DE GEA, ANTONIO VALENCIA, CHRIS SMALLING, JONNY EVANS, MARCOS ROJO (SUB- 89 MICHEAL CARRICK), ANDER HERRERA, DALEY BLIND, ANGEL DI MARIA (SUB- 59 ADNAN JANUZAJ), MAROUANE FELLAINI (SUB- 82 JUAN MATA), ASHLEY YOUNG, WAYNE ROONEY (capt).
 
Gateshead Under 19’s won their FA Youth Alliance League Cup Quarter Final tie against Bromley Blues 4:0. ‘Meesha’ Kanda was in the side.
 
MAR.5th
 
Guingamp defeated Concarneau 2:1, in the  Quarter Finals of the French Cup. On loan Sylvain Marveaux featured as a sub in the 76th minute.
 
MAR.6th
 
Marc Walton left Ashington to join West Allotment Celtic.
 
Andy Ferrell left Ashington to sign for Whitley Bay.
 
MAR.7th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s at Home at Little Benton to BLACKBURN ROVERS, in the final Academy League game of the season, before the play off matches. Lost 0(0) : 2(0), despite having the best of the chances in the first half & a very blustery day. Goal Scorers: MODOU CHAM (54 mins), LUKE WALL (71 mins)
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, , JAMIE COBAIN, KYLE CAMERON (capt), BEN DRENNAN, BEN POLLOCK, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 45 STEFAN BROCCOLI), LEWIS SUDDICK (SUB- 74 JORDAN STOREY), JACK HUNTER, LOUIS JOHNSON, SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 74 JAMIE HOLMES).
BLACKBURN ROV: ANDREW FISHER, JAN PIRRETAS, JOSH ASKEW, SAM JOEL, CAMERON SCOTT, SCOTT WHARTON (SUB- 72 MATTHEW PLATT), STUART CALLAWAY, WILLEM TOMLINSON, LUKE WALL, MODOU CHAM (capt), RAMIREZ (REMY) HOWARTH (SUB- 88 STEFAN MOLS).
The result saw the Under 18’s finish in 9th place in the Barclays Under 18’s Premier League (North Group). Played 22, Won 6, Drew 3, Lost 13, F- 36, A- 50. Points 21.
 
In the FA Cup Quarter Finals Steve Clarke’s Reading drew 0:0 with Bradford City. Bradford had Billy Knott in their starting line up.
 
Aston Villa won their place in the FA Cup semi finals, by beating West Brom in a hotly contested local derby. The match, which featured Shay Given & Charles N’Zogbia, was marred by pitch invasions.
 
Peterborough beat Leyton Orient 1:0, but lost Marcus Maddison who was sent off in the first minute of injury time in League One.
 
In Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir gained a welcome 2:1 victory over Peterhead. Colin McMenamin scored their opening goal in the 6th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield continued to rise up the table by defeating Billingham Synthonia 3:1. Michael Riley scored their first after only 9 minutes & Paul Brayson got their third deep in the second half. Dan Taylor & Michael Hoganson also featured.  
 
Newton Aycliffe climbed away from the relegation zone with a 21 win over Durham City. Dennis Knight scored both their goals; netting in the 36th minute & in about the 50th minute. Richard Archer also featured & Walid Abeid was in the Durham side.
 
Bishop Auckland beat Ashington 2:0 & thier second came from a long goal kick by Scott Pocklington which was put through his own net by a defender. Andy Mogwo also featured as a sub for the Bishops.
 
Whitley Bay got another valuable win by beating Dunston UTS 1:0. Their line up included a debut for new signing Andy Ferrell, while Dale Burrell featured for Dunston.
 
West Allotment also gave a debut to their new signing Marc Walton who came close to scoring in their 1:1 draw with North Shields. Dan Mullen was also in goal for West Allotment.  
 
Finally, league leaders Guisborough Town drew 2:2 at Penrith with Stewart Bath in their side.
 
Team Northumbria kept their promotion hopes going in Division Two of the Northern League by beating Esh Winning 2:0. Their goal came from Louis Stor