2016-17 SEASON REVIEW
 
ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP – 1st PLACE- CHAMPIONS / PROMOTION
(With Club Record of 14 Away Wins in a Season)
 
UNDER 23’s- Development League Two Promotion Play Off Final Runners Up
 
TRANSFERS IN;-
 
JUN.29th.2016,
SELS, MATZ
(From GENT FEE REPORTED TO BE £4.5 MILLION)
 
JUN.30TH.2016
GAYLE, DWIGHT
(From CRYSTALPALACE FEE REPORTED TO BE £10 MILLION) 
 
JUL.1ST.2016
RITCHIE, MATT
(From AFC BOURNEMOUTH FEE REPORTED TO BE £12 MILLION)
 
JUL.8th.2016
GAMEZ, JESUS DUARTE
(From ATLETICO MADRID (UNDISCLOSED FEE?) 
 
JUL.8th.2016
FINDLAY, STUART
(From CELTIC- Free Transfer)
 
JUL.8th.2016
EL-MHANNI, YASIN BEN,
(Free Agent)
 
JUL.11TH.2016
HAYDEN, ISAAC
(From ARSENAL- (Undisclosed Fee), REPORTED TO BE £2.5 MILLION)
 
JUL.21ST.2016
HANLEY, GRANT
(From BLACKBURN ROVERS- Transfer Fee- £5.5 MILLION)
 
AUG.3RD.2016
CLARK, CIARAN
(From ASTON VILLA- FEE REPORTED TO BE £5 MILLION)
 
AUG.3RD.2016
DIAME, MOHAMED
(From HULL CITY- FEE REPORTED TO BE £5 MILLION)
 
AUG.24TH.2016
DEANDRE, YEDLIN
(From TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR- FEE REPORTED TO BE £5 MILLION)
 
AUG.28TH.2016
MURPHY, DARYL
(From IPSWICH TOWN-FEE REPORTED TO BE £3 MILLION)
 
AUG.28TH.2016
LAZAAR, ACHRAF
(From PALMERO-FEE REPORTED TO BE £3 MILLION)
 
NOV.28th.2016 (Agreement reached?) Signed: DEC.21st.2016
‘JUANITO’- Juan Jesus Nunez Cumbrera
 
FEB.3rd.2017
FERNANDEZ, VICTOR
(From UE CORNELLA (Spain) (Undisclosed)
 
TRANSFER OUT: -
 
JUN.30TH.2016
TOWNSEND, ANDROS
(To CRYSTAL PALACE FEE REPORTED TO BE £13 MILLION)
 
JUL.9th.2016
CISSE, PAPISS
(To SHANGDONG LUNENG FEE REPORTED TO BE £6.8 MILLION)
 
JUL.22ND.2016
WIJNALDUM, GEORGINIO
(To LIVERPOOL- UNDISCLOSED FEE REPORTED TO BE £25 MILLION)
 
AUG.11th.2016
CABELLA, REMY
(To MARSEILLE-TRANSFER FEE UNDISCLOSED)
 
JANMAAT, DARYL
AUG.24th.2016
(To WATFORD- UNDISCLOSED REPORTED TO BE £7.5 MILLION)
 
BIGIRIMANA, GAEL
AUG.26TH.2016
(To COVENTRY CITY- FREE TRANSFER)
 
SISSOKO, MOUSSA
AUG.31ST.2016
(To TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR- UNDISCLOSED FEE REPORTED TO BE £30 MILLION)
 
THAUVIN, FLORIAN
NOV.4TH.2016 (UNCONFIRMED.... Confirmed JUN.9th.2017)
(To MARSEILLE- FOLLOWING LOAN; UNDISCLOSED FEE TRIGGERED BY NUMBER OF APPEARANCES- REPORTED TO BE £10 MILLION))
 
TIOTE, CHEICK
FEB.6th.2017
(To BEIJING ENTERPRISES GROUP FC (China).UNDISCLOSED FEE REPORTED TO BE APPROX; £1 MILLION)
 
RELEASED;-
 
Announced JUN.3RD
TAYLOR, STEVEN
COBAIN, JAMIE
LAIDLER, ADAM
POLLOCK, BEN
 
Contract Ended by Mutual Consent- JUL.5TH.2016
COLOCCINI, FABRICIO
 
LOANS IN: -
 
FREEMAN, CHARLES
(From Spurs Under 18’s- JUL.22nd To JUL.30th.2016_
 
ATSU, CHRISTIAN (From Chelsea- AUG.31st.2016 To MAY 14th.2017 Then SIGNED- UNDISCLOSED FEE REPORTED APPROX: £6 MILLION- MAY 24th.2017)
 
LOANS OUT: -
 
JUL.13th.2016 To JUL.23rd.2016, Then SEP.14th 2015 To SEP.16th 2016 (Injuries)
SMITH, LIAM (To CREWE ALEXANDRA)
 
JUL.29th.2016 To Late MAY 2017
GILLESPHEY, MACAULAY (To CARLISLE UNITED)
 
AUG.4th.2016 To Nov.4th.2016 (Then Signed)
THAUVIN, FLORIAN (To MARSEILLE)
 
AUG.8TH.2016 To JAN.3rd.2017
TONEY,IVAN (To SHREWSBURY TOWN)
 
AUG,22nd.2016 To Late MAY 2017
DE JONG, SEIM (To PSV EINDHOVEN)
 
AUG.23RD.2016 To Late MAY 2017
MBABU,KEVIN (To BSC YOUNG BOYS)
 
AUG.24th.2016 To Late MAY 2017
SAVIET, HENRI (To ST. ETIENNE)
 
AUG,26th.2016 To JAN.30th.2017)
KRUL, TIM (To AJAX)
 
AUG.30TH.2016 To JAN.3RD.2017
HEARDMAN, TOM (To HARTLEPOOL UNITED)
 
AUG.30TH.2016 To APR.30th.2017
ARMSTRONG, ADAM (To BARNSLEY)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To JAN.3rd 2017
AMEOBI, SAMMY (To BOLTON WANDERERS)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To JAN.3RD.2017
VUCKIC, HARIS (To BRADFORD CITY)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To Late MAY 2017
RIVIERE, EMMANUEL (To REAL OSASUNA)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To JAN.3RD.2017
STERRY, JAMIE (To COVENTRY CITY)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To JAN.8th.2017
GILLIEAD, ALEX (To LUTON TOWN)
 
AUG.31ST.2016 To DEC.31st.2016
CAMERON, KYLE (To NEWPORT COUNTY)
 
SEP.14TH.2016 To OCT.14th.2016
WOOLSTON, PAUL (To DARLINGTON 1883)
 
NOV.4th.2016 To APR.27th.2017
WOOLSTON, PAUL (To BLYTH SPARTANS)
 
JAN.9th.2017 To Late MAY 2017
LONGSTAFF, SEAN (To KILMARNOCK)
 
JAN.9th.2017 To Late MAY 2017
ROBERTS, CALLUM (To KILMARNOCK)
 
JAN.9th.2017 To Late MAY 2017
WOODMAN, FREDDIE (To KILMARNOCK)
 
JAN.10th.2017 To Late MAY 2017?
SATKA, LUBOMIR (To DAC 1904 DUNAJSKA STREDA (Slovakia))
 
JAN.12th.2017 To Late MAY 2017
GILLIEAD, ALEX (To BRADFORD CITY)
 
JAN.12th.2017 To Late MAY 2017
TONEY, IVAN (To SCUNTHORPE UNITED)
 
JAN.31st.2017 To Late MAY 2017
KRUL, TIM (To AZ ALKMAAR)
 
FEB.3rd.2017 To APR.23rd.2017
LONG, OLIVER (WORK EXPERIENCE LOAN- To WHITLEY BAY)
 
MAR.10th.2017 To APR.23rd.2017)- 0 Apps
SMITH, BEN (WORK EXPERIENCE LOAN- To DARLINGTON 1883)
 
TRIALISTS;-
 
JUL.9TH.2016 To JUL.27th.2016?
DA SILVA, FLAVIA  (Free Agent)
 
JUL.9TH.2016 To JUL.16th.2016
HARVEY, TYLER (Free Agent)
 
JUL.9TH.2016 To JUL.16th.2016
IDE, GEORGE (Free Agent)
 
JUL.11TH.2016 To JUL.18th.2016, Then SIGNED- AUG.30TH.2016
HUUHTANEN,OTTO(From FC ILVES TAMPERE)
 
JUL.13TH.2016 To JUL.20th.2016, Then SIGNED- AUG.13TH.2016
SORENSEN, ELIAS FRITJOF (From HB KOGE)
 
AUG.1ST.2015 Then SIGNED SEP.2016?)
SANGARE, MO (From BURNLEY)_
 
DEC.28th.2016 Then FURTHER EXTENDED TRIAL? JAN.3RD 2017 To
BARTLETT, TYRIQUE (From University of Pretoria) 
 
(JAN.3rd.2017 Extended Trial Then Signed?)
JUANITO’- CUMBRERA, JUAN JESUS NUNEZ (From Recreativo De Huelva)
 
(APR.20th.2017 To APR.27th.2017)
YARNEY, JOSEF (From Everton) 
 
(APR.28th.2017 To MAY 5th.2017?)
SIMPSON, ROMARNO (From Charlton Athletic
 
MANAGERIAL/COACHING APPOINTMENTS IN & OUT;-
 
OUT: JUN.1st.2016
PECCHIA, FABIO (1ST. Team Coach left to be 1stTeam Coach; VERONA)
 
IN: JUN.2nd.2016
ANTIA, MIKEL (Appointed as 1st Team Coach)
 
IN; AUG.18TH.2016
HARPER, STEVE (Appointed Under 18’s Academy Goalkeeper Coach)
 
OUT; DEC.5TH.2016
CATHRO. IAN (Assistant Coach- Appointed Head Coach; HEARTS)
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM
 
AUG.5th.2016, FULHAM, Away at Craven Cottage in the Championship. Lost 0(0) : 1(1).
Goalscorer: MATT SMITH (44 mins). The following new signings made their competitive debuts; Matz Sels, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie & Dwight Gayle. Fulham had Scott Parker as a sub. Attendance; 23 992.Referee; Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).
NUFC: MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT, GRANT HANLEY, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 77 JONJO SHELVEY), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 61 ROLANDO AARONS), VURNON ANITA, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 70 ADAM ARMSTRONG), MATT RITCHIE, DWIGHT GAYLE.
FULHAM; DAVID BUTTON, DENIS ODOI, TOMAS KALAS, MICHAEL MADI, SCOTT MALONE (SUB- 85 TIM REAM), KEVIN McDONALD, RYAN TUNNICLIFFE (SUB- 69 SCOTT PARKER), TOM CAIRNEY (capt), SONE ALUKO, FLOYD AYITE, MATT SMITH (SUB- 68 LASSE VIGEN CHRISTENSEN) 

AUG.13th.2016, HUDDERSFIELD TOWN at home at SJP in the Championship. Lost 1(0) ;2(1). Goal Scorers; NAKHI WELLS (45 + 1mins), JACK PAYNE (82 mins) Huddersfield. MARCUS GAYLE (60 mins) heading in after his penalty was saved. Mo Diame was handed his debut. Attendance; 52 079, Referee; Oliver Langford (West Midlands). The ‘Gallowgate Fans Group’ raised more than £5000 prior to the game, with the purchase of 470 flags which made their debut 30 minutes before the game, creating a great atmosphere.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 83 ADAM ARMSTRONG), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN,JONJO SHELVEY, VURNON ANITA,MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 75 AYOZE PEREZ), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 45 MATT RITCHIE), DWIGHT GAYLE.
HUDDERSFIELD; DANNY WARD, TOMMY SMITH, MARK HUDSON (capt), CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER, CHRIS LOWE, JONATHAN HOGG, AARON MOOY, RAJIV VAN LA PARRA (SUB- 72 SEAN SCANNELL), ELIAS KACHUNGA, JOE LOLLEY (SUB- 81 JACK PAYNE), NAKHI WELLS (SUB- 62 KASEY PALMER)  
 
AUG.17th.2016, READING, at home at SJP, in the Championship. Won 4(1) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; ISAAC HAYDEN (20 mins), MATT RITCHIE (50 mins -Pen), DWIGHT GAYLE(2 GOALS-  69 & 89 mins), NUFC. GARATH McCLEARY (45 mins –Pen). Dwight Gayle also had a goal ruled out for handball after only 3 minutes into the game; while Roy Beerens of Huddersfield hit the bar with a shot late in the first half. There was a debut for Ciaran Clark. Attendance; 48 209; Referee: Andrew Madley (West Midlands)
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT (capt), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB-90 ROLANDO AARONS), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 75 JAMAAL LASCELLES), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 83 JACK COLBACK), DWIGHT GAYLE.
READING; ALI AL-HABSI, CHRIS GUNTER, PAUL McSHANE (capt), JOEY VAN DER BERG, JORDAN OBITA, GEORGE EVANS (SUB- 83 JOSEPH MENDES), DANNY WILLIAMS, GARATH McCLEARY, JOHN SWIFT,ROY BEERENS (SUB- 79 YAKOU MEITE), YANN KERMORGANT   
 
AUG.20th.2016, BRISTOL CITY away at Ashton Gate in the Championship. Won 1(1) :0(0). Goal Scorer; MARCUS GAYLE (19 mins). Attendance: 22512;  Referee: Tony Harrington (Teesside).
NUFC; MATZ SELS,VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 86 JONJO SHELVEY), JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 63 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 89 ROLANDO AARONS)
BRISTOL CITY: RICHARD O'DONNELL, ADAM MATTHEWS (SUB-21 MARK LITTLE), ADEN FLINT, HORDUR MAGNUSSON, SCOTT GOLBOURNE (SUB- 64 CALLUM O'DOWDA); BOBBY REID, GARY O'NEIL (capt); JONATHAN KODJIA, LEE TOMLIN, LUKE FFREEMAN, TAMMY ABRAHAM (SUB- 72 AARON WILBRAHAM) 
 
AUG.23rd.2016, CHELTENHAM TOWN, English League Cup 2nd Rd; at home at SJP. Won 2(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: AYOZE PEREZ (2 Goals- 45+2 & 47). There were competitive debuts for Jesus Gamez & Jamie Sterry. Aarons, Mitrovic & Gayle all went off injured. Attendance; 21 972, Referee; Stephen Martin (Staffordshire).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, JAMIE STERRY, JAMAAL LASCELLES, GRANT HANLEY, JESUS GAMEZ, JONJO SHELVEY, JACKCOLBACK, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 24 YOAN GOUFFRAN), MOHAMED DIAME,AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 38 DWIGHT GAYLE, SUB- 59 VURNON ANITA).
CHELTENHAM; RUSSELL GRIFFITHS, ASA HALL, EASAH SULIMAN (SUB-68 JONNY SMITH), DANNY PARSLOW (capt), DANIEL O’SHAUGHNESSY, JORDAN CRANSTON, JAMES DAYTON (SUB- 68 KOBY ARTHUR),HARRY PELL, JAMES ROWE, BILLY WATERS, DANNY WRIGHT (SUB- 77 AMARI MORGAN-SMITH). 
 
AUG.27th.2016, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION at home at SJP in the Championship. Won 2(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers; JAMAAL LASCELLES (15 mins) & JONJO SHELVEY (63 mins), from a stunning free kick. A powerful drive from Gouffran also hit the bar in the 22nd minute. Brighton’s Knockaert also clipped the bar in the 52nd minute. DEANDRE YEDLIN made his competitive debut as a sub. Kazenga Lua Lua came on as a sub for Chris Hughton & Colin Calderwood’s Brighton. Attendance:49 196, Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 72 JESUS GAMEZ), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT,ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 81 JACK COLBACK), YOAN GOUFFRAM (SUB- 88 DEANDRE YEDLIN), AYOZE PEREZ
BRIGHTON: DAVID STOCKDALE, BRUNO SALTOR GRAU (capt), SHANE DUFFY, LEWIS DUNK, GAETAN BONG, ANTHONY KNOCKAERT, BERAM KAYAL, STEVE SIDWELL (SUB- 68 OLIVER NORWOOD), JIRI SKALAK (SUB-68 KAZENGA LUA LUA), GLENN MURRAY (SUB-68 TOMER HEMED), SAM BALDOCK (Sent Off- 55)
 
SEP.10th.2016, DERBY COUNTY away at Pride Park Stadium in the Championship. Won 2(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers; YOAN GOUFFRAN (20mins) & DEANDRE YEDLIN (90+ 1min). Attendance; 30,405. Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire).
NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 87 ISAAC HAYDEN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 72 DEANDRE YEDLIN), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 76 AYOZE PEREZ).
DERBY CO: SCOTT  CARSON, CYRUS CHRISTIE, RICHARD KEOGH (capt), JASON SHACKELL (SUB- 88 DARREN BENT), MARCUS OLSSON, JOHNNY RUSSELL, CRAIG BRYSON, WILL HUGHES, IKECHI ANYA (SUB- 78 TOM INCE); MATEJ VYDRA, JAMES WILSON (SUB- 65 NICK BLACKMAN)
 
SEP.13th.2016, QPR, away at  Loftus Road in the Championship. Won 6(2) ; 0(0). The result put them within a point of first place. Goal Scorers; JONJO SHELVEY (2 GOALS- 12 & 48 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (30 mins), CIARAN CLARK (56 mins), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (62 mins), GRANT HANLEY (79 mins). Christian Atsu; Debut as a sub. Goal assist- 79mins & hit the bar. James Perch featured for QPR. Attendance; 17404, Referee; Andy Davies (Hampshire)    
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 65 GRANT HANLEY), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 61 CHRISTIAN ATSU), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 74 DEANDRE YEDLIN) 
QPR; ALEX SMITHIES, NEDUM ONUOHA (capt), GRANT HALL, STEVEN CAULKER (SUB- 89 JOAL LYNCH), JAKE BIDWELL, JAMES PERCH (SUB-18 PAWEL WSZOLEK), KARL HENRY, JORDAN COUSINS,YENI NGBAKOTO (SUB- 56 IDRISSA SYLLA), TJARONN CHERY, CONOR WASHINGTON 
 
SEP.17TH.2016, WOLVES in the Championship, at home at SJP. Lost 0(0) : 2(1). Goal Scorers; CHANCEL MBEMBA- (OG in the 29th mins from Bodvarsson cross), HELDER COSTA (62 mins); ending their six match unbeaten run. The attendance was 52117, Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex) 
NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (sent Off- 87 mins), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 63 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 63 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE.
WOLVES: CARL IKEME, MATT DOHERTY, DOMINIC IORFA, DANNY BATTH (capt), CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON. PRINCE ONIANGUE, DAVE EDWARDS, ROMAIN SAISS, HELDER COSTA (SUB- 74 JOE MASON), JON DADI BODVARSSON (SUB- 88 CONOR COADY), JOAO TEIXEIRA (SUB- 71 IVAN CAVALEIRO)
 
SEP.20TH.2016, WOLVES, at Home at SJP in the English League Cup 3rd Rd.
Won  2(2) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: MATT RITCHIE (29 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (31 mins)). Diame also hit the bar in the 48th minute. Both ACHRAF LAZAAR & DARYL MURPHY made their debuts
. Attendance: 34735, Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire). 
NUFC;KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, GRANT HANLEY, ACHRAF LAZAAR, JACK COLBACK, JONJO SHELVEY (capt), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 86 JAMAAL LASCELLES), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 72 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 74 CHRISTIAN ATSU) DARYL MURPHY
WOLVES: ANDY LONGERAN, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, KORTNEY HAUSE, DOMINIC IORFA, SILVIO (MANUEL DE AZEVEDO FERREIRA SA PEREIRA), GEORGE SAVILLE, CONOR COADY (capt), JOAO TEIXEIRA (SUB- 45 OLA JOHN); JED WALLACE (SUB- 78 JON DADI BODVARSSON), PAUL GLADON, JOE MASON (SUB- 62 JACK PRICE.
 
SEP.24TH.2016, ASTON VILLA, away at Villa Park in the Premier League, Draw 1(1) : 1(0) Goal Scorers;  TOMMY ELPHICK (OG- 28 mins), NUFC. AARON TSHIBOLA (88 mins), Villa. Attendance: 32,062 Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (Lancashire).
NUFC: MATZ SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 75 CHEICK TIOTE), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 80 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
ASTON VILLA: PIERLUIGI GOLLINI, LEANDRO BACUNA, JAMES CHESTER, TOMMY ELPHICK, NATHAN BAKER (SUB- 45 AARON TSHIBOLA), JORDAN AMAVI, MILE JEDINAK, ASHLEY WESTWOOD (SUB- 85 RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY), ALBERT ADOMAH (SUB- 63 RUDY GESTED); JONATHAN KODJIA, ANDRE AYEW  
 
SEP.28TH.2016, NORWICH CITY at home in the Championship; Won 4(1)_; 3(1) classic victory; having trailed 3;1 at one point. This ‘entertaining game with its thrilling end, saw Gayle gain a hat trick; elevating them to 3rd place. Goal Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (3 GOALS- 24, 71& 90+6 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (90+ 5 mins), NUFC. GRAHAM DORRANS (44  mins- Pen), CAMERON JEROME (52 mins), JACOB MURPHY (69 mins, Deflected Shot Off Lascelles), Norwich. Attendance; 48236, Referee; Peter Bankes (Liverpool).  Bassong featured for Norwich.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 90 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 72 ISAAC HAYDEN), MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 72 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE
NORWICH; MICHAEL McGOVERN, IVO PINTO, RUSSELL MARTIN (capt), SEBASTIEN BASSONG, MARTIN OLSSON, ALEX TETTEY, GRAHAM DORRANS, JACOB MURPHY (SUB- 78 RYAN BENNETT), JONNY HOWSON, ROBBIE BRADY, CAMERON JEROME (SUB- 86 NELSON OLIVEIRA).   
 
OCT.1ST.2016, ROTHERHAM UNITED away at the New York Stadium in the Championship. They won 1(1) : 0(0) Goal Scorer: CHRISTIAN ATSU (41 mins). Attendance; 11653, Referee Roger East (Wiltshire)
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHLEVEY, JACK COLBACK, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 66 MATT RITCHIE), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 87 GRANT HANLEY), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
ROTHERHAM; LEE CAMP, DARNELL FISHER, DAEL FRY, DOMINIC BALL, GREG HALFORD, JON TAYLOR, TOM ADEYEMI (SUB- 26 WILL VAULKS), LEE FRECKLINGTON, JOE NEWELL (SUB- 72 DEXTER BLACKSTOCK); IZZY BROWN, DANNY WARD.

OCT.15th.2016,  BRENTFORD at home at SJP in the Championship & Won 3(2) : 1(0) The goal scorers were; CIARAN CLARK (SUB- 11mins), DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 15 & 49 mins), NUFC. SCOTT HOGAN (52 mins), Brentford. Attendance: 51 885, Referee: Simon Hooper from Wiltshire. The result took Newcastle into 2nd place & Gayle’s goals made him the leading goalscorer in the Championship this season
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 59 GRANT HANLEY), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 72 DEANDRE YEDLIN, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK,YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 84 ACHRAF LAZAAR), AYOZE PERZEZ, DWIGHT GAYLE. 
BRENTFORD; DANIEL BENTLEY, MAXIME COLIN, HARLEY DEAN (capt), JOHN EGAN, ANDREAS BJELLAND (SUB- 75 YOANN BARBET), JOSH CLARKE, NICO YENNARIS (SUB- 78 ALAN McCORMACK), RYAN WOODS, LEWIS MACLEOD (SUB-64 SULLEY KAIKAI), ROMAINE SAWYERS, SCOTT HOGAN.
 
OCT.18th.2016, BARNSLEY away at Oakwell in the Championship. Won 2(0) : 0(0). Goal Scorer; DWIGHT GAYLE (2- 48th & 68th. mins). Attendance; 18 597, Referee; Paul Tierney (Lancashire). Newcastle now top the league table.                                                                                          

NUFC; KARL DARLOW,VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 82 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MO DIAME (SUB- 90 JACK COLBACK), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE.                                                            

BARNSLEY; ADAM DAVIES, ANDY YIADOM, JAMES BREE (SUB-83 COLE KPEKAWA), MARC ROBERTS, ADAM JACKSON, RYAN KENT, SAM MORSY, CONOR HOURIHANE (capt), ADAM HAMMILL (SUB- 71 TOM BRADSHAW), SAM WINNALL, MARLEY WATKINS (SUB- 71 ELLIOT LEE)

OCT.22nd.2016, IPSWICH TOWN at home in the Championship. They won 3(1) : 0(0), despite at times struggling to dominate with LEON BEST hitting the bar with a shot while they held a slender 1;0 lead. Goal Scorers; AYOZE PEREZ (2 GOALS- 1 min & 73 mins), MATT RITCHIE (78 mins). Attendance; 51 963 Referee; James Adcock (Nottinghamshire)
NUFC; KARL; DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JACK COLBACK, JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 83 ISAAC HAYDEN), MATT RITCHIE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB-75 CHRISTIAN ATSU), AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
IPSWICH ; BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI, JONAS KNUDSEN (SUB- 45 JOSH EMMANUEL), LUKE CHAMBERS, CHRISTOPHE BERRA, ADAM WEBSTER, GRANT WARD, JONATHAN DOUGLAS, CONOR GRANT, TOM LAWRENCE, FREDDIE SEARS (SUB- 83 JONNY WILLIAMS), LEON BEST (SUB- 45 DAVID McGOLDRICK).

OCT.25th.2016, PRESTON NORTH END at home in the 4th Round of the English League Cup. Won 6(2) : 0(0). It could have been even more as Atsu hit the post twice. The goal scorers were; ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (2 GOALS- 19 & 55 mins), MOHAMED DIAME (2 GOALS- 38 & 87 mins), MATT RITCHIE (53 mins –Pen), AYOZE PEREZ (90+1 mins). Attendance; 49 042, Referee; Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire). Preston featured PAUL HUNTINGTON as their team captain                                                       

NUFC:  MATZ SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CHANCEL MBEMBA,GRANT HANLEY, PAUL DUMMETT (capt) (SUB- 58 VUNRON ANITA), ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 31 JONJO SHELVEY),MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 75 AYOZE PEREZ), MOHAMED DIAME, CHRISTIAN ATSU, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.                                                                               

PRESTON: ANDERS LINDEGAARD, BAILEY WRIGHT, PAUL HUNTINGTON, BEN DAVIES (SUB- 45 PAUL GALLAGHER), TOMMY SPURR, CHRIS HUMPHREY, LIAM GRIMSHAW, BEN PRINGLE (SUB- 45 TOM CLARKE), ALAN BROWNE (Sent Off- 24 mins), EOIN DOYLE, SIMON MAKIENOK (SUB-63- DANIEL JOHNSON).

OCT.29th.2016, PRESTON NORTH END away at Deepdale in the championship. Won 2(0) : 1(0). After a goalless low key first half, all the goals came in the second half. Well into the 6 minutes of injury time, Preston almost equalised with Vermijl hitting the post. Scorers: ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (2 GOALS- 59 & 71 mins), NUFC. (JERMAINE BECKFORD SHOT OFF) OG- JAMAAL LASCELLES- 90 mins), Preston. Attendance; 20 724, Referee; Christopher Kavanagh(Lancashire)                                                                                

NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 90+ 5 GRANT HANLEY), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 90+ 2 CHRISTIAN ATSU), YOAN GOUFFRAN, MOHAMED DIAME, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 86 AYOZE PEREZ).              

PRESTON; CHRIS MAXWELL, ALEX BATISTE, DAEL FRY, TOM CLARKE, BAILEY WRIGHT, GREG CUNNINGHAM, BEN PRINGLE (SUB- 72 JERMAINE BECKFORD), BEN PEARSON, DANIEL JOHNSON, PAUL GALLAGHER, CALLUM ROBINSON (SUB- 86 MARNICK VERMIJL), JORDAN HUGILL (SUB- 83 SIMON MAKIENOK).

NOV.5TH.2016, CARDIFF CITY. Won 2(2) : 1(0).  At home in the Championship.  The match preceded by the waiving of 12 ‘legend flags’ in the Gallowgate end. Goal Scorers: CHRISTRIAN ATSU (3 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (45 mins), NUFC. PETER WHITTINGHAM (77 mins), Cardiff. Attendance; 51 257, Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland).                                 

NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 89 MOHAMED DIAME), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 72 VURNON AITA), AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC,                                                                       

CARDIFF: BEN AMOS, LEE PELTIER, JOE BENNETT, SEAN MORRISON, JOE RALLS, CRAIG NOONE )SUB-74 KADEEM HARRIS), SOL BAMBA, KIERAN RICHARDSON (SUB- 73 PETER WHITTINGHAM), ARON GUNNARSSON, RICKIE LAMBERT (SUB- 72 MAROUANE CHAMAKH), JUNIOR HOILETT.

NOV.20TH.2016, LEEDS UNITED away at Elland Road in the Championship. Won 2(1) :0(0). Goal Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 22 & 54) Attendance: 36 002 Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire). Being the first competitive match between the 2 sides since Gary Speeds death, there was a minutes applause which took place in the 11th  minute.                                           

NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 83 ISAAC HAYDEN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 76 MOHAMED DIAME), AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB –79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).                                         

LEEDS; ROB GREEN, LUKE AYLING, PONTUS JANSSON, KYLE BARTLEY, CHARLIE TAYLOR, KEMAR ROOFE, KALVIN PHILLIPS, RONALDO VIEIRA (SUB- 62 HADI SACKO), EUNAN O’KANE, SOULEYMANE DOUKARA (SUB- 78 MARCUS ANTONSSON), CHRIS WOOD

NOV.26TH.2016,  BLACKBURN ROVERS at home in the league, hoping for a 10th. consecutive competitive win. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). Goal Scorer; CHARLIE MULGREW (75). Attendance 52 092, Referee; David Coote (Nottinghamshire).

NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 85 DWIGHT GAYLE), JESUS GAMEZ (SUB- 55 PAUL DUMMETT), JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, CHRISTIAN ATSU, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.                                                                                                      

BLACKBURN: JASON STEELE, DERRICK WILLIAMS, JASON LOWE, CHARLIE MULGREW, DARRAGH LENIHAN, CRAIG CONWAY, CORRY EVANS, LIAM FEENEY, BEN MARSHALL, SAM GALLAGHER (SUB- 62 MARVIN EMNES), DANNY GRAHAM. 

NOV.29TH.2016, HULL CITY, away at the KCOM  Stadium; in the EFL (League) Cup Quarter Final . Draw 0(0) ::0(0) after 90mins (1;1 AET). Lost on Pens 1;3. Goal Scorers: MOHAMED DIAME (98 mins), NUFC, ROBERT SNODGRASS (99 mins), Hull. Lazaar hit the bar in extra time. For the record here’s how we exited from the competition in the Penalty Shoot Out::NUFC: JONJO SHELVEY (Pen Saved) ,DWIGHT GAYLE (Missed- Hit the Bar), CHRISTIAN ATSU (Scored), YOAN GOUFFRAN (Pen Saved). HULL: ROBERT SNODGRASS (Scored), MICHAEL DAWSON (Scored), TOM HUDDLESTONE (Scored). There was a minute’s silence before the kick off for the victims of the Columbia plane crash, which killed most of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil. Attendance; 16 243, Referee; Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire). 

NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 109 DEANDRE YEDLIN), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, ACHRAF LAZAAR,ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 105 DARYL MURPHY), JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB-81 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE.                                                                         

HULL; EDLIN JAKUPOVIC, AHMED ELMOHAMADY (SUB- 79 JAMES WEIR), ANDY ROBERTSON (SUB- 79 JOSH TYMON), MICHAEL DAWSON, HARRY MAGUIRE, TOM HUDDLESTONE, DAVID MEYLER, JAKE LIVERMORE (SUB- 79 MARKUS HENRIKSEN), ADAMA DIOMANDE, ROBERT SNODGRASS, DIEUMERCI MBOKANI (Sent Off- 89). 

DEC.2nd 2016, away at the City Ground; verses NOTTINGHAM FOREST, Lost 1(1) : 2(0). Goal Scorers;  MATT RITCHIE (45), NUFC. NICKLAS BENDTNER (52) & MATTY CASH (86). Forest. Attendance: 21 317, Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire). Forest came back into it in the second half against 9 men, having had 2 players sent off & having had 2 pens saved in the first half in the 32nd from Bendtner & 45th minutes from Landsbury. Clark also had a goal disallowed. Both Dummett & Shelvey later had their red cards quashed on appeal. 
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES, PAUL DUMMETT (Sent Off- 45+ 2), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY (Sent Off- 33), MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 VURNON ANITA), YOAN GOUFRAN (SUB- 77 MOHAMED DIAME), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 87 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
NOTTS FOREST: VLADIMIR STOJKOVIC, ERIC LICHAI, MICHAEL MANCIENNE (SUB- 45 BRITT ASSOMBALONGA), MATT MILLS, DAMIEN PERQUIS, MATTY CASH, THOMAS LAM (SUB- 65 MUSTAPHA CARAYOL), HENRI LANSBURY (Capt), BEN OSBORN, PATJIM KASAMI, NICKLAS BENDTNER (SUB- 79 APOSTOLOS VELLIOS).     
 
DEC.10th.2016, BIRMINGHAM CITY, at Home in the Championship. Won 4(2) ; 0(0). Goal Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (hat trick; 18th 24th & 77th mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (47th mins). Attendance;52 145; Referee; Andy Davies (Hampshire).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 81 ACHRAF LAZAAR), MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 71 CHRISTIAN ATSU), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 78 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
BIRMINGHAM; TOMASZ KUSZCZAK, RYAN SHOTTON, JOSH DACRES-COGLEY, MICHAEL MORRISON, JONATHAN GROUNDS, ROBERT TESCUE (SUB- 45 MAIKEL KIEFTENBELD), STEPHEN GLEESON, DAVID COTTERILL (SUB- 74 COREY O’KEEFE), GREG STEWART (SUB- 45 LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ), CHE ADAMS, CLAYTON DONALDSON.    
 
DEC.14th.2016, WIGAN ATHLETIC, Away at the DW Stadium. Won;  2(1) ; 0(0). Goal Scorers; MOHAMED DIAME (26) & CHRISTIAN ATSU (78). Attendance: 14 562 , Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 69 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, YOAN GOUFFRAN, MOHAMED DIAME, MARCUS GAYLE (SUB- 82 AYOZE PEREZ)
WIGAN; JUSSI JAASKELAJNEN, LUKE GARBUTT (SUB- 19 ANDY KELLETT), GRAIG MORGAN (SUB- 68 DAN BURN), JAKE BUXTON, STEPHEN WARNOCK, SHAUN MACDONALD (SUB- 80 CRAIG DAVIES), MICHAEL JACOBS, NICK POWER, DAVID PERKINS, YANIC WILDSCHUT, WILL GRIGG.       
 
DEC.17th.2016, BURTON ALBION, Away at the Perelli Stadium in the Championship. Won 2(2) : 1(1). Goal Scorers: DWIGHT GAYLE (15) & MOHAMED DIAME (34), NUFC. Attendance; 6 665, Referee; Lee Probert (Gloucestershire)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK<PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 85 YOAN GOUFFRAN), CHRISTIAN ATSU, MOHAMED DIAME, MARCUS GAYLE.
BURTON; JOHN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN MOUSINHO (capt), KYLE McFADZEAN, DAMIEN McCRORY, JOHN BRAYFORD, TOM NAYLOR, MATT PALMER (SUB- 89 WILLIAM MILLER), JACKSON IRVINE, LLOYD DYER,
 
DEC.26th.2016, Boxing Day Fixture at home in the Championship; SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY. Lost 0(0) : 1((0). Goal Scorer; GLENN LOOVENS (53). Attendance; 52 179, Referee; Paul Tierney (Lancashire); who booked 6 Wednesday players and it could have been more. Newcastle’s best was first off effort by Gayle which was tipped onto the bar.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 80 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 62 AYOZE PEREZ), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB-68 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MARCUS GAYLE.
SHEFF.WED: KIEREN WESTWOOD, STEVEN FLETCHER, ADAM REACH, GLENN LOOVENS, TOM LEES, LIAM PALMER, SAM HUTCHINSON, ROSS WALLACE (SUB-90+4 ATDHE NUHIU), DANIEL PUDIL, BARRY BANNAN (SUB- 81 DAVID JONES), FERNANDO FORESTIERI (SUB- 77 LUCAS JOAO).
 
DEC.30th.2016. NOTTINGHAM FOREST at home in the Championship. Won 3(1) : 1(1). The result took them back to the top of the league table. Goal Scorers; MATT RITCHIE (4 mins- deflected free kick),  DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 63 & 80mins). NUFC.  NICOLAO DUMITRU-CARDOSO (29 mins), Forest. Matt Mills was sent off in the 60th minute. Attendance; 52 228, Referee; Keith Paul Stroud (Bournemouth).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 83 ACHRAF LAZAAR), ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 67 MOHAMED DIAME), CHRISTIAN ATSU, AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 88 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).   
NOTTS. FOREST; VLADIMIR STOJKOVIC, MATT MILLS, JACK HOBBS, THOMAS LAM (SUB- 84 ANEL AHMEDHODZIC), MATTY CASH, HILDEBERTO PEREIRA, PAJTIM KASAMI, BEN OSBORN, ERIC LICHAJ, NICOLAO DIMITRU-CARDOSO (SUB- 73 BRITT ASSOMBALONGA), NICKLAS BENDTNER (SUB- 81 DAVID VAUGHAN).
 
JAN.2ND.2017, BLACKBURN ROVERS, Away at Ewood Park in the Championship. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). Goal Scorer; CHARLIE MULGREW (74 mins- free kick). Gayle had goal disallowed in the first half for offside & Clark had a goal disallowed for hand ball; while Diame also saw an effort hit the bar in the first half. Attendance; 18 524, Referee; Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire)
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA (SUB-87 DARYL MURPHY), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, MATT RITCHIE, ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 76 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 85 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, DWIGHT GAYLE.
BLACKBURN, JASON STEELE, RYAN NYAMBE (SUB- 64 CORRY EVANS), GORDON GREER, CHARLIE MULGREW, DERRICK WILLIAMS, LIAM FEENEY, JASON LOWE, HOPE AKPAN, CRAIG CONWAY (SUB- 42 SAM GALLAGHER), DANNY GRAHAM, MARVIN EMNES (SUB- 90+3 WES BROWN).
 
JAN.7th.2017, BIRMINGHAM CITY, FA Cup 3rd Round; away at the St. Andrews ground. Draw 1(1) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; DARYL MURPHY (5), NUFC. LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ (42), Birmingham. Attendance; 13 171. Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire). Mitrovic was stretchered off in the 10th minute.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, GRANT HANLEY, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 69 MATT RITCHIE), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 65 ISAAC HAYDEN), ACHRAF LAZAAR, DARYL MURPHY, ALEKANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 10 YOAN GOUFFRAN).
BIRMINGHAM: ADAM LEGZDINS, JONATHAN GROUNDS, PAUL ROBINSON, RYAN SHOTTON, MAIKEL KIEFTENHELD, STEPHEN GLEESON, DIEGO FABBRINI (SUB- 79 GREG STEWART), CHE ADAMS, LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ, JONATHAN SPECTOR (SUB- 44 JOSH DACRES-COGLEY), DAVID DAVIS.   
 
JAN.14th.2017, BRENTFORD, Away at Griffin Park in the Championship. Won 2(1) : 1(0). Goal Scorers: DWIGHT GAYLE (20), DARYL MURPHY (79), NUFC, LASSE VIBE (52), Brentford. There were scares in the second half when Brentford hit the post & the ball ran agonisingly along the line & they also had strong appeals for a penalty turned down. Attendance: 11 435, Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (Lancashire)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIERAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 62 VURNON ANITA)(SUB- 72 GRANT HANLEY), JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 28 DARYL MURPHY).
BRENTFORD: DANIEL BENTLEY, JOHN EGAN (SUB- 87 PHILIPP HOFMANN), HARLEE DEAN, ANDREAS BJELLAND, MAZIME COLIN, NICO YENNARIS, JOSH McEACHRAN (SUB- 80 ‘JOTA’- JOSE IGNACIO PELETEIRO ROMALLO), RYAN WOODS, TOM FIELD, ROMAINE SAWYERS (SUB- 90+1 JOSH CLARKE), LASSE VIBE.      

JAN.18th.2017, BIRMINGHAM CITY at home in their FA Cup 3rd Round Replay. Won 3(2) : 1(0), Goal Scoers: MATT RITCHIE (2 GOALS- 9 (mins- Pen) & 90+ 2 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (34 mins), NUFC. DAVID COTTERILL (71 mins), Birmingham. Attendance; 34 896, Referee: Lee W. Probert (South Gloucestershire). Newcastle handed 3 debuts to Stuart Findlay, Daniel Barlaser & Yasin Ben El;Mhanni
NUFC; MATS SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 75 ISAAC HAYDEN), GRANT HANLEY, STUART FINDLAY, ACHRAF LAZAAR, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 82 JACK COLBACK), DANIEL BARLASER, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 70 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
                                                                                                     BIRMINGHAM: BIRMINGHAM: ADAM LEGZDINS, JOSH DACRES-COGLEY, PAUL ROBINSON, RYAN SHOTTON, JONATHAN GROUNDS, MAIKEL KIEFTENBELD (SUB- 80 DIEGO FABBRINI), DAVID DAVIS (SUB- 64 REECE BROWN), ROBERT TESCHE, CHE ADAMS, VIV SOLOMON-OTABOR (SUB-64 LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ), DAVID COTTERILL

JAN.21st.2017, ROTHERHAM UNITED, At Home in the Championship; Won 4(1) : 0(0).Goal Scorers; DARYL MURPHY (45), MATT RITCHIE (49 & 77), AYOZE PEREZ (59). Attendance; 52 208, Referee; Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire).                                                                                                               

NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 80 JAMIE STERRY), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 64 SAMMY AMEOBI), DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 75 ACHRAF LAZAAR). 

ROTHERHAM; RICHARD O’DONNELL, DARNELL FISHER, RICHARD WOOD, AYMEN BELAID, JOE MATTOCK, RICHARD SMALLWOOD, ANTHONY FORDE (SUB- 87 STEPHEN KELLY), WILL VAULKS, TOM ADEYEMI, JON TAYLOR (SUB- 75 SCOTT ALLAN), JERRY YATES (SUB- 61 DANNY WARD)   

JAN.28th.2017, OXFORD UNITED; FA. Cup 4th Round Away at the Kassam Stadium . Lost 0(0) : 3(1). Goal Scorers: KANE HEMMINGS (46), CURTIS NELSON (79), TONI MARTINEZ LOPEZ (87). Attendance: 11 810, Referee; David Coote (Nottinghamshire).  Mitrovic missing a penalty in the 66th minute & & that just about sums the game up.                                                                                                                    

NUFC: MATZ SELS, JESUS GAMEZ, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 77 MATT RITCHIE), GRANT HANLEY, CURTIS GOOD, ISAAC HAYDEN, DANIEL BARLASER, ACHRAF LAZAAR, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 68 YOAN GOUFFRAN), 

OXFORD: SIMON EASTWOOD, PHIL EDWARDS, CHEY DUNKLEY, CURTIS NELSON, JOE SKARZ, CHRIS MAGUIRE (SUB- 70 TONI MARTINEZ LOPEZ), JOHN LUNDSTRAM, RYAN LEDSON, MARVIN JOHNSON, ROBERT HALL, KANE HEMMINGS (SUB- 83 LIAM SERCOMBE).  

FEB.1st.2017.. QPR at home in the Championship. Draw 2(1) : 2(1). Goal Scorers; JONO SHELVEY (38), MATT RITCHIE (54), NUFC. CONOR WASHINGTON (44), CIARAN CLARK (OG 90) (From Kazenga Lua Lua cross), QPR.. JAMES PERCH also featured for QPR. Att: 47 907, Referee; Tim Robinson (West Sussex)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, YOAN GOUFFRAN, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 86 MO DIAME), DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 66 SAMMY AMEOBI).
QPR; ALEX SMITHIES, NEDUM ONUOHA, JAMES PERCH, JOE LYNCH, DARNELL FURLONG (SUB- 81 SEAN GOSS), PAWEL WSZOLEK MASSIMO LUONGO, RYAN MANNING (SUB- 66 LUKE FREEMAN), JAKE BIDWELL, CONOR WASHINGTON, JAMIE MACKIE (SUB- 74 KAZENGA LUA LUA).       
 
FEB.4th.2017, DERBY COUNTY at home in the Championship. Won; 1(1) : 0(0) Goal Scorer; MATT RITCHIE (defected shot in the 27th minute). At the end of the game in injury time, Yedlin cleared an effort by Bent off the line for Newcastle to seal the win. Attendance: 52 271. Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire).   
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, GRANT HANLEY, CIERAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 49 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 90+ 3 JAMAAL LASCELLES), MOHAMED DIAME, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 84 SAMMY AMEOBI).
DERBY: SCOTT CARSON, CHRIS BAIRD, RICHARD KEOGH, ALEX PEARCE, MARCUS OLSSON, JACOB BUTTERFIELD, BRADLEY JOHNSON (SUB- 76 IKECHI ANYA), CRAIG BRYSON (SUB- 45 JULIAN DE SART), TOM INCE, DARREN BENT, JOHNNY RUSSELL (SUB- 64 ABDOUL CAMARA).
 
FEB.11th.2017, WOLVES, Won 1(1) : 0(0), away at Molineux in the Championship. Goal Scorer; ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (44 mins). The Attendance; 24 876, Referee; Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 82 DARYL MURPHY), JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN, MO DIAME (SUB- 88 AYOZE PEREZ), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 45 CHRISTIAN ATSU).
WOLVES: CARL IKEME, CONOR COADY, DANNY BATTH (capt), RICHARD STEARMAN, MATT DOHERTY, DAVID EDWARDS, JACK PRICE (SUB- 45 LEE EVANS), HELDER (Wander Sousa De Azenedo) COSTA, BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE (SUB- 61 JONJ DAOL BOOVARSSON), ANDREAS WEIMANN (SUB- 75 BEN MARSHALL), NOUHADICKO
 
FEB.14th.2017, NORWICH CITY, Away at Carrow Road in the Championship. Draw 2(1) : 2(1) draw. Goals Scorers; AYOZE PEREZ (23 secs),JAMAAL LASCELLES (81), NUFC. JACOB MURPHY (12) & CAMERON JEROME (17), Norwich. Attendance; 26 841, Referee; Robert Madley (Wakefield).
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 70 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 54 MO DIAME0, YOAN GOUFFRAN, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC  (SUB- 76 DWIGHT GAYLE).
NORWICH: JOHN RUDDY, STEVEN WHITTAKER, RUSSELL MARTIN (capt), TIMM KLOSE, MITCHELL DIJKS, JONNY HOWSON, ALEXANDER TETTEY, JACOB MURPHY, WES HOOLAHAN (SUB- 86 JODH MURPHY), YANIC WILDSCHUT (SUB- 58 ALEX PRITCHARD), CAMERON JEROME (SUB- 80 KYLE LAFFERTY).
 
FEB.20th.2017. ASTON VILLA at home in the Championship. Won 2(1) : 0(0). The goals came from YOAN GOUFFRAN (42) & an OG from HENRI LANSBURY (59- from a scuffed Lascelles effort). Attendance; 50 024. Referee: Peter Bankes (Liverpool). Gayle’s return from injury was short lived, having to be replaced in the first half.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES,CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, YAON GOUFFRAN (SUB- 88 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 33 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
A.VILLA: SAM JOHNSTONE, ALAN HUTTON, TOMMY ELPHICK, JAMES CHESTER, NEIL TAYLOR, MILE JEDINAK (SUB- 70 ALBERT ADOMAH), CONOR HOURIHANE, HENRI LANSBURY, BIRKIR BJARNASON (SUB- 82 GARY GARDNER), JONATHAN KODJIA(SUB- 83 LEANDRO BACUNA), SCOTT HOGAN    
 
FEB.25th.2017, BRISTOL CITY at home in the championship. Draw 2;2. Goal Scorers; AARON WILBRAHAM (11), DAVID COTTERILL (21), Bristol. KOREY SMITH (OG)- 59, CIARAN CLARK (82), NUFC. Attendance; 52 131, Referee; Chris Kavanagh (London).
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, PAUL DUMMETT, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES, JACK COLBACK(SUB- 58 MO DIAME), JONJO SHELVEY, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB-79 YOAN GOUFFRAN), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC, CHRISTIAN ATSU, MATT RITCHIE.
BRISTOL CITY: FABIAN GIEFER, ZAK VYNER, ADEN FLINT, BAILEY WRIGHT, JOE BRYAN (SUB- 71 HOROUR BJORGVIN MAGNUSSON), GARY O’NEIL, DAVID COTTERILL (SUB-90+ 2 HEGELERAT), KOREY SMITH (SUB-82 MARLON PACK), BOBBY REID, CALLUM O’DOWDA, AARON WILBRAHAM.
 
FEB.28th.2017, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION away at the Falmer Stadium in the Championship. Won 2(0) : 1(1) Goal Scorers; GLENN MURRAY (14- Pen), Brighton. MO DIAME (81) & AYOZE PEREZ (89), NUFC. Referee; Bobby Madley (Wakefield, West Yorkshire), Attendance; 30 230. The introduction of Murphy was pivotal & he came close to scoring.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES(capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 74 DARYL MURPHY), CHRISTIAN ATSU, MO DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 82 AYOZE PEREZ).
BRIGHTON; DAVID STOCKDALE, ‘BRUNO’ SALTAR GRAU (capt), SHANE DUFFY, LEWIS DUNK, SEBASTIEN POCOGNOLI (SUB- 18 FIKAYO TOMORI), ANTHONY KNOCKAERT (SUB- 88 SOLLY MARCH), DALE STEPHENS, STEVE SIDWELL. JAMIE MURPHY, SAM BALDOCK (SUB- 82 BERAM KAYAL), GLENN MURRAY  
 
MAR.4th.2017. HUDDERSFIELD TOWN away at the John Smith’s Stadium. in the Championship. Won 3(2) : 1(0). Goal Scorers; MATT RITCHIE (10- Pen), DARYLY MURPHY (32), DWIGHT GAYLE (90+ 1), NUFC.  AARON MOOY (72- Pen), Huddersfield. Attendance; 23 213, Referee; Roger East (Wiltshire). Second place Brighton lost & the result put Newcastle 5 points clear the top.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, PAUL DUMMETT, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES, JACK COLBACK (SUB-72 YOAN GOUFFRAN), JONJO SHELVEY, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 81 DEANDRE YEDLIN), MATT RITCHIE, MO DIAME, DARYL MURPHY (SUB-66 DWIGHT GAYLE).
HUDDERSFIELD: DANNY WARD (SUB- 45 JOEL COLEMAN), TOMMY SMITH, MICHAEL HEFELE, CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER, CHRIS LOWE (SUB- 86 COLLIN QUANER), PHILLIP BILLING (SUB- 66 JONATHAN HOGG), AARON MOOY, ELIAS KACHUNGA, ISAIAH BROWN, RAJIV VAN LA PARRA, NAHKY WELLS.
 
MAR.7th.2017, READING, Away at the Madjeski Stadium in the Championship. Draw 0(0) ; 0(0) . Ritchie came close to scoring in the first half hitting the post; while in injury time at the end of the game Reading clipped the bar. The result keeps Newcastle 3 points clear at the top.  Att; 23121, Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire).
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, JESUS GAMEZ, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 88 MO DIAME), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 69 CHRISTIAN ATSU), AYOZE PEREZ. DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 75 DWIGHT GAYLE)
READING;ALI AL HABSI, CHRIS GUNTER, PAUL McSHANE, LIAM MOORE (SUB- 50 JORDAN OBITA), TYLER BLACKETT, LIAM KELLY (SUB- 45 DANNY WILLIAMS), JOEY VAN DEN BERG, LEWIS GRABBAN, JORDON MUTCH, GARATH McCLEARY, YANN KERMORGANT    
 
MAR.11th.2017, FULHAM at home in the Championship. Lost 1(0) : 3(1). Goal Scorers; TOM CAIRNEY (15),  (16 year old RYAN SESSEGNON 2 GOALS- 51 & 59), Fulham. DARYL MURPHY (76),NUFC. Fulham’s Ream, also missed a 91st minute penalty. SCOTT PARKER was a late sub for Fulham. Attendance; 51 903, Referee; James Linington (Isle of Wight)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK (SUB- 64 JESUS GAMEZ), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MO DIAME (SUB- 61 DARYL MURPHY), CHRISTIAN ATSU, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 74 YOAN GOUFFRAN)
FULHAM: DAVID BUTTON, DENIS ODOI, TOMAS KALAS, TIM REAM, SCOTT MALONE, STEPHAN JOHANSEN (SUB-90 SCOTT PARKER), KEVIN McDONALD, SONE ALUKO (SUB- 88 GOHI BI ZORO ‘CYRIAC’ SEDE), TOM CAIRNEY, RYAN SESSEGNON, NEESKENS KEBANO (SUB- 84 RYAN FREDERICKS)
 
MAR.18th.2017, BIRMINGHAM CITY, Away at the St. Andrews Ground in the Championship, Draw 0(0) : 0(0).  Attendance; 19 796, Referee; Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, GRANT HANLEY, JAMAAL LASCELLES, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, MO DIAME, JACK COLBACK, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 82 CHRISTIAN ATSU), DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 63 MARCUS GAYLE), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 78 JONJO SHELVEY).
BIRMINGHAM: TOMAS KUSCZCZAK, KRYSTIAN BIELIK, RYAN SHOTTON, PAUL ROBINSON, EMILIO NSUE LOPEZ, DAVID DAVIS, ROBERT TESCHE, MAIKEL KIEFTENBELD, JONATHAN GROUNDS, CRAIG GARDNER (SUB- 90+1 STEPHEN GLEESON), LUCAS JUTKIEWICZ (SUB-87 CLAYTON DONALDSON) 
 
APR.1st.2017, WIGAN ATHLETIC at home in the Championship.
Won 2(1) : 1(0). Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (36) & MATT RITCHIE (57);NUFC
. MICHAEL JACOBS (5), Wigan. Attendance; 51 849. Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire) 
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, GRANT HANLEY, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MO DIAME (SUB- 63 CHRISTIAN ATSU), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 70 ISAAC HAYDEN), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 80 AYOZE PEREZ).
WIGAN: MATT GILKS, ALEX BUXTON, MAX POWER, SAM MORSY (SUB- 45 ALEX GILBEY), CALLUM CONNOLLY, OMAR BOGLE (SUB- 45 RYAN COLCLOUGH), SHAUN MACDONAD (SUB- 61 CRAIG MORGAN), MICHAEL JACOBS, SYEPHEN WARNOCK, JAMIE HANSON, DAN BURN. 
 
APR.5th.2017, BURTON ALBION at home in the Championship. Won 1(0) : 0(0); Scorer: MATT RITCHIE (68). In the 29th minute Pen; after Gayle was felled in the box; Newcastle got a penalty. It was then converted by MATT RITCHIE . However, he referee then disallowed it for encroachment (Presumably), but he then awarded a free kick to Burton; much to the stunned annoyance of the crowd.
Attendance; 48 814. Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).  
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CHANCEL MBEMBA, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, MO DIAME, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 89 SAMMY AMEOBI), AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 90+ 1 DARYL MURPHY).
BURTON: JON McLAUGHLIN, LUCAS ATKINS (SUB- 80 LLOYD DYER), JOHN MOUSINHO, JOHN BRAYFORD, BEN TURNER, THOMAS FLANAGAN, LASSE VIGEN CHRISTENSEN (SUB-70 MICHAEL KIGHTLY),LUKE MURPHY, JACKSON IRVINE, MARVIN SORDELL (SUB- 85 CAULEY WOODROW), LUKE VARNEY.
 
APR.8th.2017, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, away at Hillsborough in the Championship. Lost: 1(0) ; 2(0). Scorers: TOM LEES (59), STEVEN FLETCHER (68), Sheff. Wed. JONJO SHELVEY (88) NUFC hitting in rebound of a saved Mitrovic shot. Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton, Warwickshire), Attendance; 28 883.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, PAUL DUMMETT, MO DIAME (SUB- 72 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JAMALL LASCELLES, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JONJO SHELVEY, AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 29 DARYL MURPHY), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 78 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
SHEFF WED; KEIRAN WESTWOOD, GEORGE HUNT, TOM LEES, GLEN LOOVENS (SUB- 45 VINCENT SASSO), DANIEL PUDIL, ROSS WALLACE (SUB- 73 JOSE SEMEDO), DAVID JONES, BARRY BANNAN, ADAM REACH, GARY HOOPER (SUB-58 JORDAN RHODES), STEVEN FLETCHER.      
 
APR.14th.2017, LEEDS UNITED at home in the Championship ‘Good Friday’ Draw 1(0) ;1(0). The result put Newcastle 4 points behind leaders Brighton. Scorers; JAMAAL LASCELLES (67), NUFC & CHRIS WOOD (90+ 5 mins), Leeds. Attendance; 52 301, Referee; Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire),
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 79 JACK COLBACK), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 84 YEDLIN), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 90 MO DIAME), YOAN GOUFFRAN
LEEDS: ROBERT GREEN, LUKE AYLING, KYLE BARTLEY, PONTUS JANSSON, GAETANO BERARDI (SUB- 78 CHARLIE TAYLOR), LIAM BRIDCUTT (SUB-76 SOULEYMANE DOUKARA), KALAVIN PHILLIPS, KEMAR ROOFE, PABLO HERNANDEZ,ALFRONZO PEDRAZA (SUB- 61 HADI SACKO), CHRIS WOOD
 
APR.17th.2017, IPSWICH TOWN, Away at Portman Road in the championship. Lost 1(0) : 3(1). Scorers; FREDDIE SEARS (42), DAVID McGOLDRICK (69), EMYR HUWS (90+ 3), Ipswich. DARYL MURPHY (62), NUFC. Attendance; 25 684, Referee Tim Robinson (West Sussex).
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 78 JESUS GAMEZ), JAMAAL LASCELLES, GRANT HANLEY, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 82 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, CHRISTIAN ATSU, MO DIAME (SUB- 61 YOAN GOUFFRAN), DARYL MURPHY.
IPSWICH: BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI, JORDAN SPENCE, LUKE CHAMBERS, CHRISTOPHE BERRA, MYLES KENLOCK (SUB- 72 JOSH EMMANUEL), GRANT WARD, COLE SKUSE, EMYR HUWS, TOM LAWRENCE (SUB- 89 BRETT PITMAN), DAVID McGOLDRICK (SUB- 86 TOMMY SMITH), FREDDIE SEARS.
 
APR.24th.2017, PRESTON NORTH END at home in the Championship. Won 4(1) ; 1(1). (Promotion Confirmed) Scorers; AYOZE PEREZ (2 GOALS- 7 & 67), CHRISTIAN ATSU (45), MATT RITCHIE (65- Pen). NUFC. JORDAN HUGILL (14), Preston. Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire), Attendance 50 212. Preston’s starting eleven included Paul Huntington.  Gallagher was sent off for hand ball on the line denying a Hayden goal. 
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 76 JACK COLBACK), ISAAC HAYDEN, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 68 YOAN GOUFFRAN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 83 DARYL MURPHY), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
PRESTON; CHRIS MAXWELL,TYIAS BROWNING, ANDY BOYLE, PAUL HUNTINGTON, TOMMY SPURR, ALAN BROWNE, PAUL GALLAGHER (Sent Off- 63), DANIEL JOHNSON, AIDEN McGEADY (SUB- 72 DARYL HORGAN), JORDAN HUGILL, TOM BARKHUIZEN.  
 
APR.28th.2017, CARDIFF CITY away at the Cardiff City Stadium. Won 2(0); 0(0). Scorers; CHRISTIAN ATSU (55) & ISAAC HAYDEN (65) . Attendance 23 153, Referee Graham Scott (Oxfordshire). The result gave Newcastle a chance to still claim the title, which will be decided next weekend. This 14th. league away win of the season created a new club record.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, CHRISTIAN ATSU, ISAAC HAYDEN, MO DIAME, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 73 JONJO SHELVEY), CHANCEL MBEMBA, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB-90 JAMIE STERRY), DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 66 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).  

CARDIFF: ALLAN McGREGOR, JAZZ RICHARDS, SEAN MORRISON, BRUNO ECUDE MANGA, JOE BENNETT, PETER WHITTINGHAM (SUB- 64 ANTHONY PILKINGTON), GREG HALFORD (SUB- 63 JOE RALLS),ARON GUNNARSSON, JUNIOR HOILETT, KENNETH ZOHORE, KADEEM HARRIS (SUB- 24 CRAIG NOONE).   

MAY 7th.2017, BARNSLEY at home in the Championship. Won 3(1) : 0(0); Scorers; AYOZE PEREZ (23), CHANCEL MBEMBA (59) & DWIGHT GAYLE (90). The third goal gave Newcastle a season total of 100 goals (85 League). Attendance; 52 276. Referee: James Linington (Newport). The real icing on the cake came with news that Chris Hughton’s Brighton had let 10 man Aston Villa equalise in the 89th minute & the Championship title was Newcastle. Jubilant post match celebrations followed. Elliot Lee is Rob Lee’s son.   
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DEANDRE YEDLIN, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 12 HAIDARA), CHANCEL MBEMBA, PAUL DUMMETT, CHRISTIAN ATSU, JONJO SHELVEY (capt) (SUB- 72 MO DIAME), JACK COLBACK,YOAN GOUFFRAN, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 80 DWIGHT GAYLE), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
BARNSLEY: ADAM DAVIES, SAIDY JANKO, ADAM JACKSON, ANGUS MACDONALD, CALLUM ELDER, MATTY JAMES, RYAN HEDGES (SUB- 54 MARLEY WATKINS), JOSH SCOWEN, GEORGE MONCUR, RYAN KENT (SUB- 74 RYAN WILLIAMS), TOM BRADSHAW (SUB- 74 ELLIOT LEE)   
P46, W29, D7, L10, F85 A40 POINTS: 94 POSITION 1st. / CHAMPIONS

1ST TEAM FRIENDLY MATCHES

JUL.16TH.2016, BOHEMIANS, away at Dalymount Park; pre season friendly, Won 6 (2):0(0). Goal Scorers;  MATT RITCHIE (15 mins), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (30 mins- Pen), DWIGHT GAYLE (51 mins), FLORIAN THAUVIN (54 mins), ROLANDO AARONS (59 mins),’GINO’ WIJNALDUM (74 mins). The opening game saw debuts for new signings SELS, GAMEZ, RITCHIE, HAYDEN & GAYLE. Attendance: About 4200. Referee: Robert Harvey (Dublin),
NUFC: MATZ SELS (SUB- 45 KARL DARLOW), JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 45 DARYL JANMAAT) , CHANCEL MBEMBA ( SUB- 45 ISAAC HAYDEN), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 74 JESUS GAMEZ), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 69 GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM), SAIVET (SUB- 74 CHEICK TIOTE), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 45 JONJO SHELVEY), MATT RITCHIE (45 FLORIAN THAUVIN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 48 AYOZE PEREZ), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 63 PAUL DUMMETT), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 45 DWIGHT GAYLE)
BOHEMIANS: SHANE SUPPLE, DYLAN HAYES (SUB- 45 ROBERTO LOPES), JAMES KAVANAH (SUB-  45 JASON BYRNE), DAVE MULCAHY (capt), JASON CAFFREY, MARCO CHINDEA (SUB- 60 AYMAN BEN MOHAMED), KEITH BUCKLEY (SUB- 73 DYLAN O’CONNOR) , IAN MORRIS, RYAN GRADON (SUB- 45 CIAN FLYNN, MARK QUIGLEY (SUB- 62 JAKE KELLY), ISMAHIL AKINADE    
 
JUL.20TH.2016, DONCASTER ROVERS, away at the Keepmoat Stadium in their second pre season friendly. Draw; 2(0) : 2(2) draw, after a poor first half from Newcastle. Goal Scorers; ANDY WILLIAMS (2 GOALS-19 mins (Pen) & 45+2 mins), Doncaster. ISAAC HAYDEN (51 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (90 mins), NUFC, Doncaster featured veteran James Coppinger in the side.
Attendance: 5698 Referee: Ross Joyce (Eston, N.Yorkshire).
NUFC; MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 45 JAMIE STERRY), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 67 HENRI SAIVET), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 45 JESUS GAMEZ),VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 PAUL DUMMETT), JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 79 GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 45 ISAAC HAYDEN), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 45 YOAN GOUFFRAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 62 FLORIAN THAUVIN), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 45 AYOZE PEREZ), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 45 DWIGHT GAYLE).
DONCASTER: ROSS ETHERIDGE (SUB- 45 MARKO MAROSI), CRAIG ALCOCK (SUB- 66 JOEY McCORMICK), JOE WRIGHT (SUB- 38 MITCHELL LUND), ANDY BUTLER, MATTY BLAIR (SUB- 45 RICCARDO CALDER), HARRY MIDDLETON (SUB- 60 REECE FIELDING), JAMES COPPINGER, (SUB- 64- TRIALIST), TOMMY ROWE (SUB- 45 LIAM MANDEVILLE), CEDRIC EVINA (SUB- 45 TYLER GARRATT), JOHN MARQUIS (SUB- 64 JOSEPH PUGH), ANDY WILLIAMS (SUB- 64 WILL LONGBOTTOM)  
 
JUL.23rd.2016, SPORTING LOKEREN, away at the Daknamstadion, Belgium; pre season friendly. Won 4(3) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: AYOZE PEREZ (2 GOALS- 13 & 39 mins), DARYL JANMAAT (26 mins), JONJO SHELVEY (48 mins). Both Gamez & Miric clashed in the 88th minute & both were shown a red card. Attendance: 2876  Referee: Christof Dierick (Temse, Belgium)
NUFC: MATZ SELS (SUB- 72 KARL DARLOW), JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 63 YOAN GOFFRAN), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 72 HENRI SAIVET), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 62 PAUL DUMMETT), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 JESUS GAMEZ- Sent Off 88), DARYL JANMAAT, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 72 CHIECK TIOTE), ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 45 JONJO SHELVEY), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 63 FLORIAN THAUVIN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG.
LOKEREN: DAVINO VERHULST, MARIC MIJAT,  JOAO CARLOS, INGI SVERRIR INGASON (SUB-61 BOB STRAETMAN), GIORGOS GALITSIOS (SUB- 75 CEDRIC MINGIEDI), KILLIAN OVERRNEIRE (capt) (SUB- 75 NIKOLA JAMBOR), JOHER KHADIM RASSOUL (SUB- 45 MEDHI TERKI), ARI FREVR SKULASON (SUB- 61 MARIO TICINOVIC), MARKO MIRIC (Sent Off- 88), JACKSON AVELINO COELHO (SUB- 75 LOWIS MBAH ENOH), AYANDA PATOSI (SUB-61 BRANISLAV NINAI).
 
JUL.26th.2016, SOUTHEND UNITED, away at Roots Hall, pre season friendly. Won 2(0) ; 0 (0). The goals were scored by VURNON ANITA(48 mins) & YOAN GOUFFRAN (78 mins). Attendance: 6570.Referee: Keith Paul Stroud (Bournemouth) Just after the hour, Newcastle brought on Grant Hanley to make his debut.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DARYLL JANMAAT (SUB- 62 JAMIE STERRY), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 62 GRANT HANLEY), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 74 HENRI SAIVET), ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 62 JACK COLBACK), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 81 FLORIAN THAUVIN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 74 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 62 YOAN GOUFFRAN).
SOUTHEND: MARK OXLEY. JOHN WHITE (capt) (SUB- 75 JASON DEMETRIOU), TRIALIST A (SUB- 45 TRIALIST C), ADAM BARRETT (SUB- 45 ADAM THOMPSON), BEN COKER (SUB- 78 RENEI BATLOKWA), RYAN LEONARD (SUB- 84 JOE BEDFORD), WILL ATKINSON (SUB- 78 HARRY KYPRIANOU), JACK BRIDGE (SUB- 68 STEPHEN McLAUGHLIN), TRIALIST B (SUB- 62 SIMON COX), JERMAINE McGLASHAN (SUB- 75 LUKE O’NEILL), JASON WILLIAMS (SUB- 62 DAVID MOONEY)
 
JUL.30th.2016, SBV VITESSE, Won 3(3) :2(0) at home at SJP. Pre Season Friendly. Goal Scorers: OG- KELVIN LEERDAM (22 mins), DWIGHT GAYLE (36 mins), JACK COLBACK (41 mins), NUFC. ‘NATHAN’ (53 mins), GURAM KASHIA (61 mins),Vitesse. Ayoze Perez assisted the first & third goals & had a hand in the 2nd. Attendance; 19200  Referee; Sebastien Stockbridge (Co. Durham).                                                

NUFC: MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 74 JAMIE STERRY), GRANT HANLEY (SUB- 62 JESUS GAMEZ), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 74  HENRI SAIVET), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 62 JONJO SHELVEY), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 74 YOAN GOUFFRAN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 62 ROLANDO AARONS), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 74 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).                                                             VITESSE: ELROY ROOM, KELVIN LEERDAM (SUB- 72 JULIAN LELIEVELD), GURAM KASHIA (capt), ARNOLD KRUISWIJK, KOSUKE OTA; MARVELOUS NAKAMBA, LEWIS BAKER, VALERI QAZAISHVILI (SUB- 45 NAVARONE FOOR), MILOT RASHICA, YUNING ZHANG (SUB- 62 RICKY VAN WOLFSWINKEL), ‘NATHAN’ ALLAN DE SOUZA (SUB- 72 MITCHELL VAN BERGEN).                        

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NUFC: UNDER 23’S (Reserves) DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
 
AUG.15TH.2016, NORWICH CITY away at Colney Training Centre in the Development League. Won 3(1) :0(0). Goal Scorers; HARIS VUCKIC (2 GOALS- 31 & 70 mins) & GAEL BIGIRIMANA (56 mins (pen). Newcastle’s penalty came about when the keeper brought down Longstaff. Attendance 100 (Estimate) Referee; Stephen Ross (Lincolnshire).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB-90 CALLUM WILLIAMS), KYLE CAMERON, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER (SUB- 83 JACK HUNTER), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, HARIS VUCKIC, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 63 LUKE CHARMAN).
NORWICH; BEN KILLIP, LOUIS RAMSAY, MICHEE EFETE, RAY GRANT, MICHAEL TURNER, BEN GODFREY, JAMAL LEWIS (SUB- 67 GLENN MIDDLETON), LOUIS THOMPSON, BENNY ASHLEY-SEAL, TONY ANDREU, TODD CANTWELL (SUB- 80 DIALLANG JAIYESIMI)     
 
AUG.22nd,2016, WEST HAM UNITED away at Chigwell Construction Stadium, Dagenham in Division II of the Premier Development League. Lost 1(0) : 3(2). Goal Scorers; ANTONIO MATINEZ (2 GOALS- 28 (Pen)& 69 mins), MARCUS BROWNE (36 MINS), West Ham. TOM HEARDMAN (82 mins), NUFC.
Referee; Neil Hair (Peterborough), Attendance; 368.
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, LUBO SATKA, STUART FINDLAY, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 64 DANIEL BARLASER), JACK HUNTER, ALEX GILLIEAD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 64 TOM HEARDMAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG
WEST HAM; NATHAN TROTT, ALEX PIKEVASHON NEUFVILLE (SUB- 45 ALFIE LEWIS), NOHA SYLVESTRE, OLATUNJI AKINOLA, DECLAN RICE, GRADY DIANGANA (SUB- 76 JAANAI GORDON), MOSES MAKASI, ANTONIO MARTINEZ (SUB- 76 JAHMAL HECTOR-INGRAM), MARCUS BROWNE, MARTIN SAMUELSEN  
 
SEP.12th.2016, STOKE CITY, at home at Whitley Park in the Development League. Draw 1(0) ; 1(1). Goal Scorers: JULIEN NGOY (16 mins), Stoke. CALLUM ROBERTS (84 mins), NUFC. Charman hit the post in the 51st. minute. Attendance; 256, Referee; Ryan Johnson (Manchester).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN,CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 45 CALLUM ROBERTS), DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 69 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM GIBSON, LUKE CHARMAN
STOKE; HARRY ISTED, LEWIS BANKS, TOM EDWARDS (SUB- 42 MARK WADDINGTON), EDDY LECYGNE, LIAM EDWARDS, RYAN SWEENEY-(Sent Off 66 mins), THIBAUD VERLINDEN (SUB- 83 HAKIM ABDALLAH), SERGIO MOLINA, JULIEN NGOY (SUB- 72 DOMINIC TELFORD), OLLIE SHENTON, JOEL TAYLOR  
 
SEP.19TH.2016, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION, away at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, Broadfields Street, Crawley; in the Development League. Won 2 (1) : 1(1). GOAL SCORERS; SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 6th & 74TH minS),NUFC. JOE WARD (73 mins), Brighton’s goal Referee; Samuel Allison from Wiltshire & the attendance was 198.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN (capt), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 STUART FINDLAY), LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 21 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 70 CALLUM SMITH), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS, LUKE CHARMAN 
BRIGHTON: ROBERT LYNCH SANCHEZ, WILL COLLAR, SAM ADEKUGBE (SUB- 37 GEORGE COX), JAYSON MOLUMBY, BEN HALL, BEN WHITE, JOE WARD, DESSIE HUTCHINSON, CONNOR TIGHE (SUB- 75 JONAH AYUNGA), JACK HARPER (SUB- 57 BEN BARCLAY), JESSE STARKEY.
 
SEP.22nd.2016, SHEFFIELD UNITED at home at Little Benton; in the Central League Cup. Lost 0(0) ; 2(1). Goal Scorers; JORDAN HALLAM (35 mins), CALLUM SEMPLE (68 mins). Barlaser hit the bar on 30 mins. Attendance; approx; 50. Referee: To Be Confirmed.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LUBO SATKA, STUART FINDLAY, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 64 approx- JAMIE HOLMES), CALLUM WILLIAMS, DAN BARLASER CALLUM ROBERTS, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM GIBSON, LUKE CHARMAN.
SHEFFIELD UTD: GEORGE LONG, TOM CHARLESWORTH, ALEX BROWN, JAMES WALLACE, SAM GRAHAM, CALLUM SEMPLE, CAMERON STEWART, HARVEY GILMOUR, KIMARNI SMITH, JORDAN HALLAM, TYLER SMITH.
 
SEP.26th.2016, SWANSEA CITY at home at Whitley Park, Benton in the Under 23’s Premier League Division II. Won 3 (1) : 2(0). Goal scorers: SEAN LONGSTAFF (43 mins), DAN BARLASER (52 mins Penalty Rebound), CALLUM ROBERTS (63 mins), NUFC. GEORGE BYERS (66 mins), BOTTI BIABI (88 mins), Swansea. Attendance; 230, Referee; Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF, STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 70 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 83 JACK HUNTER).
SWANSEA; GREGOR ZABRET, TYLER REID, AARON LEWIS, TOM HOLLAND (SUB- 79 JACK EVANS), KESTON DAVIES, JOE RODON, DANIEL JAMES, ADNAN MARIC, OLIVER McBURNIE (SUB- 45 BOTTI BIABI). GEORGE BYERS, ALEX BRAY (SUB- 64 OWAIN JONES)
 
SEP.30th.2016,  SWANSEA CITY at home at Whitley Park, Benton; in the Central League Cup. Score 0(0):0(0). Attendance: 132, Referee; Peter Wright (Lancashire).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF, STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 67 JACK HUNTER), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES, ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 74 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI).
SWANSEA: GREGOR ZABRET, AARON LEWIS, TOM PLEZIER, JACK EVANS, KESTON DAVIES, JOE RODON, ALEX SAMUEL, RYAN BLAIR, BOTTI BIABI, TOM DYSON (SUB- 69 DAN JAMES), JORDAN GARRICK (SUB- 81 OWAIN JONES).
 
OCT.14th.2016, WOLVES away at Molineux in the Development League.
Lost  1(0) : 4 (2).
 Goal Scorers: CONNOR JOHNSON ?/ STUART FINDLAY (OG?) (1min), DONOVAN WILSON (3 GOALS- 10, 61 & 80 mins), WOLVES. SEAN LONGSTAFF (60 mins (pen) (+Disallowed goal 55 mins offside). Attendance; 269. Referee; Joseph Johnson (Liverpool).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS (serious Injury SUB- 84 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI); ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB-69 LUKE CHARMAN)
WOLVES: HARRY BURGOYNE, AARON SIMPSON (Sent Off- 60), SYLVAIN DESLANDES (SUB- 89 ANTHONY BRESLIN), ROSS FINNIE, CONNOR JOHNSON, RYAN LEAK, DONOVAN WILSON, CONNOR RONAN (capt), BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE (SUB- 61 HAKEEM ODOFFIN), MOREAN GIBBS-WHITE, WILL RANDALL (SUB- 57 JOE DELACOE) 

OCT.24TH.2016, FULHAM, under 23’s league match, Away at Motspur Park. Lost 1(0):2(1). Goal Scorers; CAULEY WOODROW (21 mins Pen), STEPHEN HUMPHRYS (81 mins),Fulham, SEAN LONGSTAFF 48 mins), NUFC. Attendance 220, Referee; Constantine Hatzidakis (Kent).                                  

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, OWEN BAILEY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 73 MACKENZIE HEANEY), SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN.                                                

FULHAM; MARCUS BETTINELLI, MARLON FOSSEY, ADETAYO EDUN, SEAN KAVANAGH, RYHEEM SHECKLEFORD, DENNIS ADENIRAN, LUCAS DE LA TORRE, LASSE CHRISTENSEN, STEPHEN HUMPHRYS, CAULEY WOODROW, JOLZABED SANCHEZRUIZ    

OCT.28TH.2016, HARTLEPOOL UNITED, Under 23’s Central League Cup match aT home at Little Benton; Won 5(1) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; SEAN LONGSTAFF (3 GOALS- 22, 59 & 66 mins), ELIAS SORENSEN (2 GOALS- 81 & 88 mins), NUFC. RHYS OATES (27 mins), Hartlepool. Hartlepool had recently released Ben Pollock in the side. Referee: Derric Wade (Co. Durham).Attendance; Approx; 50.                                                                                        

NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, JACK HUNTER, DAN WARD (SUB- 69 DAN BARLASER), ADAM WILSON (SUB- 66 MACKENZIE HEANEY), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 72 ELIAS SORENSEN). 

HARTLEPOOL: RYAN CATTERICK, KENTON RICHARDSON, JACK WISE (SUB- 69 JORDAN FIELDING), BEN POLLOCK, ROB JONES (SUB- 56 ETHAN WOOD), DYLAN ELLIOT, BRAD WALKER, JOSH HAWKES, NATHANIEL SUIDMORE (SUB- 65 LEWIS ORRELL), RHYS OATES.

OCT.31ST.2016, MIDDLESBROUGH at home at St James Park in the Development League. Won 2(2) : 0(0). Goal Scorers; SEAN LONGSTAFF (5 mins), YASIN BENEL-MHANNI (24 mins). Attendance; 508, Referee; Martin Coy (Co. Durham).                                                                                             

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 62 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (capt), DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 81 DAN WARD), LUKE CHARMAN (SUB-62 TOM HEARDMAN).                                                 

BORO; JOSEPH FRYER, CALLUM JOHNSON, JORDAN McGHEE, BRYN MORRIS, JAMES HUSBAND, JOSEF WHEATLEY, GRANT LEDBITTER, LEWIS MALONEY, MITCHELL CURRY (SUB- 56 JOAO MORELLI), CALLUM COOKE, CARLOS DE PENA     

NOV.7th.2016,  BRISTOL CITY away at Twerton Park, Bath in the Under 23’s Premier League Cup. Won 2(2)_ : 1(0). The goal scorers were SEAN LONGSTAFF (19 mins), LUKE CHARMAN (45 mins), NUFC. DIEGO DE GIROLAMO (85 mins), Bristol. Attendance not known, Referee; Christopher O’ Donnell (Bedfordshire).                                                                                               

NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 BEN SMITH), OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHAMMI (SUB- 64 CALLUM ROBERTS), LUKE CHARMAN.               

BRISTOL CITY: IVAN LUCIC, CHARLIE HARRIS, GEORGE NURSE (SUB- 52 JACK CHALLIS), MARLON PACK, KODI LYONS-FOSTER, LLOYD KELLY, GUSTAV ENGVAL (SUB- 55 CONNOR EVANS), JOSH BROWNHILL, DIEGO DE GIROLAMO, SHAWN McCOULSKEY, GEORGE DOWLING (SUB- 77 JOE MORRELL).

NOV.21ST.2016, WEST BROM. At home at Little Benton in the Under 23’s League. Draw 1(1) : 1(0).  Goal Scorers; DARYL MURPHY 44 mins, NUFC. JACK FITZWATER (85 mins Pen). Attendance; 123, Referee; Andrew Miller (Durham).Longstaff came close to scoring in the 79th ; when his shot hit the inside of the post & Haidara also clipped the bar .    

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, MASSADIO HAIDARA, DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER (capt)(SUB- 57 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), SEAN LONGSTAFF, ACHRAF LAZAAR, DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 45 LUKE CHARMAN).    

WEST BROM; BRADLEY HOUSE, KANE WILSON, CALLAM JONES, SHAUN DONNELLAN, JACK FITZWATER, DARA O’SHEA, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB- 51 ZACK ELBOUZEDI), SAM FIELD, MARCUS FORSS (SUB- 69 ROBBIE McCOURT), REKEEM HARPER, CHAY SCRIVENS (SUB- 81 DANNY BARBIR) 

NOV.28TH.2016, BLACKBURN ROVERS, Away at the Lancs FA Ground, Leyland, in the Development League. Won 2(0) :0(0). Goal Scorers; STUART FINDLAY (55), CALLUM ROBERTS (84). The Assist came from ADAM WILSON on his debut. Attendance; 269. Referee; Joseph Johnson (Liverpool)

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (capt), DANIEL BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, DAN WARD (SUB- 88 LUBO STAKA), EL- MHANNI (SUB- 65 ADAM WILSON),LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 72 TOM HEARDMAN)                                                                                                                                  BLACKBURN: ANDY FISHER, ADAM HENLEY (SUB- 57 WILLEM TOMLINSON), MATTHEW PLATT, WES BROWN, JACK DOYLE, CONNOR MAHONEY, LEWIS TRAVIS, LEWIS HARDCASTLE (SUB- 76 LEWIS MANSELL), JOE RANKIN-COSTELLO (SUB- 80 CONNOR THOMSON), ANTHONY STOKES, JACK BYRNE.   

DEC.2nd.2016, Away at the Staplewood Training Ground v SOUTHAMPTON, Under 23’s Premier League Cup. Lost 0(0) : 3(2). The Goal Scorers were; MARCUS BARNES (2 GOALS- 26 & 45) & ex trialist OLUFELA OLOMOLA (78- Pen). The match was played ‘Behind Closed Doors’. Referee; Adam Bromley (Plymouth).      
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 73 MICHAEL NEWBERRY),CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (Capt), DAN BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, DAN WARD (SUB- 64 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), LIAM SMITH (SUB- 58 ADAM WILSON), TOM HEARDMAN.
SOUTHAMPTON; HARRY LEWIS, RICHARD BAKARY, WILL WOOD, OLLIE COOK, ALFIE JONES, CALLUM SLATTERY, OLUFELA OLOMOLA, ARMANI LITTLE (SUB- 73 HARLEY WILLARD), MARCUS BARNES, THOMAS O’CONNOR, LLOYD ISGROVE.
 
DEC.7th.2016, MORPETH TOWN, Away at Craik Park; Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd Rd. Won 3(2) : 2(1). Goal Scorers CALLUM ROBERTS (14), TOM HEARDMAN (19), DAN WARD (76), NUFC. MATTY GRIEVE (44), MARK DAVISON (51), Morpeth. Mark Doninger, Ben Sayer, Stephen Forster also featured for Morpeth. Att; 345. Referee: Paul Brown (Westerhope, Newcastle).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DAN BARLASER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (capt), DAN WARD, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 70 LUKE CHARMAN), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 77 YASIN EL MHANNI), TOM HEARDMAN.
MORPETH; KARL DRYDEN, STEPHEN FORSTER, MICHAEL TURNER, MATTY GRIEVE, CHRIS REID, BEN SAYER (SUB- 81 MARK DONINGER), KEITH GRAYDEN, SEAN TAYLOR, JOSEPH WALTON (SUB-81 PAUL ROBINSON), LIAM HENDERSON, MARK DAVISON 
 
DEC.12th.2016, ASTON VILLA at home in the Development League at St James Park. Won 4(2) : 2(1).Goal Scorers: ANDRE GREEN (1 min), OG- LUBO STAKA (90+ 3), A.Villa, CURTIS GOOD (12), STUART FINDLAY (42), TOM HEARDMAN (61), LIAM SMITH (74).(C.Roberts- 3 assists) 
Attendance: 534, Referee: Scott Oldham from Lancashire.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY (SUB- 78 LUBO SATKA), YASIN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 68 JAMIE HOLMES), DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 62 LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS
A.VILLA; VIKTOR JOHANSSON, JOSEPH LINLEY, TOM LEGGETT, EASAH SULIMAN (SUB- 51 JERRELL SELLARS), MITCHELL CLARK, JOHAN ABDO, COREY BLACKETT-TAYLOR (SUB- 58 JORDAN COX), JAKE DOYLE-HAYES (SUB- 74 JACK CLARKE), RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY, KEINAN DAVIS, ANDRE GREEN.
 
DEC.16th.2016,  STOKE CITY, in the Development League; Away at the Clayton Wood Training Ground.  Won 3(2) : 2(0). Goal Scorers; CURTIS GOOD (27), LUKE CHARMAN (36), CALLUM ROBERTS (53- Pen & assist- 27), NUFC. DANIEL JARVIS (66), JAKE DUNWOODY (66), Stoke. Attendance; 70, Referee: Steven Copeland (Wallasey, The Wirral).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 71 JAMIE HOLMES), DANIEL BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 LIAM SMITH),LUKE CHARMAN, CALLUM ROBERTS.
STOKE; DANIEL BACHMANN, RYAN SWEENEY, THOMAS EDWARDS, LIAM EDWARDS, CAMERON McJANNETT, IBRAHIM AFELLAY (SUB- 61 JAKE DUNWOODY), OLIVER SHENTON, HAKIM ABDALLAH (SUB- 62 JORDAN GREENIDGE), EDDY LERYGNE, DANIEL JARVIS, TYRASE CAMPBELL (SUB- 85 ANDREW CUERIDU).   
 
DEC.20th.2016, ROTHERHAM UNITED away in the Central League Cup at the Roundwood Pavilion, Parkgate FC. Draw 2(1) : 2(1).Goal Scorers: LIAM SMITH (14), CALLUM ROBERTS (78),NUFC. BEN WILES (17), FABIAN BAILEY (68) OR JERRY YATES (70), Rotherham.  Attendance: Estimated- 200, Referee: ??. Thomas Allan's Under 23's debut.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, LEWIS CASS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, YASIN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 85 OWEN GALLAGHER), DAN WARD, CALLUM ROBERTS, LIAM SMITH, ADAM WILSON (SUB- ?? THOMAS ALLAN)
ROTHERHAM; LAURENCE BILBOE, ‘TRIALIST’- (SUB- 83 JOVANNI STERLING), TOM ROSE, BEN WILES (SUB- 67 CHRIS MAGUIRE), CONVERY(T?), KIRK BROADFOOT, BRANDON McCARTHY (SUB- 56 REECE McGINLEY), MASON WARREN, JERRY YATES, KUDA MUSKWE, FABIAN BAILEY   
 
JAN.4th.2017, BRADFORD CITY away at the Rawdon Meadows training ground in the Under 23’s Central League Cup Group Match 4. Won 6(2) ; 0(0). Goal Scorers; TOM HEARDMAN (3 GOALS- 16, 76 & 80), LUKE CHARMAN (32), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (2 GOALS- 60 & 83). Att: 41, Referee: James Bell (Sheffield).
NUFC; ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS, ADAM WILSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 60 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), DAN BARLASER (SUB- 68 DAN WARD), TOM HEARDMAN, LUKE CHARMAN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 53 SEAN LONGSTAFF).
BRADFORD; JOE CRACKNELL, KWARNE BOATENG, SAM WRIGHT, DANIEL DEVINE, JAMES KING, ALEX LAIRD, NIAH PAYNE, CURTIS PETERS, REECE WEBB-FOSTER, REECE POWELL (SUB- 45 CASEY TAGLIONE), ELLIS HUDSON.
CENTRAL LEAGUE CUP GROUP 1: P4,W2, D1, L1, F13, A5, POINTS- 7
 
JAN,7th.2017, BRIGHTON; Development League at home at Little Benton. Won 1(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorer; CALLUM ROBERTS (14). Referee: Andrew Miller (Durham) Attendance: 107. James Tilley missed penalty hitting the post 1st Half. Liam Smith hit the post 2nd Half.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, ADAM WILSON, DANIEL BARLASER, JACK HUNTER, CALLUM ROBERTS, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN.
BRIGHTON; LYNCH SANCHEZ, BEN BARCLAY (SUB- 59 BEN WHITE), BEN HALL, TOM DALLISON, GEORGE COX, MAX SANDERS, JAYSON MOLUMBY, JOE WARD, JAMES TILLEY, HENRIK RORVIK BJORDAL, CONNOR TIGHE (SUB- 83 ARCHIE DAVIES),   
 
JAN.16th.2017, SWANSEA CITY away in the Under 23’s League at the Landore Training Ground. Lost 1(0) : 3(2). Goal Scorers: OLI McBURNIE (10, 18 & 59-Pen + hit bar 25), Swansea. TOM HEARDMAN (82), NUFC. Attendance: Approx; 50, Referee: Carl Brook (Sussex).  MATTY LONGSTAFF gained his under 23 level debut as a sub.                                         
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, ADAM WILSON (SUB- 66 CALLUM WILLIAMS), JACK HUNTER, OWEN BAILEY, CURTIS GOOD, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB-79 LEWIS CASS), DAN WARD, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 66 MATTY LONGSTAFF), CALLUM SMITH.                                                                                                        

SWANSEA: GREGOR ZABRET, TYLER REID, CONNOR ROBERTS, RYAN BLAIR, KESTON DAVIES (capt), JOE RODON, ALEX BRAY, JAY FULTON, OLI McBURNIE, GEORGE BYERS, OWAIN JONES (SUB-74 JORDAN GARRICK).

JAN.20th.2017, SWANSEA CITY away at the Landore Training Ground; Under 23’s Premier League Cup. Lost 1(1) ; 2(0). Goal Scorers: ADAM WILSON (15), NUFC. BIABI (61), MARIC (67), Swansea. Keeper Ben Smith made his Under 23’s debut. Attendance; Approx; 120, Referee; Simon Barrow (Staffordshire).                                                

NUFC; BEN SMITH, LEWIS CASS, CALLUM WILLIAMS, CURTIS GOOD, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, JACK HUNTER (capt), DAN WARD (SUB- 79 MATTY LONGSTAFF), JAMIE HOLMES, LIAM SMITH (SUB-79 THOMAS ALLAN), ADAM WILSON, TOM HEARDMAN.                                                                                                   

SWANSEA: LEWIS THOMAS, AARON LEWIS, TOM PLEZIER, JACK EVANS, BRANDON COOPER, JOE RODON (SUB- 79 TYLER REID), JORDAN GARRICK, ADAM KING, BOTTI BIABI, TOM DYSON (SUB- 5 ADRIAN MARIC), LIAM CULLEN  

JAN.30th.2017, WOLVES at home in the Under 23’s League at Whitley Park.Draw 0(0) : 0(0) . Attendance; 258, Referee: Peter Wright (Lancashire).                                                                                                              

NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, JACK HUNTER, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, LUKE CHARMAN (Sub- 69 LEWIS McNALL), MATTY LONGSTAFF, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 CRAIG SPOONER), DAN WARD, JAMIE HOLMES.                         

WOLVES: JACK RUDDY, AARON SIMPSON, SYLVAIN DESLANDES, CONOR LEVINGSTON, CONNOR JOHNSON, RYAN LEAK, NICU CARNAT, DAN McKENNA (SUB- 85 ELLIOT WARD), DUCKENS NAZON (SUB- 79 ANTHONY BRESLIN), DANIEL ARMSTRONG, DONOVAN WILSON (SUB- 74 JOE DELACOE)

FEB.6th.2017, WEST BROM at home in the Under 23’s League. Won 1(0): 0(0), Goal Scorer; HARIS VUCKIC (93). Attendance; ?? Referee: Sam Allison (Wiltshire). Newcastle gave a debut to new signing VICTOR FERNANDEZ.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAMIE STERRY, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 82 OWEN BAILEY), JACK HUNTER, DANIEL BARLASER, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, DAN WARD, VICTOR FERNANDEZ (SUB- 56 JAMIE HOLMES), HARIS VUCKIC.
WEST BROM: GLYN MYHILL, KANE WILSON, BRENDAN GALLOWAY (SUB- 74 MAX MELBOURNE), RAHIS NABI, JACK FITZWATER, MARC WILSON (SUB- 45 DARA O’SHEA), ANDRE WRIGHT, SAMUEL FIELD, HAI ROBSON-KANI (SUB- 45 KYLE EDWARDS), RAYHAAN TULLOCH, JONATHAN LEKO. 
 
FEB.9th.2017, NORTH SHIELDS, Away at the Daren Persson Stadium; Semi Final of the Northumberland Senior Cup. Draw 1(0) ; 1(1) (AET):Lost penalty shoot out 9:10. Attendance; 636, Referee; Dean Hulme (Newcastle). Goal Scorers;  RYAN CARR (7), N.Shields. HARIS VUCKIC (49) NUFC.
PENS CONVERTED (In the order taken for each club)
NUFC: JACK HUNTER, HARIS VUCKIC, DANIEL BARLASER, (then McNall- Hit Post), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, STUART FINDLAY, CURTIS GOOD (Fernandez missed), OWEN BAILEY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, NATHAN HARKER (Hunter- Pen Saved).
N.SHIELDS: GARY ORMSTON, DEAN HOLMES, MICHAEL McKEOWN (then Donnison- Pen saved),GARETH BAINBRIDGE, CRAIG McFARLANE, RYAN CARR (Summerly-Pen saved), CURTIS COPPEN, KEVIN HUGHES, KYLE HAYES, GARY ORMSTON.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER,CALLUM WILLIAMS, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 53 OWEN BAILEY), JACK HUNTER, DANIEL BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES(SUB- 98 VICTOR FERNANDEZ), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, DAN WARD (SUB- 74 LEWIS McNALL), HARIS VUCKIC.
N.SHIELDS: KYLE HAYES, JACK DONNISON, MARC LANCASTER (SUB- 75 JORDON SUMMERLY), ADAM FORSTER (SUB- 88 MICHAEL McKEOWN), CURTIS COPPEN, KEVIN HUGHES, CRAIG McFARLANE, GARY ORMSTON, RYAN CARR, LEE MASION (SUB-57 GARETH BAINBRIDGE), DEAN HOLMES.    
 
FEB.13th.2017. BRISTOL CITY at home at Whitley Park in the Under 23’s Premier League Cup. Won 4(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers;  HARIS VUCKIC (2 GOALS- 45+ 1 & 53 mins), VICTOR FERNANDEZ (46), JAMIE HOLMES (90+ 2 mins). El Mhanni hit the bar in first half. Attendance 128. Referee: ?   
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 28 LEWIS McNALL) (SUB- 65 JAMIE HOLMES), GURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, DANIEL BARLASER, HARIS VUCKIC, DAN WARD (SUB- 56 MATTY LONGSTAFF), VICTOR FERNANDEZ
BRISTOL CITY: JOJO WOLLACOTT, ASHLEY? HARPER, ADEN BALDWIN (SUB- 58 SMITH ?), JACK CHALLIS, HODI LYONS-FOSTER, LLOYD KELLY,  FREDDIE HINDS, JOE MORELL, CAMERON PRING, OSAGI BASCOMBE (SUB- 77 OPANIN EDWARDS), JOE McNULTY (SUB- 65 JAMES MORTON)
 
FEB.17th.2017, BLACKBURN ROVERS at home at Whitley Park in the Under 23’s League. Lost 1(1) : 2(1), Goal Scorers; YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (28), NUFC. DANIEL BUTTERWORTH (2 GOALS- 30 & 71), Blackburn. Attendance : ? Referee: Joe Joseph. Findlay was sent off after 83 mins
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 61 LEWIS CASS), LIAM GIBSON, DAN WARD (SUB- 79 MATTY LONGSTAFF), CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY (Sent Off- 83), JAMIE HOLMES, DANIEL BARLASER, HARIS VUCKIC, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 85 OWEN BAILEY), VICTOR FERNANDEZ.
BLACKBURN: JOSHUA POWELL, LEWIS TRAVIS, JACK DOYLE, JOE GRAYSON, TYLER MAGLOIRE, CHARLIE DOYLE, STEFAN MOIS, LEWIS HARDCASTLE, LEWIS MANSELL, DANIEL BUTTERWORTH (SUB- 90+4 TRE PEMBERTON), JOE RANKIN-COSTELLO 
 
FEB.28th.2017, SOUTHAMPTON, at home at Whitley Park in the Under 23’s Premier League Cup Final Group Match 6. Won 2(0) ; 0(0). Goal Scorers; LUKE CHARMAN (2 GOALS- 65 & 85). Attendance: ? Referee?
NUFC: MATZ SELS, CALLUM WILLIAMS, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 89 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), JACK HUNTER, DANIEL BARLASER, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 64 JAMIE HOLMES), DAN WARD (SUB- 64 LUKE CHARMAN), MASSADIO HAIDARA, HARIS VUCKIC   
SOUTHAMPTON; HARRY LEWIS, YAN VALERY, JAKE VOKINS, ALFIE JONES, OLLIE COOK, WILL WOOD, HARLEY WILLARD (SUB- 68 SIPH MDLALOSE), THOMAS O’CONNOR, RYAN SEAGER, JAKE HESKETH (SUB- 68 CALLUM SLATTERY), TYREKE JOHNSON (SUB- 84 JONATHAN AFOLABI).
Under 23’s Premier League Cup Group A- NUFC: P6, W3, D1, L2, F9, A6, Points- 10. Position; 1st
 
MAR.6th.2017, NORWICH CITY at home at Whitley Park in the Under 23’s League. Lost 1(1) : 2(0). Goal Scorers; LUKE CHARMAN (33), NUFC, DIALLANG JAIYESIMI (57), EBOU ADAMS (63), Norwich. Attendance; 116, Referee; Andrew Miller (Durham)
NUFC: MATZ SELS, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 69 JAMIE HOLMES), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 60 DAN WARD), LUKE CHARMAN, HARIS VUCKIC, VICTOR FERNANDEZ (SUB- 69 TOM HEARDMAN) 
NORWICH: ASTON OXBOROUGH, LOUIS RAMSAY, MAX AARONS, CONOR McGRANDLES (SUB-76 OWEN WALLIS), MICHEE EFETE (capt), JOE CROWE, DIALLANG JAIYESIMI, EBOU ADAMS (SUB- 83 EMERSSON SAMBU), BERNARD ASHLEY-SEAL (SUB-79 LOUIS McINTOSH), TODD CANTWELL, GLEN MIDDLETON.
 
MAR.13th.2017,  WEST HAM UNITED, Draw 0(0) : 0(0), at home at SJP. Under 23’s League. Charman hit the bar in the first half & West Ham Masuaka was sent off on the half hour. Referee: Karl Evans (Greater Manchester). Attendance; 457.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, DAN WARD (SUB-56 VICTOR FERNANDEZ), CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, TOM HEARDMAN, DANIEL BARLASER, LUKE CHARMAN, HARIS VUCKIC, YASIN BEN EL MHANNI (SUB- 75 ADAM WILSON)
WEST HAM; NATHAN TROTT, KYLE KNOYLE, ARTHUR MASUAKA (Sent Off- 30), MOSES MAKASI, JOSH PASK (SUB- 10 TUNSI AKINOLA), DECLAN RICE, DAN KEMP, EDMILSON FERNANDEZ (SUB-83 JOE POWELL), ASHLEY FLETCHER, MARCUS BROWNE, NATHAN HOLLAND (SUB- 50 NOHA SYLVESTRE).  
 
MAR.18th.2017, WEST HAM UNITED, Under 23’s Premier League Cup Round of 16. At Home at SJP. Won 3(0) : 2(1) (after extra time). Goal Scorers; ASHLEY FLETCHER (7- Pen), DECLAN RICE (73), West Brom. LUKE CHARMAN (63), SAMMY AMEOBI (2 GOALS- 83 & 95 ), NUFC. Attendance; 878.Referee: Martin Coy (Durham)
NUFC; MATZ SELS, CALLUM WILIAMS, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 77 TOM HEARDMAN), JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, SAMMY AMEOBI, DANIEL BARLASER, LUKE CHARMAN, VICTOR FERNANDEZ (SUB-64 JAMIE HOLMES), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 106 MICHAEL NEWBERRY)
WEST HAM; NATHAN TROTT, KYLE KNOYLE, NOHA SLYVESTRE (SUB- 108 JAHMAL HECTOR-INGRAM), MOSES MAKASI, OLATUNJI AKINOLA, DECLAN RICE, DAN KEMP, MARTIN SAMUELSEN (SUB- 62 ALFIE LEWIS), ASHLEY FLETCHER, MARCUS BROWNE, NATHAN HOLLAND (SUB- 84 JOE POWELL). 
 
APR,3rd.2017, READING at home at Whitley Park; Under 23’s Premier League Cup Quarter Final match. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). The only of the came in the 71st minute after a foul by Charman in the box & the penalty was converted by ANDRIYA NOVAKOVICH. Attendance; 223, Referee; Tom Nield (West Riding Yorkshire).
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 73 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 49 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DANIEL BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, LUKE CHARMAN, ADAM WILSON (SUB- 88 VICTOR FERNANDEZ), TOM HEARDMAN. 
READING: LUKE SOUTHWOOD, TOM HOLMES, GABRIEL:OSHO, AXEL ANDRESSON, OMAR RICHARDS, RYAN EAST (SUB- 85 RAMARNI MEDFORD-SMITH), TYLER FROST, ANDY RINOMHOTA, SAM SMITH, JORDAN HOLSGROVE, ANDRIYA NOVAKOVICH
 
APR.10th,2017, FULHAM in a Group Match, pushing for a Play Off Place at home at Whitley Park. Won 3(3) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; JOSHUA SMILE (1st Half), Fulham. TOM HEARDMAN (2 GOALS- 33 & 41), VICTOR FERNANDEZ (39), NUFC. Attendance; 268, Referee:?

NUFC: MATZ SELS (Capt), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 59 LEWIS CASS), JACK HUNTER, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 76 VICTOR FERNANDEZ), DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, HARIS VUCKIC(SUB- 52 LUKE CHARMAN), ADAM WILSON
FULHAM, MARCUS NORNAN, MARLON FOSSEY, ADETAYO EDUN, JOSH SMILE, RHEEM SHECKLEFORD, MORITZ JENZ, LUCA DE LA TORRE, MATT O’RILEY (SUB- 61 JAYDEN HARRIS), ELIJAH ADEBAYO, GEORGE WILLIAMS, JON DAGUR THORSTEINSSON
 
APR.21st.2017, MIDDLESBROUGH, away at The Riverside Stadium. Won 2(2) : 0(0).The result gave them a 3rd Place finish in the league & entry into the Play Off Semi Finals. Goal Scorers: TOM HEARDMAN (29 mins- Assist Barlaser free kick), ADAM WILSON (39mins). Boro’s Johnson got sent off in injury time. Referee: Joseph Johnson (Merseyside). Attendance; 263. Newcastle featured trialist JOSEF VARNEY as a second half sub. There was a minute silence before the kick off following the sudden death of Ugo Ehiogh.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 69 TRIALIST: JOSEF VARNEY), JACK HUNTER, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 89 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), DANIEL BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, DAN WARD (SUB- 69 ELIAS SORENSEN), ADAM WILSON.
MIDDLESBROUGH: ZAK HEMMING, CALLUM JOHNSON (sent Off-90+ 2), JAMES HUSBAND, JORDAN McGHEE, DAEL FRY, JOSEPH  WHEATLEY, MIKAEL SOISALO (SUB- 45 BRADLEY FEWSTER), MARCUS TAVERNIER, JUNIOR MONDAL, ALEX PATTISON, HAYDEN COULSON 
UNDER 23’s Div II- P22, W11, D4, L7, F34, A30, POINTS: 37.POSITION: 3rd  
 
MAY 8th.2017, FULHAM, Under 23’s Premier League Two Play Off  Semi Final at home at SJP to FULHAM. Won 2(2) : 0(0) Scorers; JAMIE HOLMES (7), STUART FINDLAY (35); Barlaser hit post 15 mins. Attendance; 437 (including Rafa). Referee; Thomas Bramall (Sheffield).
NUFC: MATZ SELS (Capt), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 59 LEWIS CASS), JACK HUNTER, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 76 VICTOR FERNANDEZ), DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, HARIS VUCKIC(SUB- 52 LUKE CHARMAN), ADAM WILSON
FULHAM: MAREK RODAK, RYHEEM SHECKLEFORD, ADETAYO EDUN, MATTIAS KAIT, ARON DAVIES, MORITZ JENZ (SUB- 50 JEROME OPOKU), LUCAS DE LA TORRE, MIKOLAJ KWIETNIEWSKI (SUB-75 MATTHEW O’RILEY), ELIJAH ADEBAYO, GEORGE WILLIAMS, STEPHEN HUMPHREYS (SUB- 90 JAYDEN HARRIS).
 
MAY 15th.2017, Under 23’s Division II promotion play off final at home at St. James Park ‘v’ WEST HAM UNITED. Lost 1(1) ; 2(1). Scorers; TOM HEARDMAN (19), NUFC; TONI MARTINEZ (2 GOALS- 43 & 55), West Ham. Attendance; 1824. Referee: Tom Neild (West Riding of Yorkshire).
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 77 DAN WARD), OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, JAMIE HOLMES, DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 64 LUKE CHARMAN), ADAM WILSON (SUB- 57 VICTOR FERNANDEZ)
WEST HAM: RAPHAEL SPEIGEL, KYLE KNOYLE, NOHA SYLVESTRE (SUB- 45 STEPHEN HENDRIE), TUNJI AKINOLA, GEORGE DOBSON, DECLAN RICE, DAN KEMP, MOSES MAKASI, TONI MARTINEZ (SUB- 84 JOE POWELL), MARTIN SAMUELSEN, NATHAN HOLLAND (SUB- 54 GRADY DIANGANA).
 
UNDER 21’S/23’s DEVELOPMENT SQUAD FRIENDLY MATCHES
 
JUL.10TH.2016, BRADFORD PARK AVENUE, Won 3(1) ; 0(0), Donald Bell Battle of the Somme Memorial  Pre Season Friendly Match. Away at the Horsfall Stadium. Goal Scorers: IVAN TONEY (13 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (56 mins), JAMIE HOLMES (83 mins).  Referee: Ian Johnston (Leeds), Attendance; 675. Newcastle handed a debut to new signing Stuart Findlay. It was also a first sighting of 3 trialists at half time: Tyler Harvey, Flavio Da Silva & George Ede .
NUFC (1ST Half): BEN SMITH, LUBO SATKA, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIIGIRIMANA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, STUART FINDLAY, ALEX GILLIEAD, LIAM SMITH, IVAN TONEY, HARIS VUCKIC, CALLUM ROBERTS
NUFC (2ND. Half): NATHAN HARKER, DAN WARD, TRIALIST 1- GEORGE EDE, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, DANIEL BARLASER, TRIALIST 2- FLAVIO DA SILVA, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES, TRIALIST 3- TYLER HARVEY.
BRADFORD PA; RYAN JONES (SUB- 45 GRAHAME McKIBBIN), RYAN TOULSON, MATT HILL, LUKE DEAN, (SUB- 45 ANDY McWILLIAMS), SHANE KILLOCK (SUB- 78 OLLIE TAYLOR), HARRY COATES (SUB- 45 LEON OSBOURNE), BEN McKENNA (SUB- 45- TRIALIST 1), CHRIS SHARP, JACK RYAN (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 2- LIAM DICKINSON), JONNY GORMAN (SUB-MOHAMED KABA). 
 
JUL.16th.2016, DARLINGTON 1883, away at the Northern Echo Arena, Pre Season Friendly. Won 5 (3): 1 (1). Goal Scorers; HARIS VUCKIC (7 mins), IVAN TONEY (12 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (42 mins), LUBO SATKA (48 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (82 mins),NUFC  LIAM HARDY (45 mins), Darlington. Vuckic’s goal after an effort by Toney came back off the post. There was a debut for Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. Attendance; 2625 Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Co. Durham)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 45 STEFAN BROCCOLI), KYLE CAMERON (SUB- 45 LUBO SATKA), CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 STUART FINDLAY), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 MACAULEY GILLESPHEY), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB-58 DAN WARD), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 58 JAMES HOLMES), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 58 SEAN LONGSTAFF), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB-58 LUKE CHARMAN), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 45 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), IVAN TONEY (SUB- 45 FLAVIO DA SILVA).
DARLINGTON: PETER JAMESON, LIAM MARRS (SUB- 61 LEON SCOTT), JORDAN WATSON, PHIL TURNBULL, KEVIN BURGESS, GARY BROWN, LEWIS NIGHTINGALE (SUB-56 LEE GASKELL), TOM PORTAS (SUB-56 ADAM MITCHELL), LIAM HARDY (SUB- 56 ADAM NOWAKOWSKI), AMAR PUREWAL (SUB- 56 NATHAN CARTMAN), STEPHEN THOMPSON 
   
JUL.23rd.2016, CORBY TOWN away at Corby’s Steel Park, pre season Steel Cup (Day One). Won 3(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers:  LUKE CHARMAN (41 mins) & SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 57 & 72 mins). The other match of day one of the Steel Cup was PSV Eindhoven XI 4 :1 Leeds United. Corby featured keeper Aidan Grant. Attendance: ??, Referee: Simon Barrow (Staffordshire).    
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 58 STEFAN BROCCOLI), LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 73 FLAVIO DA SILVA (Trialist), DAN WARD, LUKE CHARMAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 78 DANIEL BARLASER),       
CORBY: AIDAN GRANT, CONNOR KENNEDY, O’NEIL O’DOFIN, JAMIE ANTON, BRAD-LEE GASCOIGNE,DANNY DRAPER (SUB- 45 SERGIO CARALLO), FERNI ORENUGA (SUB- 88 SEKOU KROMAH), REECE WEBB, CALLUM BALL (SUB- 74 KURTIS REVAN), BEN MILNES (SUB- 59 ANDRE JOHNSON), LIAM MARSHALL.    
 
JUL.24th.2016, Day Two ‘Steel Cup Final’ match saw them face PSV EINDHOVEN at Steel Park, Corby. Won 1(0) : 0(0). Goal Scorer: KYLE CAMERON (50 mins), Silverware for the side. The other match of day of the Steel Cup for 3rd / 4th place was Corby Town 3 : 0 Leeds United. The ‘combined’ 2 day attendance was recorded; 1368. Referee; Stephen Ross (Boston).    
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, KEVIN MBABU, STUART FINDLAY, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, DANIEL BARLASER, ALEX GILLIEAD, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 80 SEANLONGSTAFF), CALLUM ROBERTS, IVAN TONEY.
PSV; JAMIE WATT, DAMIAN VAN BRUGGEN, PHILLIPPE ROMMENS, NIHOLDI LAURSEN, ALBERT GUDMUNDESSON, JAEL HATTU, THOMAS DENG (SUB-68- GOKHAN KARDES), ARMANDO OBISDO (SUB- 45 JOEL PIROE), MICHAL SADILEK (SUB- 64 LEANDRO FERNANDES), LENNERD DANEELS (SUB- 45 CODY GAKPO), JOEY KONINGS. 
 
JUL.30th.2016, YORK CITY away at Bootham Crescent, pre season friendly. Draw 1(0) : 1(1). Goals Scorers; AIDAN CONNOLLY (7 mins), York.  STUART FINDLAY (48 mins) (assist Roberts), NUFC. Attendance: 885, Referee: Nigel Miller (Co. Durham). Findlay also had a goal ruled offside after 2 mins.                                                          

NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, KEVIN MBABU, CALLUM WILLIAMS, STUART FINDLAY, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 74 JAMIE HOLMES), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 86 SEAN LONGSTAFF), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 71 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), IVAN TONEY 
YORK; LUKE SIMPSON, SHAUN ROONEY, ALEX WHITTLE, COLVIS KAMDJO, MATT FRY, SIMON HESLOP, YAN KLUKOWSKI (SUB- 80 KAINE FELIX), AIDAN CONNOLLY (SUB- 73 REECE THOMPSON), JOSHUA ROBINSON (SUB- 45 MATTY DIXON), SCOTT FENWICK, ‘TRIALIST’ (SUB- 45 DANIEL NTI)
 
AUG.1st.2016. ‘Under 23’s’ v ASHINGTON, away at Woodhorn Lane, pre season friendly. Lost 0(0): 1(0). Goal Scorer: BEN HARMISON (84 mins). Luke Charman hitting the post with a header in the 58th minute. Ashington featured  Adam Laidler. Injured James Taylor was an unused Attendance; 707, Referee; Michael Oliver (Ashington). (No Programme or Team Sheet was produced)
NUFC; PAUL WOOLSTON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, JACK HUNTER, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 71 KYLE CAMERON), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, DAN WARD (SUB- 71 CALLUM WILLIAMS), SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES, LUKE CHARMAN, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 DAN BARLASER).  
ASHINGTON; CONOR GRANT, SHAUN HENDERSON, ADAM LAIDLER, SCOTT BLANDFORD, JAMES HARMISON, BEN CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT GUNN (SUB- 45 not known?), KYLE DOWNEY (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 1), ANDREW BULFORD (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 2), BEN HARMISON, LEE McANDREW, (Trialists organised by Ollie Bernard); Subs not known if played; -REECE FARRELL, ANDREW COOPER, & also injured- JAMES TAYLOR who was also on the bench but did not play.    
 
AUG.8TH.2016, BARNSLEY, away at the Oakwell Academy. Behind Closed Doors Friendly. Won 3(2) : 2(1). Goal Scorers: TOM HEARDMAN (2 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (35 mins), LUKE CHARMAN (66 mins), NUFC. JACOB BROWN (2 GOALS- 41 & 89 mins), Barnsley. Dan Ward also hit the bar in the second half.
NUFC: FREDDIE WODDMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 64 STUART FINDLAY), CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 KYLE CAMERON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 74 DAN WARD), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 74 STEFAN BROCCOLI), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 50 SAMMY AMEOBI), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 54 JACK HUNTER),TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 LUKE CHARMAN), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 74 JAMIE HOLMES).
BARNSLEY: LINE UP NOT KNOWN  
 
DEC.29th.2016, BURNLEY, home friendly (BCD) at Little Benton, Won 7(6) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: LUKE CHARMAN (8), TOM HEARDMAN (3 GOALS- 14, 26 & 32), CALLUM ROBERTS (21), JAMIE HOLMES (2 GOALS- 42 & 53) The game marked the debut of newly arrived trialist TYRIQUE BARTLETT.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, STUART FINDLAY, ADAM WILSON, CALLUM ROBRETS (SUB- 60 YASIN BEN E:-MHANNI), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 60 DAN WARD), LIAM SMITH , JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 60 LIAM GIBSON),LUKE CHARMAN< TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 60 TYRIQUE BARTLETT

BURNLEY; CONOR MITCHELL, JAMES CLARKE, TAOFIQ OLAMOWEWE, JIMMY DUNNE, ‘unnamed trialist’, DWIGHT McNEIL (SUB- 56 FREDDY YAO), MARK HOWARTH, JAMIE THOMAS (SUB- 66 ROBBIE LEITCH), BRAD JACKSON, OLATUNDE BAYODE, NASHE CHAKWANA. 
 
JAN.12th.2017, KILMARNOCK, behind closed friendly at home at the Darsley Park Training Complex. Lost 1(0) : 3(2). Goal Scorers; ADAM FRIZZELL 925), SCOTT BOYD (35),DEAN HAWKSHAW (90), Killy. ‘Trialist’- TYRIQUE BARTLETT (46), NUFC.’JUNANITO’ made his debut.
NUFC; ROB ELLIOT, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, STUART FINDLAY, CURTIS GOOD, ADAM WILSON (SUB- 55 LEWIS CASS), JACK HUNTER, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 55 JAMIE HOLMES), DAN WARD (SUB- 55 ‘Trialist’ TYRIQUE BARTLETT), TON HEARDMAN (SUB- 55 ‘JUANITO’- JUAN JESUS NUNEZ CUMBRERA).
KILMARNOCK: Included: DEAN HAWKSHAW, SCOTT BOYD, KRIS BOYD & ADAM FRIZZELL as well as on Loan CALLUM ROBERTS & SEAN LONGSTAFF.    
 
MAR.28th.2017, GATESHEAD XI at home at Little Benton BCD Friendly. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). Goal Scorer: MITCH BRUNDLE (89 mins). The goal assist from a corner was Langstaff.  The names of the 2 trialists remain unknown at present. The talk on the grapevine is that the 2 Trialists were most likely Tyrique Bartlett & Juan Jesus Nunez Cumbrera; who had trials earlier in the season. 
NUFC: BEN SMITH, LEWIS CASS, OWEN BAILEY, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 58 YANNICK AZIAKANOU), ADAM WILSON, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 58 DAN LOWTHER), MACE GOODRIDGE,DAN WARD (SUB- 58 MO SANGARE), VICTOR FERNANDEZ (SUB- 58 ‘TRIALIST 1’), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 58 OLIVER LONG), ‘TRIALIST 2’
GATESHEAD; (Not In Order): DAN HANFORD, TOBY AJALA, KIERAN GREEN, TOM WHITE, JACK ELLIOTT, MACAULAY LANGSTAFF, JAMES BOLTON, CAMERON FENTON, JON MELLISH, MITCH BRUNDLE. JJ.O’DONNELL (Subs Not Known)
 
APR.18th.2017, PETER BEARDSLEY’S MAGPIE (UNDER 23’s) XI v  HEBBURN TOWN. Friendly to raise funds in aid of the club at Hebburn Sports & Social Ground. Lost  0(0) : 1(1). Scorer: ADAM RUNDLE (16 mins), who cleverly scored with an in swinging corner. Attendance;(Club Record); 530.Referee; Graeme Hopper from Gateshead. New name William Brown was an unused sub.
NUFC: OTTO HUUHTANEN, LEWIS CASS (SUB- 77 CRAIG SPOONER), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (SUB- 45 TYRIQUE BARTLETT), MATTY LONGSTAFF (SUB- 68 GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH), YANNICK AZIAKONOU, LEWIS GIBSON (SUB- 45 ISAAC GAMBLIN), CRAIG SPOONER (SUB- 45 KIERAN APLIN), MO SANGARE (SUB- 45 MACKENZIE HEANEY), ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 45 CALLUM SMITH), KELLAND WATTS (SUB- 30 MACE GOODRIDGE), ADAM WILSON (SUB- 45 JUAN JESUS NUNEZ-CUMBRERA).  
HEBBURN: STEVE HUBERY (SUB- 81 JOSEPH FURNISS), CRAIG MALLEY, SCOTT WALLACE, MICHAEL WATSON (SUB- 82 JASON BLACKBURN), KRIS SUMMERS, RHYS WILLIAMS, JAMES TALBOT (SUB- 45 CHRIS SMITH), CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 45 WILL JARVIS-SMITH), JASON BLACKBURN (SUB- 45 CHANNON NORTH), ALAN PEGRAM (capt), ADAM RUNDLE (SUB- 45 CHRIS FEASEY)
 
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NUFC: UNDER 18’S ACADEMY
 
AUG.13TH.2016,  EVERTON at home at Little Benton, Academy League, Won 1(0) : 0(0).Goal Scorer; THOMAS ALLAN (80 mins) (Assist- McNall). Referee; Tom Reeves (Warkwickshire).
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, CALLUM SMITH (SUB-73 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER, LEWIS McNALL, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB-87 CRAIG SPOONER), OWEN GALLAGHER
EVERTON; CHRIS RAMSHAW,CON OUZOUNIDIS, CALLUM LEES, RYAN HARRINGTON, LIAM MORRIS, STEPHEN DUKE-McKENNA, THOMAS SCULLY (SUB- 60 FRASER HORNBY), ALEX DENNY,GEORGE WITH (SUB- 60 MANASSE MAMPALA), SHAYNE LAVERY, DANNY BRAMALL

AUG.20TH.2016, WEST BROM. away at their training ground in Walsall. Draw; 1(0): 1(0). Goal Scorers; ALEX BRADLEY (50 mins) West Brom. LEWIS McNALL (60 mins), NUFC. Referee; Ryan Byrne (Birmingham)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, OWEB BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTHEW LONGSTAFF, DANIEL LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH, MACKENZIE HEANEY, OWEN GALLAGHER, LEWIS McNALL (No Subs Used)
WEST BROM: BRADLEY HOUSE, DAN MEREDITH, JORDAN PIGGOTT, PANAGIOTIS ARTYMATAS (SUB- 55 RAVHAAN TULLOCH), MAX MELBOURNE, SAM WILDING, SAMERON DOOL, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB-87 CAMERON WALKER), TAYLOR MORRISON, KIERAN HOLSGROVE, MARCUS FORSS
 
AUG.27th.2016, BLACKBURN ROVERS, at home at Little Benton; in the Premier Academy League. Won 2(1) :0(0).Goal Scorer; MACKENZIE HEANEY (2 GOALS-  22 & 57 mins). Callum Smith hit the post ion the 5th. minute. Referee; Martin Conroy (Sedgefield, Co; Durham).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CRAIG SPOONER, OWEN BAILEY (capt), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, DAN LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 85 KELLAND WATTS), MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 85 THOMAS ALLAN), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 76 ADAM WILSON); LEWIS McNALL
BLACKBURN; MATTHEW CAMPBELL, ANDREW JACKSON, MATTHEW MAKINSON, FRANK JONES, BEN WILLIAMS, STEFAN MOLS (capt), CALLUM WRIGHT (SUB- 68 BEN PATON), TRE PEMBERTON, MASON FAWNS (SUB- 73 JACK EVANS), ALEX CURRAN, DANIEL BUTTERWORTH.
 
SEP.10th.2016, SUNDERLAND, away at the Academy of Light. Won 1(0) ;0(0). OWEN GALLAGHER scored the only goal of the game in the 55th. minute. Referee; Christopher Keightley (Middlesbrough).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, BEN KITCHEN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 55 MACE GOODBRIDGE), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB-70 CRAIG SPOONER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 75 THOMAS ALLAN).
SUNDERLAND: OLIVER PAIN, TOM HOWARD, FERGUS McAUGHTRIE, JACOB YOUNG, JORDAN HICKEY, ADAM BALE, JACK DIAMOND (SUB –72 MICHAEL FOWLER), CHRIS ALLAN, MBUNGA KIMPIOKA (SUB- 68 SONNY BEST), JAKE HACKETT, LEE CONNELLY.
 
SEP.17TH.2016, WOLVES at home in the Academy League at Little Benton. Won 4 (1) : 1 (1). Goal Scorers: MACKENZIE HEANEY (1st Half), CALLUM SMITH (2nd Half), LEWIS McNALL (2nd Half) & DAN LOWTHER (2nd Half). JORDAN ALLAN scored the goal for Wolves early in the first half. McNall missed a pen in the 1st Half. Referee; Adam Williamson (Co. Durham).
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (SUB- 66 CRAIG SPOONER), MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 84 MACE GOODRIDGE), DAN LOWTHER, LEWIS McNALL, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
WOLVES: HARRY BEASLEY, DANIEL McKENNA (SUB- 62 SAM PHILLIPS), BRANDON BALL, JOSHUA HESSON, CAMERON JOHN, DION SANDERSON (SUB- 75 TOM BEXTON), RYAN GILES, JORDAN ALLAN, NIALL ENNIS (SUB- 73 TAYLOR PERRY), BRADLEY CARR, AUSTIN SAMUELS,

SEP.24TH.2016,  DERBY COUNTY Away  at Derby University Training Ground; in the Academy League. Lost 1(1) : 2(2). Goal Scorers: JAYDAN THORPE (OG- Early 1st. Half), NUFC. JAYDEN BOGLE (50 mins), CAMERON CRESSWELL (89 mins), Derby. Newcastle’s ELIAS SORENSEN made his debut. Referee; Jack Shepherd (Dudley, West Midlands). 
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, LEWIS CASS, MATTHEW LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSENS, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 73 MACE GOODRIDGE), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 73 THOMAS ALLAN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH
DERBY: MATT YATES, JAYDEN BOGLE (SUB- 84 MICHEE MBUTI), JAYDAN THORNE, GIANN MAGNO, FUSEINE RASHID, JOSEPH BATEMAN, LUKE THOMAS (SUB- 73 AYOMIDE JIBODU), HENRY WISE, ADAM DAVIE (SUB- 84 JAYDEN MITCHELL-LAWSON), BRANDON HITCHMAN, CAMERON CRESSWELL.
 
OCT.1st.2016, LIVERPOOL at home in the Academy League at Little Benton,. Lost 1(1) 3(0).Goal Scorers: CALLUM SMITH (5 mins), NUFC. GLEN McAULEY (46 mins), CONOR MASTERSON (62 mins), TONI GOMES (88 mins), Liverpool. Thomas Allan hit the bar in the 89th. minute. Referee; Glen Hart (Durham)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER,LEWIS CASS, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 62 THOMAS ALLAN), OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 74 ADAM WILSON), CALLUM SMITH.
LIVERPOOL; KAMIL GRABOLA, ABDI SHARIF (SUB- 83 DIEGO LATTIE), ADAM LEWIS (SUB- 89 MICH’EL PARKER), CONOR MASTERSON, GEORGE JOHNSON, LIAM COYLE, TONI GOMES, JORDAN HUNTER, GLEN McAULEY, RAFAEL CAMACHO, YAN DHANDA
 
OCT.15TH.2016,  MIDDLESBROUGH, away at Rockcliffe Park, Hurworth in the Academy League. They won 4 (3) : 2(1). Goal Scorers: CONNOR MALLEY (12 mins), ANTHONY RENTON (54 mins) Boro. OWEN GALLAGHER (35 mins), OWEN BAILEY (41 mins), LEWIS GIBSON (45 + 1 min), DAN LOWTHER (67 mins);NUFC . Referee: Graeme Hopper (Gateshead).
NUFC:  NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS CASS, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, CRAIG SPOONER (SUB- 2ND Half- ADAM WILSON), DAN LOWTHER, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 2nd Half THOMAS ALLEN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MIDDLESBROUGH; SOL BRYNN, LIAM HEGARTY, PATRICK READING, BEN LIDDLE, COVERY, ANTHONY RENTON, BRENDON HOLDSWORTH (SUB- TYRONE 0’NEIL), JACK LAMBERT (SUB- CALLUM COOKE), MITCHELL CURRY, CONNOR MALLEY, JAY WILSON
 
OCT.22ND.2016,  MANCHESTER CITY at home at Little Benton in the Academy League, Lost 1(0) : 2(2). Goal Scorers; JOE HARDY 2 GOALS- 28 & 31 mins), Man. City. MACKENZIE HEANEY (53 mins) , NUFC & also missed Pen- 35 mins. Referee; Mark Ryan (Sunderland)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRIAG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, LEWIS CASS, BEN KITCHEN,OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 75 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER, ELIAS SORENSEN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MAN. CITY; ARO MURIC (Sent Off- 52 mins), JEREMIE FRIMLONG, ASH KIGBU, ED FRANCIS (capt), COLIN ROSLER, IKER POZO, MATT SMITH, WILL PATCHING, JOE HARDY,LUKE BOLTON, IAN CARLO POVEDA.
SUBS USED; PAVEL SAKOL (keeper- 52 mins), TAYLOR RICHELS (Late 2nd Half), BOBBY DUNCAN (Late 2nd Half) 

NOV.5TH.2016, STOKE CITY, away at the Clayton Wood Training Ground in the academy league. Lost 2(2) : 5(1). Goal Scorers; JORDAN GREENIDGE (3 GOALS- 11, 62 & 88 mins), HARVEY READ (59 mins), LEWIS CASS (og- 65 mins), Stoke. MACKENZIE HEANEY (18 mins), MATTY LONGSTAFF (26 mins), NUFC. Referee; Daniel Jarvis (Sheffield)                                                                                                          

NUFC; BEN SMITH, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, CRAIG SPOONER, LEWIS CASS, ELIAS SORENSEN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 78 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 78 MACE GOODRIDGE), CALLUM SMITH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY, ADAM WILSON.

STOKE; MATE DECZKI, MOHAMMED DIALLO, VAZOUMANA KARAMOKO (SUB- 55 CONNOR RUSSO), TOM EDWARDS, HARVEY READ, LUIS SILVA, KRISTOFER SZERETO, JOEL KADUBA (SUB- 86 SCOTT WARA), JORDAN GREENIDGE, JACOB TWYFORD, VENANCIO DA SILVA MONTEIRO. 
 
NOV.12TH.2016, MANCHESTER UNITED at home in the Academy League at Little Benton. Lost 0(0) ;4(2). Goal Scorers; ANGEL GOMES (34 mins), CALLUM GRIBBIN (35 mins- Pen), JOSHUA BOHUI (67 mins), INDY BOONAN (88 mins). Heaney was sent off in 70th minute. Referee; Dean Hulme (Northumberland)
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY (capt), LEWIS CASS, OWEN GALLAGHER, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB-75 OLIVER LONG), ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 61 DAN LOWTHER),   MACKENZIE HEANEY (Sent Off- 70 mins), CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 61 THOMAS ALLAN).
MAN.UTD; ILIAS MOUTHA-SEBTAOUI, LEE O’CONNOR, JAKE KENYON, TYRELL WARREN, MAX DUNNE, CALLUM WHELAN, CALLUM GRIBBIN, ETHAN HAMILTON (SUB- 72 DARREN McINTOSH-BUFFONGE), NISHAN BURKHART (SUB- 63 JOSHUA BOHUI)), ANGEL GOMES, AIDAN BARLOW (SUB- 63 INDY BOONAN).   
 
NOV.19TH.2016,  WEST BROM, at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. Lost 0(0) : 2(1). Goal Scorers;OG- NATHAN HARKER (Header from PIERCE hit bar + then keeper- 16 mins), SAMFRON DOOL (60 mins). Heaney was stretchered off with an injury. Referee; Michael Gillespie (N.Riding Yorkshire)
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, LEWIS CASS, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER, THOMAS ALLAN, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB-40 MACE GOODRIDGE), CALLUM SMITH
WEST BROM; JASKO KERANOVIC, PANAYIOTIS ARTYMATES, DANIEL MEREDITH, TAYLOR MORRISON, MAX MELBOURNE, JORDAN PIGGOTT, ALEX BRADLEY, SAMFRON DOOL, RAMIS NABI, RAYHAAN R.A. TULLOCH, EVAN PIERCE.
 
(NOV.26TH.2016,  UNDER 18’s were due to play EVERTON away in the league at the Finch Farm Training Ground. However, the match was postponed before kick off due to dense fog. The line up was named as Nathan Harker, Craig Spooner, Adam Wilson, Matty Longstaff, Owen Bailey, Yannick Aziakonou, Dan Lowther, Mace Goodridge, Owen Gallagher, Mohamed Sangare, Callum Smith. )
 
DEC.3rd.2016, WOLVES in the Academy League; Away at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Centre. Won 2(0) : 1(1). Goal Scorers: AUSTIN SAMUELS (37), Wolves. KIERAN APLIN (61), MACE GOODRIDGE (65), NUFC. The game marked the debut of recent trialist Momo Sangare who has signed for the club & Huuhtanen as a sub keeper. Referee; Blake Antrobus (Shropshire). 
NUFC: BEN SMITH (SUB- 71 OTTO HUUHTANEN), CRAIG SPOONER, KIERAN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS CASS, , OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 80 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 45 LEWIS McNALL), MACE GOODRIDGE, MOHAMMED SANGARE, CALLUM SMITH
WOLVES: RORY BROWN, BRADLEY CARR, JOSH HESSON, DAN McKENNA, BRANDON BALL, DION SANDERSON, AUSTIN SAMUELS, ELLIOT WARD, JORDAN ALLAN, TAYLOR PERRY, RYAN GILES
(No Subs Used)
 
DEC.9th.2016, PORTSMOUTH in the FA Youth Cup 3rd Away At Fratton Park. Won 4(2) : 1(1). Goal Scorers: OWEN GALLAGHER (29), LEWIS McNALL (42), OG-THEO WIDDRINGTON (54), CALLUM SMITH (69), NUFC. TOMMY SCUTT (34), Portsmouth. Att; 832, Referee; Thomas Marshall (Kent). 
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, KIERAN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS CASS (capt), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 81 DAN LOWTHER), MACE GOODRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 79 THOMAS ALLAN), MOHAMED SANGARE, CALLUM SMITH
PORTSMOUTH; JACK COLLINS, DAN SMITH (SUB- 70 MATTHEW CASEY), EDDIE WAKLEY, THEO WIDDRINGTON (capt), KYLE McDOWELL (SUB- 77 JACK CHANDLER), FREDDIE READ, TOMMY SCUTT, JEZZ BEDFORD, SAM WOODWARD (SUB- 57 OUSMAN SAIDY), HARVEY BRADBURY, MATT MAYES.
 
JAN.9th.2017, SWANSEA CITY in the FA Youth Cup 4th. Rd at home at SJP. Won 3(1) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; LEWIS McNALL (3 mins- Pen), THOMAS ALLAN (2 GOALS- 70 & 90+ 5 mins), NUFC. LIAM CULLEN (51 mins), Swansea. Keiran Evans missed a pen 45+ 1 mins. Attendance: 1307 Referee: Billy Khatib (Sunderland)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, KEIREN APLIN (SUB- 77 LEWIS CASS), MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 74 ADAM WILSON), MACE GOODRIDGE,LEWIS McNALL, MO SANGARE (SUB- 45 THOMAS ALLAN), CALLUM SMITH.
SWANSEA: ROSS TREACY, MAEL DAVIES, BEN ERICKSON (SUB- 61 JOE LEWIS), TOM PRICE, BEN CABANGO, BRANDON COOPER, OLIVER COOPER, CAMERON BERRY (SUB- 74 MASON THOMAS-JONES), LIAM CULLEN, KEIRAN EVANS (SUB- 56 CAUSSO DARAME), LIAM EDWARDS
 
JAN.14th.2017, DERBY COUNTY at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. Lost 1(0) : 4(4).Goal Scorers; JOE BATEMAN (13), MICAH EDWARDS (15), CAMERON CRESSWELL (16), JAYDEN MITCHELL-LAWSON (27), Derby. KELLAND WATTS (67), NUFC . Isaac Gamblin & Jack Robson were handed competitive debuts as subs. Referee: Martin Conroy (Co. Durham).
NUFC: BEN SMITH, CRAIG SPOONER, KEIREN APLIN (SUB- 67 YANNICK AZIAKONOU), MATTY LONGSTAFF, BEN KITCHEN (SUB- 67 ISAAC GAMBLIN), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, DAN LOWTHER, KELLAND WATTS, LEWIS McNALL (capt), THOMAS ALLAN, MO SANGARE (SUB- 67 JACK ROBSON). 
DERBY: MATT YAYES (SUB- 2nd Half JOE FRYATT), JAYDEN BOGLE, JORDAN MILLS, MAX BIRD, JOSEPH BATEMAN (capt), FUSELINE RASHID, JAHUAN DAVIDSON-MILLER, NICAH EDWARDS, MALAKAI HINCKSON-MARS, JAYDEN MITCHELL-LAWSON, CAMERON CRESSWELL  
(SUBS (Not Known if Used?): AYO JIBODU, THOMAS, BRANDON HITCHMAN, ADAM DAVIE).

JAN.21st.2017, LIVERPOOL, in the Academy League; Away at the Kirkby Academy. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). Goal Scorer; OKERA SIMMONDS (81 mins).Referee: James Sheppard (Preston).                                                                                                 

NUFC: OTTO HUUHTANEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, OWEN BAILEY, DAN LOWTHER, LEWIS McNALL, CALLUM SMITH, KELLAND WATTS, MATTY LONGSTAFF, KEIREN APLIN, THOMAS ALLAN (SUB-70 JACK ROBSON).                                                                                             

LIVERPOOL; CAOIMHIN KELLEHER, NATHAN WILLIAMS, MICHAEL PARKER, GEORGE JOHNSTON, ADAM LEWIS, RAFAEL CAMACHO, LIAM COYLE (capt), JORDAN HUNTER (SUB- 75 CURTIS JONES), BOBBY ADEKANYE, GLEN McAULEY (SUB- 70 OKERA SIMMONDS), LIAM MILLAR.

JAN.25th.2017, SUNDERLAND; FA Youth Cup 4th Rd; away at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground. Won 4(2) : 3(0). Goal Scorers: LEWIS McNALL (2 GOALS- 15-Pen & 88), OWEN BAILEY (18), ADAM WILSON (68), NUFC. JOSH MAJA (2 GOALS- 53 & 76 (Pen), ELLIOT EMBLETON (79), Sunderland. Attendance: 1009, Referee: Matthew Dicicco (North Riding Yorkshire)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, KEIREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, ADAM WILSON, KELLAND WATTS (SUB- 67 MACE GOODRIDGE), LEWIS McNALL, THOMAS ALLAN, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 57 DAN LOWTHER). 

SUNDERLAND: MICHAEL WOUD, OWEN GAMBLE, OSCAR KRUSNELL (SUB- 73 JACK DIAMOND), CHRIS ALLAN, BRANDON TAYLOR, ALEX STOREY, JOEL ASORO, ELLIOT EMBLETON, LEE CONNELLY, JOSH MAJA, JAKE HACKETT.

JAN.28th.2017, MANCHESTER CITY, Away at the City Football Academy Training Ground; East Manchester. in the Academy League. Lost 0(0) : 4(4). Goal Scorers; LORENZO GONZALEZ (2 GOALS- 20 & 44 mins), PHILIP FODEN (25), MATTHEW SMITH (27). Referee: Daniel Jarvis (Sheffield). The young Newcastle outfit also gave substitution debuts to RYAN BARRETT & JACK YOUNG, while another Thomas Cole was unused. 

NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, BEN KITCHEN (SUB- 74 RYAN BARRETT), ELIAS FRIJOF  SORENSEN, ISAAC GAMBLIN, MACE GOODRIDGE, KELLAND WATTS, KEIREN APLIN, MO SANGORE, JACK ROBSON (SUB- 74 JACK YOUNG).                                                                                                             

MAN.CITY: ARIJAVET MURIC, JOEL LATIBEAUDIERE, NATHANIEL OGBETA (SUB- 78 JADON SANCHO), MATHEW SMITH, PHILIP FODEN (SUB- 58 TYREKE WILSON), JEREMIE FRIMPONG, IAN POVEDA, TAYLOR RICHARDS, COLIN ROSLER, LUKE BOLTON, LORENZO GONZALEZ 

FEB.10th.2017, MANCHESTER UNITED, Away at Altringham’s J. Davidson Stadium, in the Academy League. Lost 0(0) : 4(1). Goal Scorers were ZAK DEARNLEY (6) & a hat trick from AIDAN BARLOW (59, 67 (pen) & 80). Referee: Ben Atkinson (Cheshire).
NUFC: BEN SMITH, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS CASS, DAN LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH, KELLAND WATTS (SUB- 18 CRAIG SPOONER), MATTY LONGSTAFF, KEIREN APLIN, MOHAMED SANGARE, ADAM WILSON.  
MAN.UTD: ALEX FOTJICEK, GEORGE TANNER, TYRELL WARREN, MAX DUNNE, JAKE KENYON, CALLUM WHELAN, ETHAN HAMILTON, ZACKARY DEARNLEY (SUB- 69 TOM SANG), AIDAN BARLOW (SUB- 90+ 2 LULA ERCOLANI), JOSHUA BOHUI (SUB- 83 HARRY SPRATT), NISHAN BURKART
 
FEB.14th.2017, SUNDERLAND at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. Draw 2(1) : 2(2) Goal Scorers; LEE CONNELLY (2:- 17 & 43 mins), Sunderland. KELLAND WATTS (32), ADAM WILSON (67), NUFC. Referee: Simon Packer (Dorset)
NUFC: BEN SMITH, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, CRAIG SPOONER, LEWIS CASS, OWEN BAILEY, DAN LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH, KELLAND WATTS, MO SANGARE, ADAM WILSON (no subs used)
SUNDERLAND: MICHAEL WOOD, OWEN GAMBLE, OSCAR KRUSNELL, JORDAN HICKEY (SUB- 70 JACK CONNELLY), BRANDON TAYLOR, JACOB YOUNG, SONNY BEST (SUB-79 BENJAMIN MBUNGA KIMPIOKA), CHRIS ALLAN, JACK DIAMOND, LEE CONNELLY, JACK HACKETT.    
 
FEB.18th.2017, STOKE CITY at home in the Academy League at Little Benton. Lost 1(0) : 2 (1). Goal Scorers; JORDON GREENIDGE (15- Pen), RACHIDE BALDE (59), Stoke. CALLUM SMITH (53- Pen), NUFC. Both penalties resulted in sending offs; in the 15th minute it was Lewis Gibson for Newcastle & in the 53rd minute it was Stoke’s keeper Mitchell Allen. Watts hit the bar in the 7th minute of injury time. Referee: Mark Ryan (Durham FA)
NUFC: BEN SMITH, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON (Sent Off- 15), CRAIG SPOONER (SUB- 45 THOMAS ALLAN), KEIREN APLIN, KELLAND WATTS, CALLUM SMITH, ADAM WILSON (SUB- 88 MO SANGARE).
STOKE: MITCHELL ALLEN (Sent Off- 53), VENANCIO MONTEDRO (SUB- 82 ELIJAH SAWYERS), HARVEY READ, SCOTT WARA, JAMES BUTLER, VAZOUMANA KARAMOKO, JOEL KABULA TUSEVO, ANDREW CUERIDU (SUB- 71 ETHAN STANTON), RACHIDE BALDE, JORDON GREENIDGE (SUB- 54 MATE DECZKI), KRISZTOFER SZERIO..
 
FEB.21st.2017, BLACKBURN ROVERS, Away at the Brockhall Training Ground in the Academy League. Draw 1(0) : 1(1). Goal Scorers;. TRE PEMBERTON (24 mins); Blackburn. LEWIS cNALL (66 mins),NUFC. Referee; Darren Rodgers (Cheshire)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, LEWIS CASS, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS GIBSON, CRAIG SPOONER, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 45 OWEN GALLAGHER), LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 75 KELLAND WATTS), MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 45 THOMAS ALLAN), KEIREN APLIN.
BLACKBURN: BEN ASCROFT, ANDY JACKSON, LEWIS THOMPSON, JACK EVANS, FRANK JONES, HAYDEN CARTER, TRE PEMBERTON, JOHN BUCKLEY, JOEL STEER (SUB- 69 BRAD LYNCH), CALLUM WRIGHT (SUB- 69 ALEX CURRAN), BEN PATON (SUB-69 LEWIS KHOURY).
 
FEB.27th.2017, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, at home at St. James Park. FA Youth Cup ¼ Final. Lost: 3(0);5(2). Goal Scorers; KEANEN BENNETT (3), REO GRIFFITHS (7), KAZAIAH STERLING (2nd Half), JAPHET TANGANGA (85), DYLAN DUNCAN (90+ 4) Spurs. LEWIS McNALL (2 GOALS- 50 (Pen) & 83), OWEN GALLAGHER (86), NUFC. Attendance (given a free admission) 2847. Referee; David Webb (Lancashire).
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, KEIREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 77 MACKENZIE HEANEY), OWEN GALLAGHER, THOMAS ALLAN (SUB- 68 CALLUM SMITH), ADAM WILSON, LEWIS McNALL
SPURS: BRANDON AUSTIN, TIMOTHY EYOMA, NICK TSAROULLA, GEORGE MARSH, JAPHET TANGANGA, SAMUEL SHASHOUA, OLIVER SKIPP, REO GRIFFITHS (SUB- 73 DYLAN DUNCAN), TASHAN OAKLEY-BOOTH, KEANEN BENNETT (SUB- 29 KAZAIAH STERLING)
 
MAR.1st.2017, EVERTON, Away at the Finch Farm Training Ground, Liverpool in Academy League, Lost 0(0) : 2(1). Scorers; ALEX DENNY (24), MIKO VIRTANEN (84). Referee; Tom Kirk (Manchester).
NUFC: BEN SMITH, KEIRAN APLIN (SUB- 68 YANNICK AZIAKONOU), CRAIG SPOONER, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, LEWIS CASS, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 59 JACK ROBSON), DAN LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH, KELLAND WATTS, ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 82 ISAAC GAMBLIN), MACKENZIE HEANEY
EVERTON; BEN PEARCE, NATHAN BAXTER, NATHAN MOORE, THOMAS SCULLY, RYAN HARRINGTON, MICHAEL COLLINS, DANNY BRAMWELL, ALEX DENNY, KAREDE ADEDAYIN, ANTHONY GORDON (SUB- 62 MIKO VIRTANEN), STEPHEN DUKE-McKENNA (SUB- 70 TOM WARREN). 
 
MAR.3rd.2017, MIDDLESBROUGH, at home at Little Benton in Academy League, Draw 0(0) : 0(0). MACE GOODRIDGE was sent off after 37 mins. Liddle hit the post for Boro in the 49th minute. Referee; David Fitzpatrick (Durham). Theis was last league match & NUFC ended in 9th placed & now play in the National Mini League play off group matches.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER, MACE GOODRIDGE (Sent Off- 37), LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 16 CALLUM SMITH), THOMAS ALLAN (SUB- 72 MACKENZIE HEANEY), ADAM WILSON (SUB- 85 KELLAND WATTS),
MIDDLESBROUGH: BRADLEY JAMES, JAMES COOK (capt) (SUB- 61 LIAM HEGARTY), KEIRAN STOREY, JAY WILSON, BEN LIDDLE, BRANDON HOLDSWORTH, TYRONE O’NEIL, ANTHONY RENTON, MATTHEW WILSON (SUB- 79 CONNOR MALLEY), STEPHEN WALKER, PATRICK READING
Barclays Under 18’s Premier League (Northern Division): P22, W6, D4, L12, F25, A43, Points;22 Position; 9th 
 
MAR.11th.2017, SUNDERLAND at home at Little Benton. Play Off Merit Group Match 1. Won 3(1): 0(0). Goal Scorers: MACE GOODRIDGE (20) (Assist Gallagher), JACK ROBSON (50), CALLUM SMITH (69). HARKER saved a pen by Lee Donnelly in 27th minute & United weathered a storm, McAughtrie hitting the post later in the half. Referee: ?
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, BEN KITCHEN, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 67 MO SANGARE), YANNICK AZIAKONOU, ISAAC GAMBLIN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 45 JACK ROBSON), DAN LOWTHER (SUB-80 ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN), KELLAND WATTS, MACKENZIE HEANEY (capt), CALLUM SMITH
SUNDERLAND: MICHAEL WOUD, OWEN GAMBLE, FERGUS McAUGHTRIE (SUB- 75 ALEX STOREY), CHRIS ALLAN, BRANDON TAYLOR (capt), JACOB YOUNG, SONNY BEST (SUB- 63 BERJAMIN MBUNGA-KIMPIOKA), JAKE HACKETT, LEE CONNELLY, JACK DIAMOND, OSCAR KRUSNELL
 
MAR.17th.2017, WEST BROM.; away at the West Bromwich Albion Training Ground, Under 18’s Merit Group Match 2. Lost 0(0) ;2(0). Goal Scorers; CALLUM MORTON (65), NICK CLAYTON-PHILLIPS (80)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, BEN KITCHEN, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 57 THOMAS ALLAN), YANNICK AZIAKONOU, OWEN GALLAGHER, ISAAC GAMBLIN, MO SANGARE (SUB- 39 JACK ROBSON), ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN, KELLAND WATTS, MACKENZIE HEANEY
WEST BROM; ADAM BRZYBEK, DAN MEREDITH, DARA O’SHEA, KEVIN HEALEY, MAX MELBOURNE, NICK CLAYTON-PHILLIPS (SUB-87 TAYLOR MORRISON), SAM WILDING, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB- 70 ARAM SOLEMON), JACK CHAMBERS, RAYHAAN TULLOCH, CALLUM MORTON (SUB- 83 EVAN PIERCE).
 
APR.1st.2017. SOUTHAMPTON, Away at the Staplewood training centre; in a Merit Play Off Group Match. Draw 2;2. Scorers; MACKENZIE HEANEY (11- Free kick) & KELLAND WATTS  (48), NUFC. CALLUM SLATTERY (38- Pen), ‘A TRIALIST’ (40), Southampton.
NUFC: OTTO HUUHTANEN, CRAIG SPOONER, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 68 ELIAS SORENSEN), KELLAND WATTS, MACKENZIE HEANEY (capt), CALLUM SMITH.
SOUTHAMPTON: ADAM PARKES, YAN VALERY, JAVEN SIU, BEN ROWTHORN (SUB- 68 HARRY HAMBLIN), AARON O’DRISCOLL (capt), CHRISTOPH KLARER, SIPH MDLALOSE, CALLUM SLATTERY, MICHAEL OBAFEMI (SUB- JONATHAN AFULABI), WILL SMALLBONE, ‘Trialist (SUB- 51 HARLEM HALE)
 
APR.8th.2017,  BRIGHTON, Play Off Merit Group match at home at Little Benton. Won 2(1) : 1(0). Scorers were; KELLAND WATTS (34), ELIAS SORENSEN (84), NUFC. MAX SANDERS (68), Brighton. Referee: Samuel Ross (Durham FA)
NUFC: OTTO HUUHTANEN, CRAIG SPOONER, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 71 YANNICK AZIAKONOU), ISAAC GAMBLIN, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 84 JACK ROBSON), MO SANGARE, KELLAND WATTS, MACKENZIE HEANEY, ELIAS SORENSEN.
BRIGHTON: THOMAS McGILL, DIEGO LATTIE, DANNY BARKER, OWEN MOORE, LUIS GARCIA MARTINEZ (SUB- 68 HAMISH MORRISON), ARCHIE DAVIES, MAX HARRISON SANDERS, ISAAC HUTCHINSON, ALEXANDER COCHRANE (SUB- 67 TYRESE FORNAH), DANNY CASHMAN (SUB- 48 STEFAN LJUBICIC), TAREQ SHIHAB
 
(APR.22nd.2017, Under 18’s fixture at home v WOLVES was postponed, due to an infection outbreak at the training centre).
 
APR.29th.2017, LEICESTER CITY away at The City Training Ground, Aylestone Leicester. Won 3: 1. Scorers: ELIAS SORENSEN (2 GOALS- 9 & 64), BEN KITCHEN (58),NUFC. MORGAN BROWN (54),Leicester. Newcastle featured trialist ROMARNO SIMPSON
NUFC: OTTO HUUTHANEN, CRAIG SPOONER, GIDOEN ADU-PREPRAH, ROMARNO SIMPSON, BEN KITCHEN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN GALLAGHER, MACE GOODRIDGE, ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 85 THOMAS ALLAN), MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 75 KEIRAN APLIN), CALLUM SMITH
LEICESTER: Line Up To Be Confirmed (Included MORGAN BROWN).
 
MAY 6th.2017, WOLVES Rearranged home fixture at neutral ground due to their home set up at Little Benton having outbreak of an infection; at Brockhall Training Ground, Blackburn. Lost 1(0) : 3(1). Scorers; BRAD CARR (2 GOALS- 5 & 81 mins), JOSH HESTON (75 mins; deflected off Adu Peprah), Wolves. MATTY LONGSTAFF (58 mins), Newcastle. Referee: Martin Conroy (Durham).
NUFC: OTTO HUUHTANEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, KEIRAN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, BEN KITCHEN, CRAIG SPOONER, OWEN GALLAGHER, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 78 DAN LOWTHER), ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 68 THOMAS ALLAN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
WOLVES: RORY BROWN, DANIEL McKENNA, AARON CRABTREE,CAMERON JOHN, ADAM OSBOURNE, DION SANDERSON, TAYLOR PERRY, ANDY SCALY (SUB- 15  JOSHUA HESSON), JORDAN ALLAN (SUB- 85 DOMINIC MOAN), BRAD CARR, AUSTIN SAMUELS (SUB- 62 RYAN GILES).     
 
MAY 13th.2017, SWANSEA CITY at home at Little Bentonin their final game of the season. They lost 1(1) : 3(2). Goal Scorers; LIAM EDWARDS (1 min), KIERAN EVANS (7 mins), LIAM CULLEN (67 mins) Swansea. ELIAS SORENSEN (25 mins- Assist- Craig Spooner), NUFC.Thomas Allan hit the post in the first half. Newcastle gave a debut to young goalkeeper Will Brown.
Referee; Dean Craig (Craig Dean ? Durham)
NUFC: WILL BROWN, CRAIG SPOONER, ISAAC GAMBLIN (SUB- 45 KEIRAN APLIN), DAN LOWTHER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JACK ROBSON (SUB- 58 CALLUM SMITH), MACE GOODRIDGE, ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 58 LEWIS McNALL), THOMAS ALLAN, OWEN GALLAGHER.
SWANSEA; BRANDON COOPER, JOE LEWIS, BENJAMIN CABANGO, MAEL DAVIES, KEIRAN EVANS, (SUB- 81 MATT ROBERTS), THOMAS PRICE, LIAM CULLEN, LIAM EDWARDS (SUB- 77 MATTHEW BLAKE), OLIVER COOPER, SEAN HANBURY (SUB- 64 CAUSSO DARAME)
For the record Newcastle’s record in the Under 18’s Premier (North) Play off Merit Group was ; P6, W3, D1, L2, F11, A9, Points; 10- Position; 3rd  
 
UNDER 18’S FRIENDLY MATCHES
 
JUL.12th.2016, SCUNTHORPE UNITED, Won 3 (1) : 0 (0), pre season friendly at home at little Benton. Goal Scorers were: OWEN GALLAGHER (20 mins)- (Assist M.HEANEY),?? 52 mins, ?? 87 mins.
NUFC: 1st Half XI- included- MACKENZIE HEANEY, OWEN GALLAGHER.
NUFC: 2nd Half XI Line Up Not Known. Likely included GEORGE EDE (Trialist) & OTTO HUUHTANEN (Trialist) (To Confirm)
 
JUL.16TH.2016, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Lost 0 (0) : 1 (1), at home at Little Benton in a pre season friendly. Goal Scorer (Unknown)- 20 mins.
NUFC; Likely included GEORGE EDE (Trialist), OTTO HUUHTANEN (Trialist) & ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN
(Trialist) (To Confirm)
 
JUL.19th.2016, TEAM NORTHUMBRIA, Draw: 1 (1) :1 (1), at home at Little Benton in a friendly. Goal Scorers; KELLAND WATTS (45 MINS), NUFC. Unknown- 14 mins. T. Northumbria.
NUFC:Line Up- not known: Included KELLAND WATTS
ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN (Trialist)
 
JUL.25th.2016, Co. FERMANAGH, Won 2 (1) : 1 (01). Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Section Group Match 1. Goal Scorers: EOIN BEACOM (57 secs), Fermanagh. LEWIS MCNALL (2 GOALS- 16 & 80 mins?). There were academy debuts for keeper Charles Freeman & midfielder Mace Goodbridge.
NUFC: CHARLES FREEMAN,YANNICK AZIAKANOU, KIEREN ALPIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY,LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, OLIVER LONG, OWEN GALLAGHER. (SUBS Not Known From: KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, THOMAS ALLAN, ADAM WILSON, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN).
Co FERMANAGH: JOSH BROWNLEE, CONNOR RIPPEY, JOHNNY CASSIDY, CAOLAN WARD, NIALL OWENS,   SEANIE MAHON, EOIN BEACON (capt), BRANDON KORAN, JAKE IRVING, SIMON WARRINTON, JACOB BRITTON (SUBS Not Known From; OLIVER SCALLON,
ROWAN BEATTIE, JOSH McKENNA, SCOTT JOHNSTON, MATTHEW DIXON, PADDY CASSIDY, ALEX HOLDER
 
JUL.26th.2016, Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Section Match 2, at Seahaven in PortStewart. RIGHT TO DREAM (Ghana) Draw 3 (2) : 3 (2). Goal Scorers: NICKLAS STRUNCK JACOBSEN(1 min), CLINTO ANTWI (3 mins), JONATHAN AMON (2nd Half), Right To Dream. OWEN GALLAGHER (2 GOALS- 1st Half), LEWIS McNALL (2nd Half), NUFC.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, LEWIS CASS, KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, THOMAS ALLAN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUBS- Not Known From: YANNICK AZIAKANOU, OLIVER LONG, KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, ADAM WILSON, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN).
RT. TO DREAM: CHRISTIAN ADDAI, GIDEON MENSAH, KING BAIDO, JONATHAN AMOR, MANGUS WORTS, MOHAMMED KUDOS, EMMANUEL DUKU,CLINTON ANTWI, ADAM FOFANA, ERNEST BOAHENE,NICKLAS STRUNCK JACOBSEN. (SUBS- Not Known From: EMMANUEL DANSO, KAMAL SOWAH, JONES ADJEI, KELVIN OWUSU, KELVIN OFORI, STEPHEN SARDOKIE, ANDREAS OLSSEN, SETH ANTWI.
 
JUL.27th.2016, Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Group Match 3. The match played at The Warren in Port Stewart. VENDEE (France),Won; 3 (2) : 0 (0) & progressed into the semi final stage of the Globe Section. Goal Scorers; MACKENZIE HEANEY (1st Half), LEWIS McNALL (1st Half), ADAM WILSON. Thomas Allen had a penalty saved late in the second half.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, YANNICK AZIAKANOU
KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, THOMAS ALLAN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- known; ADAM WILSON,- 
Not Known From;  LEWIS CASS, OLIVER LONG, KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN
).
VENDEE: ANTOINE NAKKACHI, LEO BORDAGE,EVAN BOUTON, JULEAN CLENET, VALENTIN DABIN, YANNIS DAVID, VALENTIN GAUFFRIAU, ROMAIN GUILHEMJOUAN, KILIAN MOLE, LOUIS ROBIN, THOMAS TEIL. (SUBS- Not Known From: MASSIMO BARON, TOM TIRAND, LUCAS RATIER, BAPTISTE TRICHET, THIBAULT CARTWRIGHT
 
JUL.28th.2016, Super Cup NI (Milk Cup). LUSAKA (Zambia), The Globe Section Semi Final at Riada Stadium, Ballymoney. Draw 1(1) : 1(1) (Lost penalty shoot out 4:5). Goal Scorers; LEWIS McNALL (1st Half), NUFC. WILLIAM CHUNGU (1st Half), Lusaka. Shoot Out Pen Scorers; LEWIS McNALL, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, ADAM WILSON. Heaney had pen saved in shoot out & the winning pen was scored by Nicolas Banda. Sub. Jack Robson got his first run out at Under 18’s level.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY,LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 2ND Half ADAM WILSON), THOMAS ALLAN (SUB- 2nd Half- JACK ROBSON), LEWIS CASS.
LUSAKA; BRADLEY JR. MWEENE, GIDEON MIYANDA, NICOLAS BANDA, WILLIAM CHUNGU, DAVISON PHIRI, NORRIS ANGEL MWAMBA, TIMOTHY CHISA, LAWRENCE MIRANZI, JOSEPH NDAWA, CHIWALA LUNKOTO, ALEXANDER LWIPA. (SUBS- Not Known From: CHANDAEKA CHUNGU, RICHARD THORE, KWALELA KWALELA
 
JUL.29th.2016, Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Globe Section; 3rd/4th Place Play Off; at Sgroggy Road, Limavardy. ICHIFUNA (Japan). Draw 3:3 (Lost Penalty Shoot out 4:5). Goal Scorers were JACK ROBSON, LEWIS McNALL & MACKENZIE HEANEY, NUFC (Team line Ups & other information not known)  
 
AUG.2nd.2016,  WALKER CENTRAL, away at Monkchester Road, in a pre season friendly. Won 4(2) : 1(1). Goal Scorers; GIDEON ADU PEPRAH (10 mins), CRAIG SPOONER (23 mins & assisted the 1ST goal), ADAM WILSON (77 mins), TRIALIST- MO SANGARE (88 mins, firing through rebound off the post of an Oliver Long shot), NUFC. The Walker goal was scored after 15 mins; scorer not known. Sangare is on trial, previous with Burnley under 18’s Attendance; Approx; 250. Mackenzie Heaney featured as sub. (No Programme or Team Sheet was produced)
NUFC: (Included): GIDEON ADU PEPRAH, CRAIG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, OLIVER LONG & MO SANGARE (Trialist). SUBS (Known: MACKENZIE HEANEY.. 
 
AUG.9th.2016, HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, at home at Little Benton, pre season friendly. Won 7(3) : 2(1). Goal Scorers: OWEN GALLAGHER ( 2 GOALS- 9& 51 mins),LEWIS McNALL (3 GOALS- 23, 31 & 62 mins), KIREAN APLIN (48 mins), JACK ROBSON (87 mins), NUFC. JUNIOR CEDWYN SCOTT (2 GOALS- 5 & 45+1 mins), Huddersfield
NUFC (Included): NATHAN HARKER, OWEN GALLAGHER, LEWIS McNALL, KIERAN APLIN, SUB (known)- 45 JACK ROBSON
 
UNDER 19’S FRIENDLY MATCH
 
NOV.22ND.2016, v CATALYST4SOCCER XI, Postponed waterlogged pitch.
Exhibition Friendly Match at Ashington FC
 
EX NUFC XI MATCHES
 
JUL.10th.2016, Pavel Srnicek Cup charity match in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice at Dunston UTS. ‘PAVELS NUFC XI’ v a ‘MEDIA / CELEBS XI’. Score: 11(5) ; 6(2) (One Report gave the score 13:6), The goal & team changes came thick & fast & here’s roughly what I think occurred…
Goal Scorers; KEITH GILLESPIE (2 GOALS- 10 &79), STEVE HARPER (13), PAUL ROBINSON (4 GOALS- 36, 43, 48, 81), PAUL BRAYSON (2 GOALS- 45+1 & 76), LEE RYDER (89). Pavel XI. No.4- (12 mins), ANTHONY HUTTON? (33 mins), No.9- (77, 79 mins), No.19- (81mins) No.12- (88 mins) Celebs XI.
Attendance Approx 1000, Referee; Barry Sweeney. Ex Junior Paul Watson also looked on from the dug out.
NUFC; CHRIS DOUGLAS, STU ELLIOT (SUB- LEE RYDER 30) (SUB- 51 NOBBY SOLANO) , OLIVER BERNARD (SUB- 21 MATTY PATTISON), PHIL MASON (SUB- 28 PAUL WATSON), TOM SWEENEY, STEVE HOWEY (SUB 24 JAMIE McCLEN) (SUB- 80 LEE RYDER), NOBBY SOLANO, KEITH GILLESPIE, STEVE HARPER (SUB- 30 PAUL ROBINSON), STEVE WRATH (SUB- 14 PAUL BRAYSON) (SUB- 45 STEVE HARPER) (SUB 75 PAUL BRAYSON), LORENZO (Pavs Mate- Off 45, On 52);(Not all subs on / off included) MANAGER; JOE ALLON, ASSISTANT; ANTH COLE
MEDIA/CELEBS XI (Included): SAM JOHNSON?, ANDREW BULFORD, MELLY BARNES, ANTH.RUTHFORD, DEAN MOORE, DAVID SOUTHERN, JOHN CORNFORTH, ANTHONY HUTTON, GARY BENNETT (SUB- 45 SIMON PRYDE), SIMON PRYDE, JANSEN DALI, KENNY DICK, PAUL THOMPSON, GARETH McALINDON (Off 71 / On 82),  Other subs not known 
 
OCT.9TH.2016, Entertainers 20TH Anniversary Match of Ex Players at Kingston Park. Between a NEWCASTLE LEGENDS XI v MANCHESTER (UNITED) SELECT XI. Draw 2(1) : 2(0).(Played 35 mins each way). Goal Scorers: ALAN SHEARER (8 mins), JAMIE McGLEN (50 mins) ; NUFC. KEITH GILLESPIE (41 mins), RALPH LITLE (60 mins). Manchester. Attendance; Over 6100 Referee: Barry Sweeney (Newcastle).Harper made 5 crucial class saves in the half; mostly foiling Gillespie from scoring. Among the special guests were Sir John Hall. Malcolm MacDonald & Shay Given. McClen’s goal was fired in after a Sellars shot rebounded off the post. When Subbed, Fox initially did not go off & Elliott went off for a while instead!  
NUFC LEGENDS XI: STEVE HARPER (SUB- 37 MILAN SRNICEK), DARREN PEACOCK (SUB- ½ Time BRIAN KILCINE), JOHN BERESFORD (SUB- 31 PETER RAMAGE), ALAN THOMPSON (SUB- 34 JAMIE McCLEN), NIKOS DABIZAS, STEVE HOWEY (SUB- 45 OLIVIER BERNARD),
TONY ‘THE FRIDGE’ MORRISON) SCOTT SELLARS), ROB LEE (capt) (SUB- 24 STUART ELLIOTT), SCOTT SELLARS (SUB- 18 STEVE STONE), ALAN SHEARER (Player/Manager) (SUB- ½ Time PETER BEARDSLEY), PETER BEARDSLEY (SUB- 12 TINO ASPIRILLA) (SUB- 28 PAUL ROBINSON) (SUB- 54 STEVE WRAITH), RUEL FOX (SUB 51- TONY ‘THE FRIDGE’ MORRISON. (Assist Manager-LES FERDINAND) 
MANCHESTER SELECT: (Not In Order) KEVIN PILKINGTON (No:1), LEE MARTIN, DAVID MAY (capt), RUSSELL BEARDSMORE (SUB- ½ Time- ‘BEZ’- MARK BERRY), ANTHONY QUINLIN, LIAM O’BRIEN (No:6) (Possibly Replaced- 2nd Half), KEITH GILLESPIE (Player/ Manager), CLAYTON BLACKMORE, LEE HENDRIE, DANNY MILLER, RALF LITTLE.  OTHER SUBS USED 2ND Half- BEN THORNLEY ANTHONY RUTHERFORD & LES LANGLEY. (Assistant Manager- SAMMY McILROY)
 
MAY 7th.2017, EX NUFC ‘OLD BOYS XI’; at the old Benwell training ground ‘v’ KLEPP OLD BOYS. Won 4 (2) : 1 (0). Goal Scorers; ARCHIE GOURLAY (Early 1st Half), ROB McKINNON (1st Half), PAUL THOMPSON (pen- 2nd Half), PAUL ROBINSON (2nd Half), NUFC OLD BOYS. GEIR RUNE HODNE (Early 2nd Half), Klepp Old Boys. A number of ex players also turned up to support, but did not take part in the match. They were; David McCreery, Paul Stephenson, Jeff Wrightson, Anthony Lormor, Matty Parker, Michael Parkinson, Gary Kelly, Tony Nesbit. Derek Bell.
NUFC OLD BOYS: GARETH McNAREY, ROB McKINNON, LEE HOWEY (Guest- EX Sunderland & AS Hemptinne, Belgium), JOHN ANDERSON, PHIL MASON, IAN BOGIE, ‘DAZ’ MELVILLE, TONY HAYTON, BILLY ASKEW, ARCHIE GOURLAY. PAUL ROBINSON. SUBS (all Played); BRIAN KILFORD, GRAEME CARTER, PETER HARCACH, STEVE WARWICK, PADDY ATKINSON, CHRIS TEASDALE, PAUL THOMPSON (Ex Gateshead & Stevenage), PAUL WATSON, LEE RYDER (Ex AS Hemptinne, Belgium)
KLEPP: (Included); CHRIS WHYTE, GEIR RUNE HODNE     

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APPEARANCES 2016-17 SEASON
1ST TEAM COMPETITIVE APPEARANCES

PLAYER                             LEAGUE   GOALS    CUP   GOALS   TOTAL   GOALS
AARONS, ROLANDO         1 (+3)           0              1            0            2 (+3)            0
AMEOBI, SAMMY              0 (+4)           0              0            0            0 (+4)            0
ANITA, VURNON              24 (+3)          0            1 (+2)       0           26 (+5)           0     
ARMSTRONG, ADAM       0 (+2)           0              0             0            0 (+2)            0
ATSU, CHRISTIAN           15 (+17)         5           1 (+2)        0          16 (+19)         5
BARLASER, DANIEL            0                0              2             0               2                0
BEN EL-MHANNI, YASIN    0                0              2             0               2                0
CLARK, CIARAN                  34               3              2             0               36              3
COLBACK, JACK              24 (+5)          0           4(+1)         0           28 (+6)          0  
DARLOW, KARL                    34             0               2            0                36             0
DE JONG, SIEM (Season Long Loan) 0   0             0            0                 0             0  
DIAME, MOHAMED         27 (+10)         3              4            3           31 (+10)        6
DUMMETT, PAUL             43 (+1)           0              1            0           44 (+1)          0              
ELLIOT, ROB                            3             0               0           0                3                0  
FINDLAY, STUART                  0             0              1            0                1                0
GAMEZ, JESUS                   2 (+3)            0              2            0             4 (+3)           0
GAYLE, DWIGHT            26 (+6)   23 (Top Scorer) 1(+1)   0           27 (+7)         23
GOOD, CURTIS                         0              0             1             0                 1               0  
GOUFFRAN, YOAN         33 (+6)            5          3(+3)          2         36 (+9)             7
HAIDARA, MASSADIO    0 (+1)            0               2             0          2(+1)              0
HANLEY, GRANT             5 (+5)            1               6             0         11 (+5)            1
HAYDEN, ISAAC             28 (+5)            2           3 (+2)         0         31 (+7)            2
JANMAAT, DARYL              2                0               0             0             2                  0
KRUL, TIM (Loan)               0                0                0            0             0                  0
LASCELLES, JAMAAL   41 (+2)         3            3 (+1)         0          44 (+3)           3
LAZAAR, ACHRAF           0 (+4)          0                5             0           5 (+4)            0    
MBABU, KEVIN  (Loan)       0               0               0              0             0                 0
MBEMBA, CHANCEL         12              1               1              0             13                1
MITROVIC, ALEKSANDAR 11(+14)  4               4              2         15 (+14)          6
MURPHY, DARYL               7 (+8)        5            2 (+1)         1           9 (+9)            6
PEREZ, AYOZE                  25 (+14)      9            2 (+3)         3         27 (+15)         12
RIVIERE, EMMANUEL (Season Long Loan) 0   0   0         0             0                 0
RITCHIE, MATT                40 (+2)        12           4 (+2)     4               44 (+4)        16
SAIVET, HENRI              (Season Long Loan) 0   0   0         0             0                 0
SELS, MATZ                            9             0                5             0             14                0
SHELVEY, JONJO            38 (+4)        5              4 (+1)        0         42 (+5)            5
STERRY, JAMIE                  0 (+2)        0                1           0            1 (+2)             0
TIOTE, CHEICK                  0 (+1)         0               2            0            2 (+1)             0    
TONEY, IVAN             (Season Long Loan) 0   0   0            0               0                  0 
YEDLIN, DEANDRE         21 (+6)          1           4 (+1)        0           25 (+7)            1
          
(+ 3 Own Goals)
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UNDER 23’s COMPETITIVE APPEARANCES
 
PLAYER                               LEAGUE, GOALS.   CUP, GOALS.  TOTAL, GOALS               
ALLAN, THOMAS                     0             0           0 (+2)     0           0 (+2)         0 
AMEOBI, SAMMY                    1             0              1          2               2             2         
ARMSTRONG, ADAM             1             0              0          0               1             0                     
BAILEY, OWEN                     10 (+2)        0            2 (+1)    0          12 (+3)        0
BARLASER, DANIEL           21 (+1)       1          11 (+1)    0          32 (+2)        1        
BEN EL-MHANNI, YASIN    9(+3)         2           6 (+5)     2          15 (+8)        4             
BIGIRIMANA, GAEL                2            1              0          0                2           1         
BROCCOLI, STEFAN               2            0              1          0               3             0
CAMERON, KYLE                    4             0              0         0               4              0
CASS, LEWIS                          0 (+3)        0              2         0             2 (+3)        0
CHARMAN, LUKE               12 (+6)        2           6 (+2)    5          18 (+8)         7
ELLIOT, ROB                            4             0             1          0               5              0 
FERNANDEZ, VICTOR        4 (+3)          1         2 (+2)     1           6 (+5)           2
FINDLAY, STUART             18 (+1)         3           12         0          30 (+1)          3            
GALLAGHER, OWEN              1              0         0 (+1)     0            1 (+1)          0
GIBSON, LIAM                         16             0           10         0              26              0
GILLIEAD, ALEX                      2              0            0          0               2               0
GOOD, CURTIS                         14             2          10          0              24              2
HAIDARA, MASSADIO             2              0            3          0               5               0           
HARKER, NATHAN                   5             0             5          0             10               0
HEANEY, MACKENZIE         0 (+1)        0        0 (+1)       0           0 (+2)           0
HEARDMAN, TOM                11 (+4)       7         5 (+1)       4          16 (+5)        11
HOLMES, JAMIE                    12 (+7)       1        7 (+3)_     1         19 (+10)         2   

HUNTER, JACK                      20 (+2)       0       12 (+1)       0         32 (+3)          0
LONGSTAFF, MATTY             1 (+2)       0         0 (+2)      0           1 (+4)           0                   
LONGSTAFF, SEAN                  11            6         4 (+1)       4        15 (+1)          10
McNALL, LEWIS                      0 (+1)       0         0 (+2)       0          0 (+3)            0
MURPHY, DARYL                      1             1              0          0               1               1
NEWBERRY, MICHAEL        8 (+6)        0         3 (+4)       0        11 (+10)             0
ROBERTS, CALLUM              8 (+1)        5         5 (+1)       2        13 (+2)             7
SATKA, LUBOMIR                 4 (+2)         0             2           0         6 (+2)              0
SELS, MATZ                                5              0             2           0            7                0
SMITH, BEN                                0              0             1           0               1                0
SMITH, CALLUM                    1 (+1)         0             0           0        1 (+1)               0
SMITH, LIAM                           3 (+2)         1            5            1        8(+2)                2
SORENSEN, ELIAS                  1 (+1)         0        1 (+1)        2        2 (+2)               2 
SPOONER, CRAIG                   0 (+1)        0             0           0         0 (+1)               0
STERRY, JAMIE                         1              0             1           0               2                0
VARNEY, JOSEF                      0(+1)          0             0           0        0 (+1)               0
VUCKIC, HARIS                         8              3`            3           3             11                 6
WARD, DAN                             8 (+4)          0        8 (+1)        1       16 (+5)               1              
WILLIAMS, CALLUM           19(+2)         0             12          0      31 (+2)                   0
WILSON, ADAM                       5 (+3)        1        5 (+1)       1         10 (+4)                2      
WOODMAN, FREDDIE             11            0             5          0            16                   0
(0 Own Goals)
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UNDER 18’s COMPETITIVE APPEARANCES

PLAYER                                LEAGUE, GOALS.  CUP, GOALS.  TOTAL, GOALS               
ADU-PEPRAH, GIDEON         19            0              0          0                19            0
ALLAN, THOMAS                 5 (+15)      1            2 (+2)    2               7 (+17)      3 
APLIN, KIERAN                     9 (+2)        1              4          0             13 (+2)        1
AZIAKONOU, YANNICK     5 (+3)        0              0          0               5 (+3)         0
BAILEY, OWEN                      14           1              4          1                 18             2
BARRETT, RYAN                 0 (+1)        0             0           0               0 (+1)         0
BROWN, WILL                          1           0              0           0                 1              0       
CASS,LEWIS                            12           0          1 (+1)       0            13 (+1)         0
GALLAGHER, OWEN         21 (+1)        2              3          2            24 (+1)          4
GAMBLIN, ISAAC                 5 (+2)        0              0          0              5 (+2)          0
GIBSON, LEWIS                     10           1               3          0               13             1
GOODRIDGE, MACE           11 (+5)       2          3 (+1)       0           14 (+6)           2
HARKER, NATHAN                14           0               4          0               18              0
HEANEY, MACKENZIE      20 (+1)       6          0 (+1)        0          20 (+2)             6
HUUTHANAN, OTTO          5 (+1)        0               0           0           5 (+1)           0
KITCHEN, BEN                        23          1               2           0              25              1
LONG, OLIVER                    0 (+1)        0               0          0             0(+1)           0
LONGSTAFF, MATTHEW     22          2               4          0               26              2
LOWTHER, DAN                23 (+2)       2            0 (+2)     0          23 (+4)           2
McNALL, LEWIS                  9 (+2)        3              4           6          13 (+2)         9
ROBSON, JACK                    2 (+6)        1              0           0            2 (+6)         1
SANGARE, ‘MO’                  7 (+2)         0             2            0            9(+2)           0
SIMPSON, ROMARNO           1             0             0            0               1                0
SMITH, BEN                          7              0             0           0               7                 0
SMITH, CALLUM             22 (+2)           4           3 (+1)       1           25 (+3)            5
SORENSEN, ELIAS           11 (+2)          4             0           0          11 (+2)            4
SPOONER, CRAIG            21 (+4)          0             2           0          23 (+4)             0
WATTS, KELLAND          11 (+3)           4             1           0          12 (+3)             4
WILSON, ADAM                 8 (+3)          1          2 (+1)      1           10(+4)              2
WOOLSTON, PAUL                2             0             0           0               2                   0
YOUNG, JACK                    0 (+1)          0             0           0            0 (+1)              0
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