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Season 2011-12
Bolton Wanderers (a) FA Premier Reserve League North

Date: Tuesday 4th October 2011, 7pm

 County Ground, Leyland.


Admission: £3

Bolton Res

Newcastle Res

  0 - 3




10 mins Sam Ameobi shot 1-0

Half time: Trotters 0 Magpies 1

58 mins
Marveaux shot 2-0

68 mins
Marveaux shot 3-0

Full time: Trotters 0 Magpies 3

We said

Coach for the night, John Carver commented:

"We are satisfied because we did it right. The senior lads worked hard and passed it well.

“We put bodies in the box and got the ball forward a lot. We have to be happy, I have played in games like this and coached a lot of them as well and if you have senior players in there and you do not do things right you can finish up on the end of a hiding,

“In fairness we treated the game like a first-team match - we had all of the senior staff here due to the fact we had so many seniors playing. It was a similar team to the one which beat Forest in the Carling Cup. We thought it was important to do it right and treat it like a first-team game.”

They said

Trotters coach John Henry said that:

"I thought we were much improved from our previous performance against Aston Villa.

"In the first half we got pegged back and possibly allowed Newcastle a little bit too much room. We had one or two half-chances working the ball well in decent areas, but we didn't manage to get much possession of the football.

"At half-time we told the lads to press further up the field and I think that showed straight away. There was a better shape to the team and we had the midfielders pushing on and linking up well with the strikers. We looked good on the ball, deserved to score and were by far the better team in the second half.

"They obviously showed their quality and superior experience with two break away goals, and we maybe have to look at defending those kind of situations better because I thought that the scoreline somewhat flattered them.

"If we'd have managed to get a goal back at the right time in the second half it could have well been a different game. "We've got to remember the calibre of some of the players we were coming up against. 

"Our lads acquitted themselves well and we were really pleased with how we played in the second half, unfortunately that goal just didn't come.

"We showed flashes of the way we played in the second half of last season. At times we were moving the ball around wonderfully well and cutting Newcastle open. We now need to keep doing that and the results will come, I'm sure of that."


Newcastle Reserves extended their unbeaten run this season to four games (seven including last season) on Tuesday night at Leyland - maintaining their form in front of goal. 

The home side were first to show and Steve Harper made a decent block to deny Tope Obadeyi in the 12th minute, United defender Remie Streete still finding his feet in an unfamiliar right back role with James Perch at centr
e half.

In front of a watching Alan Pardew, United went ahead on 24 minutes, when Dan Gosling's forward pass through midfield found Sam Ameobi. The youngster clipped his effort over Trotters 'keeper Rob Lainton, who made contact with it but was unable to prevent it going in.

United then extended their lead midway just before the hour mark, when Sylvain Marveaux cut in from the right flank and netted with a low left-footed effort. Two then became three on 68 minutes, when Marveaux bagged his second of the night, this one a close range conversion of a Shane Ferguson centre from the left.

With the game safe, coaches Steve Stone and John Carver then introduced JJ Hooper for his reserve team debut, replacing Michael Richardson. And the teenage forward quickly found himself well placed when Peter Lovenkrands crossed, but couldn't stretch to reach and make it four.

That's now 15 goals scored in five games for the second string this season - and nine different scorers.

International call-ups meant that Joan Edmundsson, Tamas Kadar, Davide Santon, Ole Soderberg, Mehdi Abeid and Paul Dummett all missed out, while Saturday's first team substitute trio of Danny Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands and Sylvain Marveaux were all included.

Yven Moyo and Nile Ranger dropped out of the squad who beat Swansea City 5-3 last week, while there was a first call up at this level for U18s striker JJ Hooper, top scorer with five goals so far this season. 

A rumoured outing for Hatem Ben Arfa at Leyland failed to materialise, with reports circulating that the player had been allowed to retu
rn to Tunisia for family reasons. 

Reserves @ Trotters: 

won 3-0 Sam Ameobi, Marveaux 2 
lost 3-4 Sam Ameobi, Inman, Campbell
lost 0-3 (Leyland)
2007/08 drew 2-2 Shola Ameobi, Baheng (Leyland)
2006/07 lost 1-3 Edgar (Leyland)
2005/06 lost 0-3 (Leyland)
2004/05 won 2-1 OG, Taylor (Leyland)
2003/04 won 3-2 Ameobi, Orr, Taylor (Leyland)
2002/03 lost 2-3 Cort 2 (Gigg Lane)
2001/02 lost 1-2 Ameobi (Reebok)
1999/00 drew 1-1 (Reebok)



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