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Season 2016-17
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) U23 Premier League Division Two

In association 


Date: Friday October 14th 2016, 7pm 


Conditions: Dry but chilly

Wolves U23s

Newcastle U23s

  4 - 1





1 mins Johnson header. 0-1

11 mins
Wilson shot. 0-2

Half time: Wolves 2 Newcastle 0

60 mins Longstaff penalty. 1-2

62 mins Wilson shot. 1-3

80 mins Wilson shot. 1-4

Full time: Wolves 4 Newcastle 1



Two weeks after their last outing, Newcastle's second string returned to action tonight at Molineux against a Wolves side overseen by old boy Scott Sellars.

The Magpies got off to the worst possible start though, with Wolves scoring from a corner in the opening minute of play.

It looked a clear own goal to us but the home side reported that it was Connor Johnson who got his head to the ball and the footage showed he may have nipped in front of a static Findlay.

And Freddie Woodman was picking the ball out of his own net again in the tenth minute, striker Donovan Wilson sprinting clear of the visiting defence before slotting his low effort into the corner of the net.

After their rapid start, Wolves gradually lost their impetus and the game became a more even affair - although United seldom had any sight of goal.

A free kick in a dangerous position after 25 minutes was won and taken by Callum Roberts but blocked, while a similar effort from Roberts in first half added time was smashed against the defensive wall.

United's best chance of the half then came with almost the last kick; Liam Gibson crossing for Curtis Good's header to be cleared only as far as Findlay. Sadly the former Celtic defender was unable to make up for his earlier transgression and blasted the ball well over.

Returning to the field with the same line-up, Newcastle had the ball in the net through Sean Longstaff on 55 minutes - only to be denied by an offside flag.

Longstaff wasn't to be denied though and got his name on the scoresheet after an hour, converting a penalty after Jamie Holmes was upended in the box by Aaron Simpson - who was dismissed for his second booking.

Despite being a man short, Wolves promptly regained their two-goal advantage when Wilson grabbed his second of the night on 62 minutes.

And although United pressed and created chances for Longstaff and Roberts, they fell further behind with 15 minutes remaining as Wilson completed his hat trick. 

A poor night then got worse for Newcastle after 85 minutes, when Roberts was injured after he overran the ball and was halted by a firm but fair challenge.

He went down in obvious distress, with Peter Beardsley running onto the pitch and Roberts left the field on a stretcher with his left leg in a splint.

Niall MacKenzie

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