EDS & Academy

Under-18s edge out Magpies to stay top

Under-18s edge out Magpies to stay top
Premier League u18
Premier League u18
Sat 24 Oct
Oscar Bobb 
City Under-18’s extended our unbeaten start to the Under-18 Premier League North season as we defeated Newcastle United 1-0 away from home.

Oscar Bobb’s goal just after half-time proved to be the difference, keeping Carlos Vicens’ side top of the standings.

What happened?

After a closely fought first 45 minutes we made the all-important breakthrough just after half-time.

Tai Sodje, who has often been the man to find the net this campaign turned provider, as he laid on Bobb to give the City youngsters the lead.

Vicens’ men then followed up Bobb’s opener with a professional second half display to see out the game and help secure another important three points on the road.

How We Lined Up

Josh McNamara’s goal was protected by a back four of Kwaku Oduroh, Shea Charles, Callum Doyle Kane Taylor. Romeo Lavia, Joe Hodge and Alex Robertson then formed a midfield three, with Oscar Bobb right and Darko Gyabi on the left wing.

Tai Sodjie led the line up front.

What it Means

The win extends our unbeaten start to the Under-18 Premier League campaign, and means we stay top of the table after six games with 14 points

Up Next

City now turn our attention to cup competition, as we resume our 2019/20 FA Youth Cup campaign with a semi-final clash against Blackburn Rovers at St George's Park on Friday, October 30.

Kick-off is 17:00 (UK) and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

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