Newcastle United beat Sunderland on penalties to reach Premier League International Cup semi-fiinals

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Premier League International Cup Quarter Final

Sunderland U23s 2-2 (10-11 pens) Newcastle United U23s

Gooch 38 pen, 67       Good 28 Roberts 90+1

Newcastle United U23s beat Sunderland U23s 11-10 on penalties to progress to the semi-final of the Premier League International Cup.

The game finished 2-2 after extra time.

The visitors took the lead through Curtis Good, before Lynden Gooch equalised from the spot in the 38th minute.

Gooch put the hosts in front midway through the second half before a Callum Roberts free kick took the game to extra time in added time.

Jake Hackett missed the final penalty to send Sunderland rivals home victorious.

It was the first time the two second-string sides had met since 2014, in which the Mackems won 2-0. The winner will play FC Porto B in the semi-final.

Sunderland looked the better side early in the first half, and came close eight minutes in when Gooch made a good run into the box but his shot was cleared off the line by Josef Yarney.

However, Newcastle took the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute when Good headed home on the end of Callum Roberts’ free kick.

The hosts got themselves a penalty ten minutes later after Gooch was brought down by Mackenzie Heaney in the box, and the forward stepped up and buried it in the bottom-right corner to equalise.

Sunderland came close on the brink of half time when Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka made a good run and his shot on the edge of the box was tipped over by the keeper after coming off a defender.

Newcastle came close to taking the lead ten minutes into the second half when Luke Charman found himself through on goal but his shot was well blocked by Joshua Robson who tracked back.

The Mackems got the winning goal in the 67th minute when Gooch met Connor Shields’ excellent cross from the left and fired home from close range to get his second of the night.

Victor Fernandez thought he had an equaliser for the Toon eight minutes later but it was ruled out offside.

Newcastle later equalised in the first minute of added time when Roberts curled the ball into the top-left corner from a free kick to take the game to extra time.

Two minutes into extra time, the visitors got themselves a penalty when Alex Storey brought down Fernandez in the box. Roberts took the penalty and it was well saved by Max Stryjek to the right.

Newcastle came incredibly close in the 112th minute when Owen Gallacher’s powerful shot hit the post with a deflection on the way in and Curtis Good also hit the post soon after.

After a spirited extra time, the game went to penalties and Newcastle won 11-10 to set up a semi-final tie with FC Porto B.

After the keepers both scored penalties, Sunderland’s Jake Hackett missed the final penalty.

Sunderland: Stryjek, Robson, Taylor (Storey 45), Galloway, Hume, Molyneux, Embleton, Hackett, Mbunga-Kimpioka, Gooch (Gamble 84), Shields (Diamond 68).

Booked: Gooch

Subs not used: Talbot, Connelly, Kokolo, Mumba

Newcastle United: Woolston, Spooner (Elmhanni 82), Yarney, Good, Newberry, Hunter, Sangare, Roberts (Smith 104), Heaney (Gallacher 72), Fernandez, Charman.

Booked: Roberts

Subs not used: O’Connor, Huuhtanen, Kitchen, Bartlett.



Gateshead reach FA Trophy semi-finals with Leyton Orient victory

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FA Trophy Quarter Final Replay

Gateshead 3-2 Leyton Orient

Johnson 2,16 pen  Brophy 53

Peniket 80      Mooney 70

Gateshead progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Trophy tonight with a 3-2 victory over Leyton Orient at the Gateshead International Stadium.

A first half brace from Danny Johnson put the hosts two goals up early on, before second-half goals from James Brophy and Dave Mooney put Orient back on level terms.

The Heed got a winner 10 minutes from time through Richard Peniket.

Peniket got the final goal in added time in the previous game in which Steve Watson’s side came from 3-0 down at Brisbane Road to draw 3-3 and make today’s game necessary.

Watson made two changes from that side with Jamal Fyfield and Johnson coming in for Theo Vassell and Jordan Burrow, while Justin Edinburgh made three changes to the Leyton Orient side that lost 1-0 at Dover on Saturday.

Gateshead made the dream start to the game as Wes York put in a great ball from the right and Johnson volleyed home at the far post from close range just two minutes in.

Five minutes later the hosts came close again when Scott Barrow met York’s cross and his powerful effort was flicked onto the post by the legs of keeper Dean Brill.

The Heed continued to threaten and in the 16th minute they were awarded a penalty when Dan Happe brought down York in the box. Johnson stepped up and buried the ball in the bottom-left corner to double his side’s lead.

Leyton Orient did look to be getting back into the game however, and just before half time Mooney’s close range header on the end of Josh Koroma’s cross was saved to the right by James Montgomery.

Orient looked much the better side in the second half and they got a goal back in the 53rd minute when the ball fell to Brophy on the edge of the box and his well-driven shot beat Montgomery in the bottom-left corner.

The visitors equalised 17 minutes later when Mooney headed home from close range on the end of an impressive free kick.

Extra time did look to be looming, but the game took a further twist in the 80th minute when substitute Burrow’s shot was saved and Peniket netted the rebound from close range.

Happe nearly took the game to extra time in the 90th minute but his header went just wide, meaning Gateshead will face Spennymoor Town or Bromley in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy.

Gateshead: Montgomery, York (Vassell 86), Fyfield, Byrne (c), Kerr, Barrow, Penn, McLaughlin, Preston (Burrow 72), Peniket, Johnson.

Booked: Barrow and York

Subs not used: Hanford, McNall and Greenwood.

Leyton Orient: Brill, Caprice, Coulson (c), Happe (Sotiriou 90), Widowson, Adams, Reynolds (Harrold 82), Koroma, Brophy, Mooney, Bonne.

Booked: Widdowson and Mooney

Subs not used: Grainger and Clayden

Attendance: 684 (125 away)