Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: Seven's Heaven for Lee

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: Seven's Heaven for Lee

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Byline: By LEE RYDER

Alnwick Town 0

Newcastle Res 7

NEWCASTLE UNITED reserve-team coach Lee Clark could not fault his side's second-half performance at Alnwick Town after his side rattled in seven goals following a first-half stalemate.

The Toon second string well and truly felt like the away team last night in the Northumberland Senior Cup first round.

Clark's troops were in the visitors' dressing room at the other St James's Park and wearing their white kit, with Alnwick trooping out in their traditional black-and-white striped shirts.

And with 45 minutes played, the possibility of a shock was still on the cards with the game tied at 0-0.

But that all changed in the second period as Clark's young guns went on a hot streak.

With no real senior figures in the side, and Matty Pattison and David Edgar the most experienced figures in the Toon XI, it was down to the kids to turn on the style.

And they did just that as Aussie ace James Troisi drilled in a free-kick with just seven minutes played after the restart. …

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