Bradden Inman celebrates

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

With four goals in his last three appearances against them, Ashington must be fed up of the sight of Bradden Inman.

The midfielder netted twice in Tuesday night's Northumberland FA Senior Cup quarter-final win over the Colliers - having put one past them at the semi-final stage of the competition last year.

"And one this pre-season," said the Australia-born midfielder, who turns 20 next month. "I don't know what it is - they just seem to be a team I always score against."

After a goalless first half at Whitley Park, Inman lashed home from the edge of the area before sending a 20-yard strike into the net - his first goals of the season.

And he told nufc.co.uk that he hoped the spectacular brace would kick start his fortunes in front of goal.

"They were obviously two good strikes and I haven't scored too many goals this season," he admitted. "I've been working with Willie (Donachie) and he's been saying I've got to get forward more and combine the defending and the attacking side."

Inman played in last season's 4-0 win over Blyth as United lifted the Senior Cup for a record 35th time. and was delighted to help his side into the last four.

"It's nice to stay in the cup because the final's at the first-team stadium and it's good to play in front of your home crowd," he said.

"So it would be great if we could do well again and play in front of the fans."