By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
If ever there was an example of two substitutes changing a game, it came at the Sports Direct Arena on Thursday night.
With his team trailing 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup, Dave Watson brought on returning striker JJ Hooper and attack-minded full-back Will Turton.
And, after Adam Campbell's late penalty forced extra time, the subs combined for the winning goal in the 98th minute. Turton bombed forward and crossed perfectly for Hooper, whose deft header proved enough to secure a quarter-final place for the Magpies.
That completed a good week for Teessider Turton, who recently celebrated passing his driving test, and now the 17-year-old is hoping Newcastle's cup run will continue to move through the gears.
"I thought we deserved to go through - we battered them, really and were creating chance after chance by the end," he said.
"We already can't wait for Blackburn in the next round. It gets more exciting the further you get in the competition.
"And I think we've got a chance of winning it. We've already gone far now, but hopefully we can keep on going all the way."
Turton made his under-18s debut last season at the age of 16, and scored against his boyhood team Middlesbrough.
And although he has only started once this season in what is the first year of his scholarship, he hopes to have done enough to impress coach Watson after his impressive cameo.
"He told me just to get at them, to get past Marcus (Maddison) on the right wing, get at the full-back and get crosses into the box," he said.
"My job was to attack and I was delighted to set up the goal for JJ. It means a lot and I'm chuffed with it.
"I've not been a regular in the side this year but I got a chance against QPR, which I needed, and I thought I did quite well. I hope I took my chance."