Marcus Maddison

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Durham-born teenager Marcus Maddison scored a wonderful goal in only his second Reserve team appearance for Newcastle - but was still hopping Madd after the Magpies lost 4-1 to West Bromwich Albion.

His stunning goal in the 11th minute cancelled out Romaine Sawyers' early opener at United's Benton training ground, but Alex Jones scored for the Baggies in the second half before Sawyers scored twice more to complete his hat-trick.

So although he notched a goal to remember little more than a week after making his second-string bow against Chelsea, that was little consolation to the 18-year-old winger.

"Not really - we got beat in the end, so I'm not too pleased," he told nufc.co.uk.

"I thought we were just as good as them in the first half but we seemed to give up a bit in the second half.

"But it was a good goal, I thought, and I'm getting my chance to prove what I can do now so it's good for me."

Maddison found the top corner from 25 yards as he continued his impressive progress after struggling to nail down a place in the under-18s side earlier in the campaign.

He has four goals in eight Premier Academy League starts, having also netted once in United's run to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup, and said: "I'm glad to be getting the chance and I've just got to go out there and work hard every week.

"My aim now is to keep playing every game that comes, and to play as well as I can.

"There's a lot less space at Reserve level but I'll just play my usual game. I'm not a person to just keep the ball and pass it back. I go at people.

"We've got Fulham away next week, which should be a good game for the boys, and hopefully we can get back to winning ways."