Rolando Aarons

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Newcastle United Under-17s 2
Bolton Wanderers Under-17s 0

Goals from Adam Campbell and Rolando Aarons sealed Newcastle United's place in the Milk Cup final as they overcame Bolton in Ballymoney on Wednesday night.

And Dave Watson's side now face Desportivo Brazil in Thursday's final at the Ballymena Showgrounds (kick-off 8.20pm) as they bid to win the Premier section of the tournament.

Campbell went into the game with five goals from three games in the competition and thought he had another when, after winning an early penalty, he converted from the spot - only to be ordered to retake his kick.

This time, his effort was saved but it didn't take long for the 17-year-old - one of the smallest players on the field - to pop up with a header. The move was started and finished by the England under-17 man, who played in Alex Gilliead on the right before meeting the resulting cross with a deft touch of the forehead.

And Jamaican winger Rolando Aarons doubled the advantage before half-time as he cut in from the left and sent a left-footed effort into the net.

Newcastle had other opportunities but Watson was pleased with the manner of the victory, as he told nufc.co.uk.

"They were two great goals and the team played really well - it was a great performance," the former England defender said. "We were really professional and we've only conceded one goal in four games and scored 15.

"We've played really well and there's been a gradual improvement, which shows that the lads are taking on board what they're being told."

United's final opponents beat Cherry Orchard 3-0 in their last four clash and Watson admitted: "We've had someone looking at them and apparently they're the best team in the tournament.

"But we'll have a right good go at them and we're looking forward to it."