Adam Campbell

By Paul Reece

Newcastle United Under-18s 3 (Olley, Campbell, Quinn)
Manchester City Under-18s 2

Jonathyn Quinn struck a 90th minute winner as Newcastle United grabbed a late victory against Manchester City.

The young Magpies looked in control after taking an early two goal advantage but the Citizens fought back to level midway through the second half.

United, who included Remie Streete, Adam Campbell and Lubo Satka in their side for the first time this season, continued to press and got their reward in the final minutes.

Streete captained the side but a tight hamstring forced the defender off after just 23 minutes as he continued his return to full fitness.

Dave Watson's side began the game on top and the lively Rolando Aaron's almost put United ahead inside the opening 20 seconds.

The winger found space in the box but was denied by Angus Gunn, but United proceeded to dominate and took the lead in the sixth minute through Greg Olley.

A poor punch from City shot-stopper Gunn fell to the midfielder who produced a dipping effort into an empty goal from 25 yards to put the youngsters ahead.

Campbell could have doubled the lead two minutes as United enjoyed a flying start, twisting and turning Tosin Adaribioyo before firing wide across goal.

Olley then forced Gunn into action again as his 20 yard effort forced a comfortable save before Campbell extended the lead in the 12th minute.

The diminutive forward broke down the left wing before cutting into the box and remaining calm under pressure to hit a powerful low effort which Gunn could only parry into the net.

Steven Logan's 22 yard strike was then tipped over two minutes later as United threatened to run riot against the Citizens.

The City fight-back began in the 27th minute, however, as United were forced to reshuffle following the injury to Streete.

Striker Brandon Barker collected James Horsfield's through ball before producing a clinical finish low across Newcastle's Freddie Woodman.

The forward was then denied by the Magpies 'keeper three minutes later as his low effort was well saved.

Leading 2-1 at the break, United again made a flying start after the break and striker Campbell came close to extending the lead.

The teenager, who has already made his full Newcastle United debut, picked up on a poor back pass from Adaribioyo and drilled a low shot past Gunn - only to see the effort rebound off the post.

Manchester City always looked dangerous at the other end, and punished Newcastle as Barker broke down the left-wing before beating Woodman with a superb near post finish.

It looked like the visitors might complete a great comeback as United found themselves under pressure but Woodman brilliantly denied Kean Bryan in the 82nd minute.

Barker then saw a strong penalty appeal rejected after tangling with Newcastle number one before the Magpies found energy for one last push.

Catching City on the counter-attack, goalscorer Olley and Campbell combined down the right-wing before the striker supplied Quinn.

The midfielder's timed his run into the box to perfection and made no mistake to finish from 12 yards and grab three fully deserved points. 

Newcastle United Under-18s: Freddie Woodman, Alex Kitchen, Lee Desmond, Steven Logan, Remie Streete (Jamie Sterry 23), Lubo Satka, Greg Olley, Brad Halliday (Tom Heardman 60), Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead, Rolando Aarons (Jonathyn Quinn 72)

Subs not used: Brandon Pearson, Macauley Booth.