United under-18s

By Paul Reece

Fulham Under-18s 0
Newcastle United Under-18s 1 (Drennan)

Ben Drennan scored the only goal of the game as Newcastle United under-18s collected a first away win of the season and ended Fulham's unbeaten start in the process.

United headed into the game looking for their second win of the campaign following five defeats from their opening six matches.

The home side, meanwhile, went into the match with five wins and one draw from their first six games of the season.

Dean O'Halloran caused Newcastle early problems but after a tight start it was Dave Watson's side who broke the deadlock in the 20th minute.

Pressure from the visitors saw Drennan go close, forcing a good save from Magnus Norman.

Newcastle capitalised on their good spell midway through the first-half, good work down left-wing allowing Drennan to fire a low shot into the bottom corner.

The Cottagers' best chance came 15 minutes from time as Liam Donnelly's effort from 12 yards out hit the post as Fulham searched in vain for an equaliser.

Newcastle are on the road again next weekend as they travel to Stoke City, before a double header on Tyneside against Manchester City and Spurs.

Newcastle United Under-18s: Jonathan Mitchell, James Morgan, Liam Gibson, Ben Drennan, Ryan McKinnon, Kyle Cameron, Daniel Barlaser, Jordan Storey, Callum Roberts, Alex Gilliead (Greg Olley 72), Adam Laidler (Andy Hall 77)

Subs not used: Paul Woolston, Jamie Cobain