Kyle Cameron

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Liverpool Under-18s 4 (Marsh, Trickett-Smith, Wilson 2)
Newcastle Under-18s 1 (Gilliead pen)

Newcastle's under-18s lost to Merseyside opposition for the second weekend in a row as they were well beaten by Liverpool on Saturday.

Dave Watson's side had won eight games in a row before slipping to a 5-2 home defeat against Everton last week, and were looking to bounce back as they took on the Reds at their Academy in Kirkby.

United were without goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who is on England under-17 duty at the Algarve Tournament, and Adam Armstrong, who was with Alan Pardew's first-team in Hull.

The likes of Jonathyn Quinn, Olivier Kemen and Rolando Aarons were also rested with the under-21s' game at Blackburn on Monday in mind.

Liverpool, like Newcastle, are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup and had been in good form going into the match.

The Reds took the lead in the 12th minute through Will Marsh's goal and, after Liam Smith's free kick was tipped over by Andrew Firth, they doubled their advantage just before half time as Harry Wilson's great run and cut-back allowed Daniel Trickett-Smith to score.

Within a minute of the second half getting underway it was 3-0 as Harry Wilson finished well, then the same player took advantage of some slack defending to make it four.

To make matters worse, Ryan McKinnon was then sent off for a second bookable offence.

But the Magpies kept on going and got a consolation from the penalty spot through Alex Gilliead with five minutes remaining.

Newcastle United Under-18s: Brendan Pearson, Macauley Booth, Ryan McKinnon, James Atkinson, Kyle Cameron, Daniel Barlaser, Liam Smith, Alex Gilliead, Joe Kerridge (Michael Newberry), Tom Heardman, Callum Roberts

Subs not used: Ben Smith, Sean Longstaff, Jack Hunter, Louis Johnson