JJ Hooper

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Oldham Athletic Reserves 1
Newcastle United Reserves 2

Young Adam Campbell's memorable week continued as he scored for the Reserves in their final friendly of the summer at Oldham's Chapel Road training ground.

The 17-year-old impressed on his first-team debut at Cardiff on Saturday and gave Newcastle's second-string the lead with a poacher's goal against the Latics.

Bradden Inman doubled the advantage before a trialist pulled one back for the hosts, but manager Willie Donachie - returning to one of his former clubs - felt the Magpies deserved the win, although Jak Alnwick made some important saves in the United goal.

Campbell put his team ahead as he got in front of a defender at the near post to divert Yven Moyo's low cross into the net before Inman scored with a smart finish.

The visitors were also denied what seemed a certain penalty when Michael Richardson was brought down after cutting inside to shoot.

Oldham included former Newcastle youngster Dan Taylor but despite scoring late on, they couldn't force an equaliser as Newcastle gained a confidence-boosting victory ahead of their opening game of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League against Tottenham on Saturday.

Newcastle United Reserves: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (sub Steven Logan), Lubo Satka, Curtis Good, Yven Moyo (sub Michael Riley), Marcus Maddison (sub Brandon Miele), Conor Newton, Michael Richardson, Mehdi Abeid, Bradden Inman (sub Dennis Knight), Adam Campbell (sub JJ Hooper)

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