By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Stoke City Reserves 1
Newcastle United Reserves 5 (Inman 3, Maddison, Hooper)
It's now 11 goals from two Barclays Under-21 Premier League matches for Newcastle United Reserves after a five-star showing at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium.
Bradden Inman - who also scored in the 6-4 opening day success against Tottenham - led the way with a hat-trick while Marcus Maddison and JJ Hooper were also on target against the Potters, whose reply came from a trialist.
And Adam Campbell, who hit a treble himself against Spurs, saw a second half penalty saved to spare the hosts further embarassment as Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley's side ran out worthy winners.
James Tavernier boasted the most senior experience for Newcastle out of the starting line-up, with four first-team appearances, while 20-year-old Conor Newton was the Magpies' oldest player.
But United started well, with Campbell and Hooper both coming close, before Inman broke the deadlock on the half hour mark after Newton's cutback, then Maddison scored a spectacular second to make it 2-0 at the break.
Inman got his second and Newcastle's third shortly after the restart before Stoke keeper Daniel Bachmann gave away a penalty for a foul on Maddison - only to deny the impressive Campbell from the spot.
Stoke pulled one back after an hour but Inman completed his hat-trick eight minutes later after good work from right-back Alex Nicholson, who was recently called into the Welsh under-19 squad for the first time.
And then Inman turned provider to slide in Hooper, who netted for the first time at this level to round off the scoring and complete a double over the Potters after the under-18s beat them 1-0 on Saturday.
Stoke City Reserves: Daniel Bachmann; Ben Glasgow (Lucas Dawson 45), Jordan Keane, Ryan O'Reilly, Michael Clarkson; Adam Thomas (Jadan Hall 76), George Rigg, Jordan Richardson, Andrew Musungu; Trialist (Karim Rossi 61), Trialist
Subs not used: Immanuel Parry, Dale Eve
Newcastle United Reserves: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Curtis Good, James Tavernier, Lubo Satka, Conor Newton, Michael Richardson, Bradden Inman, Marcus Maddison (Dennis Knight 67), JJ Hooper, Adam Campbell
Subs not used: Jonathan Mitchell, Michael Riley, Steven Logan, Alex Gilliead