Marcus Maddison

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Tottenham Hotspur Under-21s 6
Newcastle United Under-21s 0

On the opening day of the season, Newcastle's second-string hit Tottenham for six but revenge was sweet for Spurs as the romped to victory at their new Hotspur Way training ground.

Back in August, the Magpies were inspired by an Adam Campbell hat-trick as they won 6-4 against the men from North London but on Saturday all of the goals were scored by the Lilywhites as Les Ferdinand looked on from the dugout.

With Curtis Good away on international duty, Paul Dummett out on loan, Michael Richardson and Alex Nicholson injured and the likes of James Tavernier, Romain Amalfitano and Xisco left behind on Tyneside, Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley only had 12 players at their disposal.

And the squad included no overage players and no senior experience, whereas the hosts included the likes of Andros Townsend and Ryan Mason who have both figured under Andre Villas-Boas this term.

Spurs took the lead on 17 minutes when Alex Pritchard was fouled by Alex Kitchen and Mason beat Jak Alnwick from the spot and eight minutes later Townsend set up Cristian Ceballos to make it 2-0.

Both Mason and Ceballos had also scored in the 6-4 game and the score was 2-0 at half-time. But five minutes after the break, they got a third as Townsend's corner caused chaos and Parrett's header cannoned off Lubo Satka as Yven Moyo tried to clear.

Pritchard's free-kick made it four before the midfielder - involved in the Spurs senior squad in the Europa League this season - crossed for Jon Obika to add another.

And the striker, who has played almost 100 league games during loan spells with the likes of Millwall, Yeovil, Crystal Palace and Peterborough, wrapped up the scoring in the 88th minute as he rounded Alnwick. 

Newcastle United Under-21s: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Alex Kitchen, Lubo Satka, Michael Riley, Marcus Maddison (Alex Gilliead 70), Brandon Miele, Dennis Knight, Bradden Inman, JJ Hooper, Yven Moyo.

Sub not used: Jonathan Mitchell