Pic Special: Newcastle Res 1 Gateshead Res 0
With no Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixture this week, Newcastle Reserves took on Gateshead's second-string at United's Benton training ground.
And Marcus Maddison's early goal proved the difference between the two sides in a 1-0 win for the Magpies, who included Mehdi Abeid and summer signing Curtis Good.
Alan Pardew, John Carver and Steve Stone were all watching and Maddison might have caught their eye with some of his runs on the right - and the tape he sported on each ear after recently getting his ears pierced!
But while Maddison's ears stood out, Ian Horrocks' eye for a picture has served him well for almost 20 years as Club Photographer and he brings nufc.co.uk this exclusive gallery.