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Brad's Two Good For Moors

Written by Newcastle Utd

Brad Inman on his pre-season brace at Spennymoor and his celebration with fellow goalscorer Nile Ranger

By Dan King - Newcastle United Communications Officer

Former housemates Brad Inman and Nile Ranger both struck braces against Spennymoor Town, and Australian midfielder Inman was pleased with his afternoon's work at the Brewery Field.

He struck early in the second half, when Newcastle were trailing to the Northern League champions, before rounding off United's 4-2 win with a minute left to play either side of Ranger's own double.

As youngsters coming though the club's Academy, Inman and Ranger shared a house in Whitley Bay and the pair celebrated together after the fourth goal.

Inman told nufc.co.uk: "Nile has a special handshake with everyone, and that's our special handshake. We've had it for a couple of years now, since he used to live with me, and it's just one of those things that we do.

"He's moved out now but it's good to have a first-team player come down. It's good to play with them, and he showed his talent."

All four of Newcastle's goals came in a much-improved second half-showing after Peter Beardsley's side were behind at the interval to Anthony Peacock's deft finish.

And 19-year-old Inman revealed: "We came in at half-time and Peter wasn't impressed with our performance, so we knew we had to come out of the blocks.

"It was a good ball from Yven (Moyo) for my first goal and I was able to put it in. I was going to hit it with my left foot but but then the keeper made my mind up for me to hit it with the outside of my right foot.

"It was a good goal for us and it lifted us, and we were able to go on to win the game.

"For the second one, I was going to slip Phil (Airey) through but I thought 'I might as well go for my second' and I put it through the keeper's legs. It was a lucky finish but it's always good to on the scoresheet.

"Spennymoor were a good team who played proper football, so it was good to play against them. It was good for the lads to get a good run-out and for most of us to get a full 90 minutes under our belt."

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