U18s: Newcastle 1-3 Bolton

Thomas and Cvetko on target as youngsters run out winners in the North East

Wanderers’ Under-18s bounced back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over their Newcastle United counterparts at Little Benton on Saturday afternoon.

Having slipped to defeat against Middlesbrough prior to the international break, the Whites made no mistake against North East opposition at the second time of asking with a convincing victory over the Magpies.

Despite the hosts threatening early on through Kyle Cameron and Luke Charman, it was to be Wanderers who opened the scoring in the 12th minute as Christopher Cvetko drilled the ball home from 20 yards.

The hosts did pull level however just short of the half hour mark, with Sean Longstaff collecting Jamie Holmes’ cross and firing past William Jaaskelainen in the Bolton goal.

Not to be deterred however, Wanderers were soon back in front shortly after the break through Jamie Thomas and the striker put the result beyond doubt with 20 minutes remaining as he dispatched his effort under the body of Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman.

Speaking following the clash, coach David Lee hailed his side’s efforts and dominant performance against the Magpies.

“We played really well and it was a very accomplished display,” he said. “We created several goalscoring opportunities and dominated play, especially in the second half, with plenty of good phases of play.

“Overall, the individual performances by the players were very good and it was a very pleasing result all round for us.”

Bolton: Jaaskelainen; Spooner, Honeyball, Palmer, Garratt; Phillips, Griffiths (White 75), Cvetko, Nolan, Elumba (Allen 80), Thomas

Newcastle United: Woodman; Cobain (Newberry 71), Pollock, Cameron, Laidler; Storey, Drennan; Longstaff, Hayden-Smith (Hunter 55), Holmes (Hall 57), Charman

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