However, the Away team weren’t to be denied and they sealed the win in the 88th min. Away No 6 Sam Cunningham with a brilliant solo run and finish to restore his side’s 2 goal lead end any chances of a Home team comeback (3-5).
With the pace of the game taking it’s toll the players were looking out on their feet and the 2nd half came to an end with the Away side managing to hold on to their 1st half lead and take the honours 3-5. However the Home team’s spirited 2nd half fightback nearly saw them gain something from what was a brilliant encounter at St James’ Park.
A huge thank you to all the Football Aid players and spectators who took part in the 2016 Newcastle United event and made it such a great success. Also a massive thank you to Newcastle United FC for allowing us access to the magnificent St James’ Park.
Full Time: Newcastle (Home) 3 - 5 Newcastle (Away)
Man of the Match Home: Tom Smith
Man of the Match Away: Darrel Parker
Moment of the Match: Peter Floyd
Special Long Service Award (60 Apps): Mark Feehan
Home Team: Matt Smith, Michael Reid, Kevin Gaddes, Mark Feehan, Adam Newton Smith, Tim Evans, Ian Watson, Kev Wright, Owen Reid, Tom Smith, Stuart Parkinson, Colin Thompson (C), Matthew Pepperell
Home Mascot: Katie Thompson
Away Team: Darrel Parker, David Brown, Billy Eckersley, Peter Floyd (C), Sam Cunningham, Paul Old, Nathan Thompson, Paul Hancox, John Taylor, Keith Howe,
Sam Cunningham (A6), Barry Luxton, Dave Wheatley,
Away Mascot: Joshua Parkinson
Match Report written by Matt Annis.