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U23s Are Beaten At Newcastle

26 February 2018

Colchester United's U23s finished this year's Premier League Cup group games with a defeat to Newcastle United on Monday afternoon.

The Magpies got off to a flying start and didn't look back at Whitley Park, as they ran out 3-0 winners.

The first goal came after seven minutes with the dangerous Luke Charman sliding the ball past Dom Kurasik to break the deadlock.

And Charman, who had also scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, headed home from six yards out on the ten minute mark to double the home side's advantage.

Decarrey Sheriff had a good chance for the U's seven minutes later, but it was well blocked by a home defender.

Sheriff then went close from a Tarryn Allarakhia cross, but his afternoon was to end in the first half.

A heavy collision with Newcastle's Curtis Good saw him taken away on a stretcher after lengthy treatment.

The half finished with Ryan Gondoh striking just wide, but the Magpies took their lead to three just after half time.

Charman turned provider to set up Sangare, who powered his way through and slotted home to extend the advantage.

The U's did not let their heads drop, though, and Tariq Issa nearly scored on 67 minutes, only to see his shot go just wide.

Callum Jones and Diaz Wright both then had chances to score, but both were denied by the Newcastle goalkeeper.

And so Newcastle completed their victory and progress through to the knockout stages.

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