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Sunday Sun - - Football - An­drew Mus­grove

Elias Fritjof Sorensen of New­cas­tle United NEW­CAS­TLE United’s se­nior play­ers have had a mixed sea­son; no win in 10 games, three wins on the bounce and then back to earth with a thrash­ing from West Ham.

There have been flashes of bril­liance – Salomon Ron­don’s header against AFC Bournemouth, or Mar­tin Dubravka’s save against Ever­ton, and of course mo­ments of hor­ror.

But United for the most part, look steady and have a platform to build on go­ing into the new year.

Yet away from the bil­lion-pound game of se­nior foot­ball, the youth side at United have been mak­ing head­lines un­der the guid­ance of Ben Daw­son.

They are sixth in Pre­mier League Two hav­ing beaten the likes of Manch­ester United and As­ton Villa com­fort­ably, go­ing well in the Pre­mier League Cup, and into the last 16 of the Check­a­trade Tro­phy hav­ing beaten league sides such as Grimsby and Mac­cles­field.

Play­ers have stood-out; cap­tain Owen Bai­ley has lead strongly, Elias Sorensen has hit 18 goals, and Cal Roberts has shone.

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