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FA Youth Cup: Newcastle U18 0 – 5 Bournemouth U18

Newcastle failed to progress in the FA Youth Cup after a Jonny Stuttle hattrick sealed a 5-0 defeat to Bournemouth in front of a bumper St James’ Park crowd.

Ashley Clarke opened the scoring for the Cherries inside the first minute and less than half an hour later the lead was doubled by Stuttle.

Five minutes before half-time Bournemouth were three goals up through right back Jack Holman. Stuttle got his brace in stoppage time and wrapped up his hattrick five minutes into the second half.

Geordies were still filtering into the East Stand as Bournemouth opened the scoring through Ashley Clarke who was slipped in on goal sliding the ball past Adam Harrison.

Bournemouth’s second came after Stuttle scuttled past his defender and fired home.

Just before half-time Clarke was felled on the edge of the box. The resulting free-kick was thumped in by Holman. In stoppage time, Remy Rees-Dottin was brought down in the box and Stuttle converted the penalty for his brace and the Cherries’ fourth.

Five minutes after the break, Stuttle completed his hattrick after being played through by Clarke. Bearing down on goal he slotted into the far corner for his third and the Cherries’ fifth.

Newcastle bow out of the FA Youth Cup, but can hold their heads high after drawing a crowd of 2,588, filling the entire lower section of the East Stand.