Match Report: Newcastle Utd v Right to Dream

Jul 27, 2017 | Premier Section

Two goals in the final ten minutes helped Right to Dream to secure their first appearance in the Premier section final after edging past Newcastle United at the Coleraine Showgrounds.


Newcastle United grabbed the lead after just five minutes, Oisin McEntee drove forward from centre half and he was fouled on the edge of the box.


Matthew Longstaff stepped up and fired the ball into top left hand corner with Rasmus From in the Right to Dream goal left standing appealing to the referee.


Right to Dream were shocked by going behind so early on and captain Kusus was pushing forward at every opportunity.


A short back pass from McEntee saw Sadiq pounce on the loose ball but Huuhtanen was quick to close down Sadiq and deflect the ball away from danger.


The well-organised Newcastle United rear-guard were frustrating the Ghanaian outfit and they restricted them to some speculative efforts from distance.


Their best chance of the half fell to Sadiq as Kusus created some space down the left and his low cross was volleyed goalward by Sadiq but Huuhtanen made a smart save down to his left to keep the Geordie youngsters ahead at the interval.


Right to Dream pushed Newcastle United back into their own half in the early stages of the second half as they took control of the ball right from the kick off.


Mikkel Damsgarrd forced Huuhtanen in to another smart stop after he fired a low effort from the edge of the box.


Substitute Kelvin Ofori was next to go close as he fired wide after a cross cum shot as Newcastle United began to drop deeper and deeper into their own 18 yard box.


With just eight minutes left, Right to Dream eventually grabbed the equaliser.


Sadiq drove along the by-line after a short corner and his initial effort was deflected back into his path and Sadiq lashed the ball home at the near post to give the African side a well deserved equaliser.


Three minutes later the Ghanaian outfit were ahead.


A loose pass McEntee was picked up by Damsgarrd and he drove forward and unleashed a thunderous effort into the bottom corner.


Right to Dream nearly made it 3-1 minutes later when Ofori somehow failed to find the target after Sadiq squared the ball across the box, but Ofori misread the pass and his cross cum shot was scrambled clear.


Right to Dream should have sealed their win with seconds left on the clock but Newcastle left back Walters was on hand to spectacularly clear off the line after another swift counter.


The final chance of the game fell to Jack Young, but his left footed drive was high and wide and moments later Tony Clarke blew the final whistle as Right to Dream secured their place in the Premier decider against Club America from Mexico.


Credit, Sam Gamble @Sam_Gamble88