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The friendly is of a very keen nature and the players, carried away with excitement, use physical force unnecessarily at times. Both teams are equally to blame in this respect and the referee has trouble keeping them in hand.

Sunderland - SJP - 10,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Higgins, Aitken, Rodgers, Niblo, Peddie, Smith, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie - Leslie

United win the toss and opt to play down the slope.

Gradually the visitors - exhibiting beautiful forward combination - take control and after a sweeping move LESLIE (or MORGAN) shoots the ball through Kingsley's legs and into the net (0-1).

Newcastle start to force the play but unnecessary heavy charging starts to take place amongst both sets of players and Rodgers is severely mauled. Referee Wardropper awards a penalty but Peddie shoots straight at Doig.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1

Rough play continues after the break and Peddie is heavily brought down by McAllister as he races for goal.

PEDDIE equalises with a pretty oblique shot along the ground. (1-1)

The rest of the game degenerates into a succession of fouls with Peddie, Wardrope, Rodgers and Morgan all stretched out in turn following tripping and foul charging.

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1

The large stand at the low end is a perfect bank of faces punctuated with the odd bright scarlet coat of the Tommy Atkins and there is scarcely a yard of standing room on the banked up ground at the North End or the Strawberry Lane side. Wolves finished third last season and it is a baptism of fire for Newcastle who, although outclassed, play a good and plucky game.

Wolves - SJP - 20,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Higgins, Ghee, Ostler, Aitken, Harvey, Campbell, Peddie, Smith, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie (2) - Beats (2) Davies, Miller

Niblo, Jackson and Rogers are all out injured following the bruising encounter with Sunderland.

It is a hot day, Wolves win the toss so United start off playing up the hill and against a stiff breeze.

08m - After a smart run down the left BEATS hits a lightning shot which completely beats Kingsley and nestles in the corner of the net (0-1).

18m - From a corner there is a scrimmage in the United goalmouth and the ball ends up going in off BEATS' hip (0-2).

25m - DAVIES shoots the ball well out of Kingsley's reach from just inside the twelve-yard line (0-3).

Although the Magpies try to respond the visitors are in full control.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Wolves 3

50m - United start to press and are rewarded when Higgins magnificent long shot strikes the bar and PEDDIE springs onto the ball and cleverly beats Baddeley (1-3).

Both sides are now as game as pebbles and when Wolves break MILLER, though crippled, sends in a beauty (1-4).

The Magpies don't give up though and just before time PEDDIE scores after a very warm scrimmage (2-4).

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Wolves 4

Position: 16th

The Magpies are altogether too good for Grimsby.

Grimsby - SJP

Scorers: Peddie, Aitken, Milne (2), Niblo 2 - Jenkinson, TBC

There is only a moderate company present.

15m - PEDDIE (1-0)

AITKEN (2-0)

Half-time: Newcastle 2 Grimsby 0

Full-time: Newcastle 6 Grimsby 2

Although United are unlucky to see a couple of goals disallowed they are weak in front of goal throughout the game and it is an easy win for Everton who go top. The Magpies slump to the other end of the table.

D1: Everton (2nd) - Goodison Park - 15,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Higgins, Scott, Peddie, Aitken, Campbell, Smith, Niblo.

Scorers: Clarke, Owen, Higgins og

There is a 4pm kick-off at Goodison Park and the day is warm and fine. The home side win the toss and opt to play with the sun at their backs.

United start quite well and Campbell has the ball in the net but the referee penalises Peddie for a foul and consequently the chalk does not count.

15m - An Everton free-kick is blocked by Jackson but CLARKE meets it on the rebound with a beautiful shot (0-1).

Peddie has an effort disallowed for a questionable offside but although United battle well the homesters start to take control.

Following treatment OWEN returns with his head in bandages and almost immediately he hits an irresistible shot through a crowd of players (0-2).

Half-time: Everton 2 Newcastle 0

47m - HIGGINS unluckily heads into his own net from an Everton free-kick (0-3).

Full-time: Everton 3 Newcastle 0

Position: 18th

A benefit match for the transfer of Lindsay and Rodgers sees United bounce back from conceding an early goal to lead before the scores even out. Higgins picks up a leg injury.

Fr: Grimsby - 3,500

Scorers: Smith (2), Birnie, Harvey - Cockshutt, Jenkinson, Greenwood, Ratcliffe

Newcastle have the best of the game early on but Grimsby wake up and score (0-1).

United soon equalise (1-1)

Half-time: Grimsby 1 Newcastle 1

Full-time: Grimsby 4 Newcastle 4

County are also pointless so there is hope that the Magpies can get something from the game, but the referee's decisions go against them once again. United are as good as Notts in the open, and play as well as they do, but they dilly dally in front of goal.

D1: Notts. County (11th) - SJP - 18,000 or 25,000?

Kingsley, Lockey, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Peddie, Aitken, Birnie, Smith, Wardrope.

Scorers: Aitken - Macconnachie, Hedley or Hadley.

There are a number of changes to the side; most notably reserve back Birnie is selected at centre-forward after his magnificent display against Grimsby.

A strong north-westerly wind creates a cloud of dust from the clay wilderness between the railings and Barrack Road. Inside the ground there is another huge crowd and a displacement of spectators occurs in the large stand at the low end of the field caused by additional arrivals. It throws the whole sketch of humanity into a commotion, and it is only after a lot of good-natured jostling and climbing that footholds are regained.

The majesty of the law is embodied in the person of a solitary policeman who bandies jests with the crowd before the kick-off.

Newcastle press at the start and a splendid shot by Ghee hits the back of the net. But the referee disallows it as he adjudges that as the ball flew towards the goal Peddie - who was offside - deflected it in with his head.

25m - Kingsley saves a shot from Fraser and then fists out a follow up effort from MACCONNACHIE, but the latter named returns it again to score. After consulting both linesman the goal is allowed to stand (0-1).

30m - HEDLEY (making his League debut for The Lacemen) scores with a splendid oblique shot from the right wing despite Kingsley's desperate dive (0-2).

United try to press but there is a lack of sting about their work and the Notts defenders are quite happy to boot the ball out of play at the first sign of danger.

44m - A teaser from AITKEN grazes Lewis' outstretched leg before it flies past Toone (1-2).

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Notts County 2

Both sides start in a vigorous fashion but play gradually slows in the sultry, overcast weather. There are also a number of stoppages due to windings.

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Notts County 2

Position: 18th.

Only four games in and half-back Higgins becomes the fourth player tried at centre-forward. The game is ragged but quite even; although the home side should probably have won. At least United have "broken their egg".

D1: Stoke (10th) - Victoria Ground - 12,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Aitken, Higgins, Smith, Peddie.

It is delightfully fine with a slight cooling breeze making for much better playing conditions than last week.

The first half is pretty uneventful. The Potters come closest when Turner hits a tremendous drive against an upright.

Mellor is accidentally kicked and although he continues he is too lame to be of much use.

Half-time: Stoke 0 Newcastle 0

Play becomes scrappier and the game is littered with free-kicks. Stoke do most of the pressing but the Magpies defend very well and towards the end start to attack prominently.

Full-time: Stoke 0 Newcastle 0

Position: 18th.

After only seven minutes Newcastle are trailing by two goals to last season's Champions, but they fight back to level by the break. United hold their own in the second period but their occasionally dirty play is scarcely commendable.

Sheff. United (7th) - Bramall Lane - 4,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Aitken, Higgins, Niblo, Peddie.

Scorers: Peddie, Higgins - Priest, Bennett

Although the defending Champions are unbeaten so far they have drawn four of their five games. Niblo replaces the injured Smith

The weather is glorious again and Newcastle have the sun behind them.

05m - PRIEST scores a fine goal (0-1).

07m - BENNETT takes the ball on the bounce to beat Kingsley (0-2).

Despite the reverses United hold their own and a beautifully placed corner from PEDDIE glances through off custodian Bradshaw's hand (1-2).

35m - Thickett lets in HIGGINS who beats Bradshaw with a fine shot (2-2).

Half-time: Sheff. United 2 Newcastle 2

United give as good as they get even though Ghee gets injured and becomes a virtual passenger.

Full-time: Sheff. United 2 Newcastle 2

Position: 17th.

This is the most eagerly awaited game ever played in the city and the directorate have made extraordinary preparations with excursions from all over the North. The ground is packed and some brave souls stand on the flat zinc roofs of the stand using the telephone wires to keep their balance. Even the press-box is overcrowded owing to non-pressmen taking up more room than those actually there on business. It is a thrilling game in which the Magpies take an early lead, but concede an equaliser ten minutes from time. A new record gate receipt of £780 is recorded but there are some slippings within the crowd during the game.

Aston Villa (8th) - SJP - 25,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Aitken, Higgins, Niblo, Peddie.

Scorers: Rogers - Devey

10m - United play against the wind and Villa start in menacing fashion but against the run of play Peddie expertly dribbles down the left before passing to ROGERS who with a deadly, lightning-like shot bangs the ball smash into the net. The excitement in the crowd will live long in the memory (1-0).

The visitors press hard and United are on the defensive for most of the half but the custodian, backs (particularly Jackson) and half-backs put in a splendid performance.

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0

Soon after the half-time lemons the visitors inside-right Johnston sees his powerful shot rebound back off the bar.

60m - The Astonians maintain their pressure and when Kingsley saves Smith's shot at full length he only succeeds in pushing the ball to DEVEY who has the easiest of finishes (1-1).

Play becomes end-to-end and there are concerted rounds of applause from the crowd as this thrilling encounter continues to excite. But with both defences playing superbly there is no further score.

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1

Position: 17th.

The home side score at the end of each half to deny United any points in a poor but eagerly fought game.

Burnley (16th) - Turf Moor - 6,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Aitken, Higgins, Smith, Peddie.

Scorers: Rogers - Barrow, Toman

Burnley were promoted along with Newcastle last season and are also finding life difficult.

The Magpies start down the hill with the sun behind them, but against a moderate wind.

The homesters do most of the pressing and shortly before the interval, from a scrimmage following a corner, BARROW opens the scoring (0-1).

Half-time: Burnley 1 Newcastle 0

55m - ROGERS equalises with a grand shot (1-1) and Newcastle nearly go ahead following a tough scrimmage in which Higgins is hurt and has to leave the field for a while.

89m - TOMAN scores with a grand low shot following an exciting scrimmage (1-2).

Full-time: Burnley 2 Newcastle 1

Position: 18th.

The visitors lead the League but a steady downpour all day has a massive impact on the attendance and a major impact on the pitch. The club have taken action to try and prevent the "human landslides" that have occurred from time to time in the imposing low end stand. They have erected short barricades at different intervals, parallel to the length of the stand. Newcastle start down the hill and take an early lead, but despite continuous attacking in the first-half they fail to add to their tally and the Cutlers come back to win.

Sheff. United (1st) - SJP - 6,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Harvey, Aitken, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Harvey - Priest, Bennett

Higgins and Smith are both injured and are replaced by Aitken and Wardrope.

The weather has been dry for a very long time meaning there are a lot of bare patches and the incessant rain makes it heavy and treacherous. There are puddles all over the pitch and at the low end a brush has to be requisitioned to remove some of the surface water.

Newcastle win the toss and opt to start down the hill.

09m - Stott's cross glances off Peddie's head and ends up with HARVEY who sends a fast shot just inside the upright (1-0).

It is continuous attacking from United who seem to have learnt the lessons from the past by shooting on sight.

There are a couple of lengthy stoppages when the ball has to be retrieved when it goes out the ground and down the hill.

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Sheff. United 0.

50m - The Cutlers draw level through PRIEST'S swift short shot (1-1).

The game becomes somewhat rough and the crowd believe that the referee is favouring the visitors; decisions in Newcastle's favour are greeted with ironical cheers.

65m - After a miss-kick by Lindsay, BENNETT scores from a very acute angle (1-2) and although the home forwards try their best they find imposing custodian Foulkes in unbeatable form.

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Sheff. United 2

Position: 18th.

Bury are also struggling and missing a number of players through injury. The weather is wretched and makes the turf very slippery. With the wind behind them United deservedly take the lead in the first period. Bury equalise when Kingsley catches the ball but is bundled through.

Bury (15th) - Gigg Lane - 6,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Harvey, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Rogers - Sagar

Newcastle travelled on Friday and stayed overnight at the Queens Hotel. An excursion left Newcastle at 6 O'clock this morning and there is a fair contingent of Novocastrians in the ground.

United call the lady correctly and choose to start with the gale behind them.

10m - ROGERS scores with a cross-shot (1-0).

Half-time: Bury 0 Newcastle 1

65m - Kingsley catches the ball but is then bundled through by SAGAR (1-1).

Full-time: Bury 1 Newcastle 1

Position: 18th.

Newcastle play just as well as the Prestonians, but although defensively sound they are still weak up front.

D1: Preston (16th) - Deepdale - 5,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Peddie, MacFarlane, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Pratt

New signing MacFarlane makes his debut replacing Harvey.

Twenty-four hours of rain has left the ground in a very bad state although it is fine but dull. Newcastle start downhill.

18m - Although United compete well, PRATT scores with a slinging shot that gives Kingsley not a ghost of a chance (0-1).

Half-time: Preston 1 Newcastle 0

Newcastle play well and are unlucky not to equalise; scoring is still the major weakness.

Full-time: Preston 1 Newcastle 0

Position: 18th.

St James' is packed out once again; the mass of flesh colour being relieved only by the presence of military men in scarlet uniforms and the white collars and white team sheets that nearly everyone possessed. Thankfully Frank Watt has ensured that the press box is reserved for pressmen only. Soon after the break Peddie scores the opening goal and - with United playing like Trojans - MacFarlane and Peddie with his second secure United's first ever top-level victory. The crowd is happy to applaud smart play by the visitors in direct opposition to certain remarks made lately in another provincial town about the conduct of Novocastrian supporters.

Liverpool (9th) - SJP - 20,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Peddie (2), MacFarlane

Stevenson makes his debut (replacing Aitken) as the forward line is rejigged once more.

The Dunston Temperance band provide the pre-match entertainment.

The Pudlians win the toss and the game kicks off ten minutes before the appointed time with the home side playing up the incline.

Both sides are playing fast football and are unlucky not to score. Peddie does put the ball in the net but it is disallowed. The cries of "goal!" are soon changed to ridiculous booing, which is altogether uncalled for because the header was palpably offside.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Liverpool 0

48m - PEDDIE beats Storer with a grand shot (1-0).

United are now playing like Trojans and MACFARLANE nets with a truly magnificent drive (2-0).

85m - With the Magpies firmly in control, play slows and PEDDIE converts a fine high shot from a corner (3-0).

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 0

Position: 18th.

The Foresters take the lead in the first minute and although play is fairly even the Trent Bridge men score a controversial second just before the end.

D1: Nottm. Forest (13th) - City Ground - 8,000

Kingsley, Aitken, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Suddick, Benbow

Lindsay has strained his leg and his place is taken by Aitken.

01m - A cross by Mclnnes is headed in off the underside of the bar by SUDDICK (0-1).

Play is fairly even although Forest create more chances. Forman hits the post for the home side and Peddie repeats the feat for United.

Half-time: Nottm. Forest 1 Newcastle 0

A heavy challenge by Jackson sees Mclnnes carried off and the homesters are down to ten men.

A shot from Capes rolls right along the bar.

Rogers gets clean through and has an open goal but hits the inside of the post.

Forest begin to tire but United cannot pierce their defensive wall and just before the end Capes connects and although it may already have crossed the line BENBOW makes sure, the referee ignoring heated appeals from the United defenders (0-2).

Full-time: Nottm. Forest 2 Newcastle 0

Position: 18th.

Bolton make the trip in the morning and arrive late. So although, with the skies leaden, the kick-off is brought forward the players are not ready so there is a slight delay. The scoreline flatters Newcastle somewhat as the superb Kingsley clears numerous shots from all quarters. Wanderers make the better start and take the lead but United equalise before the break and playing down the hill in the second half they take control.

Bolton (16th) - SJP - 20,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Peddie (2), Rogers, MacFarlane - Gilligan

Ghee opts to play up the hill having won the toss.

13m - The Wanderers start well and after hitting the bar twice GILLIGAN's shot goes in off the underside of the bar (0-1).

Bolton press hard and Kingsley has to be at his best.

25m - Gradually United began to get into their stride and ROGERS equalises with a real stinger (1-1).

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Bolton 1

Due to the fading light only three minutes is allowed for a rest and the half-time lemons. To compound matters, the ball is kicked over the director's stand and when it is returned it presents the shape of a sucked orange. This necessitates a new ball which takes almost fifteen minutes to requisition.

70m - From a throw-in near the centre of the field PEDDIE secures the ball and races away dodging past three backs before beating Sutcliffe with a low drive from a long way out (2-1).

72m - Wardrope completes a fine dribble and sets up MACFARLANE (3-1). Newcastle go at it merrily and Sutcliffe has a warm time.

87m - It is very dark now; PEDDIE nets after a mazy dribble (4-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 4 Bolton 1

Position: 18th.

Derby are much the better side and although Kingsley saves Bloomer's penalty they score three without reply. Brave United do not give up and Macfarlane and Wardrope both hit the bar before Wardrope scores a consolation. Newcastle once more had much the worst of the refereeing and the players are very wroth at some of the decisions of the man with the whistle.

D1: Derby (14th) - Baseball Ground - 7,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Wardrope - Bloomer (2), Arkenden

The weather is dismal and cheerless on the Magpies first visit to The Baseball Ground. They travelled down on Friday and stayed at Chesterfield. Midweek snow followed by heavy rain has left the pitch in a dreadful state.

The homesters are on top and when Lindsay brings down McQueen the referee awards a penalty. Kingsley saves Bloomer's effort and raises loud cheers from the Novocastrian contingent in the crowd.

From a Peddie centre Fryer appears to put through his own net, but the referee (who is a long way from play) says no goal.

25m - BLOOMER scores with a lightning shot into the meshes far out of Kingsley's reach (0-1).

28m - ARKENDEN scores with a low shot from close quarters (0-2).

Half-time: Derby 2 Newcastle 0

Derby are still doing most of the pressing and BLOOMER wriggles past two defenders and drives in with Kingsley staring at him (0-3).

Brave United do not give up and Macfarlane and Wardrope both hit the bar before WARDROPE shoots through a Rogers cross (1-3).

Full-time: Derby 3 Newcastle 1

Position: 18th.

The Magpies give a brilliant display in all departments against the Throstles and also had two "good" goals disallowed.

WBA (10th) - SJP - 16,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie, Rogers, Aitken

Aitken replaces the injured MacFarlane. West Bromwich have not won away from home this season. Captain Scott leads the team out in a change kit of white shirts on a mild, cloudy day. He wins the toss and chooses the upward trek.

05m - A misunderstanding between the visiting backs and their goalkeeper allows PEDDIE to run through and place the ball safely placed beyond Reader's reach (1-0)

Lindsay affects a clearance after frightening his man with a loud "HELLO!"

17m - ROGERS sends in a lofty shot from forty yards out, which Reader has no chance with (2-0).

The game is very pacy and the referee controversially disallows a couple of Newcastle efforts. The spectators freely express their dissatisfaction with the standard hooting.

Half-time: Newcastle 2 WBA 0

Due to the waning light the interval is kept very short. There are probably 2,000 more fans present now than there was at the start.

With the Magpies content to sit on their lead the defence has to work hard to prevent them from "breaking their egg".

80m - After a splendid move AITKEN scores with a superb swift, low shot (3-0).

Full-time: Newcastle 3 WBA 0

Position: 17th.

It is a ding-dong battle from commencement and United concede twice in the first seven minutes. Although Stevenson scores a brace the homesters also score twice more.

Blackburn (9th) - Ewood Park - 7,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: Stevenson (2) - Hirst (2), Hulse, Moreland

Wardrope hits the post with a lightning grounder.

05m - Kingsley weakly fists away a shot and HULSE applies his cranium (0-1).

07m - HIRST whacks the ball in off the underside of the crossbar (0-2).

MORELAND nets with a fine shot (0-3).

38m - United fight back spiritedly and STEVENSON scores with a smart low shot (1-3).

Half-time: Blackburn 3 Newcastle 1

50m - Newcastle now have the wind behind them and launch attack after attack and STEVENSON scores from close quarters (2-3).

HIRST beats Kingsley at the second attempt (2-4).

Full-time: Blackburn 4 Newcastle 2

Position: 17th.

United come from behind twice; with the second equaliser two minutes from time. The Blades continually kick the ball out of play after the interval and the crowd (which is not in the best of moods throughout) show their disappropriation of their tactics. The game becomes very scrappy with lots of players (particularly the visitors) requiring treatment. The crowd seems thoroughly out of patience and hoots and boos in the stupid fashion to which we have become accustomed.

Wednesday (16th) - SJP - 15,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Aitken, Scott, Mowatt, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Wardrope, Peddie.

Scorers: MacFarlane, Peddie - Wright, Spikesley (pen)

The kick-off is brought forward and a lot of supporters arrive late, for before the working man gets his dinner and a wash and makes his way to the park by 2 O'clock he has not a deal of time to waste end route.

Mowatt makes his debut in place of the injured Rogers and United are once again in their change kit of white shirts.

Stott wins the toss so it is uphill for the first forty-five. The light is poor from the start.

15m - Wednesday make the better start and Kingsley has to be at his best. But he cannot prevent WRIGHT opening the scoring (0-1).

The game becomes very scrappy with lots of players (particularly the visitors) requiring treatment. The crowd seems thoroughly out of patience and hoots and boos in the stupid fashion to which we have become accustomed.

30m - Peddie sets up MACFARLANE for an easy chance a couple of yards out (1-1).

32m - Wright goes down under a challenge provoking a perfect storm of booing from the home fans who thought he was "foxing". The penalty is converted by SPIKESLEY (1-2)

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Wednesday 2

United attack incessantly but they are unlucky in their finishing. Stott starts playing as an additional forward.

88m - PEDDIE equalises after a scramble.

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Wednesday 2

Position: 17th.

The local rivals have met numerous times in friendlies but this is the first competitive match between the two. There are alarming reports of eight thousand supporters gathering at Central Station with many others waiting en route. Between 11am and 2pm eighteen trains leave at ten minute intervals. The 4,659 bookings taken is a record. There are also innumerable private brake parties.

Admission prices have been raised in certain parts of the field and although scores refused to pay the majority paid the difference cheerfully. The Newcastle team (also travelling by train) take eighty minutes to make the short journey and only arrive at 1.30pm.

The Magpies go behind but hit back to lead at the break. Peddie scores a third and although Leslie pulls one back United deservedly win their first away match of the season. United fairly excelled themselves.

Sunderland (10th) - Roker Park - 25,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Wardrope, Ferguson og, Peddie - Leslie (2)

Sunderland have lost three in a row but are still 6/4 on against a United side yet to win on their travels.

There is a lot of good natured banter before the game starts and one or two amateur cornetists add to the carnival-like atmosphere. Despite the traffic chaos the match kicks-off only a couple of minutes late.

15m - Following a misunderstanding in the Newcastle defence a fine pass from McLatchie sets up LESLIE (0-1).

18m - An excellent move along the forwards is finished off by WARDROPE who superbly hooks the ball in from barely a foot out (1-1).

28m - Peddie beats Ferguson and Bach and as FERGUSON runs back to try and retrieve the situation he heads into his own net (2-1)

Half-time: Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1

50m - PEDDIE scores with a grand shot (3-1)

70m - After Crawford's shot is locked, LESLIE pounces (3-2)

Full-time: Sunderland 2 Newcastle 3

Position: 17th.

The Novocastrians take on the league leaders and although they lose to a first minute goal they match their illustrious opponents throughout the stubbornly fought game and there is a general feeling that the side will soon be climbing away from danger. Almost two thousand travelled south in four special trains.

D1: Aston Villa (1st) - Villa Park - 26,998

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Arrowsmith

A pitiless drizzle has left the ground in a heavy state but there is still a good turnout.

01m - ARROWSMITH screws in a high shot out of Kingsley's reach (0-1).

Half-time: Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 0.

Full-time: Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 0.

Position: 17th.

Despite their very difficult Christmas schedule the Novocastrians take part in a comfortable friendly victory.

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Wardrope, Stevenson

Macfarlane comes in for Peddie.

After only a few minutes WARDROPE finds the net (1-0).

STEVENSON heads in a second (2-0).

Half-time: Coventry 0 Newcastle 2.

Newcastle take it very easy and coast home.

Full-time: Coventry 0 Newcastle 2.

The pluvial deity was much in evidence in the morning and the pitch is dreadfully heavy. United are poor but the home side are not much better; home forward Blackett is guilty of missing a penalty.

Wolves (8th) - Molineux - 6,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Scott, Ostler, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Aitken, Wardrope.

United have spent the week at Colwick Park Hall which overlooks Nottingham Racecourse. Peddie is still out with an eye injury.

The ground is dreadfully heavy after persistent rain in the morning and the heaviness of the pitch mitigates against good football.

The hosts are certainly the better side but their shooting is poor.

Half-time: Wolves 0 Newcastle 0.

Play becomes faster and more even.

Blackett is held by Lindsay within the twelve-yard limit but misses the target from the resultant penalty.

Full-time: Wolves 0 Newcastle 0.

Position: 16th.

The Newcastle team is greatly altered and although Stevenson puts them ahead they are comprehensively beaten in the end.

Burnley - SJP - 8,000

Scorers: Stevenson - Ross (2), Toman, Barron (pen)

lt is cold and the ground is heavy; United play a much altered side.

Newcastle start down the slope and STEVENSON opens the scoring (1-0).

ROSS equalises and then puts the visitors ahead (1-2).

TOMAN (1-3)

BARRON scores from the spot (1-4).

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Burnley 4.

A comfortable victory against the Scots

Hearts - SJP - 4,000

Scorers: MacFarlane (2), Stevenson, Rogers - Livingstone or Thomson (pen)

The visitors attack the Town end.

30m - STEVENSON scores with a fortuitous effort (1-0).

45m - ROGERS scores with a grand shot (2-0).

Half-time: Newcastle 2 Hearts 0.

MACFARLANE scores an easy goal (3-0).

The Scots improve and LIVINGSTONE (or THOMSON) scores with a penalty (3-1).

MACFARLANE scores again (4-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 4 Hearts 1.

The Magpies are outclassed for much of the opening period and find themselves two goals behind at the break against the second placed team. But soon after the restart Stevenson pulls one back and United are transformed. And although the visiting keeper keeps them out with some brilliant saves, Balmer puts through his own net.

Everton (2nd) - SJP - 15,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Stevenson, Balmer og - Proudfoot (2)

It is dull and miserable; Stott wins the toss and opts to play down the hill.

In an even start Lindsay hits the crossbar.

30m - The visitors start to take control and Kingsley cannot stop PROUDFOOT's 30-yard shot (0-1)

33m - Kingsley fists out Chadwick's shot but PROUDFOOT is there again (0-2)

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Everton 2.

50m - STEVENSON'S low shot bounces over Muir's outstretched hand (1-2).

The goal transforms United who attack strongly but find visiting 'keeper Muir in fine form. However, they are very unlucky when Stevenson's shot appears to be well over the line before Muir stops it and after consulting a linesman the referee says no goal!

82m - BALMER attempts to clear Aitken's shot but only succeeds in slicing it past Muir (2-2).

Full-time: Newcastle 0 Everton 2.

Position: 17th.

A poor performance at Old Trent Bridge sees United comfortably beaten despite the ridiculously bad shooting of the home side. Despite their recent improvement they are still hovering around queer-street corner.

Notts. County (5th) - Old Trent Bridge - 12,000

Kingsley, Higgins, Jackson, Aitken, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie - Logan, Macconnachie, Fletcher

Delightful weather greets United, Lindsay and Ghee are out but Peddie is back.

The Lambs are well on top, but their shooting is ridiculously bad.

36m - Fraser centres and LOGAN heads through in a scrimmage (0-1).

Half-time: Notts County 1 Newcastle 0.

50m - County start strongly and MACCONNOCHIE hits a brilliant long shot past Kingsley (0-2).

57m - Although the home side are well on top, PEDDIE scores from an acute angle following a United breakaway (1-2). The Magpies have a spell of attacking.

68m - FLETCHER scores a third (1 -3).

Full-time: Notts County 3 Newcastle 1.

Position: 17th.

It is fair to say that The Magpies have not had the best of luck this season. However, although they have occasionally risen to the occasion (notably against the better sides) they have not always come up to expectation (particularly against the lesser sides). The Potters have not won on their travels this season so this is the sort of game that really should be won. Although the pitch is heavy United show greater dash, determination and pace.

Stoke (12th) - SJP - 12,000

Kingsley, Higgins, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie (2 - 1 pen), Rogers

Newcastle have been training at Gisland Spa; heavy rain before the game has reduced the gate and created a heavy pitch. Stott is successful at the coin toss and - as usual - chooses to attack the Park end first.

30m - United show the greater dash, determination and pace but need a penalty (awarded for hands against Eccles) to take the lead. The custodian doesn't touch it but PEDDIE hits it with such power it is unlikely that it would have made any difference if he had (1-0).

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Stoke 0

65m - PEDDIE - who is some twenty-yards out - lets his right leg go at the ball with all its force and his low shot whistles into the net. MacFarlane and Wardrope nearly jerk his hand off with their congratulatory handshakes. (2-0).

Soon after Peddie is in agony after being badly winded but returns after being walked around the field by Messrs Watts and Dodds.

Peddie hits a stinging drive which Clawley catches and scoops away but it goes straight to ROGERS who beats the custodian with a beautiful curled shot from a very difficult angle (3-0).

Full-time: Newcastle 3 Stoke 0

Position: 17th.

The Second Divisioners make a good start but United take control and Peddie scores brilliantly. Glossop go all out for an equaliser in the last thirty minutes and United are slightly fortunate to come away with a victory.

Glossop (D2: 7th) - North Road - 7,000

Kingsley, Higgins, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie

Newcastle have been training again at Gisland Spa and stayed at Stockport overnight. There is a large contingent from Tyneside at the ground.

It is cold but fine and although pitch is in good condition it is slippery underfoot.

The homesters attack from the start and put the Magpies under severe pressure; however PEDDIE scores after Williams fails to hold the ball (1-0).

Half-time: Glossop 0 Newcastle 1

Newcastle are content to hang on to their lead and the game becomes devoid of incident.

Full-time: Glossop 0 Newcastle 1

United give a dashing display from start to finish and are too good for high-flying Burnley on the treacherous snow covered pitch. Lindsay scores with a remarkable shot from twelve yards inside his own half and United have full measure of their opponents after the break.

Burnley (4th) - SJP - 20,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Higgins, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Rogers (2), Peddie, Lindsay - Bowes

Jackson - United's best back this season - is unfit and Lindsay replaces him.

The pitch is covered in snow for the first time and in some parts is pretty treacherous. The lines are marked in red. Having won the toss United shoot towards the Park End first.

10m - Having just missed an open goal PEDDIE makes amends with a lightning shot (1-0).

17m - BOWES equalises after Kingsley slips when he comes out to challenge him (1-1).

30m - LINDSAY restores United's lead with a remarkable shot from twelve yards inside his own half (2-1).

Half-time: Newcastle 2 Burnley 1

The second half kicks off to the accompaniment of a bugle.

51m - Aitken's powerful shot bounces back off the bar and ROGERS scores with a quick drive (3-1).

ROGERS sets off on an excellent dribbling run before hitting a grand shot.

It's all United now but there is no further scoring.

Full-time: Newcastle 4 Burnley 1

Position: 16th.

The short-passing Pudlians play much the better football and thoroughly outplay the hugely disappointing Tynesiders.

Liverpool (2nd) - 7,000

Kingsley, Higgins, Lindsay, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, Aitken, Wardrope.

Scorers: Peddie - Morgan, Raisbeck, Higgins

United are still based at Gisland Hydro and travelled to Lancaster yesterday before coming to Liverpool this morning. Newcastle have a brilliant sun shining in their faces in the first period.

05m - The Pudlians start really well and when Dunlop's shot comes back off the post MORGAN makes no mistake (0-1).

The home side are playing a short, low passing game and are much more impressive; however, The Magpies are defending well.

Half-time: Liverpool 1 Newcastle 0

Stott is injured but soldiers on.

RAISBECK scores with a lightning shot from thirty yards (0-2) and now Liverpool are dominating the play.

Cox centres and HIGGINS directs the ball through (0-3).

PEDDIE scores from a scrimmage (1-3).

Full-time: Liverpool 3 Newcastle 1

An entertaining Shrove Tuesday friendly.

Sunderland - 5,000

Scorers: Peddie (2), Jackson, Stevenson - Fuller (2), McLatchie,

05m - JACKSON nets an easy one (1-0).

23m - FULLER (1-1)


Half-time: Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1

PEDDIE equalises soon after the restart (2-2).

FULLER (2-3).


PEDDIE (4-3).

Bury (8th) - SJP - 16,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Peddie (2)

The ground is very slippery. Bury win the toss and opt to play up the incline.

The Shakers gradually gain the ascendancy and are guilty of missing some good opportunities, particularly when Sagar shoots loftily when presented with an open goal from close range.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Bury 0.

48m - PEDDIE finishes off some excellent combination with one of his trademark lightning, low drives (1-0).

65m - United are starting to outclass the visitors and after good work from Rogers and Macfarlane PEDDIE hits another quick-fire shot from nearly thirty yards (2-0) prompting ringing cheers.

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Bury 0.

Position: 16th.

In a fast and furious game United's early goal is equalised and their combination becomes very ragged after the break. However, a controversially awarded penalty, five minutes from time, is converted by Peddie to win the game. The referee would later report the Preston captain and one of the directors (MR Houghton) for unseemly conduct before and after the match.

Preston (13th) - 15,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Higgins, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Scorers: MacFarlane, Peddie (pen) - Sanders

There are counter-attractions of the North verses South rugby game and a sweepstake, but they do not seem to have had too much impact on the attendance.

The kick-off is delayed as the Preston team are late arriving, the Dunston Brass Band keeps the crowd entertained with some lively numbers. There is a further delay as they need to get a new ball.

Winning the toss, Stott makes the standard decision to attack the Park End first; the ground appears to be in a much better state than last week.

05m - Rogers shoots and although McBride claws the ball out he fails to clear and MACFARLANE runs the ball through (1-0).

It is end to end, but the Magpies finishing is much better than the visitors and Peddie is unlucky to see his shot hit the top of the bar.

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Preston 0

55m - With the ball bouncing Moses SANDERS performs the balloon trick and his dropping shot from all of thirty yards is misjudged by Kingsley; the ball sailing over his head (1-1).

85m - The referee judges that Tait handled the ball within the 12-yards-line and PEDDIE puts the sphere into the net (2-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Preston 1

Position: 13th.

Allen scores a hat-trick for the visitors in a low-key friendly which is largely devoid of interest.

Liverpool - SJP - 4,000

Kingsley, Lindsay, Higgins, Ghee, Veitch, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson/ Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Scorers: MacFarlane - Allen (3)

Many Liverpool supporters cannot understand why the club wants to make the long trip to coaly Newcastle. It is cold and fine and United start up the hill.

ALLEN opens the scoring (0-1).

MACFARLANE equalises soon after (1-1)

ALLEN scores again just before the break.

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 2

ALLEN completes his hat-trick (1-3).

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 3

The Magpies make a thrilling start until on the half-hour total silence meets the notching of a point by the Foresters. United continue to press but as the game wears on their shooting is of a wild and fearful nature at times. The referee also has occasion at one point to caution some spectators. A decidedly disappointing performance.

Nottm. Forest (9th) - SJP - 16,090

Kingsley, Lindsay, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Scott, Rogers, Stevenson, Peddie, MacFarlane, Wardrope.

Scorers: Spencer

The weather is dull but favourable. The Reds start up the hill.

The Magpies make a thrilling start with almost continuous attacking but Forest's scientific football and impregnable defence keeps them at bay. There is a somewhat lengthy delay in proceedings when Rogers shoots wide and the ball goes out of play on the Leazes Terrace side.

30m - As the attacks wave in the sound from the stands resembles the roar of a stormy sea, then on the half hour total silence meets the notching of a point by SPENCER with a smart shot (0-1).

The Magpies search for an equaliser and an effort from the half-way line by Lindsay has to be fisted away.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Nottm. Forest 1

United continue to press after the break but as the game wears they become more desperate and less accurate.

Full-time: Newcastle 0 Nottm. Forest 1

Position: 14th.

In what is a crucial game against the bottom placed Wanderers a strong wind blowing across the pitch makes it very difficult to shoot with any accuracy. And when Peddie beats a number of opponents before shooting from about six yards out the referee gets in the way of the goal-bound effort.

Bolton (18th) - Burnden Park - 5,000

Early in the game Rogers has to be carried off leaving United with ten men.

Bolton are on top but a mixture of inaccurate shooting and excellent custodianship from Kingsley (including a penalty save from Morgan) prevents them scoring.

Half-time: Bolton 0 Newcastle 0.

Rogers returns to the fray and United start to take control of the game.

Peddie has a lot of shots but his accuracy is lacking today. Then when he blasts the ball goalwards from six-yards out the referee gets in the way to block a certain goal.

Full-time: Bolton 0 Newcastle 0.

Position: 15th.

Although the pitch is cleared of snow, it is inevitably heavy. United gradually gain the ascendancy against the Cup Finalists and go on to win in what is widely regarded as the team's best performance of the season. The Magpies are now four points ahead of 17th placed Wednesday who have only four games left. It is also captain Stott's benefit and he will get all the ticket money and 25% of the gate receipts.

Derby (11th) - SJP - 14,000

Scorers: Stevenson, Reid

After the recent snowfall Frank Watt engaged several men to clear the pitch, although (especially due to the additional rain and snow this morning) it is inevitably on the heavy side and slippy in places.

Reid makes his first appearance. The game has been designated as a benefit for popular captain Stott who wins the toss and opts to attack the Park End.

25m - It is an even game but United gradually gain the ascendancy and STEVENSON hits a terrific shot which strikes Peddie on the leg as it flies into the net (1-0).

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Derby 0.

Derby are getting on top and having most of the game.

70m - REID coolly beats Fryer with a good shot (2-0).

Position: 15th.

A very tame affair and a game that contains many ludicrous refereeing decisions to which the crowd gives vent to much good-humoured banter.

Everton - SJP - 2,000

Scorers: Rogers, Aitken (pen) - Proudfoot

Heavy rain falls before and during the game.

Everton start well and PROUDFOOT opens the scoring (0-1).

30m - ROGERS equalises despite looking yards offside (1-1).

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

United are pressing more now and after Rogers is fouled AITKEN scores from the spot-kick (2-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Everton 1

Despite being much weakened due to accidents and insubordination the inexperienced homesters win fairly comfortably against a jaded United.

West Bromwich (11th) - Stoney Lane - 2,304

Scorers: Smith, Bassett

It is a beautiful day and the hottest day of the year so far, much too sultry for football. The home side are much weakened due to a number of players being suspended for disobeying training orders.

10m - The homesters attack from the start and SMITH scores after a warm scrimmage.

Half-time: West Brom 1 Newcastle 0

The Magpies men appear to be completely tired out as the second half progresses and BASSETT scores easily when he finds himself with only Kingsley to beat. (2-0)

Full-time: West Brom 2 Newcastle 0

Position: 15th.

Liverpool are in the race for the Title and United give a decent account of themselves in a very entertaining game. A lot of Newcastle fans take a special excursion to the game.

Liverpool (2nd) - Anfield - 12,000

Scorers: Higgins, Stevenson - Cox, Walker, Allan

Liverpool are still in the running for the Title.

After a few minutes Liverpool's Allan has to retire injured.

12m - HIGGINS dashes up to bustle the ball through (1-0).

20m - COX beats the backs and then hits a splendid shot past Kingsley (1-1).

21m - WALKER heads in from a corner (1-2).

Allan returns to the fray; his nasal organ covered with a bandage.

Half-time: Liverpool 2 Newcastle 1

Newcastle attack strongly and when Liverpool keeper Perkins mulls a couple of shots the United players claim the ball is over the line before it is cleared. Then Wardrope's stinging shot crashes against the bar.

A foul is given to United just under the goal posts and STEVENSON scrimmages it in (2-2).

Raisbeck's free-kick is banged home by ALLAN (2-3).

Full-time: Liverpool 3 Newcastle 2

Position: 15th.

United are safe following a narrow victory. Wintry weather returns for the visit of third placed Blackburn and the Dunston Brass Band cheer up the half-frozen spectators with some lively selections. United dominate the game and should have won by more than MacFarlane's solitary effort.

Blackburn (3rd) - SJP - 12,000

Scorers: MacFarlane

Peddie has a cold and Lindsay is incapacitated. The County cricket match at Jesmond with Devon has some impact on the gate. Wintry weather has returned with a boisterous cold wind blowing from the top end to the bottom end and cutting showers of hail and rain.

Stott wins the toss and - not surprisingly considering the wind - chooses to play down the hill first for a change.

The first three minutes is the most exciting of the season as the Magpies bombard the visitor's citadel with shot after shot. The continuous attacking continues for the first ten minutes and it is beyond comprehension how the Novocastrians failed to net.

United continue to dominate the attacking and although a number of shots look like score producers their finishing is generally poor and at the break they have gained no advantage from the hill and wind.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 0

The Rovers would have been expected to dominate after the break but Newcastle more than match them.

65m - Stevenson puts well into the goal, custodian Thompson handles the ball but he is rushed and drops it again and MACFARLANE, quick as a thought, sends the ball home (1-0).

Soon after a Rogers' shot appears to go over the line but after consulting with his linesmen referee Mr Cox says "no goal!".

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Blackburn 0

Position: 15th.

This will be the last match played at the Olive Grove as the Midland Railways needs the ground and Wednesday will be moving to new quarters. After the home side make the better start and take an early lead, United bounce back to win. Wednesday's defeat means they are relegated.

D1: Sheff. Wed (17th) - Olive Grove - 4,000

Scorers: Stevenson (2), Aitken - Hutton

Heavy rain during the week has left the pitch in a frightful state and more heavy rain today has led to a very poor gate.

05m - The home side make the better start and HUTTON gives them an early lead (0-1).

25m - United start to get into the game and STEVENSON equalises with a slow shot from close quarters (1-1).

Half-time: Sheff. Wed 1 Newcastle 1

Both sides are finding it very difficult to keep their feet.

A free-kick from just outside the penalty line comes to AITKEN who nets from close range (2-1).

Soon after STEVENSON puts through (3-1).

Full-time: Sheff. Wed 1 Newcastle 3

Position: 13th.

United make the better start in this holiday friendly and Rogers hits the bar but the Scotsmen go on to win. It is a poor display which is understandable considering the game coming up.

Hibernians - 3,000

Kingsley, Birnie, Jackson, Ghee, Ostler, Aitken, Rogers, Stevenson, MacFarlane, Niblo, Wardrope.

Scorers: Breslin, McGuigan

United are stronger at the start and Rogers rattles the bar.

BRESLIN gives Hibernians the lead from a corner (0-1).

MCGUIGAN shoots in a second (0-2).

Full-time: Hibernians 2 Newcastle 0

Sunderland deservedly beat United in the last game of the season

D1: Sunderland (9th) - SJP - 22,000

Scorers: McLatchie

A vast crowd descends on St James' and every vantage point inside and outside of the enclosure is taken. The ground is full an hour before kick-off and there are fans on the roof of the Director's Stand and on the balconies of Leazes Terrace.

Sunderland start down the hill and dominate at first before the game becomes more even; there are quite a lot of free-kicks.

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Sunderland 0.

75m - Sunderland are showing the better form and when Kingsley has to leave his charge to clear he cannot get back in time to prevent MCLATCHIE netting an easy goal (0-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1

Position: 13th.

In the return friendly the visitors take the lead and although MacFarlane and Aitken net the Scots equalise.

Hibernians - SJP - 2,000

Scorers: Aitken, MacFarlane - Douglas, Porter

There is not much vigour in the play and it is almost half-time before DOUGLAS breaks the deadlock (0-1).

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Hibernians 1.

United up their game and AITKEN nets with a splendid shot (1-1).

A couple of minutes later MACFARLANE cleverly tips the ball through (2-1).

PORTER's fine shot equals the scoring (2-2).

Full-time: Newcastle 2 Hibernians 2.

In wretched weather United seem to be a lot more motivated than their visitors and win comfortably.

Derby - SJP - 2,000

Scorers: Wardrope, Stevenson, Aitken, Peddie - Allan

The weather is vile and the ground is heavy. United are trialling two new local players at the back.

Newcastle score through AITKEN, STEVENSON and WARDROPE (3-0).

Half-time: Newcastle 3 Derby 0.

Bloomer sets up ALLAN to pull one back (3-1) and PEDDIE heads in a fourth (4-1).

Full-time: Newcastle 4 Derby 1.