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SuperCupNI: Magpies are soaring but County sides left frustrated

By Keith Bailie

Newcastle United’s Jack Robson and Adam Wilson were left to fight over the match ball after both scored hat-tricks for the Magpies. After defeat at the hands of Antrim on Monday, Newcastle turned on the style yesterday, beating Chinese club Morning Star United 9-0 in Ballymoney.

Matthew Longstaff opened the scoring before Kieran Alpin’s header. Both Wilson and Robson also scored headers to make it 4-0 before half-time.

Early in the second half, both Wilson and Robson produced finishes before Deese Kasinga Madia slotted home.

Wilson was the first to complete his hat-trick, netting from the spot, before Robson completed the scoring.

Chileans O’Higgins had too much for County Tyrone, winning 6-0 at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

African Academy side Right To Dream also racked up the goals. They made short work of Fermanagh in Broughshane, winning 5-0.

Coach Gareth Henderby said: “We’ve grown into what I would call a world-class academy with results we’re getting.”

Today, they face Brazilian side Osasco — who defeated American side Strikers 1-0 in Portrush yesterday — at the Warren in Portstewart.

In an all-American clash, First Choice Soccer defeated GPS Bayern 3-1 in Portstewart. Both Armagh and Down had to settle for a scoreless draw. Armagh couldn’t break down Japanese club Komazawa, while Down failed to net against French club Vendee.

New Zealanders Otago defeated Londonderry 1-0 in Portstewart, while 2015 winners Antrim lost 1-0 to Club America. It was sweet revenge for the Mexicans, who were beaten finalists two years ago.

Today, Armagh play Londonderry in Portstewart, Fermanagh play Down in Clough and Tyrone face Antrim in Ballymoney (all 7pm).

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