Monday 7th January 2019
Bilston Town FC 1-4 Newcastle Town U18s
The first match of 2019 for both teams, saw Castle travel South to face a Bilston team looking for a confidence boosting win of their own. Castle started on the front foot, Rowley, Brookes, Rob Thorley and Sam Wytcherley all going close. It was however Ollie Bourne who opened the scoring after a cross was met at the back post and converted before half time.
Second half saw an immediate impact from 16 year old Callum Griffiths, making his Floodlit debut. A left footed drive into the bottom corner put Castle in complete control. More opportunities came, with the midfield combo of Woodhouse and Tom Wytcherley controlling from the centre, and the introduction Kaseem Azam creating chances on a regular basis. Castle took a 3-0 lead, before a offside trap didn't work out as planned and Bilston got a consolation goal. Griffiths completed his hat trick with a few minutes to spare.
Squad- Trevor, Tom Thorley, Edwards, Rob Thorley, Smith, Jones, Bourne, Griffiths, Brookes, Rowley, Sam Wytcherley, Tom Wytcherley, Woodhouse, Pointon, Azam