Two March Rangers sides battle for club supremacy at St James’ Park


BRAGGING rights were at stake as two football sides were pitted against each other at St James’ Park.


Newcastle United invited March Rangers under-16s and under-15s to play on the prestigious pitch, with full match officials and the use of their facilities.


The two sides drew 3-3 in a game worthy of their illustrious surroundings.

The under-16s dominated the first 20 minutes with two early goals from Ben Lister.

The under-15s fought back and were rewarded with a goal from Joshua Doncaster just before half time.

In the second half, Solomon Orieji and Thomas Morton struck for the under-15s but Jordon Tombling scored a late equaliser.

After the game the players, club officials and parents celebrated with a meal in the official bar in the ground.

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Both sides have enjoyed impressive seasons. The under-15s won all 18 of their games to become Cambs B Champions. The under-16s, in their first season following promotion, finished third in their league and made it to the under-16 League Cup final.