Date: 28th April 2006 at 11:52am
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Newcastle Reserves finished their league season unbeaten at home at Kingston Park, drawing 0-0 with Birmingham City.

Tommy Craig fielded a youthful side, and the team that finished the game was almost an academy line-up after his two most experienced players – Alan O’Brien and Kris Gate – both limped off in the first period.

Matthew Birley almost broke the deadlock on 33 minutes when he rose well to get on the end of a cross from James McPike, but his header came back off the post.

United end their season in the Northumberland Senior Cup final against Blyth Spartans at Croft Park next Wednesday.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Fraser Forster, Chris Shanks, Phil Cave, David Edgar, Paul Huntington, Kris Gate (Callum Little 42), Liam Atkin (Andy Carroll 80), Rob Cavener, Carl Finnigan, James Troisi, Alan O’Brien (Dean Critchlow 39). Subs Not Used: Mark Cook.