Friendlies Round-Up

25 July 2009 05:38
Newcastle slumped to a 6-1 defeat to Leyton Orient, while Sven Goran Eriksson saw Notts County beat local rivals Nottingham Forest 2-1.[LNB] Newcastle's pre-season preparations suffered a major blow at Brisbane Road after being hit by six by League One club Leyton Orient.[LNB]Still looking for a new manager and a new owner, Orient piled the misery on the beleaguered Magpies who fielded close to a full-strength line-up.[LNB]Jimmy Smith headed Orient in front after just four minutes and they doubled their lead from the penalty spot courtesy of Sean Thornton's spot-kick after Habib Beye handled the ball inside the box[LNB]Joey Barton pulled a goal back from the penalty spot just before the half hour mark after Obafemi Martins was hauled down.[LNB]Orient restored their two-goal lead on 52 minutes with an acrobatic overhead kick from Scott McGleish.[LNB]The home side continued to torment Newcastle with Tamika Mkandawire adding a fourth two minutes later and substitute Ryan Jarvis added a fifth on 82 minutes.[LNB]Orient completed the rout three minutes from time with Harry Baker notching the sixth to leave Newcastle with a lot to think about before the new season kicks-off in two weeks' time.[LNB]Notts County secured the bragging rights over neighbours Forest with a 2-1 victory at Meadow Lane in front of new Director of Football Sven Goran Eriksson.[LNB]After a goalless first half Luke Rodgers gave County the lead on 55 minutes and Lee Hughes marked his debut with a second goal five minutes later.[LNB]Lewis McGugan pulled a goal back for Forest, but County held on for the morale-boosting win.[LNB]A youthful Sunderland XI claimed a 2-1 victory over League One side Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.[LNB]Individual mistakes cost Oldham dear as first new boy Andy Holdsworth gifted a goal to Adam Reed before team-mate Reuben Hazzell did likewise in allowing David Dowson to double the Black Cats' advantage before the break.[LNB]Pawel Abbott's second half penalty proved nothing more a consolation for Oldham.[LNB]Southampton proved too strong for Hearts with a 3-0 win over the SPL side at St Mary's.[LNB]Adam Lallana gave Southampton a first half lead and two goals from substitute Grzegorz Rasiak made the game safe for Alan Pardew's men.[LNB]Goals from Merouane Zemmama and Derek Riordan helped Hibernian to a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland outfit Glentoran at the Oval.[LNB]Leicester ran out 4-0 winners over Shrewsbury at the Prostar Stadium.[LNB]Goals from Jack Hobbs (10), Lloyd Dyer (19, 35) and Danny N'Guessan (27) gave Nigel Pearson's men the victory over their League Two opponents. [LNB]Aberdeen were held to a 1-1 draw by Dundee in their final warm-up game before next week's Europa League clash with Sigma Olomouc.[LNB]Sone Aluko gave Aberdeen the lead inside the first minute, but Eric Paton's free-kick earned Dundee a draw.[LNB]West Brom came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with local rivals Walsall.[LNB]Dwayne Mattis gave Walsall the lead a minute before the break and seconds later trialist Matt Richards added a superb second with a curling effort from the edge of the box.[LNB]Luke Moore pulled a goal back just past the hour mark and he grabbed a leveller from the penalty spot late on.[LNB]Derby proved too strong for Exeter with a 3-1 win at St James Park.[LNB]Fit-again Paul Green fired the Rams in front just past the half hour makr, but Richard Logan drew the hosts level five minutes later.[LNB]Substitute Steve Davies restored Derby's lead six minutes after the break and Green wrapped up the win with his second on 56 minutes.[LNB]Shane Long helped himself to four goals to inspire Reading to a 4-0 win over Swedish side Tolo IF.[LNB]Coventry City were held to a 0-0 draw by League One promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town at the Galpharm Stadium.[LNB]A young Birmingham XI fell to a 3-2 defeat at Football League new boys Burton Albion.[LNB]Robin Shroot, on-loan at Burton from Birmingham, opened the scoring for Paul Peschisolido's side before Blues hit back courtesy of efforts from Jacob Hronec and Dan Preston before the half-time break.[LNB]It was, though, Burton that came out victors as late efforts from Richard Walker and Jacques Maghoma settled matters in their favour.[LNB]Sheffield United continued their preparations for the new season with a comfortable 3-0 win at League Two side Bury.[LNB]Leigh Bromby gave United the lead on 29 minutes and two goals from substitute Jordon Robertson after the break rounded off the win. [LNB]Doncaster strolled to a 4-0 win at near neighbours Rotherham.[LNB]Goals from Sam Hird James Hayter (2) and trialist Jason Walker were enough to give Sean O'Driscoll's men a comfortable victory.[LNB]Norwich were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United XI at Carrow Road.[LNB]Tom Adeyemi fired Norwich in front on 21 minutes with a stunning strike and Norwich keeper Ben Alnwick saved a penalty from Sam Hewson on his Canaries debut.[LNB]Richie De Laet netted an equaliser for United five minutes from time.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports