Newcastle's run this campaign is well underway, and the 3-1 win over Norwich this week puts them into Round Four. Academy director Joe Joyce admitted he was delighted with the win, but not the display at St James' Park.
Chris Martin fired the Canaries ahead after 24 minutes, but two strikes from Gateshead boy Andy Carroll and a breathtaking finish from 16-year-old Kazenga LuaLua booked the Mags a place in the last 16.
Joyce: "We are delighted with the result. It is great to beat Norwich, they are a very good team and perhaps the best we have come up against this season.
"It is good to be in the hat for the next round. We are a little disappointed with the way we played, but the end result is great. We are disappointed because we didn't get on the ball as much in the second half and gave it away too easily at times.
"That made it more difficult to get out in the second half and gave Norwich more encouragement. But we kept them down to a minimum number of chances and it was only towards the end of the second half they caused us problems."