... at Consett on Thursday night.
The friendly at Consett’s Belle View home was a culture shock to the Newcastle XI players, many playing their first official match on an artificial pitch.
Pedro's boy took a hammering
So much so, United were trailing 5-0 at the break.
United’s Greg Olley, Heardman (twice) and Broccoli slightly lessened the embarrassment with four goals.
Consett's Luke Sullivan became a Consett legend by scoring four of Consett’s seven goals.
Consett won 7-4.
Newcastle United: Robinson, Sterry, McKinnon, Gillesphey, Suddick, Broccoli, Storey, Gilliead (Williams 31 (Barlaser 65)), Quinn, Heardman