Toon v Tigers - Our Last Meeting!

Last updated : 10 September 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Dean Marney's first-half strike settled a tame affair in Hull's favour in a pre-season friendly at the KC Stadium.

Marney struck five minutes before the interval with a shot from 22 yards as the Tigers showed more bite against a young Newcastle side to let manager Phil Brown get one over his former mentor Sam Allardyce.

It was a less than convincing display from Newcastle just 10 days before the Premier League season opener against Allardyce's former club Bolton, while Hull looked more lively, particularly in the first half.
Left-back Andy Dawson fired wide before striker Stephen McPhee failed to take advantage of indecision in the visitors' defence.
Obafemi Martins had Newcastle's first attempt of note, his weak left-foot shot from 20 yards hitting the target as he tumbled off balance.
Boaz Myhill palmed away an Andy Carroll header from a corner before Geremi found Martins with a ball over the top but the Nigerian striker could not control and Myhill collected.
Marney ghosted through the Newcastle defence only to see his right-foot effort saved by Steve Harper but a minute later the winger put the Tigers in front.
Ian Ashbee's free-kick was floated to the edge of the area where Damien Delaney teed-up Marney, who hit a first-time right-foot shot which nestled in the bottom corner.
Harper blocked Delaney's header from Dawson's corner while Sam Ricketts hit the bar in the dying moments with a rasping drive as Hull earned a deserved win.