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FK Ventspils 0 NUFC 1

FK VENTSPILS 0 NEWCASTLE UTD 1

FK VENTSPILS: Vanins, Ndjoumek-Ndeki, Kaspars Gorkss, Kacanovs, Bicka, Zangareeb, Dubensky (Kosmacovs 90), Vukovic, Kolefnicenko (Pokarynin 84), Butriks, Slesarchuk (Zizilevs 16).
Subs Not Used: Davidovs, Sokolskis, Soleicuks, Stukalinas.

NEWCASTLE UTD: Given, Carr, Moore, Bramble, Babayaro (Ramage 87), Solano (Milner 84), Emre (N'Zogbia 80), Duff, Parker, Butt, Ameobi.
Subs Not Used: Harper, Luque, Taylor, O'Brien.

Titus Bramble scored the goal of his life to nick the tie, but the defender went through another rollercoaster ride before he hit the back of the net.

Bramble recovered from a poor start when he could have cost Roeder an embarrassment by gifting two goals, but he hit the crucial winner against Chelsea on the final day of last season which squeezed Newcastle into a vital Intertoto Cup berth ... and he did the same in Latvia.

Roeder: 'Titus has chipped in with a few goals over the last half dozen games and none more important than the one against Chelsea that got us into the competition.

'He has now scored another vital goal that without doubt gives us a big advantage in the return leg but we must make sure we are just as motivated for that game as we were tonight.

'It goes without saying we are pleased to come to Riga to win and we prepared as if we were playing Manchester United or Chelsea. We gave Ventspils that much respect which they deserve.

'We are pleased to have scored and taken the lead away from home. We changed our system and put two wide players on the pitch and managed to cause Ventspils a few problems.'


New signing Damien Duff toiled down the left and was probably as good as anyone on the field. And Nicky Butt was solid, if not spectacular, as he dug in behind the Newcastle midfield and stemmed the Latvian tide.

But all the talk was of Bramble, who stood and watched Igors Slesarcuks fly past him with just five minutes on the clock and Shay Given came to his rescue. He was again counting daisies as Vladimirs Kolesnicenko rose between him and team-mate Celestine Babayaro to fire a 17th-minute header inches wide of Given's goal.

But he put it all behind him when he charged in to score a fabulous goal in the 70th minute.






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Date:Friday August 11 2006

Time: 1:33PM

Your Comments

nice goal but needs to concerntrate on his game more
geordie boys
iam now seriously about the coming season , realisticly looking at the wrong end of the table if thing on transfer market dont improve , cant belive hes thinking of bringing graverson in before either a left back , center back or two strikers , complete madness relagation fodder this season , is a serious possibility ,
COOP1407
na mate ya thinking **** be positive get behind the toon we'll be fine u wait and see
geordie boys
gravesen will tighten up our defence and allow parker to get forward more. yeah, we need at least one striker, but look at our midfield, they should be banging them in for fun.
magpies
Gravesen will do what Butt is doing at present, only better. Parker will be able to get forward and score more goals; seems we're going with the 'score more goals than the other team' mentality, which is fair cop. As long as it works.
arctoa
 

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