GIRL POWER⚽️👊Head coach Leo Kennedy gives an update on Newcastle Benfield Girl Section

Really good start to the season overall for the girls. There’s been changes made throughout from new coaches, new players and even moving to new leagues but the girls section is as strong as ever

U9 girls

What a team this group are! Unbeaten in the league, scored over 50 goals and conceded just 1, not bad for a team that doesn’t have a keeper. Individually talented and advanced for their age we are all really excited by the potential this team has.


The football this team is capable playing is outstanding and a joy to watch. Huge personalities both on and off the pitch with each player developing significantly over the past 6 months in particular. 4 of our girls being challenged by playing up in the U12s and 3 competing in boys teams on a Sunday. Currently sitting 2nd in the league having only lost 1


A revamped team with lots of new players coming in during the summer and a new coach. Another team that are on a really good path and have just been promoted into the premier division. It will be a tough test but the girls looking forward to the challenge


Currently sitting 5th in the league after winning the 2nd division last season. Pretty much a completely changed squad still managed to hit the ground running after a tough summer. A team with a lot of potential and looking forward to watching their development now the new girls have settled in


A hugely tough start for the girls with a very small squad being hit with 3 nasty injuries. A real together group of girls who pour their heart and souls into games. Currently sitting within touching distance of top spot in a very competitive league. There’s no one this team can beat on their day


A big task for these girls after making the decision to move to a new league that would be a far bigger challenge against well established quality teams. Although results haven’t gone our way there’s no doubt that the girls deserved more due to the performances they put in and football they’ve played. Looking to now push on having got our first win under our belts

Leo Kennedy


NBFC Reserves v West Jesmond

Today’s match was a thrilling end to end game with plenty of chances for both Newcastle Benfield Reserves and West Jesmond. Benfield came away 4-3 winners after a hatrick from Callum Larmouth and a stunning volley from Robbie Clark. 

Callum’s three goals were almost identical as he caused havoc by jinking in and out of West Jesmonds right hand side before calmly slotting the ball in the back of the net on each occasion. Callum was Benfields stand out player therefore earning him the Man of the Match award from the opposition.
Robbie’s thundering strike won the game for us after some great link up play down the right hand side between both full back and winger. Benfields Right Back delivered a cross to the edge of the box where Robbie calmly controlled the ball before smashing it on the full volley into the stanchion of the goal….it’s still stuck in there!!!
Newcastle Benfield Reserves next game is away v Gosforth Bohemian Reserves.
Match report Dan Souter
Newcastle Benfield supporter Kev Larkham who watched the seniors on Friday decided to attend the Reserves fixture today and gave his view from the terraces

I must admit I do like the odd Friday night fixture as although it is a rush after work, it is nice having a choice on the Saturday of either attending a game you probably would not have otherwise attended or having a football free weekend.

Having suffered last minute agony at The Glebe last night, it was always my intention to take in the Tyneside Amateur League fixture between Newcastle Benfield Reserves and West Jesmond on the Saturday – a fixture which was taking place on the adjacent pitch to the main pitch at Sam Smiths Park.

Thankfully I knew before I left the house that I would know someone there – Lisa Souter, the secretary of Newcastle Benfield Reserves who I work with and who I have regular almost daily conversations with around Newcastle Benfield (we both have to have a break from work now and again you know!).

It was the lads from NE2 who scored with almost the first kick of the game. This is the first season Newcastle Benfield Reserves have competed in the Tyneside Amateur League and therefore still finding their feet, it was a worry conceding so early. However, there was no need to worry as before half time Benfield would be 2-1 up, pegged back to 2-2 and then find themselves 3-2 up. All of Benfields goals were scored by Callum Larmouth who completes a fine hat trick.

The squad is based around young lads moving from junior football and hoping to break into senior football. Earlier in the season McKenzie Heaney also provided great experience to the younger lads when he played whilst improving his own fitness.

Benfield made it 4-2 in the second half as Robbie Clark scores the best goal of the game with a superb finish. A late penalty from West Jesmond thankfully did not impact on the result as Benfield held on for a 4-3 victory. 

All the lads deserve huge credit for the way they try to play attractive football and for the high standards they strive to achieve. Even after falling behind early on, the young Benfield lads continued to play their football in the right way.

There are so many positive things going on at the club and the Reserves are certainly a big part of that. There are many ways to get behind this team and the club generally, whether that be via sponsorship, attending a game, exploring the gym or having your Sunday lunch. With 13 goals in less than 24 hours, I have certainly been entertained and can promise you will too.

Check the Newcastle Benfield or Newcastle Benfield Reserves Twitter pages for fixture news and general updates. 

Come along and see what’s going on and make new friends too – you won’t be disappointed.