Dillon Hoogewerf celebrates one of his three goals against Newcastle Under-18s

Hat-trick helps Under-18s to a home win

Saturday 28 November 2020 14:30

Dutch youngster Dillon Hoogewerf grabbed a thrilling hat-trick as Manchester United’s Under-18s enjoyed an eventually comfortable 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at the Aon Training Complex.

It was largely an Under-18 Premier League game of two halves, with the young Reds prevailing thanks to Hoogewerf’s treble and a late strike from Charlie Savage.

Both teams chose to ignore the miserable weather conditions and produce a really lively opening to the game.

The ball was constantly in motion as the proceedings swept from one end to other but in the first instance there was little in the way of genuine chances in either penalty area.
Watch Hoogewerf scoring the first of his three goals.
Newcastle’s Josh Harrison was the first to try his luck, after taking a pass from winger Dylan Stephenson, but his shot was wide of the mark.

Seconds later, at the opposite end of the field, there was an almost identical opportunity for Charlie McNeill but his effort suffered the same fate as Harrison’s.

Both keepers came to their team’s rescue during the next few minutes, with Newcastle’s Oliver Marshall blocking McNeill’s close-range shot before the Reds' Johan Guadagno pushed a drive from Lucas De Bolle over the bar.

The defences at both ends were having the best of it for most of the time but, in the 37th minute, the breakthrough arrived when Hoogewerf latched on to Alejandro Garnacho’s cross to sweep the hosts into the lead.
Hoogewerf went close to finding the net again soon after the break but, in the 53rd minute it was the visitors who were celebrating after De Bolle had scored a solo goal to put the Magpies on terms.

The game had suddenly sprung into life and four minutes after Newcastle’s equaliser, the pendulum had swung the other way again with Hoogewerf crashing in his second strike of the afternoon.

Neil Ryan sent on three substitutes shortly after his side had retaken the lead and one of those, Noam Emeran, went agonisingly close to raising the total to three with an audacious shot from wide on the left which struck the far post.

The Reds weren’t by any means finished and 25 minutes from the end, the entire team, including keeper Guadagno, engulfed Hoogewerf after he had completed his hat-trick.
See how Savage made the final score 4-1 to the Reds.
The Reds were looking a safe bet to collect the three points and that was confirmed three minutes from the end when Savage provided the icing to Hoogewerf’s cake, slamming home after Emeran nutmegged a defender and pulled the ball back for our no.6's arrival inside the area.


United: Guadagno; Jurado, Bennett, Hardley, Pye; Iqbal (Svidersky 62), Savage; Hoogewerf, Hansen, Garnacho (Emeran 55); McNeill (Wellens 62).

Substitutes not used: Hughes, Vitek.

Goals: Hoogewerf 37, 57, 65, Savage 87 | De Bolle 53.