Tuesday night at St James Park and Elias Sorensen scored his 18th goal of the season.

A crowd of over a thousand Newcastle fans and a small travelling group of Macclesfield supporters saw an NUFC Under 21 side reach the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

They were up against League Two Macclesfield’s senior side and the young Magpies toughed it out.

Midway through the first half, winger Callum Roberts found Liam Gibson on the left and his cross was met by Elias Sorensen to give United the lead.

Watch it below, a real poacher’s goal by the 19 year old Dane who is in stunning form.

The highlights also show Nathan Harker’s penalty save that helped with the shootout 5-3, after Macclesfield scored a second half equaliser.

Elias Sorensen had been subbed shortly before the equaliser so he wasn’t around to take a penalty but thankfully all five of his teammates did.

A great result and it sees Newcastle’s kids through to the last 16 and still with the intriguing possibility of playing Sunderland, their first team also winning on Tuesday night, beating League Two Notts County at the Stadium of Light.

The last 16 draw is on Sky Sports at 12.20pm on Saturday (8 December).

As well as 18 goals altogether this season, Elias Sorensen now has 14 goals in his last 11 appearances.

For the team, the last 11 games in all competitions show nine wins, one draw and just the single defeat. In the process scoring an impressive 29 goals in the 11 games.

Newcastle United Under 21s 1 Macclesfield 1 (NUFC win 5-3 on penalties)

Harker, Walters, Gibson, Bailey, O’Connor, Watts, Allan (Longelo 65), (M) Longstaff, Sorensen (Sangare 80), Roberts, Wilson (Toure 74)



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Graham Porter