Newcastle captain Aaron Carter delighted with Hednesford cup upset

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Newcastle Town captain Aaron Carter is pleased with his team-mates after they caused a cup upset against Hednesford Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup Quarter Final.

The Castle won 2-0 with first-half goals from Jordan Cole and Josh Gordon.

Carter said: “We are very pleased with the win. It was a great game. I am really pleased with my teammates’ effort.

“The first half we played some really good football and I am really delighted with that win.”

“We are having a good run at the moment even more so they are two leagues above us.”

Castle’s skipper added that morale is high at the Aspire Stadium at the moment and the ‘giant-killing’ result has boosted the mood in the dressing room even further.

Carter said: “We hopefully can keep this morale high and get a run going, which can take us toward the play-offs in this league.”

Hednesford Town manager Rob Smith said he was unhappy with his team’s efforts against Newcastle Town.

The Staffordshire Senior Cup holders left out key players including Elliot Durrell and Jamey Osbourne among the subs.

Smith said: “I am disappointed with the result and with being cup holders it makes the result even worse.

“It really is disappointing being beaten in any game as manager whoever you play against.

“With the players I picked, I was expecting a better performance.

“But Newcastle on the night were worthy winners.”

Hednesford face a tough tie on Saturday, November 30, as in the first round of the FA Trophy, they head to Gateshead.

(additional reporting : Rosalie Watts)

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