Newcastle United U23s progressed to the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy following a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Macclesfield

Newcastle United U23s player ratings: How Elias Sorensen fared and which kids stood out in Macclesfield win

Newcastle United U23s maintained their Checkatrade Trophy march to Wembley with a penalty shootout win over Sol Campbell's Macclesfield - but which players stood out?

Elias Sorensen scored his 18th goal of the season but a late Scott Wilson's strike sent the game to penalties. Nathan Harker emerged as the hero to save Ben Stephenson's penalty before Mo Sangare dispatched the winner. Who caught the eye during the youngsters' cup progression? Kieran Carr has dished out his player ratings - so click through the pages below to see how he rated the Magpies:

Comfortable whenever called into action and good with the ball at his feet. Shootout hero with a great save with the score at 1-1 - 9

1. Nathan Harker

Comfortable whenever called into action and good with the ball at his feet. Shootout hero with a great save with the score at 1-1 - 9
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Looked solid playing on his weaker side and got forward well. Willing to get stuck in - 7

2. Oliver Walters

Looked solid playing on his weaker side and got forward well. Willing to get stuck in - 7
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Caught on a couple of occasions trying to run forward, booked for kicking the ball away - 5

3. Stefan O'Connor

Caught on a couple of occasions trying to run forward, booked for kicking the ball away - 5
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Coped well in physical battles, looked solid and is a vocal centre-half - 7

4. Kelland Watts

Coped well in physical battles, looked solid and is a vocal centre-half - 7
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